Nigerian Scientist Develops Cheap , Efficient Technology for Corrosion, Souring in Oil, Gas Industries

A Nigerian scientist has developed the most cost effective and efficient technology that can be used to diagnose and remediate problems associated with corrosion and souring in oil and gas industries.

Associate Professor of Petroleum Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI) Ebonyi State, Dr. Chuma Okoro, told The Guardian that the advanced technology can save up to 75 per cent of the cost used currently in managing corrosion and souring related problems in the Nigerian oil and gas industry and this translates to about N13.4 billion annually.

The study titled "Impacts of Tetrakis-hydroxymethyl Phosphonium Sulfate (THPS) Based Biocides on the Functional Group Activities of Some Oil Field Microorganisms Associated with Corrosion and Souring" was published in August 6, 2014 edition of the British Microbiology Research Journal.

The summary of the research findings was presented last week in FUNAI at the 6th edition of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Technology (PTDF) – FUNAI Technology Knowledge Sharing Programme (TKSP).

The forum brings together science, engineering and technology researchers in oil and gas industry in Nigeria and beyond.

Okoro has also just received a United States (US) Patent for a formula he invented in 1997, ‘Sea Water Microbial Inocula,’ used for managing bioremediation in […]

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