2008 Ultra-Deepwater

Enumerating Bacteria in Deepwater Pipelines in Real-Time at a Negligible Marginal Cost Per Analysis: A Proof of Concept Study

Subcontractor: Livermore Instruments Inc.

Principal Investigator: David Fergenson
Project Number Project Status
08121-2902-06 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Don Richardson
Participants
Phage Biocontrol, LLC; Texas A&M University; ConocoPhillips Company; Shell International Exploration & Production; Petrobras America, Inc.; Halliburton; Nalco Company; Multi‐Chem Corporation; BJ Services Company; Champion Technologies, Inc.; Intertek Group plc; INTECSEA
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
January 25, 2010 March 31, 2013
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$294,418.00 $197,613.00 $93,861.00
Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to provide improved evaluation technology for identifying microbially‐influenced corrosion caused by bacteria producing iron sulfides that accumulate and block pipelines. Livermore Instruments will develop BioAerosol Mass Spectrometry (BAMS) technology to provide real time bioassays and conduct a laboratory demonstration of the enumeration and quantification of sulfate‐reducing bacteria (SRB) in real time, and determine the threshold application of sodium hypochlorite required to neutralize SRB in vitro.

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Reports
File Type Date
Enumerating Bacteria in Deepwater Pipelines in Real-Time at a Negligible Marginal Cost Per Analysis: A Proof of Concept Study ( 581.3 KB ) Final Report 08/13