Core flooding tests to investigate the effects of IFT reduction and wettability alteration on oil recovery during MEOR process in an Iranian oil reservoir

@article{Rabiei2013CoreFT,
  title={Core flooding tests to investigate the effects of IFT reduction and wettability alteration on oil recovery during MEOR process in an Iranian oil reservoir},
  author={Arash Rabiei and Milad Sharifinik and Ali Niazi and Abdolnabi Hashemi and Shahab Ayatollahi},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2013},
  volume={97},
  pages={5979-5991}
}
Microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) refers to the process of using bacterial activities for more oil recovery from oil reservoirs mainly by interfacial tension reduction and wettability alteration mechanisms. Investigating the impact of these two mechanisms on enhanced oil recovery during MEOR process is the main objective of this work. Different analytical methods such as oil spreading and surface activity measurements were utilized to screen the biosurfactant-producing bacteria isolated… CONTINUE READING

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