Oil & Gas

Microbial control in the Oil & Gas industry is a part of a larger corrosion control and chemical treatment program. The use of the correct biocide helps to maintain asset integrity by preventing corrosion, improving overall production efficiency, and preventing environmental damage by mitigating sources of corrosion failure.

Biocides are used to kill microorganisms which include sulfate reducing bacteria, slime forming bacteria, and algae. These microorganisms attack polymeric drilling muds, completion and workover fluids, slick waters, fracturing fluids, etc., and can cause deterioration of the fluid system and reduced effectiveness of the well treatments.