Tomson Technologies researches ways to mitigate microbial activity in the oilfield. Through field sampling, analysis, and biocide testing Tomson Technologies implements site-wide and company-wide microbiology treatment strategies. Microbial analysis plays an important role in production well flow assurance. Several microbial processes can have a profound impact on oil and gas production and downstream processing, as well as on water quality and safety. Therefore, for environmental, health and economic reasons, it is critical for reservoir engineers and operators to understand how individual decisions and actions related to drilling, fracturing, and well operation may affect subsurface microbial community dynamics and composition. Tomson can perform bug bottles for kill rate analysis as well as detailed quantification of the microbial community via qPCR.