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Reservoir Microbiology Forum (RMF) 2018

31 October 2018 - 1 November 2018
09.00 - 16.00
London, UK
Energy Institute
61 New Cavendish Street
London, W1G 7AR
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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.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract information pack

Submit a short abstract now to be considered for a speaking opportunity at RMF2018. The deadline for submissions is 8 June 2018.

Why present at RMF?

  • Increase the visibility of your work
  • Gain recognition for your technical knowledge and experience
  • Raise your company’s profile and build new partnerships
  • Support the industry by sharing experiences that will benefit future microbial work

The RMF committee will consider abstracts on the following topics:

  • 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


Submission instructions

To submit your contribution you will need to:

  • Prepare an abstract (200 words or less) on the topic you intend to present, in Microsoft Word format
  • Indicate presenter(s) and co-authors with their affiliation
  • Indicate your preference of presentation: (poster or oral)
  • Indicate your preferred session
  • Submit the abstract to Vickie at


About RMF

This 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, ICR Integrity
  • Dr Lisa Gieg, University of Calgary
  • Dr Ian M. Head, Newcastle University
  • Dr Peter Sanders, 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.


Who attends this event?

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.


Registration fees

  • EI Members - £275+VAT
  • EI Company Members - £360+VAT
  • Non Members - £430+VAT
  • Speakers (oral and poster) - £105+VAT
  • Academic staff - £205+VAT
  • Students - £105+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!

EI Individual member
£ 275.00 (£ 330.00 inc. VAT)Join now...
Non member £ 430.00 (£ 516.00 inc. VAT)
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