Petroleum Microbiology

ISBN 13: 9781555813277

Petroleum Microbiology

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A state-of-the-art presentation of the specific microbes that inhabit oil reservoirs, with an emphasis on the ecological significance of anaerobic microorganisms. Considers the various beneficial and detrimental effects of bacteria and archaea indigenous to the oil field environment. Provides fundamental and applied biological approaches, and serves as an invaluable reference source for petroleum engineers, remediation professionals, and field researchers. Explores the impacts of microbial activities on the composition of crude oil and on petroleum production, as well as examining bacterial mechanisms involved in the biodegradation of hydrocarbons. Presents chapters on fermentative, iron-reducing, and nitrate-reducing microorganisms; biodegradation of petroleum in subsurface geological reservoirs; microbial enhancement of oil recovery; petroleum upgrade through the use of biotechnology; and the microbiology of marine oil spill bioremediation.

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