Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oilfield Systems

Proceedings from the International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems (ISMOS-2), 2009

  • Corinne Whitby
  • Torben Lund Skovhus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction, sampling and procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Corinne Whitby, Torben Lund Skovhus
      Pages 3-5
    3. Geert M. van der Kraan, Maarten de Ridder, Bart P. Lomans, Gerard Muyzer
      Pages 7-16
  3. Application of molecular microbial methods to the oil industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Geert M. van der Kraan, Floris Buijzen, Cor A.T. Kuijvenhoven, Gerard Muyzer
      Pages 33-43
    3. Andy Price, Laura Acuña Álvarez, Corinne Whitby, Jan Larsen
      Pages 77-84
    4. Ketil Bernt Sørensen, Torben Lund Skovhus, Jan Larsen
      Pages 85-91
  4. Problems caused by microbes to the oil industry and treatment strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
  5. How specific micriobial communities benefit the oil industry

  6. Fuel for the future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Gitte Sørensen, Ketil Bernt Sørensen, Hans Ove Hansen, Sune D. Nygaard
      Pages 219-228
    3. Márcia T.S. Lutterbach, Mariana M. Galvão
      Pages 229-235
    4. Richard Johnson, Corinne Whitby
      Pages 237-244
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 245-279

About these proceedings


Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Field Systems addresses the major problems microbes cause in oil fields, (e.g. biocorrosion and souring) and how beneficial microbial activities may be exploited (e.g. MEOR and biofuels). The book describes theoretical and practical approaches to specific Molecular Microbiological Methods (MMM), and is written by leading authorities in the field from both academia and industry. The book describes how MMM can be applied to faciliate better management of oil reservoirs and downstream processes. The book is innovative in that it utilises real industrial case studies which gives useful technical and scientific information to researchers, engineers and microbiologists working with oil, gas and petroleum systems.



Biofuels Microbially Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Molecular microbiological methods Oil field microbiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Corinne Whitby
    • 1
  • Torben Lund Skovhus
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of EssexColchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Danish Technological InstituteArhusDenmark

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