OSP 2K7 Water Soluble Paks reduce bacterial load in coiled tubing fluid in the Eagle Ford: Mitigation of premature string failures due to microbial influenced corrosion


A CT service company, Pioneer Energy Services, working for an operator in the volatile oil window of the Eagle Ford formation was experiencing premature coiled tubing string failures. Recent conference paper presentations have pointed to microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) as a cause of premature CT failure.


They approached OSP, a leading provider of biocidal products for the oil and gas industry, to help them determine the best course of action. Two technologies were provided: the LifeCheck™ ATP Test Kit to measure total bacterial levels, and the 2K7® Water Soluble Paks (WSP) biocidal treatment to reduce bacterial levels in the CT fluid.

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