Information  from Matt

Matt is a member within the Euro-MIC COST framework. This project is funded by the European Union and enables scientists to bridge knowledge and capabilities across countries and disciplines.

Summary of the experiences and competences of Matt

My expertise lies in understanding and managing problems associated with microbiological biofouling in the Energy Industry, namely in conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon recovery.

Main areas of interest:
– Oilfield reservoir souring and MIC
– Souring remediation and control
– Laboratory-based oilfield microbiology pressurised simulation studies (extreme environment testing)
– Oilfield reservoir souring forecasting and modelling

Alongside my role at Rawwater, I am currently undertaking a part-time PhD in Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology at the University of Manchester.

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Over the last decade, I have worked on further developing theextreme environment testing capabilities in high-pressure bioreactors to better understand microbial communities under simulated subsurface PT and flowing conditions.

In addition, I lead the forecasting and modelling capabilities to better understanding oilfield reservoir souring.

I’m very keen to collaborate with industry partners and academia on new subsurface challenges in the Energy sector.


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Culcheth Enterprise Centre, Withington Avenue

Culcheth, Warrington


United Kingdom

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