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Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC): Corrosion Management and Failure Analysis

Why You Should Attend
To be able to diagnose, prevent and act against the MIC threat in industrial process systems in the upstream oil and gas industry, maritime sector and water processing industries.

  • 24.10.2023–25.10.2023
  • 2 DAYS
  • Clarion Hotel Stavanger
  • Vedlikehold industri
  • 24.10.2023–25.10.2023
  • 2 DAYS
  • Clarion Hotel Stavanger
  • From NOK 7600


  • Individuals with responsibility for developing, implementing and executing
    corrosion management activities
  • Corrosion and materials engineers
  • Microbiologists
  • Production chemists
  • Process engineers
  • Integrity managers,
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Field staff (both onshore and offshore).

The course will cover basic corrosion management principles, basic MIC mechanisms, use of molecular microbiological methods (MMM) in diagnosing and managing MIC, selection of MIC mitigation methods, selection and interpretation of MIC monitoring methods, case studies demonstrating MIC diagnostic tools, failure analysis principles, MIC modelling and demonstrate applicable sampling techniques and equipment.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to apply the latest Industry Guidelines and Standards on Corrosion Management and Microbial Corrosion of Engineered Systems
  • Be able to apply Corrosion Management principles to assessing, mitigating and monitoring the corrosion threat of MIC
  • Understand, and correctly apply and interpret state of the art MIC diagnostic methods
  • Understand sampling procedures for various sample types obtained in the water, process and energy sector
  • Be able to plan and execute a failure analysis investigation where MIC is the root cause

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Torben Lund Skovhus

Docent and Project Manager, VIA University College

Torben Lund Skovhus is Docent and Project Manager at VIA University College in the Research Center for Built Environment, Energy, Water and Climate (Horsens, Denmark).

He graduated from Aarhus University, Denmark, in 2002 with a master’s degree (cand.scient.) in biology. In 2005 he earned a PhD from the Department of Microbiology, Aarhus University. In 2005, Torben was employed at Danish Technological Institute (DTI) in the Centre for Chemistry and Water Technology, where he was responsible for the consultancy activities for the oil and gas industry around the North Sea. Torben was heading DTI Microbiology Laboratory while he was developing several consultancy and business activities with the oil and gas industry. He founded DTI Oil and Gas in both Denmark and Norway, where he was team and business development leader for five years.

Thereafter Torben worked as project manager at DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas) in the field of corrosion management in both Bergen and Esbjerg. Torben is currently chair of AMPP SC-22 on Biodeterioration and ISMOS TSC, an organization he cofounded in 2006. He is an international scientific reviewer and the author of 150+ technical and scientific papers and book chapters related to industrial microbiology, applied biotechnology, corrosion management, oilfield microbiology, water treatment and safety, reservoir souring, and biocorrosion. He is scientific/technical reviewer with over 30 international journals in the same fields.

He is coeditor of Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oilfield Systems (Springer, 2011); 3rd International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems (Elsevier, 2013); Applications of Molecular Microbiological Methods (Caister Academic Press, 2014); Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry (CRC Press, 2017), Microbiological Sensors for the Drinking Water Industry (IWA Publishing, 2018), Oilfield Microbiology (CRC Press, 2019) and Failure Analysis of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (CRC Press, 2021). Torben was honored with the NACE Technical Achievement Award in 2020 for outstanding research on MIC in the Energy Sector.


Brit Graver

Principal Specialist, DNV

Dr Brit Graver has a PhD in corrosion from NTNU and has been working at DNV
since 2008 with corrosion and corrosion protection. She has worked both with corrosion failures, but also materials selection in design and assessments in operation. She has considerable experience within corrosion management within the maritime and oil and gas industry.

Dato og tid

  • 24.10.2023 10:0017:00
  • 25.10.2023 09:0016:00


Day 1

09:30 Registration

10:00 Course start, part 1 

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • What is MIC and where is it a problem in the industry?
  • Corrosion management principles and how it links to MIC

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Course, part 2

  • Basics on industrial microbiology and predominant MIC mechanisms
  • Introduction to molecular microbiological methods (MMM) in diagnosing and managing MIC
  • Latest industry standards on Corrosion Management and MIC
  • Work on case studies/assignments/presentations
  • Wrap-up of day 1

17:00 End of day 1

Day 2

09:00 Course, part 3 

  • Summary of Day 1
  • Overview of MIC mitigation methods
  • Biocide testing – do’s and don’ts
  • MIC monitoring methods – corrosion and microbiological approach
  • Case studies demonstrating MIC diagnostic tools
  • Demonstration of sampling kits and equipment for microbiology sampling

12:15 Lunch

13:15 Cource, part 4

  • Failure analysis principles and links to MIC
  • Latest developments in MIC modelling – overview, mechanistic, RBI and Bayesian Network

15:15 Wrap-up of course

  • Quiz covering the learnings
  • Corse evaluation and certificate

16:00 The end


To be booked by the individual participant.

We have reserved a number of rooms at Clarion Hotel Styavanger. Single rooms (bed and breakfast) are NOK 1690 per night.  The hotel rooms can be booked by phone +4751502531 og email to il cl.stavanger@choice.no , please specify code GR018308 when booking. The rooms are held until  two weeks before the course.



Group discount When the same company registers/participate 5 or more persons at one event at a time, you get a 20 % discount (does not apply to the World Class Maintenance courses). Registration Register via the registration button. If you have any questions, please contact kundeservice@qualitynorway.no Hotel To be booked by the individual participant. Day package lunch and break snacks (obligatory). Terms of cancellation Written notice of cancellation must be sent to kundeservice@qualitynorway.no. Any cancellation after the registration deadline will be subject to a 30 % cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellation within 7 days of the start of the course. Unfortunately, sick leave does not provide a basis for refund. Contact your insurance company regarding this. Rights The purchasing of this event is personal and is associated with the registered party.

NOK 7600,-
Price for delegates who are members of Norwegian Maintenance Society

NOK 8400,-
Price for delegates who are non-members of Norwegian Maintenance Society

NOK 19500,-
Price for conference package, inclusive lunches and break snacks for physical participation


To be booked by the individual participant.

We have reserved a number of rooms at Clarion Hotel Styavanger. Single rooms (bed and breakfast) are NOK 1690 per night.  The hotel rooms can be booked by phone +4751502531 og email to il cl.stavanger@choice.no , please specify code GR018308 when booking. The rooms are held until  two weeks before the course.

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