Reservoir Microbiology Forum, 10th-11th November 2021

Reservoir Microbiology Forum 2021

10 – 11 November 2021: virtual conference

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.

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  • Anthony Mitchell, Equinor ASA
  • Dr Bart Lomans, Shell Global Solutions International
  • Sarah Aqeel, Saudi Aramco
  • Eline Keuning, Microbial analysis
  • Dr Kenneth Wunch, IFF
  • Lloyd Potts, Intertek
  • Paul Evans, Chevron
  • Laura Machuca Suarez, Curtin Corrosion Centre
  • Bruce Fouke, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center & University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr Ian Head, Newcastle University
  • Gabrielle Scheffer, University of Calgary
  • Benjamin Babatope, University of Ibadan
  • Moein Jahanbani Veshareh, Denmark Technical University
  • Lisa Cliffe, The University of Manchester
  • Julia R. de Rezende, Heriot-Watt University


Topics explored

Session 1 – Subsurface Microbiology

  • Adaptation and persistence of a low diversity microbiome in a highly saline oil reservoir
  • Evaluation of sulphur oxidising ability of bacteria isolated from subsurface and surface soil samples
  • Subsurface microbiome transformation induced by carbon dioxide and hydrogen storage

Session 2:  Microbially Influenced Corrosion

  • Effect of mono-ethylene glycol on microbial growth and microbiologically influenced corrosion of carbon steel
  • Propagation of corrosive microbes through the pipelines of various systems in a gas-oil separation plant

Session 3:  Microbial Aspects of Water Management

  • Microbial quality assessment for reuse of treated sewage effluent in oil and gas industry
  • Microbial investigation for oil industry gosps and water supply wells
  • Co-occurrence networks for the identification of new mic biomarkers
  • Challenges in identification of microbial implications in corrosion processes in Saudi Aramco facilities
  • Microbial influence corrosion analysis of scraped samples from different crude oil pipelines

Session 4:  Reservoir Souring

  • Insight on the interplay between souring and scaling in hydrocarbon reservoirs
  • Corrosive potential: a comparison of commonly used fracturing chemicals and their ability to stimulate biogenic sulphide production
  • Teasing apart inconsistencies between the perceived relationship of sulphate-reducer abundance and h2s concentration from North Sea oil wells

Session 5:  Microbial Mitigation

  • Novel, eco-friendly multifunctional organic inhibitors against microbiologically influenced corrosion
  • Souring remediation with novel inhibitors of sulphate reducing prokaryotes
  • Long-term biocide efficacy and its effect on a souring microbial community
  • Development of a customized biocidal product for North Sea field
  • Interplay between flow and biofilm growth: an application to reservoir souring
  • Drilling fluids on-site microbial monitoring and mitigation


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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