Join Us July 8th - 12th, 2018
The Chateaux at Deer Valley

7815 Royal Street East
Park City, Utah

Energy & Fuels Invitation

PetroPhase 2018 participants are encouraged to submit manuscripts to Energy & Fuels based on the work that was presented at the meeting. The submission deadline for this special edition of Energy & Fuels is September 3rd, 2018. Manuscripts will appear online ASAP as they are accepted and also in print for the Energy & Fuels PetroPhase 2018 Special Edition. Submitted manuscripts will follow the standard peer review process. Please be sure to select the PetroPhase 2018 special edition when you submit your manuscript and to follow the Energy & Fuels submission guidelines. For submission guidelines visit:

Download Conference Photos

Thank you for attending PetroPhase 2018! Please use the link below to access the photos from the meeting and gala dinner. 

Conference Photos





Welcome to PetroPhase 2018! Please check this area for announcements and updates about the conference. 

Monday Announcements:

Gala Dinner: The dinner is currently full.  Please check the RSVP list at the registration desk to make sure you are registered to attend this event.  

Group Photo: This will take place on Tuesday in the courtyard at noon.

Dining: Cena Restaurant closed for dinner Monday and Tuesday.  The restaurant at Stein Eriksen Lodge (located across the street) is open until midnight both days.

Energy & Fuels Submission Deadline: September 3rd.

Student Poster Awards: Awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner Wednesday evening.

Speakers: Please upload your slides to the tech table at the back of the main ballroom as soon as possible. Recall that the time for the oral talks is 18 minutes +4 for Q&A. 

Posters: Odd posters - Sunday 5-7 PM, please have your posters down by Monday evening. Even posters - Tuesday 2-4 PM, please have your posters down by Thursday at 12 PM. 

Meals: Breakfast (7:30 - 8:30) outside main ballroom; Lunch (12:00 - 13:15) Cena Restaurant (in Lobby)


About the Meeting

The International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling (PetroPhase) was started in 1999 and is the premiere international meeting where industrial and academic researchers meet to discuss the latest findings in:

  • Petroleum properties and chemistry
  • Upstream, midstream and downstream fouling
  • Processing and refining petroleum
  • Asphaltene and wax deposition
  • Emulsions
  • Multiphase flow
  • Application of the latest scientific techniques to petroleum systems
  • And all other aspects related to flow assurance!

Annually, PetroPhase is attended by over 200 researchers internationally from major research universities, oil producers and refiners, and petroleum service companies. The diverse background of attendees stimulates passionate discussion and collaborative opportunities.

The University of Utah is proud to host the 2018 PetroPhase meeting in beautiful Park City, Utah at the Deer Valley Resort. Park City is perhaps best known for its world class skiing, beautiful mountain destination and the annual Sundance Film Festival. Despite the missing snow in July, Park City has plenty to offer with dining and art galleries, mountain biking and hiking opportunities, and fresh mountain air! We look forward to seeing you at PetroPhase 2018 this summer!


PetroPhase 2018 Organizing Committee

Michael P. Hoepfner (co-Chair), University of Utah
Milind Deo (co-Chair), University of Utah
Lamia Goual, University of Wyoming
Jeramie Adams, Western Research Institute
Jules J. Magda (Technical co-Chair), University of Utah
Rama Venkatesan (Technical co-Chair), Chevron


Past PetroPhase Meetings

18th – 2017, Le Havre (France)
17th – 2016, Elsinore (Denmark)
16th – 2015, Riviera Maya (Mexico)
15th – 2014, Galveston, Texas (USA)
14th – 2013, Rueil-Malmaison (France)
13th – 2012, St Petersburg, Florida (USA)
12th – 2011, London (United Kingdom)
11th – 2010, Jersey City, New Jersey (USA)
10th – 2009, Rio de Janerio, (Brazil)
9th – 2008, Victoria, British Colombia (Canada)
8th – 2007, Pau (France)
7th – 2006, Asheville, North Carolina (USA)
6th – 2005, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
5th – 2004, Banff, Alberta (Canada)
4th – 2003, Trondheim, (Norway)
3rd – 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)
2nd – 2000, Copenhagen, (Denmark)
1st – 1999, Houston, Texas (USA)


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