Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Introduction to Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Processes and Bioremediation of Oil-Contaminated Sites

Edited by Laura Romero-Zerón

University of New Brunswick

This book offers practical concepts of EOR processes and summarizes the fundamentals of bioremediation of oil-contaminated sites. The first section presents a simplified description of EOR processes to boost the recovery of oil or to displace and produce the significant amounts of oil left behind in the reservoir during or after the course of any primary and secondary recovery process; it highlights the emerging EOR technological trends and the areas that need research and development; while the second section focuses on the use of biotechnology to remediate the inevitable environmental footprint of crude oil production; such is the case of accidental oil spills in marine, river, and land environments. The readers will gain useful and practical insights in these fields.

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Introduction to Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Processes and Bioremediation of Oil-Contaminat...Edited by Laura Romero-Zerón

Published: May 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2053

ISBN: 978-953-51-0629-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6211-7

Copyright year: 2012

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87497 Total Chapter Downloads

42 Crossref Citations

81 Web of Science Citations

106 Dimensions Citations


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1. Advances in Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes

By Laura Romero-Zerón


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2. The Application of a New Polymeric Surfactant for Chemical EOR

By Khaled Abdalla Elraies and Isa M. Tan


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3. Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery

By Hamid Rashedi, Fatemeh Yazdian and Simin Naghizadeh


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4. Enhanced Oil Recovery in Fractured Reservoirs

By Martin A. Fernø


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5. Microorganisms and Crude Oil

By Dorota Wolicka and Andrzej Borkowski


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6. Comprehensive Perspectives in Bioremediation of Crude Oil Contaminated Environments

By Chukwuma S. Ezeonu, Ikechukwu N.E. Onwurah and Obinna A. Oje


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7. Hydrocarbon Pollution: Effects on Living Organisms, Remediation of Contaminated Environments, and Effects of Heavy Metals Co-Contamination on Bioremediation

By Shukla Abha and Cameotra Swaranjit Singh


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8. Bioremediation of Crude Oil Contaminated Soil by Petroleum-Degrading Active Bacteria

By Jinlan Xu


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9. Microbial Outlook for the Bioremediation of Crude Oil Contaminated Environments

By Rachel Passos Rezende, Bianca Mendes Maciel, João Carlos Teixeira Dias and Felipe Oliveira Souza


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10. Crude Oil Metagenomics for Better Bioremediation of Contaminated Environments

By Ines Zrafi-Nouira, Dalila Saidane-Mosbahi, Sghir Abdelghani, Amina Bakhrouf and Mahmoud Rouabhia


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11. Oil-Spill Bioremediation, Using a Commercial Biopreparation "MicroBak" and a Consortium of Plasmid-Bearing Strains "V&O" with Associated Plants

By Andrey Filonov, Anastasia Ovchinnikova, Anna Vetrova, Irina Puntus, Irina Nechaeva, Kirill Petrikov, Elena Vlasova, Lenar Akhmetov, Alexander Shestopalov, Vladimir Zabelin and Alexander Boronin


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