Navigation Links
Bacteria keep tabs on state of oil field
Date:10/7/2010

ications that biomonitoring is a realistic option. The changes in the microbial diversity of the pore water from the oil well can provide a good understanding of the changing geochemical conditions in the oil field itself. This may well enable the oil field to be exploited more efficiently."

Biofilms

In addition to monitoring, bacteria can also be used to improve oil extraction. Geert van der Kraan explains: "Encouraging the growth of certain groups of bacteria at specific locations in the oil field is an interesting proposition. This growth partially blocks the porous structure of the rock that contains the oil, forcing the water to take another route. It can then move oil that is more difficult to reach, increasing the effectiveness of oil extraction."

Geert van der Kraan is the first researcher to obtain his doctorate as part of the ISAPP programme (Integrated System Approach Petroleum Production). ISAPP is a collaboration between TU Delft, Shell International Exploration & Production and TNO.


'/>"/>

Contact: Roy Meijer
r.e.t.meijer@tudelft.nl
31-152-781-751
Delft University of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. FSU researchers examine how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics
2. Scientists reveal important clues to how bacteria and viruses are identified as enemies
3. Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers identify structure that allows bacteria to resist drugs
4. Pickle spoilage bacteria may help environment
5. Rice study examines how bacteria acquire immunity
6. New microfluidic chip for discriminating bacteria
7. Insulin may reduce several inflammatory factors induced by bacterial infection
8. Jailbreak bacteria can trigger heart disease
9. Backstabbing bacteria: A new treatment for infection?
10. Talented bacteria make food poisoning unpredictable
11. Imaging reveals key metabolic factors of cannibalistic bacteria
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rzzp3v/global_outlook_of ) ... Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 " ... global biometrics market is likely to witness significant ... to the uptake of multiple technologies available. The ... the growth of biometrics in existing applications as ...
(Date:7/20/2015)... DENVER , July 20, 2015  Acuity ... Mobility Report: The Convergence of Commerce and Privacy" ... billion mobile biometric apps will be downloaded to ... users. The mobile biometrics market is projected to ... app revenue during the seven-year forecast period.    ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... , July 07, 2015 ... the addition of the "Biometrics for Banking; ... 2015-2020" report to their offering. ... contributor to this growth and the forecast is ... in revenue for companies involved in delivering biometric ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 2Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 3Biometrics on Smart Mobile Devices to Redefine Digital Identity with 12.9 Billion Biometric App Downloads between 2014 and 2020 2Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 3
... very fatty beans from which oil is refined into biodiesel in ... University of Southern Denmark along with researchers from Brazil have succeeded ... be possible to alter the bean,s structure in order to get ... however shows that this may not be an easy task. ...
... researchers has used next generation sequencing to identify ... pediatric speech disorder. The findings are published in ... Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders http://www.jneurodevdisorders.com/content/5/1/29 . ... rare, severe speech disorder that in some patients ...
... special issue of the International Journal of Global Warming ... loss and damage from the perspective of affected people in ... how climatic stressors affect communities, what measures households take to ... they are unable to adjust sufficiently. The guest-editors, Kees ...
Cached Biology News:Proteins in one of the world's main biodiesel plants have been mapped -- and it does not look good 2Loss and damage from climate change 2Loss and damage from climate change 3
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... BlueInGreen® announced the addition of ... bring the world’s most efficient gas dissolution technology to all of Florida, excluding ... the industrial and municipal markets. With offices located in Sarasota, Sebring and Melbourne ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Visual Assay was named as a finalist for the ... technologies and services of the past year. More than 70 judges selected the finalists, ... will be announced at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards Dinner on November 13 at ...
(Date:7/24/2015)... -- Equity Research Institute has initiated coverage ... PDLI ), Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ), ... (NASDAQ: NWBO ), and Acorda Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... can be accessed at https://www.EquityResearchInstitute.com/reports?keyword=PDLI On Thursday, ... down 0.49%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.67%, ...
(Date:7/24/2015)... 24, 2015 , Adds integrated ... Expands product offering for chronic kidney disease and oncology ... diabetes-related complications and dermatology , Increases group revenue ... or ,the Company"), a leading China ... marketing biopharmaceutical products, today announced that it has acquired ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BlueInGreen Brings Water Treatment Technology to Florida 2Visual Assay® Named Finalist in 53rd Annual R&D 100 Awards 2Biotechnology Stocks in Motion -- PDL BioPharma, Arena Pharma, StemCells, Northwest Biotherapeutics, and Acorda Therapeutics 2Biotechnology Stocks in Motion -- PDL BioPharma, Arena Pharma, StemCells, Northwest Biotherapeutics, and Acorda Therapeutics 3Biotechnology Stocks in Motion -- PDL BioPharma, Arena Pharma, StemCells, Northwest Biotherapeutics, and Acorda Therapeutics 4Biotechnology Stocks in Motion -- PDL BioPharma, Arena Pharma, StemCells, Northwest Biotherapeutics, and Acorda Therapeutics 53SBio Acquires Zhejiang Wansheng Pharmaceutical 23SBio Acquires Zhejiang Wansheng Pharmaceutical 33SBio Acquires Zhejiang Wansheng Pharmaceutical 4
... of global climate change and population growth call for sweeping ... warns a group of prestigious scientists, including an expert in ... research team, led by Nina Federoff, science and technology adviser ... a "critical need to get beyond popular biases against the ...
... process that produces both n-type and p-type doping ... the promising material for future electronic devices. ... increase conductivity in graphene nanoribbons used for interconnects. ... to graphene and then exposing it to electron-beam ...
... , CINCINNATI , Feb. 11 Kendle ... quarter and full-year 2009 financial results after the market closes on ... call and simultaneous webcast on Thursday, Feb. 25 at ... , Conference Call Instructions , To participate in the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Dramatic changes in agriculture needed as world warms and grows, researchers say 2Single-step technique produces both p-type and n-type doping for future graphene devices 2Single-step technique produces both p-type and n-type doping for future graphene devices 3Kendle Announces Details Regarding Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast 2Kendle Announces Details Regarding Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast 3