PetroPhase is a conference dedicated to the study of the properties and chemistry of petroleum fluids and their effect on producing, processing, and refining in the upstream, mid-stream, and downstream industries. The conference was first started in 1999 as “The International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior & Fouling” and has since evolved into an annual event alternating venues among international cities. It has been fortunate to have enjoyed financial and organizational support from many academic and industrial organizations through the years. In particular, the conference is traditionally organized each year by different volunteer organizations.
Total R&C, the University of Pau and the University of Rouen-Normandy are Proud to organize the 2017 PetroPhase conference.
The 18th PetroPhase Conference will be held in Le Havre (Normandie, France) conference center from June 11 – 15, 2017. The conference will have oral and poster presentations from leading experts in academia and industry. In addition, the conference receptions and social events allow attendees ample opportunities to interact with colleagues working in or in the support of the petroleum industry. Opportunities also exist for scientific equipment vendors to exhibit products.
Major topics for the conference include:
Petroleum Chemistry – Analysis and characterization of petroleum chemical species including asphaltenes, resins, waxes, naphthenates, etc.
Petroleum Properties – Phase equilibria, physical properties, physical & chemical associations, fluid interactions, etc.
Emulsions – From fundamental studies to field experience in the understanding and handling petroleum oil-in-water and/or water-in-oil emulsions issues in production and processing operations for petroleum production and refining.
Flow Assurance – From fundamental studies to field experience in the understanding and management of flow assurance issues related to wax, asphaltenes, and naphthenic acid salts.
Upgrading & Fouling in Refining– From fundamental studies to field experience in the understanding and management of fouling from asphaltenes, coking, and long chain polymerization (gum deposits) in heat exchangers, furnaces, and other refinery units.
Shale Oil & Gas– It is anticipated that the PetroPhase 2017 will also include a special session related to Shale Oil & Gas petroleum fluids.
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