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A review on corrosion problems in context to oil and gas industries and application of suitable corrosion inhibitors

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Applied Science, JETGI, Faculty of Engineering, Barabanki, UP, India
  • 2Department of Civil Engineering, JETGI, Faculty of Engineering, Barabanki, UP, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 7, Issue (7), Pages 25-30, July,2 (2018)


This review paper throws light on ways to combat corrosion of steel. A variety of inhibitors for steels corrosion in the acidic solutions are dealt here. A great emphasis has been made on HCl solutions in drilling and acidizing operations low-grade steels, at high temperatures. A combination of corrosion inhibitors with surfactants, solvents, natural extracts as well as intensifiers in order to improve the strength or we can also say the efficiency of each individual compound at higher temperatures. The aim of this research is to give a pretty good idea about the corrosion problems encountered in drilling and acidizing operations and the inhibition techniques adopted in order to tackle the problem.


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