Mitigate microbial contamination in Oil and Gas
Maintain effective microbial control
Wherever there is water, there are microbes. Depending on the application, microbial contamination can lead to serious issues such as spoiling, fouling, souring and corrosion. These issues can result in downtime, safety concerns, added costs and even equipment failure.
Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and souring can affect many aspects of oil and gas development resulting in downtime, safety issues and added costs. Additionally, any water-based industrial product or process will encounter issues with microbial contamination and require preservation or treatment to mitigate spoiling or fouling.
2K7® is a broad-spectrum biocide that has been effectively used as an antimicrobial and preservative in many industries for over 30 years. OSP created 2K7 Bugsticks, a solid stick format of the 2K7 biocide that enables delivery to inaccessible areas where microbes can proliferate. OSP offers several formats and formulations of 2K7 depending on the application.
Microbial Consulting Services
Water is a part of oil and gas operations “tap to cap” from drilling new wells, operating pipelines and facilities, to final abandonment of wells and equipment. Effective operations and longevity of asset life rely on proper microbial control programs. Biocide use includes not only understanding the objectives of control, but also what influences the performance of the various biocides.
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Frequently Asked Questions
ATP monitoring offers a powerful combination of speed, versatility, portability, and accuracy for microbial testing. All living cells contain ATP regardless of whether they are bacteria, fungi, or any other type of microbe. As such, its measurement is a direct indication of the microbial content in your sample. Our LifeCheck ATP test kit is an easy, fast and accurate microbial enumeration method, valuable in routine monitoring and supporting microbial management programs.
Yes. 2K7 is non-ionic and therefore very compatible with most system components within the oil and gas industry.
Very unlikely. While it has been proposed that microbes can develop resistances to organic biocides, this has not been seen with 2K7 applications nor is it likely based on application methods used within our industry.