Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM CDT
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AC Hotel by Marriott Houston Downtown 
723 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

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Dora Taggart 
Microbial Insights, Inc. 


Microbial Insights is a biotechnology laboratory that has specialized in molecular microbiological methods for analysis of field samples for 31  years.
Optimizing Microbial Corrosion Mitigation through Applied Molecular Microbiology 
Microbial Insights is pleased to invite you to an interactive workshop bringing together leaders in applied molecular microbiology and corrosion control.

Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is a complex damage mechanism that results in significant operating costs for pigging and cleaning programs, biocide and other chemical treatment, repairs, releases to the environment, and ongoing monitoring of microbiological conditions. Over the past decade, the use of molecular microbiological methods (MMM) such as ATP measurement, qPCR and next generation sequencing has gradually increased in the oil and gas industry, yet practical guidance on interpreting and applying MMM results from corrosion monitoring and control is limited. At the same time, operators today are under increasingly intense pressure to reduce costs, including corrosion mitigation and monitoring expenses. This workshop will bring together experts from the fields of molecular microbiology and corrosion control in an interactive exchange with industry stakeholders who are seeking justifiable ways to optimize mitigation costs based on state-of-the-art methods for diagnosing MIC and the effectiveness of mitigation.


1:30 pm Event check in and registration

2:00 pm Welcome, Introduction to Microbial Insights and a Systematic Approach to MIC

3:00 pm Biocides and Sampling Plans for MIC

4:00 pm Molecular Microbiological Methods for MIC assessment