Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 12, 3403–3414, 2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 3403–3414, 2015

Research article 05 Jun 2015

Research article | 05 Jun 2015

Differences in microbial community composition between injection and production water samples of water flooding petroleum reservoirs

P. K. Gao et al.

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Microbial communities in injected water are expected to have a significant influence on those of reservoir strata in long-term water-flooding petroleum reservoirs. We thereby investigated the similarities and differences in microbial communities in water samples collected from the wellhead and downhole of injection wells, and from production wells in a homogeneous reservoir and a heterogeneous reservoir using high-throughput sequencing.
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