The Industrial Experience Kuwait Oil

The Industrial Experience Kuwait Oil

The Industrial Experience Kuwait Oil


Discuss about the Industrial Experience Kuwait Oil Company.



The corrosion is one of the main first process, which is able to determine the risk which a plant possesses. In addition, corrosion management is defined as “part of the overall management system, which is concerned with the development, implementation, review and

maintenance of the corrosion policy (Kastner, 2000).” Nevertheless, the identification of the internal management is key to ensure that the dangers of sudden failure are not experienced at any given moment during operation. The internal corrosion management plan is composed of a series of elements, which are implemented to ensure effectiveness and consistency as well as communication of the management processes. The key elements, which were focused during the three months of placement, include the management policy of the company, the strategy and the objectives of the plan. The plan was the key element, which the company was focused to ensure that the structures did not have threatening corrosion in the internal failures. As it can be noted, the internal corrosion weaknesses are much severe and can lead to instant failure of the systems that can be catastrophic. This report will focus on the experience, which I was able to gain through the placement and the main areas which I focused on. In addition, within the period, I was placed in the analysis of the available design and provision of relevant information which can help on the improvement of the corrosion management. The main focus of the internal corrosion management was learnt to lead to the reduction of the leaks and the deferment costs, reduction of the unplanned maintenance costs and increasing of the plants availability. The next area will focus on the placement experience which I was able to gain through the placement and their advantages in my engineering career.

Company Profile

Kuwait Oil Company is an oil company, which is based in Ahmadi in Kuwait and was founded in 1934 by the partnership between Anglo-Persian Oil Company and Gulf Oil. This company is a subsidiary company of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, which is state owned corporation and this means that KOC has government ownership as well. Being among the top 10 leading petroleum producers in the world, the attachment in this company was one of the major success to ensure that I was able to learn more about the safety from the corrosion issues. With the different internal strategies, the incorporation of internal management methods is key to ensure that the safety and failure of systems are avoided due to the corrosion failure. The placement on the company was a placed for 3 month period, which started from the 27th of November and finished on the 16th of February (Kastner, 2000). During this time, the main focus was laid on the internal corrosion management plan, (ICMP) for the company. KOC was able to offer great experience on this topic and therefore enhancing my engineering career and perspective on the internal corrosion security issues (Al-Shamari, 2012). Moreover, the fact that the company has had several cases, which has called for this plan to be implemented, offered a great opportunity for learning on different issues, which will help the growth of the security measures of the company. In addition, this organization was able to offer the opportunity to help the gaining of the proper experience which will show the proper management of the security issues of the organization.The Industrial Experience Kuwait Oil


According to the Kuwait legislation, the presence of a corrosion management system is key for any company operating in the oil and gas sector. The requirement for the internal corrosion management plan is as well a key factor which aims to ensure the systems are free from failure at any given time. In addition, this plan also provides the provision time for analysis of any failure occurrence and ensures that proper measurements are taken.

The first week in the placement involved familiarization with the system and the infrastructure available, which is prone to corrosion. Through this, I was able to learn about the internal external corrosion management plans which the company was implementing. On this week, the introduction involves the look on the strategic security of the systems, which may lead to the failure due to the corrosion issue. The plan was tabled to ensure that all the employees are able to analyze the manner of the failure, which they can happen (Watson,  Peet, Jone and Pearce, October 2002). The flow, deposits, internal stresses and Microbiological influenced corrosion (MIC) are identified as the main causes of failure which can be found on the internal systems of the structures of the company. These systems were therefore analyzed to ensure that the corrosions due to these measures are minimized through a proper mechanism and plan which is achievable in the plan. The plan at the end involves the failure test where the internal systems are subjected to stress analysis to ensure that the corrosion has not caused any further weaknesses on the internal parts, which may lead to the failure.

Estimation Of Corrosion Growth Rates

There is a great need to have the correct manner to estimate the internal corrosions in the system and the company, Kuwait Oil Company had a plan which could analyze the availability of these cracks and ensure that the failure and accidents are minimized. The second week of the placed, I was directed on the analysis of the growth of cracks on the systems and ensure that counter measures are taken early in advance and ensure that accidents are prevented. Through this placement, I was able to learn few things that were key to ensure security of the system and the infrastructure. The key message on the estimation of the growth of the corrosion growth rates was meant to ensure that enough time was allocated to curb accidents, which may happen due to the internal corrosion. This was meant to ensure that the operators were able to identify any signs of internal corrosions and weaknesses within the system. This helps the operators to be able to operate the system in a proper manner. In this week, I was able to analyze the different ways to estimate the different ways and plans to identify the growth of the internal corrosion areas. In addition, this plan was also looking at the comparison of the different sizes of the corrosion areas and be able to form the repair plans. The plans in this area involved the analysis of the corrosion areas, which can be identified in the system (Kastner, 2000). The plan ensures that the areas of weaknesses can be identified in promoting proper system, which is able to ensure transmission of the oil. Through the week, I was able to enhance the promotion of the proper system which is able to ensure the efficiency of oil transmission.

In addition, the system plan was able meant to ensure that the identification of the areas of weaknesses is taken care of before any area is able to perfectly determine their location. Through this, a model had to be provided to ensure that they are able to identify the failure system and thus predict the availability of the corrosion areas (Lumsden & 2002 IEEE, 2002). The assessments of the defects within the systems are key to ensure that the areas of low weaknesses due to the internal corrosion can be identified. The model ensures that the identification of the internal corrosion is identified. Moreover, the different areas are able to get proper details, which can help to prevent the failure of the systems at any given time.