Case Study: What is the best produced water option for my hydraulic fracturing operation?

OSP was engaged to complete microbial testing on two produced water options for future hydraulic fracturing operations.

The OSP Technical Team tested samples from two production fields using LifeCheck ATP to determine the overall microbial load of each sample. The technical team also completed LifeCheck DNA qPCR testing to target the presence of problematic microbes.

The testing concluded the best option was the Produced Water from Production Field 1 as it had a lower total microbial load and fewer problematic microbes present.

The resulting recommendation was to design a microbial control program for the frac package by completing biocide selection studies via LifeCheck ATP to help prevent the establishment of problematic microbes within Production Field 1 water .

Frac Produced Water Selection