An optimized microbial control treatment program requires a strategy to address each of the three phases of hydraulic fracturing: preparing the water, decontaminating the well, and protecting the reservoir.

As a leader in optimized microbial control for hydraulic fracturing operations, we recommend biocides based on the conditions of each phase, considering temperature, salinity, aerobic and anaerobic conditions, and the desired duration of control. Each application is different and requires a tailored program to meet the needs of the specific system.

How can the right biocide help operators produce more hydrocarbons while protecting their equipment and reservoir? Microbial Control field expert Ken Wunch dives into the problems plaguing the oil and gas industry

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Hydraulic Fracturing

Product Name

Active Ingredient *

Features & Benefits

AQUCAR™ GA 25 Water Treatment Microbiocide

AQUCAR™ GA 50 Water Treatment Microbiocide

Glutaraldehyde

  • Rapid control with some preservative properties
  • Rapid decontamination of the downhole environment
  • Moderate high-temperature stability and prolonged downhole protection
  • Highly compatible with fracturing fluid additives

AQUCAR™ 714 Water Treatment Microbiocide

AQUCAR™ 742 Water Treatment Microbiocide

Glutaraldehyde + ADBAC

  • Synergistic blends of glutaraldehyde and ADBAC quat
  • Enhanced rapid control and biofilm penetration properties

AQUCAR™ DB 20 Water Treatment Microbiocide

AQUCAR™DB 5 Water Treatment Microbiocide

DBNPA

  • Rapidly controls microbes for preparation of top-side water sources
  • Non-corrosive at end-use concentrations
  • Compatible with pumping, piping and storage equipment

AQUCAR™ TN 25 Water Treatment Microbiocide

THNM

  • Ability to maintain efficacy at high temperatures, pressure and salinity for downhole protection
  • Provides slow, sustained kill

AQUCAR™ A 78 Water Treatment Microbiocide

DMO

  • Ability to maintain efficacy at high temperatures, pressure and salinity for downhole protection
  • Provides slow, sustained kill
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* ADBAC: N-alkyl-N,N-dimethyl-N-benzylammonium chloride / DBNPA: 2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide / THNM: Tris(hydroxymethyl)nitromethane / DMO: 4,4-dimethyloxazolidine