A key concern in the oilfield industry is bacterial contamination, which is naturally occurring in the hydrocarbons. To help counter this contamination, biocides are used to control sulfate-reducing bacteria, slime-forming bacteria, iron-oxidizing bacteria and bacteria that attack polymers in fracture and secondary recovery fluids.
Innospec Oilfield Services offers a full range of registered biocides specifically designed for use in completing and producing applications, including pipeline. Our registered biocides are supported by our extensive chemical knowledge and years of experience providing leading biocide solutions for oilfield applications.
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 spec— even when third party pumping equipment is involved. Unique among chemical suppliers, we are a technology company that focuses on partnering closely with customers throughout the life-of-well phases to optimize fluid system performance and efficiencies to bring true value to our clients. To that end, we developed a process for providing on-site well services and technical support—one that involved our proprietary chemical tracking system and IOS personnel with in-depth knowledge of both the chemicals and their delivery systems.
Whether your oilfield water is “fresh” or recycled, harmful microorganisms are present in significant numbers. At this primary stage of a well’s development, effectively reducing and treating bacteria via proven biocides is not only critical, but paves the way for enhanced biocide results later on in the well and reservoir.
Beyond the water put into your well, drilling activities invariably introduce a new wave of extremely harmful microorganisms that not only survive downhole, but actually flourish. To combat bacterial growth and downhole damage, biocides included in the hydraulic fracturing fluid must be formulated to handle a wide range of downhole factors and conditions.
No matter how comprehensive the biocide treatment of your well and water, microbes are not only present in the reservoir—they thrive in this hostile environment. The solution? Highly engineered biocides that can stand up to elevated salinity and heat conditions, retaining their effectiveness to preserve your asset from souring and corrosion.