2nd March 2015 Content supplied by: Vivione Biosciences
Greene's Energy Use RAPID-B to Monitor Antimicrobial Treatments
Vivione Biosciences Inc. have announced the successful field deployment of its proprietary bacterial detection platform, RAPID-B with Greene's Energy Group, LLC. Greene's utilized Vivione's RAPID-B system to detect and enumerate bacteria in oil field flow-back water samples before and after anti-microbial treatments were administered. Within 20 minutes of testing, RAPID-B provided Greene's with relevant data on the impact their antimicrobial treatments had on reducing the viable bacteria in the water. The real time data allowed Greene's to immediately optimize their treatment and provide their customer, one of the large independent Energy and Production companies, with a level of service that previous technologies could not provide.
Brandon Faulk of Greene's Energy Group's Water Treatment Services division commented, "The reason we chose Vivione's RAPID-B platform to provide us with additional data is due to the precision their equipment brings to the outdated diagnostic tools in the oil & gas industry when it comes to determining bacterial counts. Vivione's technology has allowed Greene's Water Treatment Services division to determine real time bacterial counts when it is needed most. The data has allowed us to improve and fine tune our water treatment efficiencies while onsite that would not have been possible with previous technologies in the given time frame."
The potential beneficial use of produced waters is an area of expanding interest in the oil and gas exploration and production industry, particularly in areas with limited water resources. Oilfield service companies such as Greene's are charged with the management, filtration and reuse of these waters.
In order to effectively manage and treat oilfield production waters it is necessary to first analyze the water content to determine what treatment modalities are necessary.
Date Published: 2nd March 2015
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