Protection Of Deep Well Casings

Corrosion Modeling
Services and
Software
The Challenge
In cathodic protection of deep well casings, current
requirement is often based on surface E-LogI
measurements.
This can be advantageously completed by Corrosion
Protection Evaluation Tool (CPET) logs.
Nonetheless, those logs cannot be performed on every
well when large fields of hundreds of wells need to
be protected.
The Solution
3D simulation is used to interpret and extrapolate the
data by comparing modeling results to surface E-LogI
measurements and CPET logs on specific wells.
This allows the design of the whole field to be properly
carried out.
The Value
The correlation between E-LogI, CPET and 3D
simulation is good
E-LogI gives optimistic values as it measures potentials
at the upper part of the well
CPET may be pessimistic, because it does not allow
enough time for the casing to polarize
3D simulation, based on sound polarization curves
hypothesis, allows the various assumptions to be
cross-checked
Reference: Cathodic Protection Modeling of Buoy Chain Connector by 3D Software Simulation:
Influence of Holes Size and Coating, Marcel Roche and Jean Vittonato,TOTAL S.A.. NACE
Corrosion Conference, New Orleans, 2008
CPET logs cannot be
performed on every
well when large fields
of hundreds of wells
need to be protected.
Well casing model in
multi-layer media.
(picture is not to scale.)
Casing Anode
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BEASY, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK Tel: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
BEASY, 25 Bridge Street, Billerica, MA 01821, USA Tel: 978 667 5841 Fax: 978 667 7582
Email: info@beasy.com www.beasy.com
Protection Of Deep Well Casings
Corrosion Modeling
Services and
Software
The Challenge
In cathodic protection of deep well casings, current
requirement is often based on surface E-LogI
measurements.
This can be advantageously completed by Corrosion
Protection Evaluation Tool (CPET) logs.
Nonetheless, those logs cannot be performed on every
well when large fields of hundreds of wells need to
be protected.
The Solution
3D simulation is used to interpret and extrapolate the
data by comparing modeling results to surface E-LogI
measurements and CPET logs on specific wells.
This allows the design of the whole field to be properly
carried out.
The Value
The correlation between E-LogI, CPET and 3D
simulation is good
E-LogI gives optimistic values as it measures potentials
at the upper part of the well
CPET may be pessimistic, because it does not allow
enough time for the casing to polarize
3D simulation, based on sound polarization curves
hypothesis, allows the various assumptions to be
cross-checked
Reference: Cathodic Protection Modeling of Buoy Chain Connector by 3D Software Simulation:
Influence of Holes Size and Coating, Marcel Roche and Jean Vittonato,TOTAL S.A.. NACE
Corrosion Conference, New Orleans, 2008
CPET logs cannot be
performed on every
well when large fields
of hundreds of wells
need to be protected.
Well casing model in
multi-layer media.
(picture is not to scale.)
Casing Anode
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BEASY – using computer modeling expertise to
support corrosion engineers solving the world’s
corrosion problems
Corrosion Modeling - What can it do?
Computer modeling provides the tools to predict how a
particular system will perform even for the most complex
situations. It can provide quantitative information on the
protection potentials achieved and the life of the system, thus
reducing the risk of systems not meeting the design goals
and enabling future management of assets to be planned
effectively.
How can BEASY help you?
BEASY’s Services offer specialized analysis in the area
of Corrosion Modeling. Available services range from
performing specific modeling tasks to comprehensive
studies to determine the optimum design solution. Our
engineers have extensive expertise in applying state-of the-
art BEASY Corrosion Modeling to solve complex corrosion
control problems. BEASY engineers can quantify the level of
protection provided to the structure without any simplifying
assumptions.
What type of structures and materials can be
assessed?
There are no restrictions on the structure geometry that
can be modelled, and these can be offshore, subsea
or onshore including shallow coastal waters. Materials
include steel - coated or
uncoated; other metals;
reinforced concrete &
hybrid structures. We can
help determine how the
CP system will perform
over time so that you
can i mpr ove t he
timing and quality of
your inspection and
maintenance programs.
Using BEASY’s unique technology
our staff can predict the location of damage based on data
from field potential surveys or ICCP reference cell data. We
can also estimate the service life of sacrificial anodes and
the optimum location of ICCP.
Optimize CP System Designs
Computer models are the ideal solution to test the sensitivity
of a proposed design to environmental factors and long term
coating degradation. The protection potential distribution
achieved and the current demand on the anodes can be
predicted, for example, under different coating conditions
and the most cost effective system identified.
Verify Performance of Retrofits
Retrofits are a common requirement, driven by changing
requirements and the need to extend the life of structures.
Computer modeling can provide the information you need
to identify the most cost effective solution which meets the
design goals.
Predict Long Term Performance of
CP Systems
Modeling can predict the long term effectiveness of the CP
system, including changes in the environmental conditions,
coating degradation and possible damage scenarios.
Assess Anode Consumption Rates
The service life of individual sacrificial anodes and their
performance over the life of the structure can be predicted
by computer modeling.
BEASY, a world leader in corrosion modeling provides both corrosion
modeling software and modeling services. With today’s need to
reduce risk and uncertainty, we can quickly provide the answers
you need on the effectiveness of corrosion control solutions.
Corrosion Modeling Services & Software
BEASY
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK
Tel: 44 (0) 238 029 3223
Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Email: info@beasy.com
On the Internet: www.beasy.com
BEASY
25 Bridge Street, Billerica, MA 01821, USA
Tel: 978 667 5841
Fax: 978 667 7582
Email: info@beasy.com
On the Internet: www.beasy.com

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