Oil plays a very significant role in the economy of
Thus, it is considerably important that one must study the efficiency of Saudi ARAMCO's reduction of oil tank corrosions. This study can be advantageous for the public, oil corporations and the academe as it will: First, extend coating and structure life which will yield cost savings (Wallace n.d.). Corporate cost of corrosion includes two areas: cost for new construction and cost or repairs and maintenance (Johnson 2002). This study can help corporations and the public be aware of the consequences of oil tank corrosions and be able to take active initiatives towards it. Second, this research can facilitate in protecting the environment as it will provide recommendations for effective reduction of oil tank corrosion. Third, the study may also assist on an improved public and employee safety (Black 2006). Fourth, corporations can avoid the costly litigation resulting from non-adherence to laws and regulations (Wallace n.d.). Finally, the researcher hopes that the research may be made future references for further studies on the same field or other related topics.
Background of the Study
Saudi ARAMCO: A Company Profile. Saudi ARAMCO is a state-owned oil company is
Oil Tank Corrosion. Corrosion is the deterioration of a material, frequently a metal, because of its reaction with the environment (Wallace, n.d).
Statement of the Problem and its Objectives
To be specific, this study aims to investigate the efficiency of reduction of oil tank corrosion in Saudi ARAMCO. The study aims to achieve the following:
- Identify the approaches or the initiatives taken by the Saudi ARAMCO in reducing oil tank corrosion.
- Determine other oil companies' strategies in reducing oil tank corrosion.
- Analyze and evaluate the efficiency of Saudi ARAMCO's methods in oil tank corrosion reduction.
- Recommend ways on how oil companies can reduce oil tank corrosion.
Overview of Methodology
To achieve the aims of the study, the researcher intends to investigate the methods used by Saudi ARAMCO in their reduction of oil tank corrosion. This thorough investigation can be done by means of interviewing the company itself (i.e. top operations managers), sending appropriate questionnaires that will enable the researcher to assess the efficiency of Saudi ARAMCO's reduction of oil tank corrosions. Further support for the data gathered will be represented in tables and graphs using relevant developments in the area of oil tank corrosion reduction. Extensive research on the topic of reducing oil tank corrosions will also be done. The researcher intends to examine other companies' methods of oil tank corrosion reduction as to have references of comparisons, as well as laws and regulations regarding corporate environmental performance of the Saudi Arabian government. These interviews and extensive research will hopefully be sufficient in analyzing and evaluating the efficiency of reduction of oil tank corrosion by the Saudi ARAMCO.
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