Selection of Corrosion-Resistant Alloy Tubulars for Offshore Applications (10035)
By C.M. Schillmoller, presented at th e 2Ist Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, TX, U.S.A., May 1-4, 1989. High alloy stainless steels and nickel-base alloys offer great potential in revolutionizing well completion design by increasing allowable stress levels, removing corrosion inhibitor systems, and basically making it viable to operations not possible using conventional technology. In many offshore applications, corrosion-resistant alloys can be economically justified as an alternate to carbon steel with continuous corrosion inhibition.