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RMF2016 Programme

22nd Reservoir Microbiology Forum
15 – 16 November 2016, Amba Charing Cross Hotel

Please note the programme is subject to change. 

Day 1 – Tuesday 15 November

9.15   Registration and refreshments
     
9.45   Welcome from the RMF Organising Committee
Bart Lomans, Principal Researcher, Shell Global Solutions International BV
     
Session 1 - Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
 
10.00   Session introduction
Geert van der Kraan, Associate Research Scientist, Dow Europe GmbH
     
10.10   Time-resolved gene expression of sulfide-oxidizing Sulfurimonas sp. strain CVO during nitrate-mediated biocorrosion
Sven Lahme, Marie Curie Fellow, Newcastle University
     
10.35   Monitoring of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in oilfield facilities – An empirical approach to the development of key performance indicators based on the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) assay
Dennis Enning, Engineering Associate, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
     
11.00   Bulk Phase Resource Ratio Alters Electron Transfer Mechanisms in Sulfate-Reducing Biofilms Grown on Metal
Matthew Fields, Director, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University
     
11.25   Refreshments and poster viewing
     
11.50   Does the selection of material affect the microbial distribution forming a potential biofilm?
Heike Hoffmann, Consultant Microbiologist, ITS Testing Services
     
12.15   Monitoring and Risk Assessment of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Offshore Pipelines
Uffe Thomsen, Senior Specialist, Danish Technological Institute, DTI Oil & Gas
     
12.40   Panel session: Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
     
13.00   Lunch and poster viewing
     
Session 2 – Mitigation and remediation strategies and case studies
 
14.00   Session introduction
Dennis Enning, Engineering Associate, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
     
14.10   Continued development and identification of novel Sulphidogenesis inhibitory chemistries
Brett Geissler, Staff Scientist, Nalco Champion
     
14.35   Regulatory and technical challenges in maintaining Glutaraldehyde available on the European Market
Geert van der Kraan, Associate Research Scientist, Dow Europe GmbH
     
15.00   Refreshments
     
15.25   Application of bacteriophage as an alternative method for the control of biofilms in oilfield systems
Carol Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, NCIMB
     
15.50   Biocementation for wellbore integrity restoration and enhanced resource recovery
Robin Gerlach, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Energy Research Institute, Montana State University
     
16.15   Panel session: Mitigation and remediation strategies and case studies
     
16.35   Day 1 closing remarks
     
16.45   Drinks reception and poster viewing
     
Offsite dinner (supplementary fee)
 
18.30   Walk to Smollensky’s, 105 Strand, London WC2R 0AA
     
18.45   Dinner at Smollensky’s Restaurant
     
21.00   Dinner concludes, departures

Day 2 – Wednesday 16 November

8.30   Registration and refreshments
     
9.00   Chair’s opening remarks
     
Session 3 - Microbial upgrading
 
9.15   Session introduction
Ian Head, Professor of Environmental Microbiology, Newcastle University
     
9.25   Identifying the source, pathways, and rates of microbial coalbed methane production
Robin Gerlach, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Energy Research Institute, Montana State University
     
9.50   Aqueous Sulfate Levels Control Methanogen Diversity and Activity in Subsurface Coal Seams
Matthew Fields, Director, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University
     
10.15   Wintershall MEOR project, update: design, execution and evaluation of the Field Pilot
Hakan Alkan, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Wintershall
     
10.40   Panel session: Microbial upgrading
     
11.00   Refreshments and poster viewing
     
Session 4 - Molecular microbiological methods (MMM) and monitoring
 
11.30   Session introduction
Tony Mitchell, Leading Advisor, Well Chemistry and Water Management, Statoil ASA
     
11.40   Global unroll through a cross business work of a previously proposed improved Biomonitoring Standard for Purpose of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion Risk Assessment
Bart Lomans, Principal Researcher, Shell Global Solutions International BV
     
12.05   Microbial genomics highlights uncultured bacterial groups as bioindicators for seabed mapping to de-risk offshore oil exploration
Carmen Li, Lab Manager, University of Calgary
     
12.30   Microbial insights from an offshore nitrate-treated hydrocarbon reservoir suggest microbial succession towards greater metabolic versatility
Nicolas Tsesmetzis, Computational Biologist, Shell International E&P
     
12.55   Lunch and poster viewing
     
13.50   Session Chair
Bart Lomans, Principal Researcher, Shell Global Solutions International BV
     
14.00   Monitoring of microorganisms in top-side oil facilities using a combination of lipid markers and next-generation sequencing
Brandon Morris, Associate Research Scientist, Dow Microbial Control
     
14.25   Schlumberger Microbial InstaCheck superior to Serum Serial Dilution
James Fajt, Senior Scientist, Microbiology Team Lead, Schlumberger Production Technology
     
14.50   Panel session: Molecular microbiological methods (MMM) and monitoring
     
15.10   Day 2 closing remarks
     
15.30   Departures
     
Offsite activity (supplementary fee)
 
15.45   Walk from Amba Charing Cross to Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven St, London WC2N 5NF
     
16.00   Historical Experience Tour of Benjamin Franklin House
     
17.00   Tour concludes, departures

Poster presentations

Implications of Reservoir Minerology on MEOR Performance Investigated in Sandpack Columns
Felix Kögler, PhD Student, Wintershall Holding GmbH

Investigation into the Prevention of Fouling to Water Injection Deaerator Towers
Matthew Shaw, Microbiologist, Intertek

Pressurised, sand-packed bioreactors to determine the impact of phosphate limitation in injection water on biological sulphide production
Matt Streets, Senior Project Officer, Rawwater Engineering Company

Production and stability of the biosurfactant produced by a thermohalophilic Bacillus strain isolated from an oil reservoir rock sample
Nelma Bossolan, Assistant Professor, São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo

Microbial growth in microcosms inoculated with petroleum reservoir fluids cultured under CO2
Nelma Bossolan, Assistant Professor, São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo

A comprehensive approach to MIC risk management
Joren Eilers, Production Chemist, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschapij BV

Laboratory experiments and evaluations on the organic based nutrients for MEOR
Nobuhiko Yamashita, Biochemist, Osaka Gas Co

How representative are your microbial community data? The influence of incubation method and sampling source on 16S rRNA gene profiles
Julia de Rezende, Lyell Research Fellow, Heriot-Watt University

Poster abstracts:

Abstracts are being accepted for poster presentations until Friday 23 September.

Click here for instructions on how to submit a poster abstract.