In 2013 it will be thirty years since the first Chemistry in the Oil Industry symposium and so it seemed pertinent to take a brief look back at the chemistry applied in the oilfield in the 1980s and compare it with chemistry and chemicals in use now and prospects for the future. Influences like “risk” and “impact” assessment which are both strong HS and E (legislative) subjects and are highly influential now were barely considered 30 years ago. Today assessments of risk and impact often affect product ion, deployment, measurement (instrumentation) and monitoring (techniques/case studies)
The symposium will focus on exciting ‘new’ innovative chemistry showing that the future is bright for the application of chemistry and chemicals to extend the economic life of mature wells or to enhance the profitability of new fields in spite of the implementation of REACH.
Student bursaries will be offered.