Internal corrosion control in the oil and gas industry

We will learn the key factors of corrosion in pipes within the oil industry, and we will practice key factors in the operation to avoid damage to facilities, people and the environment. In this course, we will address methodologies to control corrosion in various ways as an environmental problem and also as an industrial safety problem

Course plan

  1. What is corrosion?
    1. Differences between internal and external corrosion
  2. Corrosive elements in the processes:
    1. Gas corrosion
    2. Oil corrosion
    3. Corrosion in refineries
  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. At the project level
    2. In plants in operation
  6. Corrosion economics
    1. How to economically justify the project?

30 hours

Virtual mode

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Training methodology

We will explain in detail the most common factors that affect the corrosion of pipelines in the oil industry, and the methods for its mitigation and control. Participants will have the opportunity to obtain extensive theoretical-practical knowledge to help them identify sources of corrosion in their work areas, as well as planning strategies to combat corrosion.

Professional profile

Experience of at least two years in the hydrocarbon industry.

Acquired skills

Directed and applied research skills presented orally, shared experiences, and professional opinions on managing problems, risks, and opportunities associated with internal corrosion.


  • Understand the theory, techniques, and tools used to characterize, monitor, mitigate, and manage contaminated sites in the oil and gas industry.

  • Gain the experience, confidence to effectively plan, undertake and manage remediation initiatives.


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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