ABERDEEN, UK -- The Engineering Equipment and Materials Users' Association (EEMUA) has developed a new training course on subsea materials selection and corrosion.
"As the world's oil and gas reserves become ever more depleted, companies are exploring production in remote locations and increasingly deeper waters," says Clive Tayler, executive director of EEMUA.
"The pressures, temperatures, and compositions of the produced fluids, plus the seawater environment, place substantial demands on materials of construction. Intervention costs increase significantly in deeper waters, while inspection and monitoring for equipment integrity become more difficult. The industry has witnessed some expensive materials related equipment failures from which we must all learn."
The course, lasting two and a half days, is being operated in association with the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).
The first course will be held Dec. 8-10 in Aberdeen. Further details, brochure, and registration form are available atwww.eemua.co.uk/t_subsea.htm.