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Shale-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter as a Substrate for Subsurface Methanogenic Communities in the Antrim Shale, Michigan Basin, Usa

  title={Shale-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter as a Substrate for Subsurface Methanogenic Communities in the Antrim Shale, Michigan Basin, Usa},
  author={Roger Huang},
SHALE-DERIVED DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER AS A SUBSTRATE FOR SUBSURFACE METHANOGENIC COMMUNITIES IN THE ANTRIM SHALE, MICHIGAN BASIN, USA FEBRUARY 2008 ROGER HUANG, B.A., AMHERST COLLEGE M.S., UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Directed by: Professor Steven T. Petsch The microbial origin of methane produced from sedimentary basins is a subject of great interest, with implications for the global cycling of carbon as well as natural gas exploration. Despite the growing body of research in sedimentary basin… 

Microbial diversity and methanogenic activity of Antrim Shale formation waters from recently fractured wells

Bacterial sequences greatly outnumbered those of archaea and shared highest similarity to previously described cultures of mesophiles and moderate halophiles within the Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, and δ- and ε-Proteobacteria.

Underground Hydrosphere of the Sedimentary Basins as Naphtides-Generating System (on the Example of the South Caspian Basin)

The analysis of organic matter (OM) content dissolved in the formation waters and waters of mud volcanoes (water dissolved organic matter – DOM) of the oil and gas bearing South Caspian Basin and its

Organic matter in rock–water systems of petroliferous basins: interrelationships (a case study: South Caspian Basin)

Generalizations and analyses are given of the data accumulated to date on the content of Organic Matter (OM) in formation waters of various stratigraphic complexes, as well as of mud volcanoes, and

Biological Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing Produced Water

Hydraulic fracturing enables the enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons from shale formations while generating large volumes of produced water, i.e. wastewater from hydraulic fracturing. Treatment of

The Main Features of the Geological Modeling Process of a Shallow Deposit of Super-Viscous Oil in Aspect of Development Strategy Planning with the Use of Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Method .............331

Recent events, such as the commencement of commercial development of the Novoportovskoye, Bovanenkovskoye fields in the Yamal Peninsula, the creation of infrastructure, pipeline and railway transport



Microbial production and modification of gases in sedimentary basins: A geochemical case study from a Devonian shale gas play, Michigan basin

An expanded data set for gases produced from the Antrim Shale, a Devonian black shale in the Michigan basin, United States, has allowed for a detailed examination of the related chemical and isotopic

Salinity Constraints on Subsurface Archaeal Diversity and Methanogenesis in Sedimentary Rock Rich in Organic Matter

Results show that several distinct communities of methanogens persist in this subsurface, CH4-producing environment and that each community is adapted to particular conditions of salinity and preferential substrate use and each community induces distinct geochemical signatures in shale formation waters.

Microbial generation of economic accumulations of methane within a shallow organic-rich shale

ALTHOUGH methane of bacterial origin is ubiquitous in marine and freshwater sediments, economic accumulations of bacterial gases occur mainly at depths of several kilometres in Tertiary basins that

Anaerobic Microbial Growth from Components of Cretaceous Shales

Cretaceous rock formations have been shown to harbor extant sulfate-reducing microbial communities. At these sites, microbial activity is concentrated at rock interfaces where there is likely a

Microbial production and oxidation of methane in deep subsurface

Organic Acids from Petroleum Source Rocks

The vastness and dynamics of sedimentary basins make it difficult to assess organic acid generation from petroleum source rocks on the basis of the limited subsurface data currently available. An

Heterotrophic Archaea dominate sedimentary subsurface ecosystems off Peru.

  • J. BiddleJ. Lipp K. Hinrichs
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2006
It is shown that extractable archaeal rRNA, selecting only for active community members in these ecosystems, is dominated by sequences of uncultivated Archaea affiliated with the Marine Benthic Group B and the Miscellaneous Crenarchaeotal Group, whereas known methanotrophic Archaea are not detectable.

Confined subsurface microbial communities in Cretaceous rock

Deep subsurface microbial communities1 are believed to be supported by organic matter that was either deposited with the formation sediments or which migrated from the surface along groundwater