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Chemistry in the Oil Industry XVIII - "Chemistry and the Energy Transition"

6 - 8 November 2023, Manchester, United Kingdom


Organised by the RSC Speciality Chemicals interest group, with continued valued support from the European Oilfield Speciality Chemicals Association, Chemistry in the Oil Industry is a 2-day technical conference offering high quality keynote speeches, oral and poster presentations plus the opportunity to network with peers and talk with exhibitors offering practical solutions. A welcome reception and Symposium dinner also form part of the event.

The theme for 2023 is "Chemistry and the Energy Transition". The industry faces key challenges with the shift towards clean energy. Industry expertise can, however, simultaneously reduce our own industry GHG emissions whilst accelerating deployment of renewable energy options. It is crucial to showcase how chemical technologies, developed within the oil and gas industry, can contribute to energy transition solutions whilst meeting safety and environmental standards.

The FINAL PROGRAMME can be downloaded from the "Downloads" section of this webpage. This is subject to change.

An exhibition will run alongside the conference. The SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR INFORMATION PACK can be downloaded from the "Downloads" section of this webpage.

The Symposium is open to relevant RSC members and non-members. The event will be of particular interest to:
Oil & Gas Producers and Refiners
Production chemists, environmental managers, HSE personnel, compliance managers, risk & regulatory management, production engineers, chemical treatment specialists and anyone with an interest in environmental management in the oil industry.
Speciality Chemical Suppliers
Environmental managers, compliance managers, HS & E personnel, risk & regulatory management, development chemists, account managers and anyone interested in the environmental management in the oil industry.
Regulatory Bodies
Personnel connected with environmental management in the oil industry.
Personnel with expertise or interest in environmental management in the oil industry.
Additionally, we would recommend this Chemistry and the Energy Transition edition for any personnel involved in CCUS or Hydrogen projects or disciplines.

Delegate Registration and Pricing: 
RSC / EOSCA members - £425 + VAT* per person
Non-members - £500 + VAT* per person
Academics / Students - £200 + VAT* per person
*UK VAT is charged at 20% and will be added to all UK and non-UK conference delegate invoices due to UK VAT “place of supply” rules

The registration fee includes: attendance at the Symposium, Symposium information pack with softback copy of the Symposium Proceedings if requested and download, morning and afternoon refreshments plus lunch during the Symposium on 7th & 8th, Welcome Reception on 6th November, Cocktail Reception and 3 course Symposium Dinner on 7th November.

This event page will continue to be updated. For further enquiries please contact the CITOI Conference Secretariat (scroll down to Contact Details).
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
Sponsors and Exhibitors:
Exhibitors: EOSCA, BASF, OLEOCHEM, Lakeland Laboratories, Dixon Science, Anton Paar (UK), SEQENS Custom Specialties, Lubrizol, Nouryon, Production Chemistry Training, PSL Systemtechnik
University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester, UK, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

  • Steve Jackson - Chair Baker Hughes, United Kingdom
  • Susan Brench Akemi Associates Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Jack Dunlop JD Vistas Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Tony Haslegrave Consultant & RSC Member, United Kingdom
  • Kevan Hatchman Blagden Speciality Chemicals, United Kingdom
  • Myles Jordan ChampionX, United Kingdom
  • John Kennedy MacDermid Offshore Solutions, United Kingdom
  • Ross MacDonald Spirit Energy Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Nik Robinson EOSCA & Nikam Consulting, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Shepherd Shell Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

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