We performed kinetic studies of the growth of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) indigenous to the water in an oilfield in Japan. The SRB growth was most active in injection water supplemented with ethanol; therefore, the SRB inhabiting the injection water of the reservoir were assumed to grow predominantly by assimilating sulfate and ethanol and generating H2S. Based on this mechanism and the results of incubation experiments in the injection water, we derived numerical models that calculate the growth rate and H2S generation of the SRB under three variables (temperature, sulfate concentration, and ethanol concentration).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Fuel Technology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology