sour corrosion

sour corrosion

[′sau̇r kə′rō·zhən]
(petroleum engineering)
Corrosion occurring in oil or gas wells where there is an iron sulfide corrosion product, and hydrogen sulfide is present in the produced reservoir fluid.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Smith and Miller [7] studied the sour corrosion mechanisms and revealed that mackinawite is first produced and then converted to other forms of iron sulfide in longer term exposure to [H.sub.2]S [8].
Wright, "Prediction of Minimum [H.sub.2]S Levels Required for Slightly Sour Corrosion," in Proceedings of the NACE Corrosion/94, NACE International, Houston, Tex, USA, 1994.
Wright "Prediction of Minimum H2S Levels Required fopr Slightly Sour Corrosion" Corrosion 94 Paper #1 l NACE.