Oxidation of fugitive methane in ground water linked to bacterial sulfate reduction.

@article{Stempvoort2005OxidationOF,
  title={Oxidation of fugitive methane in ground water linked to bacterial sulfate reduction.},
  author={Dale R Van Stempvoort and Harm Maathuis and Ed Jaworski and Bernhard Mayer and Kathleen Rich},
  journal={Ground water},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={187-99}
}
When fugitive methane migrates upward along boreholes of oil and gas wells, it may migrate into shallow ground water or pass through overlying soil to the atmosphere. Prior to this study, there was little information on the fate of fugitive methane that migrates into ground water. In a field study near Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada, we found hydrogeochemical evidence that fugitive methane from an oil well migrated into a shallow aquifer but has been attenuated by dissimilatory bacterial sulfate… CONTINUE READING