Learning Objectives

To provide the participants an advance knowledge on the main problems arising during the in-service application of materials in very harsh environments and the most updated methods for fighting them, based on the state-of –the art; corrosion preventive methods.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for new graduate’s trainees with chemistry/physics or engineering backgrounds, mid-level engineers and technologist who have some basic prior knowledge of oilfield corrosion; all personnel involved in oil and gas production and processing; management wanting to increase awareness of corrosion impact on business operations and how negative outcomes can be mitigated. These courses are ideal for individuals working in the pipeline industry, from field personnel and technicians to engineers and asset integrity and risk managers.

Important Dates

Last date for receipt of application is 10th January 2020.

The notification of acceptance will be by 15th January 2020.


Protection of On-shore and Off-shore facilities against Corrosion in the coastal region (Short Term Course)

INTRODUCTION: Globally corrosion is costing around USD 2.5 trillion annually. An average of 3 to 4 % of GDP is estimated to be lost by all nations due to corrosion. India is losing around USD 26 billion a year-about 4 % of the size of the economy. At least 25 % of this annual cost can be saved by applying latest corrosion control technology. These figures clearly show the importance of the state-of-the-art corrosion control technologies to save the scarce foreign exchange of the developing country like India. The figure is further very alarming as far as oil sector such as pipeline/offshore structure is concerned.

Unprotected pipelines/structures, whether buried in the ground, exposed to the atmosphere, or submerged in water, must be properly maintained and protected from corrosion. Corrosion degrades the useful properties of materials and structures including strength, appearance and permeability to liquids and gases. Hence proper selection of materials and design, control of environment, application of coatings, and addition of inhibitors are most effective in cutting the cost of corrosion and achieving low cost reliability as corrosion can be designed out of the system. Corrosion testing and evaluation is the backbone of this methodology. Hence proper knowledge and approach to analyze and achieve are inevitable.

ABOUT COURSE: This five day corrosion course will cover fundamental aspects of corrosion control and its prevention to analysis of corrosion in different industries. The course will enable beginners to establish a solid foundation in corrosion before moving on to advanced topics. Exercises, hands-on practical sessions and virtual experiments throughout the course will help participants understand the basic concepts and fundamentals important to corrosion. It provides an excellent avenue for corrosion practitioners, designers, technical managers, inspection and maintenance engineers, quality control personnel and those involved in failure analysis to update their appreciation of corrosion and the awareness of the emerging technologies for corrosion control and prevention.

This course will help broaden general knowledge around oilfield corrosion and its impact and control options. Participants will familiarize themselves with the various lab techniques used for evaluation of corrosion. They will understand design methods in the delivery of corrosion and their treat rates using continuous, batch and slug treatments down-hole and upstream.Overall this course focuses on the monitoring techniques and mitigation strategies required to assess internal corrosion and develop and manage internal corrosion control programs.


CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT) is a constituent institute of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), government of India. The main thrust of this institute is to provide R&D leadership for process and product development with special emphasis on minerals and materials. Visit website http://www.immt.res.in for additional details of its research capability.


Indian Oil is the highest rated Fortune 500 and a flagship Maharatna Oil and gas company with business interests straddling the hydrocarbon value chain from Refining, Pipeline transportation and Marketing of petroleum products to Research and Development, Exploration and Production, marketing of natural gas and petrochemicals.

South Eastern Region Pipeline with HQ at Bhubaneswar is presently operating cross country pipeline network of crude oil and refined petroleum product of length 1750km and capacity of 12 Million Metric Tons Per Annum (MMTPA) and is in the process of laying and commissioning of further 2500kms pipeline in the form of Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline (PHPL), Paradip - Somnathpur-Haldia Pipeline (PSHPL) with additional capacity of 10MMTPA and augmentation of existing crude oil pipeline in the state of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and southern part of West Bengal; further adding about 4.5 MMTPA. Under this region, Indian Oil is having the largest crude oil handling facility in the east coast of India at Paradip with world’s largest under water pipe manifold & 3 Single Point Mooring (SPM) System which are installed in deep sea at a distance of 21 Km from sea shore. Crude unloading capacity is 37MMTPA which is being fed to country’s important oil refineries namely Paradip, Haldia, Barauni and Bongaigaon round-the-clock basis with the facility of 20nos. of crude oil storage tank each having a capacity of 60000KL at Paradip.

Course Outline

Course Outlines of OFCCR

  • Fundamentals of materials degradation phenomena and their evaluation
  • Cathodic Protection of Underground Pipelines
  • Marine Corrosion: Causes and Prevention
  • Offshore Corrosion Inspection and Assessment
  • Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries
  • Materials Selection and Corrosion Control for Oil and Gas Production Systems
  • Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC): -Recognition, Mitigation and Prevention
  • Corrosion, Metallurgy, Failure Analysis and Prevention
  • Protective Coatings: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair
  • Corrosion Control by Materials Selection and Design
  • Corrosion characteristics of metallic materials in marine environments
  • Corrosion assessment of infrastructure assets in coastal seas
  • Corrosion behaviour of epoxy coating on joints of tank structure
  • Corrosion Protection Systems and Fatigue Corrosion in tank farm Structures located near coast
  • Detection of corrosion attack from wind on oil tanks

Course Fee & Payment Options

Course Fee (incl. GST)

The course fee includes Registration Kit, Course Material, Lunch, and Refreshment during the program days

  • Foreign delegates: 500 USD
  • Indian National delegates: INR 30,000
  • Indian Research Scholars: INR 10,000

Online Payment

Delegates can make payment by Bank transfer/NEFT transfer by using the bank details mentioned below.

  • Bank A/C No: 302 677 347 73
  • IFSC Code: SBIN0007499
  • Bank Name: State Bank of India
  • Branch: IMMT Campus
  • City: Bhubaneswar

Offline Payment

Demand draft / multicity cheque to be drawn in favor of "Director, IMMT, Bhubaneswar" payable at Bhubaneswar and send to the Course coordinator.


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Organizing Committee Members

  • Prof. S. Basu, Director, CSIR, IMMT, Bhubaneswar
  • Mr. P.C. Choubey, Executive Director, IOCL, South Eastern Region Pipelines, Bhubaneswar
  • Dr. L.D. Besra
  • Dr. B.P. Singh
  • Mr. Narender Babu Karvana
  • Mr. Deepak Nayak (Treasurer)
  • Dr. Sahid Anwar
  • Dr. A.K. Chaubey
  • Dr. Sisir Mantry
  • Mr. G.S. Diwan
  • Dr. Sriparna Chatterjee
  • Mr. Kolla Ramesh

contact us

For any queries, please contact below

  • Course Coordinator
  • Dr. Anil Kumar Chaubey
    Principal Scientist, AMT Department
    CSIR-Indian Institute Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar
    Mobile: +919438090232
    E-mail: akchaubey@immt.res.in
  • Course Co-Coordinator
  • Dr.Sisir Mantry
    Sr.Scientist, Materials Chemistry Department
    CSIR-Indian Institute Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar
    Mobile: +919438299725
    Email: sisirmantry@immt.res.in
  • Mr. G.S. Diwan, IOCL, South Eastern Region Pipelines, Bhubaneswar
    Email: gopendrasdiwan@indianoil.in