DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences address global sustainability issues

DuPont oilfieldIn a series of TED Talks, six DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences’ scientists share aspirational research to solve some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, relating to reducing environmental impact in oilfields

Geert van der Kraan, PhD, research scientist, discovery and applications, focuses on how molecular biology can be used to impact oilfield systems. His goals are threefold:

· Optimising and reducing the number of chemicals used by making dosing more effective and treating the system as needed

· Improving the overall management of production — and injection — of water systems to extend the lifespan of a well or reservoir

· Reducing the amount of sulfide in topside facilities, making the work associated with oil production safer for employees and the environment

Geert’s research is helping halt and potentially reverse land degradation of oil production.

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