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Reservoir Microbiology Forum (RMF)

23rd Reservoir Microbiology Forum (RMF2017)
15 – 16 November 2017, London

This respected forum provides a highly technical programme featuring the latest research and guidance on reservoir microbiology in oil fields, including biodegradation, bioremediation, and applications for oil recovery and enhancement.

The RMF is an excellent multi-disciplinary platform which brings together oil producers, scientists, technologists, engineers, academics and researchers from around the world to present, share and discuss the widespread and versatile effects of microbes in oil reservoirs.

Topics include:

  • Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
  • Souring
  • Mitigation and remediation strategies and case studies
  • Molecular microbiological methods (MMM) and monitoring
  • Produced water treatment
  • Microbial upgrading and microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR)
  • Fluid transport and reservoir and biofilm modelling
  • Microbiology of carbon capture and sequestration
  • Microbiology of hydraulic fracturing
  • Innovative technologies and biotechnologies


The deadline for abstracts submissions for RMF2017 closed on 14 July.

The programme will be annouced here shortly.

If you are interested in presenting at RMF please contact Rebecca Richardson;
e:; t: +44 (0)20 7467 7174.


More about RMF

The event is run by the Energy Institute (EI) with the support of a small working group within the EI’s Microbiology Committee. The current RMF working group members are:

  • Dr Carol Devine MEI, North East Corrosion Engineers
  • Dr Lisa Gieg, University of Calgary
  • Dr Ian M. Head, Newcastle University
  • Dr Richard Johnson, Oil Plus
  • Dr Bart Lomans, Shell Global Solutions International
  • Dr Anthony Mitchell, Statoil
  • Dr Geert van der Kraan, Dow Microbial Control

Find out more about the committee here.

Event venue

Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR

Past RMF programmes
  • View the RMF2014 programme here.
  • View the RMF2015 programme here.
  • View the RMF2016 programme here.
Who is this event for?

As the effects of microbes in the oil recovery are very widespread and versatile, this event will be of interest to all professionals and students working on issues resulting from the detrimental or beneficial impacts of microbes in oil recovery.

Areas of work or research will include:

  • Microbiology and molecular biology
  • Production chemistry and engineering
  • Geochemistry and geophysics
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Material sciences
  • Computer modelling

The informal nature of this event makes it an excellent networking opportunity with delegates from all over the world representing companies, chemical suppliers, research institutes, universities, consultancies and service companies. Students are also encouraged to participate.


The RMF aims to provide the reservoir microbiology community with a low-cost high-value opportunity to learn about and share the latest knowledge and challenges on issues relating to the effects of microbes in the oil production processes. Registration fees are kept as low as possible to ensure this is an affordable opportunity to be a part of the discussions on this topic.

RMF2017 registration fees are: 

  • EI Members - £270+VAT
  • EI Company Members - £350+VAT
  • Non Members - £420+VAT
  • Speakers (oral and poster) - £100+VAT
  • Academic staff - £200+VAT
  • Students - £100+VAT
Contact us

For event information please contact:
Francesca Ferrari
t: +44 (0)20 7467 7192

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Luigi Fontana
t: +44 (0)20 7467 7182

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event can count towards your professional development – for further information go to:

Chartered Scientist registration (CSci)

Did you know you can gain formal recognition of your achievements as a professional scientist in the energy sector? The Energy Institute can offer you the title of Chartered Scientist, so if you have upwards of four years’ experience in the sector and a Masters level science degree, click here to find out more!


Attached documents

RMF2016_programme (PDF 157 Kb) [ Show summary ]
RMF2015_programme (PDF 171 Kb) [ Show summary ]
RMF2014_programme (PDF 131 Kb) [ Show summary ]

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