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Expert in Material Selection, Corrosion Inhibition, and Failure Analysis in Oil and Gas (E&P) and the Chemical Industry

Expert ID: 726158 India

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Expert's major contributions are in the area of materials selection, corrosion failure analysis and corrosion inhibition.
1. Optimized Material selection, process control and chemical treatment for the feasibility report (FR) for Oil and Gas field development/Revamping with modifications & Chemical plants & Energy generation.
2. Selection of Material of Construction (MOC) at Design Engineering stage, based on exploratory well data, production profile, results of PVT studies and corroboration with reported field experience, standards and best Industry practices.
3. Design Experimental Protocol for assessment of corrosion impact of chemical process and identify suitable Material of Construction and Corrosion Inhibitor formulations for chemical plants/Oil & Gas E&P including deep water and HPHT conditions.
4. Guide Corrosion Simulation studies & Interpret Failure analysis to identify suitable remedial measures.
5. Analyzing risks due to corrosion/ material failures in Oil & Gas and Chemical plants for submission for environmental clearance.
6. Practiced patent search to establish novelty in research findings, drafted patent documents & Patent filing process.

He has given consultancy on the identification of suitable material of construction for well tubing, casing, packer, well head, flow lines, process equipment, trunk lines for (1) development of very high sour oil and gas field in both Iraq and Iran.He has given consultancy on construction materials for well construction, flow lines, offshore process for high sour gas field development of western offshore west of Mumbai. He has given consultancy on selection of material of construction for all components of thermochemical water splitting for hydrogen generation. He has given well completion design and MOC for in situ combustion wells of western state onland of India.
He has given innovative cost effective well completion design for very high sour gas production. He has given consultancy on material of construction for knock out drum for fuel gas process.He has given consultancy for selection of suitable material of construction for underground coal gasification wells. He has given consultancy to Guide research on corrosion and formulation of corrosion inhibitor for offset printing solutions.He has given consultancy for material specification, surface treatment, periodic maintenance of statue.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: MSc Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Mysore

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: He guided research to assess corrosion problem and identify inhibitor formulation for fountain solutions for use in offset printing
Years: 2014 to 2016 Employer: Regional Geoscience lab Title: I/C Chemistry Labs Department: Responsibilities: He Coordinated Chemical analysis of water, oil, rock samples and chemicals for oil and gas exploration. He suggested the material of construction for the plant for hydrogen generation by thermo-chemical water splitting process
Years: 1998 to 2014 Employer: ONGC Title: Dy Gen.Manager Department: Materials and Corrosion Responsibilities: He led the studies of failure analysis, material selection, corrosion control, inhibitor formulation for oil and gas including deep water and HPHT environments, underground coal gasification.
Years: 1991 to 1998 Employer: ONGC Title: Dy Suptdg.Chemist Department: Corrosion Study Cell Responsibilities: He executed corrosion assessment studies and identified suitable inhibitor formulation, tested quality of chemicals for oil industry
Years: 1984 to 1990 Employer: ONGC Title: Chemist Department: Oil and Gas Exploration group Responsibilities: He designed oilfield drilling fluids and maintained its properties, designed well completion fluids.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2014 to 2016 Agency: ONGC Labs, National oil company Role: GM, Group In charge Chemistry Description: He has guided and executed projects on oil geochemistry, executed study for selection of materials of construction for reactors/vessels/drier/tubing etc of thermochemical water splitting plant for hydrogen generation
Years: 1998 to 2014 Agency: ONGC Assets, National oil company Role: I/C lab, Materials and Corrosion lab, Description: He has guided and executed projects on material selection for oilfield development, failure analysis and provided remedial measures.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is member of NACE International, USA
Professional Appointments
Consultant - To guide research on corrosion and formulation of corrosion inhibitor for offset printing solution
Awards / Recognition
(1) He is recipient of Petrofed Innovation award from Union Ministerb of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt of India
(2) He is National Awardee - Excellence in Corrosion science - In India from NACE International India Section
(3) He is domain expert in the area of material selection for oil field installations
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 13 publication in international journals, 11 papers in national conference and journals, and 105 project reports. He has a patent for non carcinogenic corrosion inhibitor for well completion brine.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He is faculty to regional training institute for training in-house executives in the area of corrosion problems and its mitigation in Oil and Gas fields.
Vendor Selection
Preparing specification and contacting OEM/vendors for procurement of corrosion study equipments.
Marketing Experience
He has expertise in assessing corrosion severity based on data from exploratory wells, and suggest suitable material of construction for well completion, flowlines, surface equipments, pipelines. He has formulated noncarcinogenic corrosion inhibitor for oil and gas well completion brines/packer fluids. He has designed material of construction for wells and surface facilities of EOR fields, underground coal gasification process, and equipments and well completion for acid gas injection to develop high sour gas field development.
He has designed innovative combination of corrosion resistant alloy with carbon steel casing for well completion for very high sour oil and gas production. He has recommended suitable material of construction for reactors, valves, piping, process vessels etc of hydrogen generation plant by thermo-chemical water splitting. Patent search, drafting and filing patent.
Guide research on corrosion and corrosion inhibitor formulation for offset printing solutions.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Excellent, Read, write and speak
Kannada Excellent, mother tongue, Read, write and speak
Hindi Read, write and speak
Tamil Speak

Fields of Expertise

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