Selection of a completion material for a sour oil field using Fracture Mechanics concepts and stress corrosion cracking testing Conference Paper uri icon


  • 1998 by NACE International. This paper describes the methodology used and highlights the experimental results that led to the choice of the completion material for an oilfield expansion with a large variation in the concentration of aggressive gases (both sweet and sour), chloride content, temperature, pressure and water content. The testing program was formed by corrosion (general, localized and DCB), metallurgical and mechanical tests. Finally, Fracture Mechanics concepts and calculations were used to determine the maximum defect size that could be allowed for a safe operation of the new wells.

published proceedings

  • NACE - International Corrosion Conference Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Valdes, A., & Case, R.

publication date

  • January 1, 1998 11:11 AM