Announcement and Call for Abstracts  


12th International Symposium on Reservoir Wettability and its Effects on Oil Recovery


Date & Location: October 7-8, 2015, The Oread Hotel, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044


Scientific Committee :

 Reza  Barati (University of Kansas)

Jill Buckley (New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center)

Louis Cuiec (Institut Francais du Petrole)

 Andrew Fogden (Australian National University)

Don Green (University of Kansas)

George Hirasaki (Rice University)

 James Howard (ConocoPhillips)

Stan McCool (KU Tertiary Oil Recovery Program)

 Norman Morrow (University of Wyoming)

 Paul Willhite  (University of Kansas)




Subject Areas:


oil recovery  

crude oil/brine/rock interactions


spontaneous imbibition

multiphase flow in porous media

brine composition

low salinity waterflooding

crude oil adsorption and adhesion

wettability control

core preservation

wettabilty restoration

special core analysis

enhanced/improved oil recovery

clastics and carbonates

pilot tests

tar sands and heavy oil

wettability of shales


network modelling

surface roughness



Please submit an abstract of maximum 400 words to this symposium by sending it to for consideration by the technical committee by May 31, 2015. All abstracts will be reviewed by the committee and you will receive a feedback no later than July 31, 2015. If the abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit your presentation slides on a template of your own by September 19th in order to guarantee your place in the program. Accepted presentations will require power point submission that should be reasonably self-explanatory. The collected PowerPoint presentations will be given to registered attendees.  



Registration fees: $500 per person

Spouse registration: $50

Registration link:

Travel and Accomodations:

Venue Host hotel: The Oread

Alternative hotel 1: The Eldridge

Alternative hotel 2: Hampton Inn Lawrence

Directions to venue:

Kansas City International Airport Kansas City, MO 64153

Get on I-29 S/US-71 S in May from L P Cookingham Dr 4 min (2.8 mi)

Drive from I-435 S and I-70 W to Douglas County. Take exit 204 from I-70 W 39 min (45.0 mi)

Take US-40 W/US-59 S and Tennessee St to W 12th St 7 min (2.8 mi)

The Oread Hotel 1200 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66044