Rate-Limiting Nutrient Delivery System for Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery

A limitation of biostimulation for microbial enhanced oil recovery and in situ bioremediation is loss of injectivity that can be encountered when microorganisms grow in the high nutrient concentrations found near the injection well. By encapsulating rate-limiting nutrients, it is hoped that they can be delivered to the target zone without causing near-wellbore biofouling.<br><br>Poster presented at  6<sup>th</sup> Annual Graduate Research Poster Competition, University of Kansas School of Engineering, Lawrence, KS. 11 April 2013.<b><br><br></b><br><br><br><br>