Title

Bacterial community diversity in a low-permeability oil reservoir and its potential for enhancing oil recovery

RIS ID

81392

Publication Details

Xiao, M., Zhang, Z., Wang, J., Zhang, G., Luo, Y., Song, Z. & Zhang, J. (2013). Bacterial community diversity in a low-permeability oil reservoir and its potential for enhancing oil recovery. Bioresource Technology, 147 110-116.

Abstract

The diversity of indigenous bacterial community and the functional species in the water samples from three production wells of a low permeability oil reservoir was investigated by high-throughput sequencing technology. The potential of application of indigenous bacteria for enhancing oil recovery was evaluated by examination of the effect of bacterial stimulation on the formation water-oil-rock surface interactions and micromodel test. The results showed that production well 88-122 had the most diverse bacterial community and functional species. The broth of indigenous bacteria stimulated by an organic nutrient activator at aerobic condition changed the wettability of the rock surface from oil-wet to water-wet. Micromodel test results showed that flooding using stimulated indigenous bacteria following water flooding improved oil recovery by 6.9% and 7.7% in fractured and unfractured micromodels, respectively. Therefore, the zone of low permeability reservoir has a great potential for indigenous microbial enhanced oil recovery.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2013.08.031