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Title: Methods for producing authigenic rock mineral for altering rock hydrology

Methods of reversibly altering the rock hydrology in systems, such as oil reservoirs, by inducing authigenic mineral-precipitating bacteria to produce authigenic rock mineral.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1371930
Assignee:
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CHO
Patent Number(s):
9,708,526
Application Number:
14/353,267
Contract Number:
FG02-98ER62689,
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Oct 24
Research Org:
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

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