3 - 6 September
Barcelona, Spain
Call for papers


Dayal GunasekeraOn behalf of the EAGE and the ECMOR scientific committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 16th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR XVI) on 3rd –6th September 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The venue is the World Trade Center Barcelona, which is on the sea front, a few minutes’ walk from the historic city, with easy access to good hotels and Barcelona airport. Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia and renowned for the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites; and for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Since the inaugural conference in Cambridge, UK, three decades ago, ECMOR has been convened every two years, gathering applied mathematicians and geoscience engineers from both academia and industry to discuss recent advances in the mathematics of oil recovery. The conference attracts between 200 and 250 delegates, providing both informal and more structured opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas between world specialists in simulation, modelling and data integration.

In the current low oil price era, it is even more important to use mathematics and related digital technologies to increase recovery and returns on oil and gas investments. Therefore, risk based optimization of well plans and production scenarios; use of linear, non-linear and multiscale methods as well as high-performance computing for fast and representative reservoir simulation are expected to be hot topics at ECMOR XVI. In addition, we expect a high level of continued interest in many other topics including: reservoir characterization, modelling of complex physical phenomena in conventional and unconventional resources, enhanced oil recovery, flow in naturally fractured media, and computer-assisted history matching.

We invite you to contribute to the technical programme, share results and new ideas within the friendly and stimulating atmosphere of ECMOR. In addition, extended versions of the conference papers can be published in a special issue of the Computational Geosciences journal.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and to seeing you in Barcelona.

Dayal Gunasekera

Chairman, ECMOR XVI