About BioSqueeze®

For more than 8 years, BioSqueeze Inc.’s revolutionary biomineralization technology has been in the works. Its success stems from a unique, collaborative partnership between government, university, and industry experts. In 2014, the Montana State University Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) was given $8 million from the Department of Energy to research how microbes could be used to seal problematic defects in wellbore casing cement. The research team, including BioSqueeze Inc. founders Robert Hyatt and Randy Hiebert, found that naturally occurring soil bacteria could form crystalline calcium carbonate that would readily attach to rock, cement, and steel to form a permanent bond.

Innovative Technology

Through this research, the technology behind BioSqueeze® was born. Our founders licensed the technology and took it from the lab to the field, developing highly precise and sensitive equipment to make BioSqueeze® even more successful. In 2019, BioSqueeze Inc. sealed its first well, successfully eliminating sustained casing pressure and pioneering the latest innovation in the oil and gas industry.

Proven Solution

Today, BioSqueeze® is becoming known as the most effective solution for addressing sustained casing pressure, successfully sealing leaks in six states and several major oil basins across the U.S. Leaks that were once impossible to seal now have a powerful solution, saving oil and gas operators millions of dollars and months of rig time that would otherwise be thrown at futile attempts to seal. BioSqueeze® has many potential applications for the oil and gas industry, and we’ll continue to bring new solutions to the table as leaders in biomineralization.

Our Values

Integrity

We prioritize integrity in everything we do. We put our clients first, maintaining honesty and transparency in all of our interactions.

Innovation

Continued innovation drives us to be the world leader in biomineralization applications.

Environmentally Responsible

We work to create a healthier planet by harnessing the power of biomineralization – a natural process for solving problems faced by the oil and gas industry.

Work Ethic

Our strong work ethic emanates from our Montana roots. We continue until our work is done, no matter what it takes.

Success

Our success is defined by solving our clients’ problems. When our clients are satisfied, we are satisfied.

Safety-Minded

We keep our safety standards high to make sure everyone out in the field goes home safe at night.

Our Team

Our Team

BioSqueeze Inc. is led by a diverse group of experts, with backgrounds in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, business development, sales and more.

MMA 2022 Startup of the Year
November 2022

BioSqueeze Inc. was recognized by the Montana Chamber of Commerce as the Montana Manufacturing Association 2022 Startup of the Year for it's world class equipment manufacturing and efforts to create jobs in Montana.

IOGCC Chair's Stewardship Award
October 2022

BioSqueeze Inc. was selected as the winner of the Chair's Stewardship Small Business Award at the 2022 Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD for the impact of it's innovative biomineralization technology in helping the oil and gas industry reduce methane emissions.

SPE Technical Paper
October 2022

BioSqueeze Inc. (BSI) co-founder and VP R&D Randy Hiebert presented a technical paper co-authored with Lauren Panzo of Seneca Resources Company LLC (Seneca) at the SPE Annual Technical Conference on Oct 3rd.

BSI was contracted by Seneca to eliminate pressure in two annuli on a natural gas well in PA and was able to seal both annuli with just one squeeze.

Access the full paper via OnePetro https://doi.org/10.2118/210258...

Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge
September 2022

BioSqueeze Inc. was selected as a finalist for the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge from an international pool of applicants!

DARPA Grant
August 2022

BioSqueeze Inc. has been selected to undertake a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIRT) Program project with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The project entitled “Engineered Biological Cement for Surface Hardening in Semi-Aquatic Environments” will investigate using biomineralization for soil stabilization.

Emerging Clean Technologies Award
May 2022

BioSqueeze Inc. was recognized at the Global Energy Show in Calgary, Alberta for its innovative biomineralization technology, BioSqueeze®. BioSqueeze® was selected as runner up for the Emerging Clean Technologies Award from a pool of 250 submissions.

Ben White, Vice President of Operations
March 2022

BioSqueeze Inc. has added Ben White to the leadership team as Vice President of Operations. White, a 2001 graduate of Montana Technological College, brings with him over 21 years of oil and gas exploration, development, acquisition, and evaluation experience.

John Griffin, Vice President of Sales
March 2022

BioSqueeze Inc. has added John Griffin to the leadership team as Vice President of Sales. Griffin brings with him over 14 years of oil and gas experience, including offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore across North America.

New Headquarters
February 2022

BioSqueeze Inc. has moved its headquarters to the historic Hennessy Building in the heart of uptown Butte, MT.

Seed Funding
September 2021

BioSqueeze Inc. closes $4 million seed round of funding with Montana-based investors Next Frontier Capital and Frontier Angels.

Our Locations

Headquarters

130 North Main Street
Butte, Montana 59701

Operations

244 Dundee Avenue
Greeley, Colorado 80634

Operations

2905 Industrial Boulevard
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 15102

Fabrication Facility

119920 Rick Jones Way
Butte, Montana 59750

Maintenance Facility

3934 Wynne Avenue
Butte, Montana 59701

CURRENT OPERATIONS
COMING SOON
BioSqueeze® on Four Horizontal Producing Wells

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BioSqueeze® on Four Horizontal Producing Wells

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by an operator in the DJ Basin of Colorado to remediate high bradenhead pressure (sustained casing pressure) On four of their horizontal producing wells.

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BioSqueeze®  on “Difficult” Plug and Abandon Well

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BioSqueeze® on “Difficult” Plug and Abandon Well

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by an operator in the DJ Basin of Colorado to remediate high bradenhead pressure (sustained annular pressure) on a well slated for abandonment.

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BioSqueeze® Seals Leaking Gas on a Recently Plugged Storage Well

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BioSqueeze® Seals Leaking Gas on a Recently Plugged Storage Well

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by a company to mitigate an annular vent in a gas storage well in the process of being plugged.

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BioSqueeze® Seals Two Leaking Annuli with One Treatment

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BioSqueeze® Seals Two Leaking Annuli with One Treatment

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by a company in Pennsylvania to mitigate casing pressure in both the 9 5/8” x 7” - 85 psi and 13 3/8” x 9 5/8” - 55 psi annuli.

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Annular Pressure Via Surface Squeeze

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Annular Pressure Via Surface Squeeze

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by an operator in Ohio to eliminate annular pressure in a well in the process of being retired. The well was leaking from the 13-3/8 in x 9-5/8 in annulus and had several cement plugs in the wellbore, preventing downhole access for a standard perf and squeeze.

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BioSqueeze® Seals a Leaking Cement Plug in a Previously Abandoned Well

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BioSqueeze® Seals a Leaking Cement Plug in a Previously Abandoned Well

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by an operator in Pennsylvania to seal a leak in the cement plug of a previously abandoned well.

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Casing Pressure in a Well Slated for Abandonment

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Casing Pressure in a Well Slated for Abandonment

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by an operator to mitigate annular pressure in a well slated for abandonment.

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BioSqueeze® Seals an Annular Leak where Numerous Other Attempts had Failed

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BioSqueeze® Seals an Annular Leak where Numerous Other Attempts had Failed

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by an operator to seal a leaking annulus in a well in the process of being abandoned. Previous attempts to seal the leak had little to no impact.

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Sustained Casing Pressure in a Well being Decommissioned

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Sustained Casing Pressure in a Well being Decommissioned

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by an operator to eliminate annular pressure in a well in the process of being abandoned.

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Bradenhead Pressure in a Well Prior to Abandonment

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Bradenhead Pressure in a Well Prior to Abandonment

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted by an operator in Colorado to eliminate bradenhead pressure in a well slated for abandonment. Prior to our arrival, the well was prepared by perforating at 2,880 ft (gas source), 2,270 ft (channeling), and 870 ft (50 ft below surface casing shoe) through the 4-1/2 in casing string.

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BioSqueeze® Seals Micro Annulus No Other Technology Could Address

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BioSqueeze® Seals Micro Annulus No Other Technology Could Address

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted to mitigate annular gas on the 13-3/8 in x 9-5/8 in annulus on a previously plugged well in Ohio that multiple other attempts with cement, resin, etc. had failed to fix.

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Gas Migration, Enabling Efficient Abandonment

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Gas Migration, Enabling Efficient Abandonment

BSI was contracted to eliminate gas migration on the backside of the 7” casing of a well being plugged in Pennsylvania. Bond logs indicated good cement, so a noise-temp log was used to identify the shallowest gas source (600’).

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BioSqueeze® Mitigates Casing Pressure, Allowing Permanent Abandonment

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BioSqueeze® Mitigates Casing Pressure, Allowing Permanent Abandonment

BSI was contracted to mitigate casing pressure on a well being plugged in Pennsylvania.

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Bradenhead Pressure, Enabling Continued Production

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Bradenhead Pressure, Enabling Continued Production

BSI was contracted to reduce bradenhead pressure on a producing well in Colorado. Bond logs indicated there was a micro annulus behind the 5-1/2” production casing.

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BioSqueeze® Remediates Bradenhead Pressure in a Well Being Abandoned

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BioSqueeze® Remediates Bradenhead Pressure in a Well Being Abandoned

BioSqueeze Inc. was contracted to remediate bradenhead pressure on a well in the process of being abandoned in Colorado. Cement had been squeezed lower previously, but annular pressure remained.

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BioSqueeze® Seals Leaking Cemented Annuli During P&A

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BioSqueeze® Seals Leaking Cemented Annuli During P&A

BSI was contracted to mitigate casing pressure on a well in Pennsylvania. The bond log indicated poor cement bonding throughout the well. Prior to our arrival an unsuccessful attempt to cut and pull the 5-1/2” casing was made.

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BioSqueeze® Seals Leaking Annulus Previously Treated with Casing Expansion

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BioSqueeze® Seals Leaking Annulus Previously Treated with Casing Expansion

BSI was contracted to eliminate annular pressure on a well in Pennsylvania where previous remediation had failed. A 0 psi log showed no bond above 2,200’, while a 2,500 psi log indicated better bonding around 2,100’ due to prior treatment with a casing expansion tool.

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BioSqueeze® Seals Multiple Annuli with One Squeeze

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BioSqueeze® Seals Multiple Annuli with One Squeeze

BSI was contracted to mitigate pressure on a well in Pennsylvania leaking from both the 9-5/8” x 7” & 7” x 4-1/2” annuli.

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Annular Gas on a Previously Plugged Well

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Annular Gas on a Previously Plugged Well

BSI was contracted to mitigate annular gas on a well in Pennsylvania leaking from the 8-5/8” x 5-1/2” annulus. The well was prepared by cutting two narrow 360 degree sand notches at around 1,400’ through the 5-1/2” casing, installing 2-3/8” tubing to the depth of the bottom notch, and setting a bridge plug just below the bottom notch.

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BioSqueeze® Seals Leaking Cement Abandonment Plug

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BioSqueeze® Seals Leaking Cement Abandonment Plug

BSI was contracted to eliminate casing pressure on a well in Pennsylvania leaking from the inside of the production casing.

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Pressure on Intermediate Casing

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Pressure on Intermediate Casing

BSI was contracted to eliminate annular pressure on the 7” intermediate casing on a well in Pennsylvania. Prior to treatment, pressure was 17 psi.

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Annular Gas Leak Migrating up the Wellbore

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BioSqueeze® Eliminates Annular Gas Leak Migrating up the Wellbore

BSI was contracted to mitigate gas traveling through the cemented 13-3/8” x 9-5/8” annulus and up the wellbore via the milled 9-5/8” casing top.

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BioSqueeze® Seals Annular Leak, Eliminating Gas Migration

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BioSqueeze® Seals Annular Leak, Eliminating Gas Migration

BSI was contracted to seal a leak in the 7” x 4-1/2” annulus on a well in Pennsylvania. An acoustic log identified the source of the leak was at around 2,000’.

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BioSqueeze® Mitigates Sustained Casing Pressure

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BioSqueeze® Mitigates Sustained Casing Pressure

BSI was contracted to seal a leak in the 8-5/8” x 5-1/2” annulus on a well in Pennsylvania. An acoustic log identified an area of poor cement at 670’.

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BioSqueeze® Seals Leaks from Multiple Sources

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BioSqueeze® Seals Leaks from Multiple Sources

BSI used an acoustic log to identify and seal an annular leak at the source, but a secondary zone was found to be contributing higher in the well.

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BioSqueeze® Remediates Annular Gas Leak Expediting Abandonment

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BioSqueeze® Remediates Annular Gas Leak Expediting Abandonment

BSI sealed an annular leak deep in a well being abandoned in Pennsylvania, allowing it to be efficiently and cost-effectively abandoned.

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