Accession Number : AD1039224

Title :   Predominant MIC Mechanisms in the Oil and Gas Industry

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center United States

Personal Author(s) : Skovhus,Torben L ; Lee,Jason S ; Little,Brenda J

Report Date : 07 Oct 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is the terminology applied when biological parameters play a role in the corrosion process. In literature, terms such as microbial corrosion, biocorrosion, microbially influenced/induced corrosion, and biodegradation are often applied. All descriptions express that microorganisms (bacteria, archaea, and fungi) influence the corrosion process of a given material. In this chapter, an overview of the common MIC mechanisms encountered in the oil and gas industry is presented.

Descriptors :   CORROSION , MICROBIOLOGY , morphology , damage , biomaterials , temperature , bacteria , STEEL , iron , PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE