Kamal M. MorsiAbu Dhabi National Oil Co.Abu Dhabi
Continuous chemical inhibition has prevented corrosion downhole, and tests indicate that Inconel 625 cladding will protect the christmas trees on wells producing sour gas from the Thamama C reservoir.
Metallic corrosion is a costly problem. Estimates indicate that corrosion costs the off industry several billion dollars per year. In addition, oil companies spend over $100 million/year on corrosion inhibitors for combating downhole tubular and casing corrosion.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Adnoc) has successfully completed wells in extremely harsh operating conditions with high t...