Oil & Gas

Water forms an integral part of oil and gas production processes. whether as a medium used for development, such as in the oil sands or hydraulic fracturing fluids, or as part of the regular production of oil and or gas, water is produced-water that contains various bacteria.

AquaScope allows for rapid and continuous monitoring of the microbial composition of water within this industry, thus providing an unprecedented process control tool. By means of AquaScope, an excellent insight in the microbiology of your water sources is obtained, allowing effective bio monitoring and timely remediation, thus avoiding high cost and environmental risks for all those involved. AquaScope’s use herein creates a huge pro-active and reactive opportunity for savings through knowledgeable intervention.

Microbiological contamination is often hard to detect, but it causes many challenges for the industry, such as bio-corrosion and acidification of wells. Slime production, and the resulting clogging of bore holes, is another challenge faced by operators or well servicing companies.

During well completion, well stimulation or regular production, AquaScope provides rapid and reliable microbiological results.

Not only the usual bacteriological contaminants such as SRB, IRB and APB are monitored, but also, on user request, specific bacteria can be detected by AquaScope. Both on-site monitoring or laboratory-based analytical procedures are served with AquaScope, allowing for a fast and more in-depth understanding of the microbiological status of water coming from or pumped into boreholes and wells.

Simply put, Biotrack systems allow the oil and gas industry to extend well life, reduce operational cost and lower the environmental footprint significantly.

Biotrack’s AquaScope is recognized for a multitude of applications:

  • Bio-monitoring using an AquaScope unit during well completion
  • Efficacy monitoring for every possible disinfectant potentially applied to casual problem solving
  • Tailored advice on the treatment of specific water sources prior to use
  • On-site bio-monitoring using a mobile AquaScope
  • Rapid bio monitoring of produced and flowback water for process control purposes
  • Wireless record keeping
  • Wireless remote monitoring of data from field locations to corporate for involved decision making