Visit from integrity monitoring partners ICR

We were delighted to welcome our corrosion monitoring partners from ICR to our new purpose-built facility last week! NCIMB partners with ICR in the delivery of full microbiological and corrosion monitoring surveys of oil and gas production facilities. Microbial monitoring is an essential step towards safeguarding assets against the effects of microbiologically influenced corrosion. You can find more information about all our oilfield microbiology services here

EURO-MIC conference

NCIMB’s consultant microbiologist Dr Carol Devine reports on the COST – European Network for MIC Management (EURO-MIC) conference on Microbially Influenced Corrosion Last week I headed to Berlin to attend a COST- European Network for MIC Management (EURO-MIC) conference on microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). MIC describes the negative effects of microorganisms on materials – a phenomenon of increasing concern to the European community. During the conference, held at BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und – prüfung/ the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing), I enjoyed some outstanding presentations from the …

NCIMB Sponsors the Reservoir Microbiology Forum 2021

We are delighted to be a sponsor of the 27th Reservoir Microbiology Forum. We always look forward to attending RMF, and this year it is being run as a hybrid event, giving everyone the opportunity to participate in the way the way that is most convenient and comfortable for them. The forum, which is hosted by the Energy Insitute, is a great opportunity for oil producers, scientist, technologists, engineers, academics and researchers from around the world to present, share and discuss the widespread effects of microbes in oil reservoirs. New …

What is the best way to monitor oilfield microbes?

NCIMB has worked with biofilms from various locations and in a number of different ways over the years, but the main area that we have focused on is the monitoring of microbial populations in biofilms that influence microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in offshore oil and gas production facilities. It is important that oil and gas operators monitor the location, prevalence and diversity of these populations in order to generate data to aid the mitigation of the effects of pitting corrosion. Such localised corrosion is difficult to predict and detect – and can lead to sudden failures that may cause major disruption to operations – as well as detrimental effects to the marine environment.

NCIMB is delighted to be a sponsor of ISMOS-8

NCIMB is delighted to be a sponsor of the 8th International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems. There’s a great programme lined up for this year’s event, which will be held online from the 8 – 11 June. It goes beyond the traditional oil and gas industry focus to include sessions on alternative fuels to oil and gas, hydrocarbon biodegradation and becoming net zero. Of course there is still a strong focus on microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) and reservoir souring – including a session on the …