Dear participants and supporters of PetroPhase 2019,
On behalf of the Organizing Committees, we are delighted to announce the 20th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior & Fouling (PetroPhase 2019) will be held from June 2 to 6, 2019 in Kanazawa, Japan.
PetroPhase is an international conference aimed at researchers in industry and academia dedicated to the study of the properties and chemistry of petroleum fluids and their effect on producing, processing, and refining in the upstream, mid-stream, and downstream industries. The conference started in 1999 as “The International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior & Fouling” and has since evolved into an annual event alternating venues among countries all around the world.
The previous venues of the PetroPhase conferences have been limited to Europe, North and South America, but this time it was decided to hold in Japan. The host city of Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture located on the main island of Japan, a nice city (one of Japan’s hidden gems) known as “Little Kyoto” due to its resemblance with the old imperial capital. The Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) operates a direct service from Tokyo to Kanazawa in around 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The conference will have oral and poster presentations from leading experts in academia and industry. Opportunities also exist for scientific equipment vendors to exhibit products. The Gala dinner is prepared to be held in a famous wooden warehouse (Gojukken Nagaya) in the Kanazawa Castle Park. In between specialized discussions, the participants can feel a great taste of traditional Japan: one of the most beautiful gardens in the country (Kenroku-Garden), geisha and samurai districts (Higashi Chaya district) and fantastic food.
This time PetroPhase 2019 is the 20th anniversary conference to be held for the first time in Asia. We hope that we will receive many participants from all over the world.
We look forward to welcoming you in Kanazawa, Japan!