Corrosion Management and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC)

Production and Operations Projects, Facilities and Construction


The course will cover basic corrosion management principles, basic MIC mechanisms, use of molecular microbiological methods (MMM) in diagnosing and managing MIC, selection of MIC mitigation methods, selection and interpretation of MIC monitoring methods, case studies demonstrating MIC diagnostic tools, and demonstrate applicable sampling techniques/equipment.

Learning Objectives:

1. Be able to apply Corrosion Management principles to assessing, mitigating and monitoring the corrosion threat of MIC.

2. Understand, and correctly apply and interpret state of the art MIC diagnostic methods.

3. Understand sampling procedures for various sample types obtained in the oil and gas industry.

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why You Should Attend

To be able to diagnose, prevent and act against the MIC threat in oil and gas production, processing and transmission pipeline system.

Who Should Attend

Individuals with responsibility for developing, implementing and executing corrosion management activities for upstream oil and gas facilities, including corrosion and materials engineers, oilfield microbiologists, production chemists, process engineers, integrity managers, laboratory technicians and field staff.


Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and/or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.


Torben Lund Skovhus is a teacher and researcher at university level in combination with PhD work in both Denmark and Australia (general microbiology, molecular microbiology, biocorrosion). For the past 15 years participation in over 50 conferences as speaker/presenter/organizer within NACE, Energy Institute, SPE, TEKNA, ISME, EUROCORR and ISMOS. Published 3 books on the topic and 35+ technical/scientific articles.

Richard Eckert is a NACE Internal Corrosion Course Lead Instructor for more than 10 years. Invited speaker for SGA, AGA, NACE symposia, ISMOS, SPE, USAF, and other technical forums; private industry corrosion and MIC training courses developed and presented. Author “Field Guide for Failure Analysis of Internal Corrosion”, numerous papers and technical articles.