Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sulfide-producing bacteria dominate hydraulically fractured oil, gas wells

The microbes inhabiting a hydraulically fractured shale formation produce toxic, corrosive sulfide through a poorly understood pathway, researchers report. The team's findings reveal that the oil and gas industry may need new ways to monitor and mitigate sulfide-producing bacteria in fractured shales.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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