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Microbes are Everywhere

   Did you know microbes are everywhere, even in our waters? Each water will provide different nutrients and experience different environmental changes. If your water changes, so will your microbial community. You can’t make changes in any one part of the...

50 Shades of Water

Water is water, right? Look at water as a vehicle. It is a key component of your fluid package helping deliver sand, inhibitors, friction reducers and other chemistries in, and debris out. Every time we use a water source, we leave behind industrial chemicals and...

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...