Corrosion assessment for gas pipelines of Ca Voi Xanh gas field

  • Le Thi Phuong Nhung Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Nguyen Thi Le Hien Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Pham Vu Dung Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Le Thi Hong Giang Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Nguyen Dinh Dung Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Pham Thi Huong Vietnam Petroleum Institute
Keywords: Ca Voi Xanh gas field, corrosion assessment, weight-loss method


In this study, corrosion assessment for the gas pipelines of Ca Voi Xanh gas field (block 118) was performed in the laboratory using weight-loss method. The results showed that in gas phase simulating the top of Ca Voi Xanh gas pipelines, the corrosion rates are not very high (below 0.25mmpy). However, in liquid phase simulating the bottom of gas pipelines, the corrosion rates are at very high level. It is, therefore, necessary to apply the appropriate corrosion monitoring and control measures such as corrosion-resistant alloy lining, or corrosion inhibitors in combination with coating.


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How to Cite
Thi Phuong Nhung, L., Thi Le Hien, N., Vu Dung, P., Thi Hong Giang, L., Dinh Dung, N., & Thi Huong, P. (2017). Corrosion assessment for gas pipelines of Ca Voi Xanh gas field. Petrovietnam Journal, 3, 43 - 49. journal.v3i0.134