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Biocides vs Washing Dishes

What do biocides and washing dishes have in common? More than you think. Stay with me folks, this one is going to be good. Scenario 1: You’re on a frac job and pre-treat the source water on surface with an oxidizer, looking for a quick kill to ensure the microbial...

Caution Bear in the Area

Join OSP for a Friday adventure. You pack your hiking gear, get in the car, drive to the mountains and arrive at your destination. You jump out of the car with excitement only to come face to face with a sign that reads ‘Caution Bear in Area.’ Do you think to yourself...

A Comprehensive Biocide Program: Do you know the Drill?

Drilling fluids are composed of a mix of natural and synthetic additives selected based on operational needs and disposal considerations. Most wells are drilled with water-based drilling fluids. The water content and availability of nutrient sources found in the fluid...

Corrosion is a Multifaceted Phenomenon

Even when the evidence begins to point to microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), don’t lose sight of the fact that corrosion is a multifaceted phenomenon. In a recent study conducted by Dr. Dennis Enning, Engineering Associate at ExxonMobil Upstream Research...