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Bacteria may be responsible for corrosion through:                                                                                        
• The nutrients they consume (formation of cells of differential aeration in the case of oxygen consumption or cathodic depolarization in the case of hydrogen consumption).

• The compounds they expel (acids or complexing compounds, hydrogen sulfide).

• Their simple presence (formation of deposits creating heterogeneities).

• Porous material plugging (reservoir, filters) disrupts productivity.
Arkema has developed some high-performing Bactiram® formulations to kill bacteria and prevent microbiologically induced corrosion which can lead to reservoir souring.

We will offer you specific solutions:                                                                                                                                       ​​​​​​​                                             ​​​​​​​
  • To identify the bacteria involved: Acid Producing Bacteria, Sulphate Reducing Bacteria, Thiosulphate Reducing Bacteria                                                                                                                                                    
  • To determine and design the treatment which fits your needs and your facilities (batch treatment, continuous injection, alternating treatment).
We aim to enhance your productivity, reduce your OPEX, and increase the lifetime and integrity of your facilities.                                                                           

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  • Fast kill rates                                                                                                                                 
  • Long duration of protection                                                                                                                                
  • Broad spectrum activity                                                                                                                                
  • No adsorbable organic halides


  • Water injection                                                                                                                                
  • Oil production                                                                                                                                
  • Water treatment                                                                                                                                
  • Batch or continuous treatment                                                                                       

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Bactiram® Range

Bactiram® are biocides developed to control bacteria growth in oil and gas production, processing, storage and transportation facilities, as well as in water systems specific to oil fields (produced water disposal systems and production, treatment and injection water systems).

In particular, Bactiram® prevent corrosion, injectivity reduction, fouling and plugging problems due to the presence of sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) and thiosulfate reducing bacteria (TRB).

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