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METHODS FOR PRODUCING AUTHIGENIC ROCK MINERAL FOR ALTERING ROCK HYDROLOGY

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20140251622
9,708,526
A1
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The present disclosure relates to methods of reversibly altering the rock hydrology in systems, such as oil reservoirs, by inducing authigenic mineral-precipitating bacteria to produce authigenic rock mineral.
Coates, John D. (Walnut Creek, CA)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
14/ 353,267
October 24, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under awarded Contract No. DE-FG02-98ER62689, awarded by the United States Department of Energy to The University of California at Berkeley. The government has certain rights in this invention.