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Title: Situ microbial plugging process for subterranean formations

Abstract

Subterranean paths of water flow are impeded or changed by the facilitation of microbial growth therein. Either indigenous bacterial growth may be stimulated with nutrients or the formation may be first seeded with bacteria or their spores which inhibit fluid flow after proliferation. These methods and bacteria are usable to alter the flow of water in a waterflooded oil formation and to impede the outflow of contaminated water.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Norman, OK
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865700
Patent Number(s):
4558739
Application Number:
06/482,316
Assignee:
Board of Regents for University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
DOE Contract Number:  
AS19-80BC10300
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
situ; microbial; plugging; process; subterranean; formations; paths; water; flow; impeded; changed; facilitation; growth; therein; indigenous; bacterial; stimulated; nutrients; formation; seeded; bacteria; spores; inhibit; fluid; proliferation; methods; usable; alter; waterflooded; oil; impede; outflow; contaminated; subterranean formation; water flow; contaminated water; situ microbial; fluid flow; subterranean formations; microbial growth; growth therein; bacterial growth; /166/435/

Citation Formats

McInerney, Michael J, Jenneman, Gary E, Knapp, Roy M, and Menzie, Donald E. Situ microbial plugging process for subterranean formations. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
McInerney, Michael J, Jenneman, Gary E, Knapp, Roy M, & Menzie, Donald E. Situ microbial plugging process for subterranean formations. United States.
McInerney, Michael J, Jenneman, Gary E, Knapp, Roy M, and Menzie, Donald E. Tue . "Situ microbial plugging process for subterranean formations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865700.
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title = {Situ microbial plugging process for subterranean formations},
author = {McInerney, Michael J and Jenneman, Gary E and Knapp, Roy M and Menzie, Donald E},
abstractNote = {Subterranean paths of water flow are impeded or changed by the facilitation of microbial growth therein. Either indigenous bacterial growth may be stimulated with nutrients or the formation may be first seeded with bacteria or their spores which inhibit fluid flow after proliferation. These methods and bacteria are usable to alter the flow of water in a waterflooded oil formation and to impede the outflow of contaminated water.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {12}
}

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