Canadian Researchers Taking on Oil Pipeline Corrosion

January 2017, Vol. 244, No. 1

Special to Pipeline & Gas Journal

A collaborative research project involving four universities in the Province of Alberta and Atlantic Canada has received major funding to address the issue of pipeline corrosion caused by microbial activity. The federal government announcement was made Dec. 8 by Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan in Montreal. The $7.8 millon grant comes through the Genome Canada 2015 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP). It will support Managing Microbial Corrosion in Canadian Offshore and Onshore Oil Production, a four-year research project set to begin this month with an aim to improve pipeline integrity. “This work will definitely…

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