Industry Collaboration Highlighted at World Heavy Oil Congress
Industry collaboration in the Canadian oil sands took centre stage at the World Heavy Oil Congress (WHOC) in Aberdeen Scotland, Sept. 10-13, 2012.
The theme of this year's conference was Improving Sustainability Through Innovation and Collaboration. And OSLI carried the high profile message that "collaboration is working in the Canadian oil sands" by delivering eight presentations during the second day of the event detailing successful collaborative projects that address land stewardship, water management, technology and sustainable community issues.
Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) also played a prominent role at the conference, as COSIA Chief Executive Dr. Dan Wicklum delivered a keynote presentation to the delegates.
Key participants in the OSLI collaborative projects delivered the presentations, which were some 20 minutes in length. The presentations are based on papers submitted to the conference that can be viewed here.
The papers and authors are as follows:
- Collaboration in Developing Canada's World-Class Oil Sands Resource: Vincent Saubestre, Oil Sands Leadership Initiative; Gord Lambert, Suncor Energy; Kris Geekie, Nexen Inc.
- Alternative Well Configurations in SAGD: Rearranging Wells to Improve Performance: John L. Stalder, ConocoPhillips; Duilio Raffa, Suncor Energy; William MacFarLane and Louis Leung, Nexen; Arnfinn Kjosavik, Statoil; Heather Herring, Total E&P Canada; Gina Wozney, Husky Energy.
- A Water Technology Centre: Accelerated Testing Capabilities to Speed Implementation: D. Pernitsky, Senior Engineer, Surface Technology Development, Suncor Energy Inc.; B. Perdicakis, Environment and Facilities; Heavy Oil Technology Center, Statoil Canada Limited; C. Fulton, Specialist, Water Treatment Technology, Heavy Oil Technology Center, Statoil Canada Limited.
- Collaboration in Canada's Oil Sands Results in New Water Treatment Certification Program: Duane Kichton, Suncor Energy Inc.
- Innovative Environmental Scenario Analysis and Management Tools in Canada's Oil Sands Region: Landscape Ecological Assessment and Planning (LEAP): J. Peters, Silvacom Ltd.; G. Jordan, Nexen Inc.; T. Billey, Total E&P Canada; M. Boulton, Suncor Energy Inc.; S. Grindal, ConocoPhillips Canada; T. Shopik, Statoil Canada.
- Land Stewardship Collaboration in the Boreal Forest of the Canadian Oil Sands: Jeremy Reid, Nexen Inc.; Peter MacConnachie, Suncor Energy Inc.; Will Hughesman, Nexen Inc.; Terry Forkheim, ConocoPhillips Canada; Tiffanie Billey, Total E&P; Tim Shopik, Statoil Canada.
- Sustainable Communities in Canada's Oil Sands Regions: The Oil Sands Leadership Initiative's Collaborative Approach: Helen Jacobs, OSLI Sustainable Communities Working Group Chair (ConocoPhillips Canada); Tullio Caputo & Wanda Jamieson, Carleton University; Nicholas Choquette-Levy, OSLI.
- Searching for Solutions: Synthetic Biology in the Canadian Oil Sands: Jill Lang, ConocoPhillips Canada; Mark Johnstone, Suncor Energy Inc.; Richard Sagli, Statoil Canada; Randy Cormier, Nexen Inc.; Bob Mitchell, ConocoPhillips Canada.