We have identified a class of inhibitory molecules that abrogate sulfidogenesis in oilfield produced fluids. Bottle tests and laboratory-scale bioreactors to mimic field conditions, found that very low doses of two versions of this class of compounds were found to effectively prevent H2S generation.
To study the effect of repeated biocide treatments to mitigate microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), we used a Center for Disease Control (CDC) biofilm reactor to generate and remediate corrosive biofilms on carbon steel coupons grown from a produced water sample from a salt water disposal (SWD).
A failure in one of the de-salter relief lines of the crude distillation unit. This paper describes the probable causes and the adopted remedies for the localized corrosion observed in the insulated relief line. Circumstantial evidence and failure morphology were used in arriving at the root cause for this failure.