The Importance of Being Precise

Avoid Garbage In, Garbage OutBy Stan Leong, President and CEOI recently read a book called 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson, containing some very interesting rules of how to live a good life. One that resonated with me the most was Rule 10 of Life, Be Precise in...

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...