Water treatment technology:
Oil and Gas Applications

Key benefits of JGL Solutions microbe treatments by application.

microbe treatment application

Saltwater Disposals

Improves Oil in Water Separation

JGL Microbes produce biosurfactants that effectively break interfacial tension, they also:

  • Reduce viscosity of hydrocarbons, allowing the oil and water to easily separate
  • Strip hydrocarbons off solids, allowing them to fall out of emulsion
  • Improve oil quality, allowing sellable oil to float to the top
Remediate and Inhibit Rag Layers

The small size (less than .5 μm) of JGL Microbes allows them to penetrate the rag layer and gain access to the various components of the pad. Additionally, JGL Microbes:

  • Break paraffin carbon chains down to the C12 range, facilitating refinement of paraffin to oil
  • Reduce viscosity of asphaltenes
  • Strip hydrocarbons from solids
  • Break interfacial tensions
Significantly Reduces Corrosion

JGL Microbes are facultative anaerobes; meaning they utilize available oxygen first, removing it from the system. Once removed, they take an anaerobic metabolic pathway (without oxygen). Additionally, the Microbes:

  • Produce a thin polysaccharide coating on all metal surfaces they come in contact with; forming a barrier from corrosion
  • Remove under-deposit corrosion by dissolving acid-soluble deposits and releasing hydrocarbon deposits
Reduces Solids Injected in the System

JGL Microbes strip hydrocarbons from the solids, allowing them to fall to the bottom of the tank, they also:

  • Dissolve and inhibit the formation of acid-soluble solids, such as iron sulfide, calcium carbonate, and calcium sulfate
  • Change paraffin to oil and reduce the viscosity of asphaltenes
  • Allow the hydrocarbons to float to the surface instead of going downhole; increasing sellable skim oil
Holding Tank
Pad Buildup
Saltwater Disposal
Frequent Acid Jobs

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Producing Wells

Remediates paraffin and asphaltenes:

The microbes ingest long-chain hydrocarbons (C14 to C105+) and crack them into short-chain hydrocarbons (C12 range):

  • Transforming paraffin to oil, effectively reducing the pour point

The viscosity of asphaltenes are reduced significantly, allowing them to separate from paraffin bonds and flow out of the wellbore; improving flow assurance

Inhibits and dissolves scale and iron compounds:

The microbes chelate scale ions, preventing them from forming. Including:

CaCO₃, CaSO, BaSO₄, SrSO₄, FeCO₃, Fe₂O₃, FeO, FeS

They produce by-products that are able to dissolve various scales and iron compounds, including:

CaCO₃, CaSO, FeS, FeCO₃, Fe₂O₃, FeO

Significantly reduces corrosion:
  • They produce a thin polysaccharide coating on all metal surfaces they come in contact with - forming a barrier from corrosion
  • They remove under-deposit corrosion by dissolving acid-soluble deposits and hydrocarbon deposits
  • The microbes are facultative anaerobes - they utilize available oxygen first and then take an anaerobic metabolic pathway
Reduces emulsion problems:

The microbes produce biosurfactants that effectively break interfacial tension. They also:

  • Reduce viscosity of hydrocarbons, allowing the oil and water to separate more easily
  • Strip hydrocarbons off solids allowing them to fall out of the emulsion
  • Improve oil quality by improving the gravity and viscosity of the oil
Potential production enhancement:
  • The microbes remove skin damage at the perfs and near wellbore formation; allowing more fluid and/or gas to flow into the wellbore
  • The well operates more efficiently, with less downtime fewer tubing leaks, etc.; allowing more production time
Producing Well
Heavy Paraffin

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Microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR)
  • Biosurfactants are produced in the formation as motile microbes move back into capillaries, releasing residual oil to be swept up for recovery
  • The cracking of carbon chains causes a significant reduction in viscosity, allowing improved mobility of the oil
  • Removal of skin damage (scale, paraffin, and iron compounds) throughout perfs and the formation, improving sweep efficiency
* Benefits listed under the Saltwater Disposal tab are also included for waterflood treatment

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Soil Remediation

Removes TBH

Microbes remove the hydrocarbons our of the system.

Texas RRC requires TPH to be less than 10,000 ppm. We reduce levels below 1,000 ppm.

Removes Benzene

Reduce benzene to levels below 20 parts per billion

Fast Acting

Out treatments average under 45 days to achieve required remediation levels.

Safe for Groundwater

JGL microbes are 100% naturally occurring and safe for the environment. They do not harm aquifers, lakes, rivers, streams, etc.

Coming soon

White Paper

JGL Solutions White Paper

An in-depth report omicroorganisms. Below you will find our White Paper over Remediation/Prevention of Scale, Corrosion, and Hydrocarbon Carryover in SWDs and EOR Injectors with Specialized Bacteria vs. Traditional Chemicals.

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microbes vs chemcials


JGL microbes are proven more effective and cost efficient than toxic chemical programs currently being used in the petroleum and wastewater industries.

One specially blended product

No need to mix 4 or 5 separate products. JGL uniquely blends microbes tailored to your system's needs.

No state or government spill reporting required

Our products are 100% safe for land, water, air, and life.

Naturally removes oxygen in the system

Facultative anaerobic

Colonizing vs. PPM

JGL microbes flow evenly at with full strength anywhere liquid flows. No need to maintain a specific PPM.

No pump to maintain

JGL employees inject our microbial solution directly into your system.

Microbially Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR)

MEOR is a tertiary form of oil recovery - qualifying for large tax exemptions varying from state to state.



Our key principle in life and in business is excellence. It is a commitment we make every day to ensure that we will lead you to a clean process, long term success, and a better solution for your field.

Full Service Laboratory Analysis

Detailed monthly lab reports testing water and solid analysis.

ComplIMENTARY site evaluation

Detailed sample analysis for potential projects.

24/7 Customer Service

Coordinated communication with engineering and field personnel throughout each microbe project.

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See how microbes permeate solid deposits to remove solid buildup and eliminate under-deposit corrosion. Resulting in possible pressure reduction and/or volume increase.