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Protocols for investigating the microbial communities of oil and gas reservoirs

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Nicolas Tsesmetzis, Professor Ian Head


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Recent studies have shown that microorganisms and microbial activity in oil reservoirs and the associated production systems are much more prominent than was originally thought. These findings, in conjunction with technological advances in bio-related disciplines, have revolutionized the way we understand and manage these biological processes.Here we present a series of protocols outlining the best practices for handling core and produced fluid material from petroleum reservoirs for isolation of nucleic acids, microbial profiling, and whole metagenome sequencing.

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Author(s): Tsesmetzis N, Maguire MJ, Head IM, Lomans BP

Editor(s): Terry J. McGenity, Kenneth N. Timmis, Balbina Nogales

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols

Year: 2017

Volume: Field Studies

Pages: 65-109

Online publication date: 14/07/2016

Acceptance date: 14/07/2016

Series Title: Springer Protocols Handbooks

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/8623_2016_212

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783662531167