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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...

The Human Factor

The Human Factor is one of the most important factors to consider when designing your microbial mitigation programs. Lab data, product data, experience, expertise, and know-how can create effective programs for control, but one must always factor in human control when...

Overextending the KISS Principle

The phrase; “keep it simple stupid” (KISS), coined by Kelly Johnson as a product design principle, alludes to the idea that most systems function best if they are kept as simple as possible, avoiding unnecessary complexities. This principle has been applied in a...

What’s your well drinking?

If you were thirsty and I hand you a glass of water, you would be pretty sick if I gave you fresh water from my septic field rather than fresh water from my tap; the same goes for your well. Although we don’t always get to choose water with zero microbes for our frac,...