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
5 Day Course
English and Spanish

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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.