2008 Ultra-Deepwater

Replacing Chemical Biocides with Targeted Bacteriophages in Deepwater Pipelines and Reservoirs

Subcontractor: Phage Biocontrol, LLC.

Principal Investigator: Neil Summer
Project Number Project Status
08121-2902-04 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Don Richardson
Participants
Texas A&M University; Shell International Exploration & Production; ConocoPhillips Company; Petrobras America, Inc.; Halliburton; Nalco Company; Multi‐Chem Corporation; BJ Services Company; Champion Technologies, Inc.; Intertek Group plc; INTECSEA; Livermore Instruments, Inc.
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
January 21, 2010 February 20, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$159,443.00 $118,406.00 $39,443.00
Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to evaluate the use of bacteriophage, or phage, the natural viral predators of bacteria, in a focused approach to reduce the agents of microbially influenced corrosion of from the production wellhead to the refinery including pipelines. Phage are highly specific to their target bacteria and are harmless to any other cells, or non‐targeted bacteria. Phage targeting problem bacteria can be injected at the head of the pipeline for long term biological control, thus reducing the environmental impact by negating the use of biocides for bacteria control.

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Reports
File Type Date
Replacing Chemical Biocides with Targeted Bacteriophages in Deepwater Pipelines and Reservoirs ( 2.4 MB ) Final Report 08/12