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Corrosion Engineering Training



Corrosion science is often viewed as a difficult subject, usually demanding a good understanding of thermodynamics and electrochemistry. As a consequence many shun the theoretical aspects and focus on the practical issues, such as the methods used to recognize it, measure it, and protect against it. This practical branch of corrosion study is often described as corrosion engineering. However an ignorance of the fundamental theories of corrosion can lead to a limited understanding of the mechanisms in service and hence an inability to deal with cases of corrosion that do not conform to “typical” situations. The lectures therefore aim to explain these fundamentals and to link them to the practical aspects of corrosion management of structures in a way that should remain accessible to all participants.


Engineers and scientists involved in the design, operation and assessment of both onshore and offshore structures.
09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 1: Basic understanding of materials and types of degradation mechanisms relevant to offshore structures. – Dr Steve Paterson

10.30 – 10.45 Break

10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 2: Principles of aqueous corrosion, electrochemistry, and the electrochemical series.
Dr Steve Paterson – 12.15 -13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Lecture 3: Methods for corrosion mitigation and protection, including cathodic protection, coatings, inhibitors and corrosion resistant alloys.- Dr Steve Paterson

15.00 – 15.30 Break

15.30 – 17.00 Lecture 4: Corrosion control and management including testing, monitoring and materials selection. Examples of corrosion.in oil and gas production facilities – Dr Steve Paterson

Dr. Steve Paterson, Ph.D, C.Eng. graduated from Imperial College, London, with a B.Sc (Eng.) and Ph.D in Metallurgy. He joined Shell in 1981 and held various roles related to materials, corrosion and welding in the exploration & production, refining and chemical businesses, and worked in the Netherlands, Malaysia, and Norway. In 1999 he moved to Aberdeen where he was responsible for delivery of inspection and integrity services to Talisman Energy. He rejoined Shell in Aberdeen in 2001 to work on subsea development projects, and in 2006 became head of materials and corrosion engineering for Shell’s Upstream businesses in Europe. From March 2014 until his retirement in May 2017 he was Principal Technical Authority for Upstream Materials for Shell, based in Amsterdam. He now works as an independent materials and corrosion adviser with Arbeadie Consultants.


Cost: £350 + Vat

Corrosion Training Scotland, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and onsite courses available throughout the UK.

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