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Archive for March, 2013

Tank Bottom Cleaning

A 10,000 BBL fixed roof storage tank needed  sludge removed from the bottom and internals cleaned to allow floor, wall, and roof to be inspected and coated.  The objective was to reduce the hazard of removing gas entrained sludge and reduce the hazard of  explosive atmosphere within the tank during the sludge handling operation. The tank […]

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Tank Cleaning – Success at European Refinery

Project: A pilot study was conducted at a petroleum refinery in Europe to evaluate bacterial treatment for emulsion breaking and oil recovery.  The objective was to recover the maximum volume possible of water free oil from an oil/water emulsion. Treatment: Approximately 22,800 barrels of oil/water emulsion were transferred into a 31,000 barrel tank.  The emulsion was […]

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Paraffin Control

A Mexican onshore ten-well pilot program had a dramatic production decline due to suspected well-bore and formation damage by paraffin deposition.  Gas lift and rod pump wells with a high frequency of hot oiling were previously used to maintain production.  The pay zone depth was 1200-3200 meters and the paraffin content was at 20-25%. A custom […]

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Paraffin Removal and Production Improvement

The use of microbial organisms in the oil field proved not only to extend the paraffin removal and pump maintenance cycle in the oil producing well, but also to improve oil production.  In this project, the goal was to determine whether improved production brought by the use of the microbes is temporary or long term.  […]

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Paraffin Reduction – SUCCESS STORY

Application Field – Black Butte; formation – Sunburst; depth – 1000 m; total production – 100 bbl/day; well head water cut – 20%. Project This well had severe paraffin problems.  The tubing and pump were consistently being plugged.  Prior to treatment, the well was being hot-oiled every 2-3 weeks and was pulled 12 times prior […]

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Hog Producer

A hog farm with 600 sows, supplying pork for the food processing industry, had a two-stage wastewater system. Prior to treatment, the upper and lower lagoons had terrible odor problems.  The settling basins and lagoons could not handle the volume of hog waste introduced into the system daily. Treatment began with Micro-Bac products added to […]

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English Duck Producer

A client in County Monaghan, UK, has been producing ducks for a number of years.  The ducks are housed in cages with droppings going through a wire mesh to a holding tank below.  Slurry thus produced is transferred to an effluent treatment plant prior to discharge. The slurry had poor flow characteristics, preventing easy flow […]

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Proficient Foods Company (Denny’s, Inc.)

Proficient Foods Company, in Rancho Cucamonga, California, is a large cold storage and frozen foods distribution arm for Denny’s Inc., serving the California, Arizona, and Nevada regions for the United States.  Operating twelve hours per day, seven days per week, Proficient stores chicken and other meat products at its California facility and  distributes these products regionally using about […]

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Van Der Meer Chocolate Company

Van Der Meer in Orange, California, is a local chocolate candy maker operating eight hours per day, five days per week, with less than 500 gallons of daily water flow, and no retention systems of any kind. Prior to treatment, the plant suffered from regular drain blockages that required plumbing service every one to two […]

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