enhanced oil recovery, MEOR, is a biological
treatment that is fast becoming an accepted method of maximizing oil and
gas production. With over 235 papers published and countless successful
treatments implemented worldwide, the technology regarding bacterial treatments
is gaining popularity and credibility. These treatments can remove paraffin-based
skin damage from formation faces, control scale, reduce corrosion and
acid damage, increase methane gas production and lead to significant increases in oil and gas production in under performing fields.