Corrosion is one of the most costly flow assurance problems in the industry, costing the oil and gas industry $1.4 billion per year. Tomson Technologies has considerable expertise on corrosion research and testing. Tomson Technologies routinely performs journal publication level research and expert testing on various topics related to corrosion in the oil and gas industry.
Tomson Technologies has studied a large number of field applicable materials ranging from carbon steel to stainless steel to numerous corrosion resistant alloys. Tomson Technologies has tested these materials at reservoir conditions for their resistance to both uniform and localized corrosion. Tomson Technologies created and continuously expands a large material selection database, useful over a wide range of specific reservoir conditions.
State of the art equipment and techniques are used to evaluate corrosion in the laboratories. Both weight loss and electrochemical techniques are used to evaluate uniform and localized corrosion at temperature and pressure conditions. Corrosion inhibitors performance can be tested by analyzing both uniform and localized corrosion under various temperatures, scale species, corrosion products, CO2 partial pressures, brine chemistry, and alloy materials.