Microbial consortia in Oman oil fields: a possible use in enhanced oil recovery.

@article{AlBahry2013MicrobialCI,
  title={Microbial consortia in Oman oil fields: a possible use in enhanced oil recovery.},
  author={Saif N Al-Bahry and Abdulkader E. Elshafie and Yahya M Al-Wahaibi and Ali S Al-Bemani and Sanket J. Joshi and Ratiba A Al-Maaini and Wafa J Al-Alawi and Yuichi Sugai and Mussalam Al-Mandhari},
  journal={Journal of microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={106-17}
}
Microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) is one of the most economical and efficient methods for extending the life of production wells in a declining reservoir. Microbial consortia from Wafra oil wells and Suwaihat production water, Al-Wusta region, Oman were screened. Microbial consortia in brine samples were identified using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and 16S rRNA gene sequences. The detected microbial consortia of Wafra oil wells were completely different from microbial consortia… CONTINUE READING