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A key concern in the oilfield industry is bacterial contamination, which can be naturally occurring in the liquids that are entrained in hydrocarbons. To help counter this contamination, biocides are used to control sulfate-reducing bacteria, acid-producing bacteria, and iron-oxidizing bacteria.

Innospec Oilfield Services offers a full range of registered biocides specifically designed for use in pipeline applications. Our registered biocides are supported by our extensive chemical knowledge and years of experience in providing leading biocide solutions for many different pipeline applications such as; flowlines, gathering systems, transmission systems and facility piping.

We are not only committed to supplying superior biocides for your job, we also provide onsite chemical advisors to ensure that each and every IOS biocide formulation performs exactly to the required specifications. Unique among chemical suppliers, we are a technology company that focuses on partnering closely with customers throughout the entire life of the pipeline system to optimize fluid system performance and efficiencies bringing true value to our clients. To that end, we have developed a process for providing on-site pipeline treatment services and technical support—one that involves our proprietary chemical tracking system and IOS personnel with in-depth knowledge of both the chemicals and their delivery systems.

Hydrotest Treatments

Whether your hydrotest water is “fresh” or recycled, harmful microorganisms are present in significant numbers. During a hydrotest, effectively reducing and treating bacteria via proven biocides is not only critical, but is paramount in providing asset integrity and ensuring the life of the asset.

Pipeline Pickling

When pipelines need to be pickled or “layed up” for either short or extended periods of time, IOS has you covered. Our extensive suite of biocides can conveniently help you achieve your short or long term goals with minimal impact on the environment. Mitigation programs are designed specific to your needs and are effective in a wide range of operating conditions.