This volume is concerned with many aspects of petroleum microbiology and biochemistry, all with strong commercial applications. Worldwide research on the major topic, MEOR (Microbially Enhanced Oil Recovery) is comprehensively covered under experimental work, field applications and modeling. The challenge of formulating a complete in situ MEOR system (microorganisms, nutrient package, and other amendments) is explored together with the future needs in the design and execution of this new biotechnology.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction to the Fourth International MEOR Conference (F. Burtch). Plenary Address: "M.O.R.E." to M.E.O.R.: An Overview of Microbially Enhanced Oil Recovery (T.R. Jack). Selection and Characterization of Microbial Systems. Use of Natural Microflora, Electron Acceptors and Energy Sources for Enhanced Oil Recovery (G.T. Sperl, P.L. Sperl, D.O. Hitzman). Bug Rock: Bacteriogenic Material Precipitation Systems for Oil Patch Use (T.R. Jack et al.). Chemical Markers of Induced Microbial Transformations in Crude Oils (E.T. Premuzic et al.). Characterization of Xanthan Gum Degrading Enzymes from a Heat-stable, Salt-tolerant Bacterial Consortium (J.A. Ahlgren). Subsurface Application of Alcaligenes eutrophus for Plugging of Porous Media (Y. Li et al.). Halotolerant and Extremely Halophilic Oil-oxidizing Bacteria in Oil Fields (S.S. Belyaev et al.). The Use of Slime-forming Bacteria to enhance the Strength of the Soil Matrix (I.C.Y. Yang et al.). Parameters Affecting Microbial Oil Mobilization in Porous Media (A.K. Stepp et al.). Behavior of Microbial Culture Product (PARA-BACR) Isolates in Anaerobic Environments (D.R. Schneider). Aqueous Microbial Biosurfactant Solutions Exhibiting Ultra-low Tension at Oil-water Interfaces (T. Ban, T. Sato). The compatibility of Biosurfactants on Degassed Oil and the Displacement Efficiency of Biosurfactant/Sulphonate - Alkaline - Polymer System (S.-T. Gao, T.-L. Qin). Comparative Analysis of Microbially Mediated Oil Recovery by Surfactants Produced by Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis (S.L. Fox et al.). Noninvasive Methodology to Study the Kinetics of Microbial Growth and Metabolism in Subsurface Porous Materials (M.J. McInerney et al.). Adhesion of Microbial Cells to Porous Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Solid Substrata (T. Ban, S. Yamamoto). Modeling of MEOR. A Mathematical Model for Microbially Enhanced Oil Recovery Process (X. Zha


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Brookhaven National Laboratory, DAS Building 318, Upton, NY 11973, USA