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dc.contributor.advisorChen, Zhangxing
dc.contributor.advisorDe La Hoz Siegler, H.
dc.contributor.authorCao, Jiayi
dc.date2019-02
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-04T15:16:00Z
dc.date.available2019-01-04T15:16:00Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-19
dc.identifier.citationCao, J. (2018). Impact of Biofilm Formation in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Performance (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/109413
dc.description.abstractThe complex trade-off between the effects of biosurfactant generation and biofilm growth has been a challenge for successful simulation and field-scale implementation of microbial-enhanced oil recovery (MEOR). In this work, a two-phase, two-dimensional MEOR model is developed, including effects from interfacial tension, porosity and permeability reduction. Empirical models are validated against experimental data. The model is discretized through two-point flux-approximation, and the numerical solution is validated against the two-phase Buckley-Leverett equation. The model shows a good match with previous MEOR simulation results. Monte Carlo simulation-based sensitivity analyses of various operational parameters in a homogeneous reservoir highlight the importance of bacteria injection concentration, which can result in 16% difference in oil recovery by minimizing biofilm formation and optimizing biosurfactant production. Variation in biosurfactant critical micelle concentration and biofilm density is found to increase oil recovery by up to 15%, indicating that both strain selection and injection concentration should accommodate reservoir rock and fluid properties.en_US
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dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectMEORen_US
dc.subject.classificationEngineeringen_US
dc.titleImpact of Biofilm Formation in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Performanceen_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultySchulich School of Engineeringen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEngineering – Chemical & Petroleumen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShor, Roman J.
dc.contributor.committeememberHejazi, Seyed Hossein


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