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Post-Frac Souring Issues

A few operators approached our Technical Sales Professional, Dustin Sockwell, after experiencing souring issues post-frac. The fracs showed great treatment of bacteria on surface but after testing the flowback 30 days later, the presence of sulfur reducing bacteria...

Evolving the Biocide Selection Procedure for Frac

When asked about frac kill studies, Virginia Wornstaff, offered some words of wisdom from her extensive experience. During frac operations, frac studies are often run for the duration – often a 48 hour test. Regularly, the waters are in the reservoir for a lot...

The Importance of Looking at Water as a Whole

Robert Johnson, Lead Technologist at OSP, offers some words of wisdom on the relevance of looking at water as a whole. From time to time people come to us without having completed a water analysis but they’re asking for a biocide to treat their corrosion issues. In...

Measuring Systems in The Good Times and The Bad

Our clients often ask why they should be making measurements in systems where they are not experiencing microbial issues. Shirin Fallahtafti, MES, EP, Product Line Manager at OSP, likes to use the analogy of weight loss and weight gain. It’s all about measuring...

The Art of Sample Collection

The art of sample collection is truly that, an art. Jordan Barber, member of the OSP Technical Team, offers his words of wisdom and insider view on sampling. From refilled ‘spitter’ bottles to pop bottles, Jordan has seen it all. From previous field experience, he...

Millout Water Treatment

Recently we were asked by a CT Client “Why do I need to treat the water during mill-outs, if it was treated during the frac? Our OSP technical frac expert, Shawn Chamberlain, offered some words of wisdom. To avoid pre-mature string failures and corrosion of down-hole...