Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Corrosion Technical Series

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is corrosion affected by the presence or activity of microorganisms in biofilms on the surface of the corroding material -- an issue that threatens assets in many industries, including oil and gas, water and wastewater, and maritime. This MIC seminar brings awareness and appreciation for microbial corrosion, which is very prevalent in both atmospheric and oil field conditions. Learn current approaches to MIC, causes and mitigation techniques in industry, how to identify if you have a microbial issue and understanding the basic remedies, and how to interpret and apply MMM results to reduce costs.

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Featured speakers

  • Wendy Goodson, US Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Jason Lee, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Bradley Stevenson, University of Oklahoma
  • Michael Adams, Tuboscope/NOV Wellbore Technologies
  • Nora Eibergen, DuPont
  • Renato De Paula, Nalco Champion
  • Daniel Betancourt, Intertek
  • Krista Heidersbach, Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Who should attend

  • Manufactures of coatings systems designed to protect fuel systems
  • Fuel end users
  • Fuel storage custodians
  • Depot managers of hydrocarbon powered vehicles
  • Engineers and scientists
  • Project managers for industrial facilities
  • Production chemists for oilfield operators
  • Corrosion engineers for oilfield operators

Course highlights

  • Overview of fungal fouling and corrosion
  • Diagnosing fungal fouling and corrosion
  • Mitigation strategies for fungi
  • Case studies of soft material degradation
  • Case studies of hard material degradation
  • Use of protective coatings to mitigate MIC
  • Introduction to microorganisms that cause corrosion in oil and gas
  • Oil and gas/industrial operations that introduce the threat of MIC
  • Consequences of MIC in oil and gas/industrial operations
  • MIC management in oil and gas/industrial operations



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