Project of increasing oil recovery from UAE reservoirs using bacteria flooding

Abdulrazag Y. Zekri, Reyadh A. Almehaideb, Omar Chaalal

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Abstract

To date, a tremendous amount of research effort was directed at UAE University to investigate the possibility of using bacteria to improve the oil recovery in UAE oil reservoirs. One such project focused initially on the study of the interfacial tension (IFT) between crudes from four different UAE reservoirs (BH, UZ, St, and UAD) and a thermophilic bacteria solution. Results of laboratory studies show an abrupt reduction in IFT at high salinity and high temperature for all studied systems except for the St crude, which was sulfur rich.

Original languageEnglish
PagesSIGM/-
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999
Event1999 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition: 'Reservoir Engineering' - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: Oct 3 1999Oct 6 1999

Other

Other1999 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition: 'Reservoir Engineering'
CityHouston, TX, USA
Period10/3/9910/6/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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