EI LIVE | Reservoir Microbiology Forum (RMF) 2021

  • Online
  • 10-11-2021
  • Non-Member - £270.00
    Member - £170.00
    + VAT
  • Book now

The RMF is an excellent multi-disciplinary platform that 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.

Registration closes at 17:00 GMT on 9 November 2021

10 - 11 November 2021: online

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.

Now closed for abstract entries: programme to be announced shortly

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Abstract topics:

In response to new innovations in the field and the ongoing need to reduce emissions, there are two additional categories available to enter this year.
  • General Subsurface Microbiology
  • Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (fundamentals, mitigation strategies, modelling, and prediction)
  • Reservoir Souring (fundamentals, mitigation strategies, modelling, and prediction)
  • Microbial Control (fundamentals, mitigation strategies, modelling, and prediction)
  • Microbial and Chemical Monitoring
  • Produced Water Management
  • Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery and Microbial Upgrading
  • Reservoir, Fluid and Biofilm Modelling
  • Microbiology of Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Microbiological aspects of Hydrogen and CO2 Transport and Storage
  • Emerging Technologies - new category
  • Role of Microbiology in Low Carbon Solutions - new category

Why attend RMF?

  • Gain new 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

Who attends?

As the effects of microbes in 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 new hybrid format will provide plenty of opportunities to interact with speakers and delegates, provide question and answer sessions, and access to written materials.

Join the RMF LinkedIn Group - stay in touch with other delegates and professionals in the industry.

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 Anthony Mitchell, Equinor
  • Dr Bart Lomans, Shell Global Solutions International
  • Dr Carol Devine MEI, NCIMB
  • Dr Kenneth Wunch, IFF
  • Professor Ian M. Head, Newcastle University
  • Dr Lisa Gieg, University of Calgary
  • Dr Paul Evans, Chevron
  • Dr. Laura Machuca Suarez, Curtin Corrosion Centre

Early-bird rates:

Members and non-members can book online - for all other rates please email fferrari@energyinst.org for the promo code needed to book your place.

Members - £170 + VAT
Non-members - £270 + VAT
Company members - £225 + VAT
Students - £65 + VAT
Affiliate Member - £120 + VAT
Academic institution - £130 + VAT

New bookers: after creating an account with the Energy Institute, you will receive a verification email before you can book. If you do not receive this, please contact fferrari@energyinst.org to validate your account.

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This 2-day course will cover; basic corrosion management principles, basic microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) mechanisms, use of molecular microbiological methods (MMM) in diagnosing and managing MIC, selection of MIC mitigation methods, selection and interpretation of MIC monitoring methods, case studies demonstrating MIC diagnostic tools, failure analysis principles, MIC modelling, and demonstrate applicable sampling techniques and equipment.

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