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Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 57, Issue 1, pp 791–801 | Cite as

A case study of the natural attenuation of gas condensate hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater

  • Gary W. Barker
  • Kevin T. Raterman
  • J. Berton Fisher
  • John M. Corgan
  • Gary L. Trent
  • D. R. Brown
  • Nan Kemp
  • Kerry L. Sublette
Session 5 Environmental Biotechnology

Abstract

Condensate liquids have been found to contaminate soil and groundwater at two gas production sites in the Denver Basin operated by Amoco Production Co. These sites have been closely monitored since July 1993 to determine whether intrinsic aerobic or anaerobic bioremediation of hydrocarbons occurs at a sufficient rate and to an adequate end point to support a no-intervention decision. Groundwater monitoring and analysis of soil cores suggest that intrinsic bioremediation is occurring at these sites by multiple pathways, including aerobic oxidation, Fe(III) reduction, and sulfate reduction.

Index Entries

Gas condensate intrinsic bioremediation soil gas alternate electron acceptors hydrocarbons 

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© Humana Press Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary W. Barker
    • 1
  • Kevin T. Raterman
    • 1
  • J. Berton Fisher
    • 1
  • John M. Corgan
    • 1
  • Gary L. Trent
    • 1
  • D. R. Brown
    • 1
  • Nan Kemp
    • 1
  • Kerry L. Sublette
    • 2
  1. 1.Amoco Production Co.Tulsa
  2. 2.Center of Environmental Research & TechnologyThe University of TulsaTulsa

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