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