Cultivation-independent methods applied to the microbial prospection of oil and gas in soil from a sedimentary basin in Brazil

Abstract

The upper parts of oil field structures may leak gas which is supposed to be indirectly detected by the soil bacterial populations. Such microorganisms are capable of consuming this gas, supporting the Microbial Prospection of Oil and Gas (MPOG) methodology. The goal of the present work was to characterize microbial communities involved in short-chain… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/2191-0855-1-35

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@inproceedings{Miqueletto2011CultivationindependentMA, title={Cultivation-independent methods applied to the microbial prospection of oil and gas in soil from a sedimentary basin in Brazil}, author={Paula B Miqueletto and Fernando Dini Andreote and Armando CF Dias and J. Cedefio Ferreira and Eug{\^e}nio Vaz dos Santos Neto and Val{\'e}ria Maia de Oliveira}, booktitle={AMB Express}, year={2011} }