Published at 03:47PM - 11/01/15

Erosion within the offshore oil & gas industry typically refers to erosion to drilling and process equipment.  Typically this happens within pipework due to the velocity and abrasives being carried.  

It is common for gas producing wells and subsequent gas process pipework to be carrying amounts of sand brought up from the reservoir.  Engineers would monitor this and factor Traps into the process plant to remove sand particles.  

Left unchecked erosion to offshore plant can prove catastrophic.