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How to Kill it in Completions

Evolving the Biocide Selection Procedure for Frac By Virginia Wornstaff, Vice President Yes, Kill Study sounds a little morbid. I have run hundreds of these microscopic genocides in my career trying to zero in on biocide application efficiencies for production...

The ABC’s of ATP Test Kits

Active Bacteria Count with ATP Test Kits Mitigating microbial growth is paramount for preventing microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and souring in oil and gas applications. Information regarding overall population, metabolic subtypes present and presence of...

Micro-Managing Oilfield Produced Water

Join OSP at PWS Seminar 2019: Solutions for Microbial Control Water consumption and management has quickly become paramount to the success of most, if not all modern unconventional shale oil plays. Water-borne microbes are introduced to a well during drilling....

Sampling for Microbial Testing

Sampling Best Practices Whether you’re sampling source waters for completion operations, emulsion pads within a separator, coupons or pig returns, there are some basic steps for obtaining samples that will help with microbial testing. Safety When collecting...

Produced Water Selection for Frac Operations

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...

What is causing corrosion in my water lines?

Case Study: Corrosion Recently a client came to us with concerns about water line corrosion. The OSP Technical Team conducted LifeCheck DNA qPCR on the pipe and fluids testing for microbes that contribute to MIC related issues. It was determined MIC microbes were...