Corrosion and Materials

The Corrosion and Materials specialist team has responsibility for asset integrity management relating to external and internal corrosion threats to pressure systems which could result in a Major Accident Hazard or personal injury.  Our work covers the entire lifecycle of offshore installation from design, operation, inspection and maintenance, management of change, life extension and decommissioning. Topics we cover include:

We have expertise in metallic and non-metallic materials, weld engineering and non-corrosion failure mechanisms such as fatigue, brittle failure, fretting and erosion.

Current Inspection Priorities

Corrosion related safety bulletins


We have been involved in the production of comprehensive corrosion management guidance issued by the Energy Institute ('Guidance for corrosion management in oil and gas production and processing'), as well as several other topic specific guidance documents.

Materials and Corrosion research

HSE currently has research ongoing at its laboratory, including some shared research* in the following areas:

Previous relevant corrosion research

Updated 2021-11-04