Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training (O-CAT)

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Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training (O-CAT)

This course addresses the elements of in-service inspection and maintenance planning for fixed offshore structures. Also covered in this course are the Minerals Management Services (MMS) A-B-C facility evaluation grading system requirements for Level 1 Inspection Reporting.

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Who should attend

Anyone involved in corrosion control and integrity management of fixed offshore structures. The curriculum benefits varied levels of professionals including:

  • Management and planning personnel
  • Field inspectors conducting in-service inspections of the facility
  • Contractors and specification writers
  • Offshore platform operations personnel

Learning objectives

  • Perform an evaluation of an offshore platform corrosion system
  • Describe the various testing methods used during the evaluation
  • Identify safety hazards and critical areas of concern
  • Describe the systems and their requirements used to collect information about offshore platforms
  • Recognize the various types of oil platforms/rigs and equipment
  • Identify and def ine the primary corrosion protection systems used in offshore:
    • Protective coatings
    • Splash zone systems
    • Cathodic protection
  • Describe the role of the Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the A-B-C facility evaluation grading system requirements for Level I Inspection Reporting



There are no required prerequisites for this course.


Course Completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.

End of course exam

A practical exam is administered at the end of the course. Successful completion of the exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.

Certification requirements

Visit NACE International Institute for individual certification requirements. Requirements are specific to each certification and may include a combination of exams, application, course completion, work experience and proof of educational achievements. All certification and renewal applicants will be required to complete the NACE International ethics training program OR an equivalent training and provide proof of completion as part of the certification application or renewal process.

5 Day Course
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