Session No. T12 Thursday, June 28, 2001

10:00 AM-1:00 PM, Edinburgh International Conference Centre: Sidlaw
T12. Biodegradation of Petroleum—Implications for the Deep Biosphere
Steve Larter, Arnd Wilhelms and Ian Head, Presiding
Start Time
10:00 AM IMPACT OF BIODEGRADATION ON PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION: OBSERVATIONS AND OUTSTANDING PROBLEMS: PEPPER, Andy and SANTIAGO, Cadi, BP, Houston, TX, peppera@bp.com
10:30 AM PREDICTING PETROLEUM BIODEGRADATION IN UNDRILLED PROSPECTS: HOW FAR CAN YOU GO?: PATIENCE, Richard and SCOTCHMER, John, Exploration Technology, Statoil, 4035 Stavanger, Norway, josco@statoil.com
10:50 AM REGIONAL FLUID FLOW, PETROLEUM DESTRUCTION, AND BACTERIOGENIC ALTERATION OF EVAPORITES: THE PERMIAN DELAWARE BASIN EXAMPLE, WEST TEXAS, U.S.A: KYLE, J. Richard, Department of Geological Sciences, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, rkyle@mail.utexas.edu, CRAWFORD, Joseph E., United States Gypsum Co, 125 South Franklin, Dept 143-4, Chicago, IL 60606, and LEE, Ming Kuo, Department of Geology, Auburn Univ, Auburn, AL 36849,
11:10 AM PALEOPASTEURIZATION AND THE BASE OF THE BIOSPHERE - A PETROLEUM GEOCHEMICAL VIEW: WILHELMS, Arnd1, LARTER, Steve2, HEAD, Ian2, FARRIMOND, Paul2, ZWACH, Christian1, and DI-PRIMIO, Rolando1, (1) Basin Modelling and Geochemistry, Norsk Hydro Research Centre, Sandsli, P.O. 7190, Bergen, 5020, Norway, arnd.wilhelms@hydro.com, (2) FFEGI/NRG, U. Newcastle U Tyne, Drummond Building, Newcastle, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
11:30 AM REASSESSING THE ORIGIN OF THE HEAVY OILS AND BITUMENS OF THE WESTERN CANADA BASIN, THE WORLD'S LARGEST BIODEGRADED HYDROCARBON DEPOSIT: FOWLER, Martin G.1, RIEDIGER, Cynthia L.2, STASIUK, Laverne D.1, and OBERMAJER, Mark1, (1) Geol Survey of Canada Calgary, 3303-33rd Street N.W, Calgary, AB T2L 2A7, Canada, mfowler@nrcan.gc.ca, (2) Geology and Geophysics, Univ of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
11:50 AM MOLECULAR INSIGHTS INTO THE ANAEROBIC BIODEGRADATION OF HYDROCARBONS AND PETROLEUM: WILKES, Heinz1, RABUS, Ralf2, and WIDDEL, Friedrich2, (1) Institut für Erdöl und Organische Geochemie, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52425 Jülich, Germany, h.wilkes@fz-juelich.de, (2) Max-Planck-Institut für marine Mikrobiologie, Celsiusstraße 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany
12:10 PM ANAEROBIC MICROBIAL DEGRADATION OF HYDROCARBONS: ORGANISMS AND REACTIONS: RABUS, Ralf1, WILKES, Heinz2, and WIDDEL, Friedrich1, (1) Max-Planck-Institut für marine Mikrobiologie, Celsiusstraße 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany, rrabus@mpi-bremen.de, (2) Research Centre Juelich GmbH (KFA), Institute of Petroleum and Organic Geochemistry (ICG-4), Juelich, 52425, Germany
12:30 PM HYPERTHERMOPHILIC ARCHAEA AND BACTERIA FROM HOT PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS: STETTER, Karl O., Department of Microbiology, Univ of Regensburg, Universitaetsstrasse 31, Regensburg D-93053 Germany, Karl.Stetter@Biologie.uni-regensburg.de.

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