Enhanced Oil Recovery - Microbial

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Enhanced Oil Recovery - Microbial

Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) is biologically based technology that helps improve the recovery of oil entrapped in porous media and contributes to increasing economic profits.

DTI Oil & Gas works with MEOR on a field-specific basis by applying a combination of laboratory tests, field observations and theoretical desktop evaluations. Extensive laboratory facilities support this work, i.a., core flooding equipment, facilities for culturing and testing anaerobic microorganisms, quantifying and characterising microbial populations by molecular methods (qPCR, FISH, sequencing/pyro sequencing, DGGE and other molecular methods) and various bioreactors. In addition, DTI Oil & Gas has a substantial chemistry laboratory at its disposal.

Contract R&D with individual oil companies and a publicly supported consortium, including oil and service companies, are areas of current engagement.

How can Danish Technological Institute help you?

Our core qualifications are:

  • Monitoring of subsurface microbial populations
  • Detection and selection of relevant microbes for use in MEOR
  • Core flood studies for simulation of reservoir conditions and test of MEOR technologies
  • Manipulation of reservoir microbiology by adding growth substrates
  • Test, verification and evaluation of MEOR strategies in state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Mapping of subsurface water flow

We are very interested in hearing from you and would like to hear more about your interest in this field.