Potential Application of Biogeophysics to EOR and Remediation Investigations
In this work we discuss the potential application of biogeophysical studies to enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and remediation. We present the results of our recent biogeophysical laboratory studies that investigate the geophysical response of microbial-active media. We show that complex conductivity measurements are sensitive to metabolic byproducts (e.g. biosurfactants) and increases in microbial cell concentrations resulting from microbial growth. We suggest that geophysical measurements may be used to effectively characterize/monitor in situ biological activity during EOR and remediation.
C. A. Davis and E. A. Atekwana, "Potential Application of Biogeophysics to EOR and Remediation Investigations," SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, pp. 1471-1474, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Oct 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/1.2369798
SEG International Exposition and 76th Annual Meeting (2006: Oct. 1-6, New Orleans, LA)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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