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Selection of the optimal recovery method is significantly influenced by economic issues in today’s oil and gas markets. Consequently, the development of cost-effective technologies, which bring maximum oil recovery, is the main interest in today’s petroleum research communities. Theory and Practice in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery provides the fundamentals, latest research and creditable field applications. Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) is potentially a low-priced and eco-friendly technique in which different microorganisms and their metabolic products are implemented to recover the remaining oil in the reservoir. Despite drastic advantages of MEOR technology, it is still not fully supported in the industry due to lack of knowledge on microbial activities and their complexity of the process. While some selected strategies have demonstrated the feasibility to be used on a mass scale through both lab and field trials, more research remains to implement MEOR into more oil industry practices. This reference delivers comprehensive descriptions on the fundamentals including basic theories on geomicrobiology, experiments and modeling, as well as current tested field applications. Theory and Practice in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery gives engineers and researchers the tool needed to stay up to date on this evolving and more sustainable technology.
- Covers fundamental screening criteria and theories selective plugging and mobility control mechanisms
- Describes the basic effects on environmental parameters and the mechanics of simulation, including microbial growth kinetics
- Applies up to date practical applications proven in both the lab and the field
Production engineers, enhanced oil recovery researchers, graduate level petroleum engineering students
- Microbial Processes for Oil Recovery
- Subsurface Environment and Screening Criteria
- Porosity and Permeability
- Screening Criteria
- Microbiology for Enhanced Oil Recovery
- Ecology and Microbial Activities in Deep Subsurface
- Microbiology for Ex Situ Microbial Applications
- Microbial Products for Enhanced Oil Recovery
- Biomass, biofilm, biopolymers
- Biogenic gases
- Strategies for Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery
- Theory and Experiment
- Selective Plugging Mechanisms by Biomass Production
- Mobility Control Mechanisms by Biosurfactant Production
- Viscosity Alteration
- Alteration in Interfacial Tension
- Alteration in Wettability
- Biosurfactant Production, Adsorption, and Screening
- Biogenic Gas Generation
- Hydrocarbon Degradation
- Modeling and Simulation
- Field Applications
4.1 Biological Growth and Metabolism Kinetics
4.1.1 Basic Concept for Growth Rate
4.1.2 Effects of Environmental Parameters
4.1.3 Model for Metabolites Generation
4.2 Simulation of MEOR Mechanisms
4.2.1 Permeability Alteration
4.2.2 Interfacial Tension Reduction
4.2.3 Relative Permeability Change
4.2.4 Oil Viscosity Reduction
4.3 Application of Numerical Simulations
5.1 Types of Field Implementation
5.2 Field Trials
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- 21st July 2020
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Kun Sang Lee is currently a Professor in the Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering at Hanyang University. He earned a BS in mineral and petroleum engineering and a MS in mineral and petroleum engineering, both from Seoul National University. He was previously an Assistant Professor and Professor at Kyonggi University and an Associate Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Geosystem Engineering and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology. He has published in many journals including Elsevier's Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.
Professor, Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea
Tae-Hyuk Kwon is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science of Technology. He earned a PhD, M.Sc and B.Sc all from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. His main research areas are in energy and sustainable geotechnology as well as coupled thermos-hydro-chemo-electro-biological processes in porous media and particulate materials. He was awarded Best Paper wards from the Korean Geotechnical Society and has authored several articles and presented at worldwide conferences. He has also earned one patent.
Associate Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science of Technology, Korea
Taehyung Park is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He earned a PhD and M.Sc both from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and he earned a B.Sc in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Rochester. His main research areas are in mutli-phase fluids flow in porous media and bio-geo-chemical processes in soil-water systems. Taehyung has authored many papers and earned four patents.
Postdoctral Research Fellow, Korea Advanced Institute of Science of Technology, Korea
Moon Sik Jeong is currently PhD candidate at the Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering at Hanyang University. Moon earned a B.S. and is currently working on his PhD, both in Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering from Hanyang University. He co-authored two books, has authored several articles and conference papers presented at worldwide conferences.
Ph.D. Candidate, Hanyang University, South Korea
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