Agip has international interests in projects with extremely sour conditions and in wells producing elemental sulphur.

Intetech advised Agip on the behaviour of materials in contact with elemental sulphur, and how corrosion could be controlled through the appropriate selection of materials and the use of sulphur solvents and corrosion inhibitors.

The operator is applying this knowledge to new projects and expects to make substantial cost savings through effective materials selection and corrosion control.