ICorr Corrosion Forum

Our consultant microbiologist Dr Carol Devine attended the ICorr Aberdeen Branch corrosion forum at the end of August. The theme of the event was energy transition and corrosion, and material challenges associated with the energy transition. Topics covered included corrosion issues arising during hydrogen transport, and with offshore wind, fusion reactors and solar energy. As we transition our energy supply away from oil and gas it is essential that corrosion challenges – including microbiologically influenced corrosion – are fully considered so that monitoring is effective and preventative action can be taken. We …

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 sponsors the Institute of Corrosion Aberdeen branch

We are delighted to announce that NCIMB is sponsoring the Aberdeen Branch of the Institute of Corrosion this year. Microorganisms can influence corrosion in a range of environments and NCIMB has extensive experience of working with the oil and gas industry to monitor the populations of microbes that can have an impact- allowing appropriate steps to be taken if the risk of microbially influenced corrosion is high. More information about our oilfield microbiology services is available here . With our years of experience in this field, getting more involved with …