NCIMB grows overseas sales with new Malaysian and Asia Pacific distributor dP Fluiteq

Aberdeen-based oilfield microbiology experts NCIMB Ltd have entered into an exclusive distributor agreement with dP Fluiteq for distribution of their bacterial growth media in Malaysia and Asia Pacific. The media is used in the oil and gas industry to assess the risk of microbiologically influenced corrosion in production facilities. This form of corrosion can contribute to failure of pipelines, and the presence and activity of microorganisms can also cause other issues in oilfield systems. NCIMB is a biotechnology company with decades of experience in making media suitable for culturing bacteria …

Desulfovibrio desulfuricans – friend or foe?

by Connor Trottor, PIPS Intern The National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria includes thousands of industrial strains – but what exactly is an “industrial” strain? The collection includes strains with biotechnological potential, as well strains studied because of the problems they can cause industry. Some strains fall into both categories. Desulfovibrio desulfuricans, may be better known for its role in oilfield souring, microbiologically influenced corrosion and as a producer of toxic gas, but in this blog, PIPS intern Connor Trotter considers some of the positive applications it could …

Meet us at RMF 2023!

Our consultant Microbiologist Dr Carol Devine will be attending the Reservoir Microbiology Forum (RMF) in London on 15 November. The event is run by the Energy Institute (EI) with the support of a small working group within the EI’s Microbiology Committee, of which Carol has been a member for a number of years. Excellent and welcoming event RMF is an excellent and very welcoming multi-disciplinary platform that brings together oil producers, scientists, technologists, engineers, academics and researchers from around the world to present, share, and discuss the widespread and versatile …

ICorr Industrial Visit to ICR

Our consultant microbiologist Dr Carol Devine attended the ICorr Industrial visit to ICR last Tuesday evening. She said: “It was a most enjoyable and educational visit, and it was good to meet old friends, colleagues and clients face-to-face again! It was great to be back at ICR and to see how the company has grown and developed over the past three years, with many new faces AND new technologies” The evening included demonstrations from QuickFlange, OMNI, Sky-Futures, TechnoWrap and Insono as well as from the Corrosion Monitoring and Chemical Injection …

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

NCIMB sponsors the Reservoir Microbiology Forum

NCIMB is delighted to sponsor this year’s Energy Institute Reservoir Microbiology Forum, held on 16 – 17 November as a hybrid event. The RMF is an excellent, multi-disciplinary platform that brings together oil producers, scientists, technologists, engineers, academics and researchers from around the world to present, share and discuss the widespread impact and potential applications of microbes in oilfields. This year, the respected forum provides a highly technical programme featuring sessions on Microbial and Chemical Monitoring, Microbiological aspects of Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide Transport and Storage, Microbially Influenced Corrosion, Reservoir …