• NACE equips society to protect people, assets and
    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
Course - Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training (O-CAT)

This course addresses the elements of in-service inspection and maintenance planning for fixed offshore structures. Also covered in this course are the Minerals Management Services (MMS) A-B-C facility evaluation grading system requirements for Level 1 Inspection Reporting.

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Anyone involved in corrosion control and integrity management of fixed offshore structures. The curriculum benefits varied levels of professionals including:
  • Manage¬ment and planning personnel
  • Field inspectors conducting in-service inspections of the facility
  • Offshore platform operations personnel
There are no required prerequisites for this course.

Previous training in corrosion control is not required to take this course. However, a basic understanding of science and chemistry is recommended to gain the most value from this course. Recommend the Basic Corrosion course or Basic Corrosion e-Course
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform an evaluation of an offshore platform corrosion system
  • Describe the various testing methods used during the evaluation
  • Identify safety hazards and critical areas of concern
  • Describe the systems and their requirements used to collect information about offshore platforms
  • Recognize the various types of oil platforms/rigs and equipment
  • Identify and define the primary corrosion protection systems used in offshore:
    • Protective coatings
    • Splash zone systems
    • Cathodic protection
  • Describe the role of the Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the A-B-C facility evaluation grading system requirements for Level I Inspection Reporting
  • OCAT manual for course kit use
  • OCAT Offshore Platform Photo Assessment Guide
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 18:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 28:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 38:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 48:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 58:00 AM1:00 PM