Comprehensive study of factors associated with biocorrosion on oil pipeline routes

UDK: 579.266.4:620.193.82
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2021-10-133-135
Key words: biocorrosion, oil pipeline, soil indicators, microbiological analysis
Authors: M.G. Chesnokova (Omsk State Technical University, RF, Omsk; Omsk State Medical University, RF, Omsk), V.V. Shalay (Omsk State Technical University, RF, Omsk), Yu.A. Kraus (Omsk State Technical University, RF, Omsk)

The process of biocorrosion of pipelines develops as a result of the influence of various factors. The process of adaptation of microorganisms to the action of individual environmental factors is quite complex and is determined by a set of parameters. The soil conditions of the pipeline route lead to active bacterial and mycological colonization. Micromycetes that are part of the microbial association can change the concentration of individual bacteria, producing antibiotic compounds, thereby changing the quantitative ratios between various representatives of the microbiocenosis. Purpose of the work was to investigate the complex of factors that make up the development of the biocorrosion process on the routes of the oil pipeline. The factors of development of corrosion are studied in the samples of soil on the routes of the oil pipeline and in control samples. Bacteriological study of soil samples made it possible to establish the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of corrosive microorganisms - sulfate-reducing and thionic bacteria. The quantitative characteristics of the identified thionic and sulfate-reducing bacteria in the pipeline route and in the control samples differed. The mycological study of the soil showed a higher quantitative content of micromycetes near the oil pipeline in comparison with the control soil samples. The level of the index of specific electrical resistance of the soil has been established, indicating the high corrosiveness of the soil and the optimal indicator of moisture for the maximum rate of underground soil corrosion. The obtained results indicate the formation of a specific soil microbiocenosis on the oil pipeline routes, represented by corrosive microorganisms - bacteria, fungi that contribute to the development of biocorrosion. The analysis of the severity of the microbiological indicators of the soil indicates the need to introduce additional research methods in order to further identify the spectrum of corrosive microorganisms that cause the development of corrosion along the oil pipeline routes.

References

1. Sharkova T.V., Kutlunina N.V., Mingalev E.P., Corrosion-dangerous microflora of soils of Western Siberia oil fields (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2009, no. 8, pp. 108–111.

2. Li S., Kim Y., Jeon K., Kho K., Microbiologically influenced corrosion of underground pipelines under the disbonded coatings, Metals and Materials International, 2000, no. 6(3), pp. 281–286.

3. Ryazanov A.V., Vigdorovich V.I., Zavershinskiy A.N., The bio-corrosion of metals. Theoretical principles. Methods of depression (In Russ.), Vestnik Tambovskogo universiteta. Seriya: Estestvennye i tekhnicheskie nauki, 2003, no. 8(5), pp. 821–837.

4. Talukdar M.K., Kujur A., Bhat S., Sahota S.K., Failure analysis of an onshore pipeline in petroleum industry – A case study, SPE-155232-MS, 2012, https://doi.org/10.2118/155232-MS.

5. Griban'kova A.A., Myamina M.A., Beloglazov S.M., Microbiological corrosion of soft steel in water-salt medium containing sulfate-reducing bacteria (In Russ.), Vestnik Baltiyskogo federal'nogo universiteta im. I. Kanta, 2011, no. 7, pp. 23–29.

6. Hamilton W.A., Microbially influenced corrosion as a model system for the study of metal microbe interactions: a unifying electron transfer hypothesis, Biofouling, 2003, V. 19, no. 1, pp. 65–76.

7. Yang M., Yang Y.S., Du X., Fate and transport of petroleum hydrocarbons in vadose zone: Compound-specific natural attenuation, Water, Air & Soil Pollution, 2013, V. 224, no. 3, Article no. 1439.

8. Chesnokova M.G., Shalay V.V., Kraus Yu.A., Biocorrosion activity in soils of pipeline route in Krasnodar Region (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2016, no. 5, pp. 102–105.

9. Chesnokova M.G., Shalay V.V., An actuality of soil micromyceta community studies for soil biocorrosive activity evaluation on the oil pipeline routes, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2018, V. 2007: Oil and Gas Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5051845.

10. Chesnokova M.G., Shalay V.V., Kriga A.S., Biocorrosive activity analysis of the oil pipeline soil in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region of Ugra and the Krasnodar Territory of the Russian Federation, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2017, V. 1876, https://doi. org/ 10.1063/1.4998839.

11. Chesnokova M.G., Shalay V.V., Aktual'nost' izucheniya soobshchestva pochvennykh mikromitsetov pri provedenii otsenki biokorrozionnoy aktivnosti pochvogrunta na trassakh nefteprovoda. Tekhnika i tekhnologiya neftekhimicheskogo i neftegazovogo proizvodstva (The relevance of studying the community of soil micromycetes when assessing the biocorrosive activity of soil along the oil pipeline routes. Technique and technology of petrochemical and oil and gas production), Proceedings of 8th international scientific and technical conference, 2018, pp. 30–32.

12. Chesnokova M.G., Shalay V.V., Kriga A.S., The relevance of studying soil biocorrosive activity in establishing an integrated action criterion combined effect of corrosion factors, Procedia Engineering, 2016, V. 152, pp. 420–422.

13. Khabibullina F.N., Biodiversity of micromycetes of podzolic and bog-podzolic soils (In Russ.), Mikologiya i fitopatologiya, 2006, no. 1, pp. 32–34.

The process of biocorrosion of pipelines develops as a result of the influence of various factors. The process of adaptation of microorganisms to the action of individual environmental factors is quite complex and is determined by a set of parameters. The soil conditions of the pipeline route lead to active bacterial and mycological colonization. Micromycetes that are part of the microbial association can change the concentration of individual bacteria, producing antibiotic compounds, thereby changing the quantitative ratios between various representatives of the microbiocenosis. Purpose of the work was to investigate the complex of factors that make up the development of the biocorrosion process on the routes of the oil pipeline. The factors of development of corrosion are studied in the samples of soil on the routes of the oil pipeline and in control samples. Bacteriological study of soil samples made it possible to establish the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of corrosive microorganisms - sulfate-reducing and thionic bacteria. The quantitative characteristics of the identified thionic and sulfate-reducing bacteria in the pipeline route and in the control samples differed. The mycological study of the soil showed a higher quantitative content of micromycetes near the oil pipeline in comparison with the control soil samples. The level of the index of specific electrical resistance of the soil has been established, indicating the high corrosiveness of the soil and the optimal indicator of moisture for the maximum rate of underground soil corrosion. The obtained results indicate the formation of a specific soil microbiocenosis on the oil pipeline routes, represented by corrosive microorganisms - bacteria, fungi that contribute to the development of biocorrosion. The analysis of the severity of the microbiological indicators of the soil indicates the need to introduce additional research methods in order to further identify the spectrum of corrosive microorganisms that cause the development of corrosion along the oil pipeline routes.

References

1. Sharkova T.V., Kutlunina N.V., Mingalev E.P., Corrosion-dangerous microflora of soils of Western Siberia oil fields (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2009, no. 8, pp. 108–111.

2. Li S., Kim Y., Jeon K., Kho K., Microbiologically influenced corrosion of underground pipelines under the disbonded coatings, Metals and Materials International, 2000, no. 6(3), pp. 281–286.

3. Ryazanov A.V., Vigdorovich V.I., Zavershinskiy A.N., The bio-corrosion of metals. Theoretical principles. Methods of depression (In Russ.), Vestnik Tambovskogo universiteta. Seriya: Estestvennye i tekhnicheskie nauki, 2003, no. 8(5), pp. 821–837.

4. Talukdar M.K., Kujur A., Bhat S., Sahota S.K., Failure analysis of an onshore pipeline in petroleum industry – A case study, SPE-155232-MS, 2012, https://doi.org/10.2118/155232-MS.

5. Griban'kova A.A., Myamina M.A., Beloglazov S.M., Microbiological corrosion of soft steel in water-salt medium containing sulfate-reducing bacteria (In Russ.), Vestnik Baltiyskogo federal'nogo universiteta im. I. Kanta, 2011, no. 7, pp. 23–29.

6. Hamilton W.A., Microbially influenced corrosion as a model system for the study of metal microbe interactions: a unifying electron transfer hypothesis, Biofouling, 2003, V. 19, no. 1, pp. 65–76.

7. Yang M., Yang Y.S., Du X., Fate and transport of petroleum hydrocarbons in vadose zone: Compound-specific natural attenuation, Water, Air & Soil Pollution, 2013, V. 224, no. 3, Article no. 1439.

8. Chesnokova M.G., Shalay V.V., Kraus Yu.A., Biocorrosion activity in soils of pipeline route in Krasnodar Region (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2016, no. 5, pp. 102–105.

9. Chesnokova M.G., Shalay V.V., An actuality of soil micromyceta community studies for soil biocorrosive activity evaluation on the oil pipeline routes, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2018, V. 2007: Oil and Gas Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5051845.

10. Chesnokova M.G., Shalay V.V., Kriga A.S., Biocorrosive activity analysis of the oil pipeline soil in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region of Ugra and the Krasnodar Territory of the Russian Federation, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2017, V. 1876, https://doi. org/ 10.1063/1.4998839.

11. Chesnokova M.G., Shalay V.V., Aktual'nost' izucheniya soobshchestva pochvennykh mikromitsetov pri provedenii otsenki biokorrozionnoy aktivnosti pochvogrunta na trassakh nefteprovoda. Tekhnika i tekhnologiya neftekhimicheskogo i neftegazovogo proizvodstva (The relevance of studying the community of soil micromycetes when assessing the biocorrosive activity of soil along the oil pipeline routes. Technique and technology of petrochemical and oil and gas production), Proceedings of 8th international scientific and technical conference, 2018, pp. 30–32.

12. Chesnokova M.G., Shalay V.V., Kriga A.S., The relevance of studying soil biocorrosive activity in establishing an integrated action criterion combined effect of corrosion factors, Procedia Engineering, 2016, V. 152, pp. 420–422.

13. Khabibullina F.N., Biodiversity of micromycetes of podzolic and bog-podzolic soils (In Russ.), Mikologiya i fitopatologiya, 2006, no. 1, pp. 32–34.


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