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Reservoir Microbiology Forum (RMF)

This annual two-day forum provides an excellent multi-disciplinary platform for industry and academia to come together to present, share and discuss experiences in the area of reservoir microbiology relevant to oil production. The event is run by a small working group within the Energy Institute’s Microbiology Committee.

The current RMF organising committee members are:

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


Reservoir Microbiology Forum (RMF) 2016
15 – 16 November 2016, London

The 22nd Reservoir Microbiology Forum will be held in London on 15-16 November 2016. This respected forum attracts oil producers, scientists, technologists and researchers from around the world to share the latest research and guidance in the area of reservoir microbiology in oil production, including biodegradation, bioremediation, and applications for oil recovery and enhancement.

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RMF2016 will cover the following topics:

  • Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
  • Mitigation and remediation strategies
  • Molecular microbiological methods (MMM) and monitoring
  • Microbial upgrading
  • Souring
  • Microbiology of carbon capture and sequestration

> View the programme.


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We have reserved a number of reduced-rate bedrooms at hotels located within walking distance of the Amba Hotel – these can be viewed and booked via the map accessed here.

Who should attend?

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.

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!

For more information please contact:

Francesca Ferrari
t: +44 (0)20 7467 7192

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Luigi Fontana
t: +44 (0)20 7467 7182

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