Seminar: Materials Selection and Corrosion Management in Oil Field Environments

February 7, 2017

The Houston Chapter of ASM will be hosting its annual full-day seminar on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The topic will be Materials Selection and Corrosion Management in Oil Field Environments, and we will be joined by joint keynote speakers Bruce Craig, PhD, PE and Daniel Efird, PE of Stress Engineering Services. Both speakers are globally-recognized experts in corrosion.


Kingwood Country Club
1700 Lake Kingwood Trail
Kingwood, TX 77339
(281) 358-2171


  • Dwight Janoff –
  • Suresh Divi –
  • Travis Graham-Wright –
  • Gagan Saini –

Cost to Attend

Full day seminar, including meals, breaks & social hour:

  • $395 for ASM members
  • $495 for non-members


Full Seminar Program

Breakfast/Registration: 7:00 – 8:00am

SESSION I: 8:00 am – 10:15 am




8:00-8:45 Keynote: Corrosion – It’s About Time Bruce Craig, PhD, PE, Stress Engineering Services
8:45-9:15 Stress Corrosion Cracking: forecasting of time to failure based on pit growth kinetics Raymundo Case, Texas A and M University

Hydrogen Embrittlement: A Duplex Stainless HISC Case History

Herman Amaya, Schlumberger
9:45-10:15 Analyzing SCC through EIS J.I. Barraza Fiero, Texas A and M University

Morning Break: 10:15 am – 10:30 am

SESSION II: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm




10:30-11:00 The Use of Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe to Rehabilitate Pipelines to Restore Integrity and to Eliminate On-going Corrosion Concerns James Wright, Specialty RTP
11:00-11:30 Full Scale Testing of Composite Pipeline Repairs for Use in Advanced Applications Colton Sheets, Stress Engineering Services
11:30-12:00 Identifying surface breaking cracks and corrosion under insulation and overwrap repair using microwave NDE Donald McNichol, Evisive

LUNCH, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

SESSION III, 1:00 – 3:15 pm

Failure Analysis Case Studies and Material Specification Considerations




1:00-1:45 Keynote: Turbulent flow, How it Relates to Corrosion and Why that is Important K. Daniel Efird, PE, Stress Engineering Services

The Seven Deadly Sins of Corrosion Prevention


Michael Pendley, Villares Metals

DNA Speciation and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) in Produced Water Systems


Amilcar Oberto, BP GoM
2:45-3:15 Material Selection Aspects for Oil and Gas equipment Rashmi Bhavsar, Schlumberger

Afternoon Break, 3:15 – 3:30 pm

SESSION IV, 3:30 – 5:00 pm




3:30 – 4:00

Minimizing the Risk of Casing Failures in Multi-Frac Horizontal Shale Wells Based on Historical Lessons Learned


Mario Guerra, Viking Engineering
4:00-4:30 Processing Aluminum 6061 by Equal Channel Angular Extrusion (ECAE) for the oilfield Ramatou Ly, Texas A and M University
4:30-5:00 The potential impact of non-essential variables in GTAW-Hotwire overlays Nathan Sumrall, Superior Cladding

SOCIAL AND EXHIBITS (+ DOOR PRIZES), 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Full Seminar Program

Information and Registration:

Register for Seminar
Exhibitor space available. (5 – 10 ft x 5 ft space and 3 – table tops):
$300 (attendee/exhibitors receive $50 discount). Exhibits open during breaks, lunch and social hour.

Register for Exhibitor Space Online

Questions can be directed to Suresh Divi at

Professional Development Hours:
Attendees will receive 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) for the full day.