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Corrosion of water injection system in Shengli Oil Field

Dong Liu (State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China)
Huiqing Liu (School of Oil and Natural Gas Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China)
Li Li (Haiyang Oil Production Factory, Shengli Oilfield Company of SINOPEC, Dongying, China)
Meng Yu (State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China)
Jun Gong (Haiyang Oil Production Factory, Shengli Oilfield Company of SINOPEC, Dongying, China)
Wen Li (State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China)
Yunxia Wang (State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 21 June 2013

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess the serious corrosion problems of the water injection system on the offshore oil field and to study the type, and effect factors and mechanisms of corrosion on the offshore oil field in order to develop an effective corrosion inhibitor for the sea water injection system.

Design/methodology/approach

The corrosion of metal in a water injection system was studied by weight‐loss and electrochemical methods.The effect factors and mechanisms of corrosion on the offshore oil field were proposed from the trend of corrosion.

Findings

FeCO3 is the main corrosion product in the water injection system of the Chengdao Offshore Oil Field. The corrosion rate of coupons in sea water injection systems reaches a maximum peak at a temperature of 50‐60°C. The corrosion rate of coupons exposed in all three water samples increased with an increase in the dissolved oxygen concentration. When the mixed ratio of sea water and produced water and well water is 1:3:1 or 1:2:2, the corrosion rate of carbon steel is lower than is the case in pure water. The electrochemical mechanism of corrosion indicates that corrosion in the well water, produced water, and sea water samples were all controlled by the oxygen absorption process, which controlled the cathodic reaction. The corrosion rate of coupons followed the ranking order: well water; produced water; sea water.

Originality/value

This paper provides the main corrosion product in the water injection system of the Chengdao Offshore Oil Field, and provides new information on the effect factors and mechanisms of corrosion on the offshore oil field.

Keywords

Citation

Liu, D., Liu, H., Li, L., Yu, M., Gong, J., Li, W. and Wang, Y. (2013), "Corrosion of water injection system in Shengli Oil Field", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 60 No. 4, pp. 185-193. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-Aug-2012-1198

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