EBI Personnel Directory Chakraborty, Romy

Fossil Fuel Bioprocessing

Romy Chakraborty

rchakraborty@lbl.gov

 

 

Program(s)

Microbially Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery (MEHR)

MEHR involves the introduction of microorganisms, nutrients, and oxygen into the reservoir to produce metabolic events that lead, by a variety of mechanisms, to enhanced oil recovery. Hazen’s group intends to: 1) develop an understanding of native reservoir bacteria and their potential to enhance oil recovery; 2) engineer microbial strains to promote traits that facilitate recovery; 3) predict microbial growth and reactivity within petroleum reservoirs with enough accuracy to guide MEHR treatments; 4) develop in situ procedures to implement MEHR effectively and over large spatial scales; and 5) monitor treatments in real-time and over field-relevant scales.