Author(s): Magot M, Ollivier B, Patel BK
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Abstract Although the importance of bacterial activities in oil reservoirs was recognized a long time ago, our knowledge of the nature and diversity of bacteria growing in these ecosystems is still poor, and their metabolic activities in situ largely ignored. This paper reviews our current knowledge about these bacteria and emphasises the importance of the petrochemical and geochemical characteristics in understanding their presence in such environments.
This article was published in Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
and referenced in Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology