Every year, tens of millions of dollars are spent on repairs and replacement on corrosion in oil field injection wells.
This form of corrosion is not like any other type of corrosion, it is caused by sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB) which can promote general and localised corrosion by as much as 6x to 10x. As injection water passes through oil or soil strata, it picks up SRB along the way.
This SRB can colonise in crevices, pits, underneath biofilm or flow boundary stagnant areas. This is further exacerbated by high chloride or conductivity of injection water which can accelerate corrosion. As a result, severe corrosion can occur in pipes and the internal structure of tanks.
Introducing MICCON, the world’s first microbial-induced corrosion control technology that blocks the growth of SRB, kills SRB directly by disrupting its metabolic electron transportation and preventing multiplication.
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