Statoil has tested CoMic™ in our corrosion lab in Porsgrunn to evaluate if the technology could be used in our fields. Four different corrosion inhibitors were analysed by CoMic to find the CMC for each inhibitor. Residual corrosion inhibitor concentration was used to find the actual corrosion inhibitor concentration at CMC. In parallel corrosion tests were carried out to find the optimum inhibitor concentration for corrosion protection. The CoMic™ analysis and the corrosion tests gave the same optimal inhibitor concentration for each of the inhibitors even if the concentration was different for the different products (30, 30, 50 and 120 ppm). Based on these results CoMic™ is evaluated as a good tool for optimization of corrosion inhibitor concentration in the field and is recommended to be used in several of our fields.
At LUX Assure we work with many of the world’s leading oil and gas companies, as well as a long list of third-party contractors and operators in offshore, sub sea and onshore services.
To evaluate the new colorimetric method, both methods (the GC and the LUX method) were used to analyze a series of blind samples. The results show that the LUX method is as accurate as the GC method while using equipment that is less expensive and much easier to operate and maintain.
The staff at LUX Assure were more that accommodating during my visit there to pick up and receive some hands on training before departing to a remote location in West Africa. The test kits are very user friendly and very accurate. The LUX crew were on standby during commissioning of the test equipment and assisted in a flawless setup. We have had numerous analysis run, giving us the data we need to extrapolate the amount of methanol used vs. what amounts we are seeing in the crude.