Reservoir Microbiology Forum 2020, 11-12th November 2020

Date And Time: 11-12 November 2020, 14:05pm BST

The Energy Institute‘s Reservoir Microbiology Forum (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.

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Speakers include:

  • Dr Bart Lomans, Principal Researcher, Shell Global Solutions International
  • Mike Wilkins, Associate Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University
  • Dr Kenneth Wunch, Energy Technology Advisor, DuPont
  • Matthew Snape, Principal Consultant – Facility Integrity & Oilfield Microbiology (MiRAS), SGS
  • Mohita Sharma, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Nicole Dopffel, Researcher, NORCE
  • Charles David Armstrong, Biocides Technology Manager, Solvay
  • Dr Tony Mitchell, Specialist, Production Technology, Equinor ASA
  • Birger Hagemann, Scientific Assistant, Clausthal University of Technology
  • Mohammed Sindi, PhD Student/Lab Scientist, Newcastle University/Saudi Aramco
  • Kathryn Thomas, Materials Engineer, DNV GL
  • Laura L. Machuca, Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University
  • Andre de Araujo Abilio, MIC Engineering Researcher – MSc Student, University of Alberta


Topics explored:

Session 1: Subsurface Microbiology and Processes, and Microbial Control

  • Microbial and geochemistry impact assessment for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS), industry challenges and options for mitigating operational risk
  • Tracking the evolution of microorganisms in Alberta shale operations: implications for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and natural reservoir pressure
  • Effects of downhole biofilm growth on reservoir productivity
  • Effects of the anti-adhesive compound zosteric acid against anaerobic and corrosive biofilms
  • The effects of increasing TDS on biocidal efficacies

Session 2 – Souring and Corrosion

  • Novel solutions for remediation and control of reservoir souring
  • High salinity and temperature effects on hydrogen sulfide production in injected seawater – produced water (ISW-PW) microcosms
  • Microbially influenced corrosion and internal flowcoat biodegradation in dry gas transmission pipelines: a case study
  • Integration of MIC management and risk based inspection activities
  • Aggressive internal corrosion of oil production equipment in presence of deposits and microorganisms
  • Gap analysis of failure investigation methods for assessing microbiologically influenced corrosion

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

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