Target and test for microbial contamination to achieve microbial control

The first step in mitigating microbial growth is to assess the level of microbes prior to treatment. Information regarding overall population is important to determine the best course of action. Advance testing before the required water application ensures we generate specific treatment KPI’s for proper microbial control such as determining target dosages and onsite-calibration before job commencement.

At OSP we understand immediate microbial results are important for the implementation of an appropriate control program. Our Technical Team offer field testing products and technical services, on-site or in the lab, providing reliable, informative results to support your microbial mitigation strategy.

Testing TechnologyProductService
DNA 16S Sequencing
ATP Test Kits
Serial Dilution Media
Kill Studies
Microbial Consulting

OSP 2K7 biocide reduces treatment costs in large volume pad stimulation

An operator planning a large-scale hydraulic stimulation of a 7-well pad in the Montney formation was looking to determine the optimal solution for microbial control in their treatment fluid. They wanted to mitigate microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and well souring, commonly caused by sulfate reducing and acid producing bacteria (SRB and APB).

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell us about LifeCheck ATP?

The ATP test is a simple field test that detects a molecule called Adenosine Triphosphate, or ATP. This molecule is related to energy production and is present in all living cells. The ATP test uses a reaction that generates light when ATP is present, and is easily measured with a simple tool in the field. By measuring the ATP content of a sample, you can assess the viable biomass or “total life” within that sample. This test does not distinguish between microbial groups (SRB, APB etc).Results take less than 10 minutes per sample.

What is LifeCheck DNA technology?

LifeCheck DNA technology is a modern microbial identification and evaluation tool for determining problematic microbial populations in almost any sample type utilizing either 16S rDNA sequencing or qPCR. This innovative genetic testing works by measuring the amount of specific DNA present in the sample from microbes of interest. LifeCheck DNA can provide a full microbial community profile, or quantify targeted microbes.

What is the difference between 16S sequencing and qPCR?

LifeCheck DNA 16S Sequencing characterizes and provides insight into the microbial community present, and in what relative proportion.</p>
<p>LifeCheck DNA qPCR is innovative genetic testing that detects and accurately quantifies specific microbes without the need for growth media.

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