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When:  Oct 28, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Where:   Petroleum Club of Lafayette, 111 Heymann Blvd., LAFAYETTE, LA, 70503, US
Community:   Evangeline Section

When & Where

Petroleum Club of Lafayette
111 Heymann Blvd.

Oct 28, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)


"The Snakes That Bite You – Lessons Learned About Surface and Subsurface Materials and Corrosion Failures in Oil & Gas Production"

Charlie Speed, Materials/Corrosion Consultant


The presentation will review the materials used to address surface facilities and downhole corrosion focusing on specific experiences demonstrating that basic design practices without a "SME second pass design" based on "hidden exposures" and lack of experience that can lead to significant failures. This presentation helps recollect corporate memory of past mistakes to avoid Materials and Corrosion Failures.

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Charlie first worked in the aerospace and nondestructive testing industries as a Senior NDE Technician. Charlie has a BS in Materials Engineering from Auburn University and MBA from William Carey University.

For the last 35 years Charlie has provided materials, corrosion, inspection engineering and chemical support for the Gulf of Mexico operations of major oil companies such as Exxon, Mobil, Shell, and Chevron. Working at Shell as a Chemical Engineer he supported various assets (Brutus TLP, Bullwinkle, Enchilada, Cougar and many others). Charlie also worked as the Inspection-Integrity Engineer for W&T Offshore. Currently, he is working as an independent consultant in the New Orleans area.

Charlie is an American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Fellow and a Past Chair of the New Orleans Section ASNT; Past Chair for NACE, The Corrosion Society New Orleans and a current member of API, ASM, ASNT, SPE, NACE and the Gideon’s International. Charlie is familiar with all aspects of oil & gas project design, procurement, construction, maintenance and operations for both surface and subsurface.

*Note Pricing Details*

$25 if paid before October 27.
$30 if register before October 27 and select pay at door.  Note the email invoice will show $25, $30 will be charged at the door.

$25 if no preregistration.

The SPE Event hosting is having intermittent issues with payment options.  If you have issues please email with your registration information and we will have a list at the door.

If you use Petroleum Club Membership to pay for the meeting please register and choose pay at door.  Your Petroleum Club account will be charged $30.

Students $10 / $15 at door 

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