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Title: Well having inhibited microbial growth

Abstract

The invention includes methods of inhibiting microbial growth in a well. A packing material containing a mixture of a first material and an antimicrobial agent is provided to at least partially fill a well bore. One or more access tubes are provided in an annular space around a casing within the well bore. The access tubes have a first terminal opening located at or above a ground surface and have a length that extends from the first terminal opening at least part of the depth of the well bore. The access tubes have a second terminal opening located within the well bore. An antimicrobial material is supplied into the well bore through the first terminal opening of the access tubes. The invention also includes well constructs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175868
Patent Number(s):
7,090,016
Application Number:
10/949,109
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Lee, Brady D., and Dooley, Kirk J.. Well having inhibited microbial growth. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Lee, Brady D., & Dooley, Kirk J.. Well having inhibited microbial growth. United States.
Lee, Brady D., and Dooley, Kirk J.. Tue . "Well having inhibited microbial growth". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175868.
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abstractNote = {The invention includes methods of inhibiting microbial growth in a well. A packing material containing a mixture of a first material and an antimicrobial agent is provided to at least partially fill a well bore. One or more access tubes are provided in an annular space around a casing within the well bore. The access tubes have a first terminal opening located at or above a ground surface and have a length that extends from the first terminal opening at least part of the depth of the well bore. The access tubes have a second terminal opening located within the well bore. An antimicrobial material is supplied into the well bore through the first terminal opening of the access tubes. The invention also includes well constructs.},
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year = {Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
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