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Bacteria in Oilfield Waters and Why They Should Be Controlled

Aug 11, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by De Nora posted in oil and gas, oilfield, disinfection, produced water treatment, produced water recycling


Oilfield bacteria are present everywhere water can be found in the hydrocarbon production process. Unchecked bacteria populations can result in operational issues through the upstream and midstream production environment. Starting at the producing formation itself, bacteria introduced into the formation during drilling, completion, or flooding can result in the plugging of the formation as well as the wellbore. 

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Application Spotlight: Produced Water Treatment & Recycling

Jul 30, 2020 12:19:00 PM / by De Nora posted in De Nora, Clortec, Fracturing, oilfield


Though freshwater has traditionally been the primary vehicle for hydraulic fracturing well completion, a variety of stressors are driving exploration and production (E&P) companies to increase their use of produced water. These stressors include freshwater availability and use in E&P operations, increased costs associated with the acquisition of fresh water, and the costs and regulatory limits on the disposal of produced water.

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Application Spotlight: Injection Wells

Jul 15, 2020 6:17:42 PM / by De Nora posted in water treatment, oil and gas, oilfield, produced water


Injection wells and drilling can be a quite confusing subject for those who are unfamiliar with oilfield operations. This short application spotlight is intended to provide readers with a brief overview of the terminology and processes associated with this subject.

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