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 Expert  726158

Expert in Material Selection, Corrosion Inhibition, and Failure Analysis in Oil and Gas (E&P) and the Chemical Industry

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Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's major contributions are in the area of materials selection, corrosion failure analysis and corrosion inhibition.



corrosion control


E&P gas plant materials selection


failure analysis


materials selection


metal material selection

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1979   MSc   Chemistry   University of Mysore   Fisrt class

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to




Materials & Corrosion, Institute of Engineering and Ocean Technology, Panvel Navi Mumbai


Deputy General Manager


He is the domain expert for material selection for oil and gas field development.

1991 to 1998




Regional Geoscience Lab, Corrosion lab, Chenai




He has been involved in the assessment of corrosion problems of oil and gas fields, and testing corrosion inhibitor for performance and dosing.

1988 to 1991




Drilling/mud Chemistry, Assam state


Senor Chemist


He has been involved in testing drilling fluids, formulation and maintenance of drilling fluids at exploratory well drilling sites.

1984 to 1988


Expert's Firm


Drilling/Mud Chemistry, Gujarat




He has been formulating and maintenance of exploratory Oil well drilling fluids.

Career Accomplishments:

He is member of NACE International, USA


(1)He is receipient of Petrofed Innovation aeard from Union Ministerb of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt of India in 2013 (2)He is National Awardee - Excellence in Corrosion science - In India for the year 2005 from NACE International India Section (3)He is domain expert in the area of material selection for oil field installations

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 11 publication in international journals, 11 papers in national conference and journals, and 105 project reports. He has filed for patent for nonchromate corrosion inhibitor for well completion brines.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Material Performance Vol 53 No.11 November 2014 NACE International, Houston, Texas, USA  
 - NACE International, Houston, Texas, USA, Material Performance, Vol. 50 No.4, April 2011  
 - NACE International, Houston, Texas, USA, Material Performance Vol. 50 No.5, May 2011  
 - Proceedings International conference on unconventional sources of fossil fuels and carbon management  
 - NACE International, Houston, Texas, USA, Material Performance Vol 45 No.12  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2014 to 2016   Expert's Firm Labs, National oil company   GM, Group In charge Chemistry   He has guided and executed projects on oil geochemistry, executed study for selection of materials of construction for reactors/vessels/drier/tubing etc of thermochemical water splitting plant for hydrogen generation
1998 to 2014   Expert's Firm Assets, National oil company   I/C lab, Materials and Corrosion lab,   He has guided and executed projects on material selection for oilfield development, failure analysis and provided remedial measures.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has given consultancy on the identification of suitable material of construction for well tubing, casing, packer, well head, flow lines, process equipments, trunk lines for (1) development of very high sour oil and gas field in both Iraq and Iran.
  • He has given consultancy on construction materials for well construction, flow lines, offshore process for high sour gas field development of western offshore west of Mumbai.
  • He has given consultancy on selection of material of construction for all components of thermochemical water splitting for hydrogen generation
  • He has given well completion design and MOC for in situ combustion wells of western state onland of IndiaHe has given innovative cost effective well completion design for very high sour gas production
  • He has given consultancy on material of construction for knock out drum for fuel gas process.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness in oil field separation equipment.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
He has expertise in assessing corrosion severity based on data from exploratory wells, and suggest suitable material of construction for well completion, flowlines, surface equipments, pipelines. He has formulated noncarcinogenic corrosion inhibitor for oil and gas well completion brines/packer fluids. He has designed material of construction for wells and surface facilities of EOR fields, underground coal gasification process, and equipments and well completion for acid gas injection to develop high sour gas field development. He has designed innovative combination of corrosion resistant alloy with carbon steel casing for well completion for very high sour oil and gas production.

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Additional Skills and Services:

He is faculty to regional training institute for training in-house executives in the area of corrosion problems and its mitigation in Oil and Gas fields.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Preparing specification and contacting OEM/vendors for procurement of corrosion study equipments.


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