Corrosion Management and Asset Integrity: Aging Assets on Gulf States' Agenda
Article from Petroleum Review, a Publication from the Energy Institute
Corrosion of offshore structures can result in potential safety issues and can incur significant operational costs as the structure ages. To mitigate this risk, operators are seeking technical solutions that support a full life cycle approach to corrosion control and asset integrity management, which should be integrated as part of an overall maintenance effort to optimize service life, safety and operational performance.
In the August 2016 edition of Petroleum Review magazine published by the UK-based Energy Institute, a number of industry voices, including those of ABS Group's Global Marine and Offshore teams, discuss the corrosion management and asset integrity needs facing Middle East offshore operators in the Gulf Cooperation Council member states.
Given the current market conditions and downturn in the offshore industry expected through 2017, demand is increasing for technical services, such as mechanical integrity, to help operators deliver optimal performance from existing assets and equipment.