Case Study: Waterflood

Recently a client came to us with concerns about microbial content in waters that would be used for waterflooding. The concern was that specific microbial subgroups may lead to undesirable production-related issues once introduced into the reservoir.

The OSP Technical Team conducted LifeCheck DNA qPCR to target and enumerate microbes that contribute to souring and MIC related issues, concluding the overall microbial load was high at 109 ME/ml. The recommendation back to the client was to complete a biocide selection study to select the appropriate chemistry to control (and minimize) the microbial population in these waters prior to injection.



Mitigating microbial growth is paramount for preventing issues such as microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and souring in oil and gas applications, demanding reliable testing and a team of experts committed to your microbial mitigation strategy. At OSP we understand immediate microbial results are important for the implementation of an appropriate control program which can be challenging to achieve with lean teams or sample transportation. To help meet these challenges our LifeCheck® Resources microbial identification and evaluation experts provide technical services, on-site or in the lab. We commit to providing you with reliable results to support your microbial mitigation strategy.

OSP provides microbial identification, evaluation and control via technology and services to ensure our stakeholders are protecting their assets with the best information and products available in the energy industry. We are committed to providing technical testing, quality reports and reliable specialty chemical products for water-based applications in the energy industry.