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Title: Development of corrosion fatigue testing in sour oilfield environments
Author: Horspool, Dean
ISNI:       0000 0004 5362 5565
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2014
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The development of flexible pipelines and risers has been a key driver in allowing the oil and gas industry to develop fields in deeper and deeper waters, utilising floating production technologies. During service, the annulus environment located between the two polymer layers of the pipe may become corrosive. Permeation of corrosive species from the produced fluids along with permeation and subsequent condensation of water in the annulus of the pipe may result in the development of an acidic aqueous environment. If this situation occurs in service the integrity of the carbon steel tensile armour wires located in the annulus may be at risk. As such, it is the aim of the current research project to investigate the effect of simulated corrosive oilfield environments on the fatigue life of the tensile armour wire component of the pipe.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Exova
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Eng.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: T Technology (General) ; TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy