2019 Oil Sands Innovation Summit

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  • Monday, June 3, 2019
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    COSIA Plenary Sessions

    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Registration & Check-in
    Located by the Grand Foyer 1 on 3rd Level.
     Closed
    7:15 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Why stakeholder engagement is important to environmental monitoring
    Imperial Ballroom - Full
    This session focuses on importance of environmental monitoring in the context of local engagement and informed communication with stakeholder concerns.
    Speakers:
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Science, Technology and Innovation Presentations from COSIA Monitoring
    Imperial Ballroom - Full
    1. Connections to Water, Land and Tailings 
    2. Connections to methane (GHG) monitoring 
    10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM
    Break - Common
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
     

    GHG

    10:20 AM  -  11:20 AM
    GHG Session 1 – Novel Approaches to Lower Carbon Heat and Power
    Stephen Room A/B
    Emerging technologies and novel approaches to providing lower carbon heat and/or power for oil sands production and upgrading activities.
    1. Assessing the potential impact and cost of using low carbon energy technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the oil sands.
    2. Steam Concentrated Solar Low Carbon Heat & Enhanced AI Recovery




    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM
    GHG Session 2 – Techno-economic Implications of Natural Gas Decarbonization
    Stephen Room A/B

    Decarbonizing fossil fuels before they are combusted.

    1. Techno-Economic Analysis - Natural Gas Decarbonization
    Speakers:
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch - Common
    Grand Foyer 3/4
    Lunch
     Closed
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    GHG Session 3 – Young Innovators Leadership Panel – A Vision for Our Industry
    Stephen Room A/B

    Leaders with time to see a vision realized for our industry as part of a carbon-constrained economy.

    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    GHG Session 4 – Beyond Combustion: Turning Bitumen into New Products
    Stephen Room A/B

     Bitumen as feedstock for products beyond combustion.

    1. Challenges to Produce Bitumen Beyond Combustion Products
    2. Bitumen Beyond Combusion - Carbon Age Construction Materials
    3. Hydrogen from an Oil Sands Reservoir
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Break - Common
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM
    GHG Session 5 – Tools and Technology for Energy Efficiency
    Stephen Room A/B

    Tools and process control for lower energy intensity (steam-oil-ratio) and carbon emissions through decreasing steam use or increasing recovery.

    1. NEI Steam Trap Valve
    2. An Industry Recommended Practice for Evaluating the Thermal Performance of Vacuum Insulated Tubing
    3. Advanced Process Control for Production Optimization in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage Wells
     Optional  Closed 
    4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Reception - Common
     Closed
     

    Land

    10:20 AM  -  11:20 AM
    Land Session 1 – Reclaimed Habitat Use and Opportunistic Wetlands
    Imperial Ballroom 5/7/9
    1. Wildlife Usage Indicates Increased Similarity between Reclaimed Upland Habitat and Mature Boreal Forest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada
    2. Learning's from Opportunistic Wetlands: The Role of Substrate and Landscape Position on Reconstructed Landforms
    Speakers:
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Land Session 2 – Demonstrating Successful Forest Productivity Through Reclamation
    Imperial Ballroom 5/7/9
    Oil Sands Reclamation Demonstrates Equivalent Productivity To Undisturbed Sites
    Speakers:
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Land Session 3 – Boreal Birds, Seismic Line Restoration, and the Role of Phosphorus in Reclamation
    Imperial Ballroom 5/7/9
    1. Predicting Boreal Bird Abundance at Landscape Scales
    2. Short-term Ecological Effects of Mounding on Seismic Lines in Peatlands in the Oil Sands of Alberta
    3. Phosphorous Profiles and Speciation in Trees Growing on Reclaimed Oil Sands Soils
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Land Session 4 – Aspen Seeding Science, Root Development, and Remote Sensing for Seismic Analysis
    Imperial Ballroom 5/7/9
    1. Suckering of Seedling-Origin Trembling Aspen in Upland Boreal Reclamation Sites
    2. The Hidden Half: Tree Root Development at Syncrude's Aurora Soil Capping Study
    3. Airborne (Manned/Unmanned) Remote Sensing for Mapping, Monitoring and Recovery Analysis of Seismic Lines in the Boreal Region of Alberta
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Break
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM
    Land Session 5 – Innovation in Linear Reclamation, Soil Microbes, and Bioengineering Techniques
    Imperial Ballroom 5/7/9
    1. Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of Woodland Caribou Habitat Restoration Through an Innovation Road-map
    2. Do Microbes Mediate Plant Growth on Natural Bituminous Soils?
    3. Bio-engineered and Conventional Erosion and Sediment Control Solutions for Oil Sands Operations
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Reception
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
     

    Tailings

    10:20 AM  -  11:20 AM
    Tailings Session 1 – Overview Presentation: New Solutions for Tailings
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8

    Working with universities, government and research institutes, other companies and partners, the Tailings EPA is bringing together the shared experience, expertise and financial commitment of oil sands mining companies to find new technologies and solutions to tailings. 

    1. Dewatering of Fluid Fine Tailings (FFT) using Geobags and Pressure Filtration, Pilot Plant Experiences at Muskeg River Mind (MRM)
    2. Predictions of a Long-Term Consolidation of Tailings Deposits Considering Creep and Ageing
    3. Summary of the Impact of the NSERC/COSIA Industrial Research Chair in Oil Sands Geo-technique (IRC) Program (2013-19) - Nicholas Beier
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Tailings Session 2 – The Fundamentals of Tailings Technology and Treatment
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8

    Research into the fundamental science that underpins tailings treatment and deposit performance technology. 

    1. Impact of Residual Bitumen on the Long-Term Consolidation of Fluid Fine Tailings
    2. Bacterial Biosensors as a Novel Technology for Detecting Naphthenic Acids in OSPW
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Tailings Session 3 – Froth Treatment Tailings: Assessing the Environmental Impact Part 1
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8

    Focus on quantification of environmental effects related to froth treatment tailings specific constituents of potential concern, i.e. residual diluent, acid rock drainage precursors and naturally occurring radioactive materials.  

    1. COSIA Froth Treatment Tailings Sampling Project: An Overview of the 2018 Program and Geo-chemical Findings
    2. 2018 Regional Assessment of Diluent Degradation in Tailings: Insights from Microbiology and Hydrocarbon Analyses
    3. COSIA Froth Treatment Tailings Sampling Project: Gas Generation and Composition
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Tailings Session 4 – Froth Treatment Tailings: Assessing the Environmental Impact Part 2
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8

    Focus on quantification of environmental effects related to froth treatment tailings specific constituents of potential concern, i.e. residual diluent, acid rock drainage precursors and naturally occurring radioactive materials.  

    1. Bitumen Flotation to Remove Naphtha from Froth Treatment Tailings (FTT) Affected Deposits
    2. Methanogenic Diluent Microcosm Study: Insights into Diluent Degradation in Tailings Material
    3. Impacts of Biogas on the Dynamics of FTT affected MFT Deposits
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Break
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM
    Tailings / Water Joint Session – A View into the Potential of Pit Lakes
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8

    Pit Lakes R&D and Commercial Demonstrations. This joint Water/Tailings session will report out on the latest pit lakes research, full scale commercial demonstrations, and examples of successful pit lakes from other industrial sectors.  

    1. Using Aquatic Mesocosms to Investigate Biological, Chemical and Ecological Community Responses to Oil Sands Process Water and Densified Fluid Fine Tailings to Inform Pit-Lake Design: A 2-year Study
    2. Permanently Stratified Pit Lakes in the Oil Sands and Other Mining Industries
    3. Syncrude Canada's Ltd.'s Base Mine Lake: Trends in Performance from the First Commercial-Scale Pit Lake in the Oil Sands
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Reception
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
     

    Water

    10:20 AM  -  11:20 AM
    Water Session 1 – Water Treatment Field Pilots: Results, Challenges and Next Steps
    Imperial Ballroom 1/2/3

    Operator Report out on 3 Recent Insitu Central Processing Facility Water Treatment Technology Pilots. In this session, COSIA member operations staff share the results of three recently completed field pilots, including results, challenges and next steps. This is a session not to be missed if you want to pilot with producers in the oil sands.

    1. MyCelx Deoiling Media
    2. Fluidized Bed Heat Exchanger - New Method of Steam Generation
     Optional  Closed 
    11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Water Session 2 – The Truth About Tailings Pond Seepage
    Imperial Ballroom 1/2/3

    What are the facts on seepage in the Oil Sands Region?! Seepage has been a topic in the media lately. In this sessions, two experts weigh in on some of the latest research on seepage in oil sands mining operations. 

    1. Facts versus Fiction: The Truth Behind Tailings Pond Seepage in Canada's Oil Sands
    2. Applications of Stable Water Isotopes (180 and2H) for Assessing Operational Site Water Managment and Performance of Closure Landscapes
    Speakers:
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Water Session 3 – High Temperature Membranes: Will They Revolutionize Water Treatment?
    Imperial Ballroom 1/2/3

    High Temperature Membrane Technology Development for Insitu Oil Sands Applications.   Some say that high temperature membranes could revolutionize Insitu Treatment, but how close are they to commercial deployment? In this session experts share the latest research, and testing infrastructure available, facilitated by an expert who will provide an industry perspective on current research and next steps. 

    1. High Temperature Membrane Efforts and Priorities
    2. Fabrication of Anti-Fouling Electro-Conductive Thin Film Composite Membranes by Reduced Graphene Oxide-Polyaniline (rGO-PANI)/Advanced Thermally Stable Thin Film Composite Membranes for Reverse Osmosis of SAGD Produced Water
    3. The Membrane Technology Assessment Program
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Water Session 4 – Treating Oil Sands Process Affected Water (OSPW) with Petroleum Coke – The Syncru
    Imperial Ballroom 1/2/3

    Oil Sands Petroleum Coke R&D and Treatment Pilot Experience. This presentation on Syncrude’s pilot using petroleum coke to treat OSPW and is rounded out by results on new tools advancing the science of OSPW toxicity prediction.

    1. BE-SPME as an Analytical Tool for Predicting Toxicity in OSPW and Appropriate Levels for Discharge
    2. Predicting the Non-linear Adsorption of Individual Naphthenic Acid (NA) Groups onto Petroleum Code (PC) - Application of the Lognormal Langmuir Isotherm Model & Abraham pp-LFER Descriptors
    3. Water Use, Quality and Treatment at Syncrude's Mineable Oil Sands Operation in Northern Alberta
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Break
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM
    Water / Tailings Joint Session – A View into the Potential of Pit Lakes
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8
    1. Using Aquatic Mesocosms to Investigate Biological, Chemical and Ecological Community Responses to Oil Sands Process Water and Densified Fluid Fine Tailings to Inform Pit-Lake Design: A 2-year Study
    2. Permanently Stratified Pit Lakes in the Oil Sands and Other Mining Industries
    3. Syncrude Canada's Ltd.'s Base Mine Lake: Trends in Performance from the First Commercial-Scale Pit Lake in the Oil Sands
     Optional  Closed 
    4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Reception
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  •  

    COSIA Plenary Sessions

    7:15 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    8:00 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Performance Update - COSIA
    Imperial Ballroom - Full
    COSIA EPA Directors highlight innovative performance accomplishments through environmental projects.
    9:15 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Performance Update & Featured Projects - Alberta Innovates and Emissions Reduction Alberta
    Imperial Ballroom - Full
    Speakers:
    10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM
    Break - Common
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
     

    GHG

    10:20 AM  -  11:20 AM
    GHG Session 6 – Advancing Bitumen Recovery Strategies for SAGD Operations
    Stephen Room A/B

    Bitumen extraction methods for lower energy intensity (steam-oil-ratio) and carbon emissions through decreasing steam use or increasing recovery. 

    1. SAGD Steam Additive: From an Idea to a Field Pilot
    2. The Path to Deployment for Solvent-Assisted In Situ Recovery - A Research Provider's Perspective
    3. The Need for Speed in Piloting New Recovery Technologies
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM
    GHG Session 7 – Responsible Production Practices for Complex Reservoirs
    Stephen Room A/B

    Understanding, characterizing, and managing complex oil sands reservoirs. 

    1. In-situ Stresses in Colorado Group in Cold Lake, AB, Calculated from Open-Hole Mini-Fracs and FMI Logs
    2. Automated Surveillance of Subsurface Wellbore Integrity in a Heavy Oil Field Using Passive Seismic Systems
    Speakers:
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch - Common
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    GHG Session 8 – Innovation Leader Panel - Advancing Clean Technologies
    Stephen Room A/B

    This panel of senior executives from COSIA’s strategic partners will discuss the “secrets to success” and pitfalls with collaborating to advance clean technology in the resource sector.

    Drawing from their personal experiences as cleantech R&D agents of change, and recognizing the importance of collaboration, they will share stories of when collaboration led to concrete successes and their thoughts on the big opportunities moving forward.

    Topics such as the innovation system, technology development vs. deployment, leveraging funding, and addressing core barriers to accelerating technology through collaboration will be explored.

    • What do we need to do more of?
    • What do we need to stop doing?
    • What are the best practices?

    Lessons will be drawn from the broader natural resources sector to further inform oil sands opportunities.

     Optional  Closed 
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    GHG Session 9 – New Technologies to Capture and Convert C02
    Stephen Room A/B

    Technologies that significantly lower the cost of post-combustion CO2 capture and/or convert the CO2 in the flue gas into a useable product while reducing the overall cost of capture in an oil sands context.

    1. Pressurized Chemical Looping Combustion for SAGD Applications
    2. Cool GTL for Dilbit
    3. Novel Materials for Clean and Sustainable Energy
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Break - Common
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM
    GHG Session 10 – Quantifying and Reducing Fugitive Emissions: Is There a Better Way?
    Stephen Room A/B

    Technologies and approaches to quantify and reduce area fugitive emissions from tailings ponds and mine faces. 

    1. Quantification of GHG Emissions from Tailings Pond and Mine Faces with IDM-CALPUFF
    2. Satellite and airborne instruments for methane emissions measurements: toward a tiered observation system applicable for wide-area fugitive emissions
    3. Greenhouse gas source attribution over multiple square kilometer regions using dual frequency comb lasers
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Land

    10:20 AM  -  11:20 AM
    Land Session 6 – Leveraging Virtual Tours, GIS Ecosite Modelling, and Swamps on a Shoestring
    Imperial Ballroom 5/7/9
    1. Bringing the Forest to the Office – How Virtual Tours are Informing Training and Decision Making Related to Restoration Approaches in the Oil Sands
    2. The Reclamation Assignment Model for Predicting Mine Closure Eco-sites
    3. Swamps on a Shoestring – Phase 1: Finding Water
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Land Session 7 – In Situ Peatland Restoration: Learnings from a Decade of Research
    Imperial Ballroom 5/7/9
    Peatland Restoration of In-Situ Oil and Gas Footprint: Progress After a Decade and Challenges Ahead
    Speakers:
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Land Session 8 – Better Understanding Water Balance, WildTrax Wildlife Monitoring, and Prioritizing
    Imperial Ballroom 5/7/9
    1. Towards an Improved Understanding of the Water Balance of the McClelland Lake Wetland Complex
    2. Big Data and Environment Monitoring: An Overview of WildTrax
    3. Prioritizing Zones for Caribou Restoration in the COSIA Area, Version 3.0
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Land Session 9 – Fen Evaluation, Evolving Seismic Exploration, and Collaborating on Caribou
    Imperial Ballroom 5/7/9
    1. Establishing Vegetation on a Constructed Fen in a Post-Mined Landscape in Alberta's Oil Sands Region: A Four-Year Evaluation after Species Introduction
    2. Advancements in Data Quality, Methodology and Cost in Meeting the COSIA Approaching Zero Land Disturbance Exploration Challenge
    3. Sharing the Landscape: How the Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration are Working Together
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Break
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM
    Land Session 10 – Assessing Weed Control Practices and Portable DNA Testing
    Imperial Ballroom 5/7/9
    1. Weed Control in the Green Area: Using Empirical Evidence to Question Current Practices
    2. A Portable DNA Testing Device for Species Detection
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Tailings

    10:20 AM  -  11:20 AM
    Tailings Session 6 – Froth Treatment Tailings: Assessing the Environmental Impact Part 3
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8

    Focus on quantification of environmental effects related to froth treatment tailings specific constituents of potential concern, i.e. residual diluent, acid rock drainage precursors and naturally occurring radioactive materials.  

    1. Geochemistry of Acid Generation and Metal(loid) Release in Froth Treatment Tailings
    2. Method Development for Assessing Acid Rock Drainage Risks in From Treatment Tailings
    3. Potential of Air Stripping to Remove Naphtha from Froth Treatment Tailings
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Tailings Session 7 – Optimizing and Commercializing Tailings Technology Part 1
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8

    Focus on improving efficiency of current technologies that includes real time monitoring and current processes, environmental effects, and improvement of predictions of deposition and fines capture.  

    1. Degradation of Anionic Polyacrylamide in Oil Sands Tailings
    2. Comparison of Methods for Measuring the Leachings of Polymers from Oil Sands Tailings

     

    Speakers:
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Tailings Session 8 – Optimizing and Commercializing Tailings Technology Part 2
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8

    Focus on improving efficiency of current technologies that includes real time monitoring and current processes, environmental effects, and improvement of predictions of deposition and fines capture.  

    1. Gamma-Ray Tomography: A Step Change in the Measurement Capabilities at the Saskatchewan Research Council Pipe Flow Technology Centre
    2. In Situ Shear Strength and Density Measurement: Bridging Expertise between Canada and the Netherlands
    3. Treatment of Thin Fine Tailings Using Electrochemical Technology
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Tailings Session 9 – New Collection and Transportation Methods Show Promise
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8

    Focus on continuously improvement upon established tailings transportation, deposition and placement practices, collection of FFT and also to support the development and deployment of innovative deposition and placement techniques.  

    1. Estimation of Oil Sands Tailings Properties Using Hyperspectral Measurements
    2. Co-Processing of Fresh Tailings and Fluid Find Tailings (FFT) Using Paste Technology
    3. Once-Through Laminar Flow Testing of Slurries with Yield Stresses: A Multi-client Study at the Saskatchewan Research Council Pipe Flow Technology Centre
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Break
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM
    Tailings Session 10 – Improving the Performance of Tailings Deposits
    Imperial Ballroom 4/6/8

    Focus on improving existing or advancing new methods of accelerating deposit consolidation and capping for both sand-dominated and fines-dominated deposits while balancing Environmental Net Effects and costs.  

    1. Subaerial (Deltaic) Cap Success Conditions and Failure Potential on Treated Fine Tailings
    2. Dewatering of TT Using Vertical Strip Drains (VSD) - An Update on the Large Scale Column Test
    3. Bugs and Veggies as Tailings Management Tools
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Water

    10:20 AM  -  11:20 AM
    Water Session 6 – Passive Treatment Technologies Show Significant Promise
    Imperial Ballroom 1/2/3

    Passive Treatment of OSPW. Five years ago, people were puzzled when COSIA members began prioritizing passive treatment technologies, as it is not a traditional approach to water treatment. 5 years on, passive treatment technologies are showing significant promise. In this session presenters share passive treatment fundamental research though technologies ready for field piloting. 

    1. Overview of the NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Oil Sands Tailings Water Treatment: Insight of Engineered Passive Treatment/Reclamation Approaches
    2. Microbial Community Engineering in the Canadian Oil Sands
    3. SolarPass: Sunlight-activated Photocatalysis Rapidly Detoxifies Oil Sands Process-Affected Water
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Water Session 7 – Understanding Chemical Reactions Key to Insitu Processing
    Imperial Ballroom 1/2/3

    Chemistry's Impact on Insitu Chemical Treatment. Understanding the interaction between Insitu produced water and the chemical additives is complex, but key to continuing to improve Insitu facility performance. This session shares some of the latest specific to the oil sands research and from outside the oil sands industry.

    1. Effects of Additives, Diluents and Temperature on the Composition of Organics Composition in SAGD
    2. Eco-Friendly Lignin Based Alternative for Corrosion Inhibition
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Water Session 8 – The Impact of Returning Water in the Athabasca Region
    Imperial Ballroom 1/2/3

    The Impact of Natural and Anthropogenic Inputs to the Athabasca River R&D. Sourcing and returning water are part of every municipal and industrial treatment processes, and the Oil Sands is no exception. This session shares some of the latest research on the impact of atmospheric deposition and water return in the Athabasca Region. 

    1. Snow and Sphagnum Moss in the Athabasca Bituminous Sands Region: Indicators of Contemporary Wintertime and Summertime Atmospheric Deposition of Trace Elements
    2. Impacts of Tributaries on the Concentrations and Size-Based Speciation of Trace Elements in the Athabasca River: Implications for Representative Sampling and Identifying Anthropogenic Inputs
    3. Spatial Variation of Total and Dissolved Trace Element Concentrations along the Athabasca River
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Water Session 9 – Water Modelling in the Athabasca: Three World-Class Models
    Imperial Ballroom 1/2/3

    What Watershed Models Are Telling Us in the Athabasca Region. This session provides an overview of three types of watershed modelling being conducted in the Athabasca region. Come be part of a conversation with three world class modellers and learn what the latest models are telling us. 

    1. Expanded Validation of the Athabasca River Model
    2. Impact of Climate Change on Surface Water and Groundwater Resources in the Athabasca River Basin
    3. Improving the Certainty of Closure Designs Using an Integrated Water Modelling Approach
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Break
    Grand Foyer 3/4
     Closed
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