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    STP641

    Use of ATP Extraction in Oil Field Waters

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    Abstract

    Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) measurement of microorganisms in pressurized oil field injection waters has confirmed the unsuitability of standard micro-organism counting techniques for this use. Biocide performance in contamination level measurements are used to demonstrate the importance of this relatively new technique.

    Keywords:

    oil fields, water injection, adenosine phosphates, biocides, micro-organisms


    Author Information:

    Littmann, ES
    Microbiologist, Nalco Chemical Company, Sugar Land, Tex


    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.31

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36573S