38th Anual Workshop & Symposium, IEA-EOR 2017

Global oil and gas reserves have been naturally declining and the chance of finding hydrocarbons from new fields becomes increasingly challenging.

EOR techniques allow to produce hydrocarbons already discovered thus providing the opportunity to increase production from existing reservoirs. This way novel EOR represents an option to increase the recovery factor.

Furthermore, the current scenario of Oil and Gas prices has set up a suitable environment for research and innovation, in this context EOR seems to be a good option to slow down this global tendency of production decline and create additional value.

The IEA’s Technology Collaboration Programs for research, development and demonstration on Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) together with the National Hydrocarbon Commission of Mexico is pleased to host the 38th annual workshop and symposium on EOR to be held from September 26th to 30th in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The two-day workshop will cover different topics regarding the fundamental research on EOR, including studies of fluid flow in porous media, surfactants and polymers, thermal methods, gas flooding techniques, reservoir characterization and emerging technologies. The one-day symposium will focus on challenges and achievements of EOR techniques on fractured reservoirs.

Organizing Committee

  • Mtro. Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina

    / President commissioner

  • Dr. Néstor Martínez Romero

    / commissioner

  • Mtro. Gaspar Franco Hernández

    / commissioner

  • Mtro. Ulises Neri Flores


  • Mtro. León Daniel Mena Velázquez

    /Technical Extraction Unit

  • Dr. Torsten Clemens


Technical Committee

    Dr. Fernando Rodríguez de la Garza

  • Mtro. Miguel Ángel Lozada Aguilar

    Dr. José Luis Bashbush

    Dr. Erick Emanuel Luna Rojero

  • Mtro. Gaspar Franco Hernández

    Mtro. Claudio de la Cerda Negrete

Call for Paper

Workshop topics

  • A: Studies of fluids and interfaces in porous media
  • B: Surfactants and polymers
  • C: Thermal recovery
  • D: Gas flooding techniques
  • E: Dynamic reservoir characterization
  • F: Emerging technologies

Symposium theme

  • EOR in Fractures Reservoirs

Important dates

June 15th, 2017:
  • Deadline for abstract submission
July - 2017:
  • Notification for abstract acceptance or rejection
  • Final program will be published


  • Each author must provide an Abstract and a Presentation.
  • Submit your abstracts before June 15th 2017 to [email protected]
  • 1-page abstract in English (300 words maximum).
  • Accompanying paper is welcome if you wish.
  • Please use the following template:

Notification of acceptance

  • Acceptance of submitted abstracts will be notified to authors by July 2017.
  • Authors whose abstracts are accepted will have to send a Presentation to [email protected]
  • Attendees will have access to presentations at the end of the workshop unless otherwise is stated by the authors.


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Submit your abstracts before June 15th 2017 to
[email protected]


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Final program

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Registration & Accomodation

The venue at the Riviera Maya where the Workshop and Symposium will take place is the UNICO Hotel located at:


  • Carretera Federal 307
  • Chetumal-aeropuerto Juárez
  • KM 256+100, Solidaridad 77710
  • Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Hotel
  • +52 984 875 7700
  • Reservations
  • 01-800-386-2438

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This year Mexico & UNICO Hotel are offering to participants the following packages:

An “All Inclusive Event” which considers:

  • Annual Workshop & Symposium fee
  • 3 nights of hotel at UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya
  • (26, 27 &28 September 2017)
  • 3 meals per day (lunch, dinner & breakfast)
  • All kind of drinks included

Additional night at Hotel UNICO

  • 3 meals per day (lunch, dinner & breakfast)
  • All kind of drinks included

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