Control of external corrosion in the oil and gas industry

On a hand of experts in this course, we will detail the key operational conditions when designing and installing transport systems to prevent uncontrolled corrosion from causing serious damage to facilities, people and, above all, the environment.

Course plan

    1. What is corrosion?
      1. Differences between internal and external corrosion
    2. External corrosion elements:
      1. Water (salad, sweet)
      2. Temperature
      3. Soil
      4. Other materials
    3. Most common types of corrosion and their effects
      1. Historical cases
    4. Commonly used strategies for corrosion control
      1. Applicability
      2. Advantages
      3. Disadvantages
    5. Design strategy (elaboration of the plan)
      1. A project level
      2. In operational areas
    6. Corrosion economics
      1. How to economically justify the project?

40 hours

Virtual mode

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Training methodology

In this course, we will learn in a way that is 80% theoretical and 20% practical. Practically, we will address a corrosion problem and provide solutions through a case discussed in class interactively so that through our experiences we all achieve the best solutions

Professional profile

Minimum two years experience in the hydrocarbon industry.

Acquired skills

The participant will have orally presented directed and applied research skills, shared experiences, and professional opinions on managing problems, risks, and opportunities associated with environmental remediation.


  • You will acquire the basic knowledge of corrosion, we will generate strategies to identify and solve or mitigate the problem using real life examples.

  • Upon completion of the course you will become a key person with unique and specific skills based on experience with experts for your organization and thus be able to manage potential problems associated with corrosion.


You will receive a Certificate of Completion signed by the Director of the Institute and the Instructor of the course. This certificate will recognize your organization for its effort and good sustainability practices, and also each of the participants for their professional advancement.

More than an expert

Professionals linked to companies in the extractive sector, agribusiness, government professionals in charge of risk and disaster management offices, professionals and technicians recently graduated from any career, as well as independent entrepreneurs.

Learn from experience

We have leading experts on the subject who are in the field of directed research and also have professional experience applied in each of their sectors. We provide shared experiences and professional opinions on managing emergencies and natural disasters.

Interactive learning

We transform the learning experience through interactive platforms like Brightspace to generate memorable encounters between educators and students, bringing learning to life in a dynamic way no matter where they are.

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