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    Use of ATP Extraction in Oil Field Waters

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    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.


    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