In March 2016 NACE International released the International Measures of Prevention, Application and Economics of Corrosion Technology (IMPACT) study, in which the global direct cost of corrosion was estimated to be US$2.5 trillion, equivalent to roughly 3.4 percent of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Statistically, the cost of corrosion/GDP has stayed more or less constant (2-4 percent) for almost half a century based on many previous studies with the earliest studies dated back to the mid 1950-ies.
According to this study, from upstream wells, risers, drilling rigs, or offshore platforms, to midstream pipelines, storage, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, to downstream refineries, fighting corrosion under insulation (CUI) and major corrosion has been an uphill battle and a major cost in the operation of oil and gas facilities. Since IMF predicts an average GDP growth of 5 percent for the next five years for the emerging market and developing economies, the world’s cost for corrosion is likely to grow and new approaches and solutions to the corrosion problems are therefore highly at demand. Hence, there is a need for a step change in the way materials corrosion problems are managed and solved.
This Masterclass will highlight the importance to put any new corrosion prevention and control technologies into an organizational management system context and to justify corrosion control actions by business impact.
Corrosion, at its core, is the exchange and reaction of electrons, atoms, or molecules between a material and its environment and hence, it is highly predisposed to a mechanistic/analytical modelling approach. Yet, corrosion, despite its ubiquity and long history of study, as stated, essentially remains an unsolved problem that continue to cost the industrial and agrarian industries dearly. Corrosion bridges a number of topics; metallurgy, solid-state physics and physical, inorganic and organic chemistry which makes any sort of mechanistic/analytical modelling fiercely challenging and the resulting models not always sufficient, very practical and/or useful for the intended users of and responsible for the management of corrosion or for implementation in corrosion management strategies.
The Masterclass will provide deep insight in knowledge-based and integrated corrosion prediction systems, corrosion knowledge engineering and Machine Learning (ML) predictive analytics models of corrosion management and present case studies that will be shared and discussed with the attendees. The Masterclass will also share and discuss a number of examples of successful corrosion management strategies (onshore gas processing plant, CUI and stray current corrosion of duplex stainless steel pipelines).
Jan Oredsson is a technical and business-oriented professional with more than 40+ years of experience in and knowledge of subsea materials and corrosion protection design, corrosion damage assessments, materials selection/welding/NDE technology and cathodic protection in the subsea/offshore/onshore energy and chemical/petrochemical industry with global working experience within asset operations and integrity, major exploration project development, material manufacturing, certification, design engineering, fabrication, installation and commissioning. He has extensive working experience in subsea material and corrosion technology development from early pre-FEED/FEED stages through to detail engineering and project delivery. He grasps requirements and needs quickly and apply appropriate actions to complete tasks in a timely manner. He exhibits excellent relationship management, collaboration, presentation, and communication skills across all levels. He is results-focused with strong aptitude for identifying and resolving technical challenges. Instrumental in streamlining and improving processes, enhancing productivity, and implementing project management solutions.
He has demonstrated exceptional abilities as an internationally recognised expert in H2S-resistance of corrosion resistant alloys as publisher of papers and speaker at conferences. He is also a member of the NACE Technical Groups TG 564 – Standard Framework for Establishing Corrosion Management Systems and TG 370 – Standard Framework for Establishing Corrosion Management Systems for Pipelines.