EI LIVE | Reservoir Microbiology Forum (RMF) 2021


10/11/2021 - 11/11/2021


Non-Member: £270.00 (excl. VAT)
Member: £170.00 (excl. VAT)

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
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10 - 11 November 2021: virtual conference

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.


Day 1 – Wednesday 10 November

Session 1 - Subsurface Microbiology

15.55 Networking break

Session 2: Microbially Influenced Corrosion

Chair: Dr Tony Mitchell, Specialist, Production Technology, Equinor

Session 3: Microbial Aspects of Water Management

Chair: Dr Tony Mitchell, Specialist, Production Technology, Equinor
17.50 Networking break

18.05 Poster presentations
Chair: Dr Lisa Gieg, Associate Professor, University of Calgary
18.20 Panel session
Chairs: Dr Tony Mitchell, Specialist, Production Technology, Equinor and Dr Lisa Gieg, Associate Professor, University of Calgary

18.50 Closing remarks
Chair: Dr Lisa Gieg, Associate Professor, University of Calgary

18.55 Virtual social event

19.25 End of day 1

Day 2 – Thursday 11 November

Session 4: Reservoir Souring

Chair: Dr Kenneth Wunch, Energy Technology Advisor, IFF
15.50 Break and poster viewing

Session 5: Microbial Mitigation

Chair: Dr Paul Evans, Consultant Research Scientist, Chevron Technical Center
17.20 Networking break
Chair: Dr Bart Lomans, Shell Global Solutions International
18.00 Poster Presentations
Chairs: Dr Bart Lomans, Shell Global Solutions International and Dr Ian Head, Newcastle University
18.10 Panel session

18.40 Summary and closing remarks

18.50 End of day 2

Why attend RMF?

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:

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 online format will provide plenty of opportunities to interact with speakers and delegates, provide question and answer sessions, and access to written materials.

'Thank you so very much for all of the incredible work that (goes into) the RMF meeting. Simply excellent in every way, and what a cutting-edge and dynamic group of participants…wow!!!!' - Professor Bruce Fouke, Director, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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:


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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Contact details

Francesca Ferrari: fferrari@energyinst.org, +44 (0)20 7467 7192

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