This course explains this often overlooked aspect of oilfield chemistry and gives hands-on training in how to monitor microorganisms in order to control them. Uncontrolled microbial growth can lead to reservoir souring, micro-biologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and process upsets, costing hundreds of millions of dollars. The instructor will introduce some of the microorganisms that grow in oil fields, discuss the major problems they cause and give practical advice on microbial monitoring and mitigation.
Learning is through an effective blend of classroom theory sessions, hands-on practical and theoretical exercises and group discussions on actual field case studies. In addition, modules on sampling procedures, locations, preservation and ATP testing techniques will be included. A certificate is issued to delegates on successful completion of the course.