Wood has launched a new version of Electronic Corrosion Engineer (ECE™), the industry renowned software for performing corrosion modelling, analysis & materials selection for wells, flowlines & facilities.

First launched in 1999, Wood’s ECE software is currently used by over 90 customers in over 30 countries and is under continuous development by some of the world’s leading corrosion scientists. Updates to the software are released annually based on our customer’s requirements and feedback with the next release targeted to be in Q1 of 2020.

Bryan Eunson, senior vice president asset integrity solutions, says: “What sets Wood’s ECE software apart from the field is our ability and experience in modelling both H2S (Hydrogen Sulphide) and CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) corrosion mechanisms in production conditions. It enables the selection of materials for oil & gas production systems and processing facilities, and the quantitative estimation of corrosion rates. “

“For projects in the design stages, ECE predicts the potential corrosivity in new developments for oil & gas production wells and pipelines. Currently we are seeing multiple customers saving millions of dollars throughout their projects due to the software analysis demonstrating that cheaper and more readily available carbon steels are acceptable compared to more expensive corrosion resistant alloys with longer procurement times. This makes the software instrumental in cost saving material selection decisions. “

“During operation, ECE is used to predict corrosivity based upon service conditions for existing facilities, sometimes at locations that cannot be inspected or haven’t been inspected recently, to validate inspection results and consider the future impact of changing production conditions.”

New features in the latest release of Electronic Corrosion Engineer (ECE™ 5.5) include:

  • A bulk calculation tool that evaluates Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRA) in surface and downhole tubing applications, for faster assessment of multiple datasets
  • Measurements of CO2 and H2S concentrations dissolved in the water phase can now be used as an alternative to gas phase concentrations to enable more accurate modelling of liquid full systems
  • The flowline and tubing corrosion predictor tools can now calculate and handle situations with nil liquid-phase water occurring at points along the flowline or tubing string
  • Bubblepoint conditions can now be entered in the downhole tubing corrosion predictor
  • In the flowline life cycle cost calculator, more detailed monitoring and inspection costs may be considered

For more information about Wood’s ECE software visit: Electronic Corrosion Engineer

Or, for a free trial of ECE 5.5, contact one of our experts: ece@woodplc.com