Guidelines on managing microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in water injection systems

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  • Published: March 2022
  • REF/ISBN: 9781787253087
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

These guidelines build on Guidelines for the Management of microbiologically influenced corrosion in oil and gas production, which describes the corrosion processes, the importance of MIC, the identification of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), operational practices that encourage
MIC and MIC prevention and management strategies in all upstream oilfield production and utilities systems, both internal and external.

This guidance document provides a description and quantification of MIC threats associated with typical water injection process equipment, considering the materials in current use, biocide treatments, the presence of other production chemicals and process conditions. It offers guidance useful to end users that are not microbiology specialists but have a  requirement to manage and control various aspects related to the operation and integrity of water
injection systems. The guidelines aim to enable the non-specialist to identify, assess, control and prioritise MIC management for their systems more effectively.

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