Event Overview


The University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre and the Oil Sands Tailings Research Facility (OSTRF) are pleased to announce the Fifth International Oil Sands Tailings Conference to be held in December 2016. This conference is the premier platform for oil sands operators, consultants, regulators and academia to present learn about oil sands tailings management state of practise, recent technological advancements and novel research. The scope of this year’s event will include invited speakers and select technical presentations on topics including innovations in tailings management and dewatering technologies, regulatory policy and guidelines, mine waste structure integrity and closure/reclamation considerations.


Papers will be presented under the following technical themes:

Mine Waste Structure Integrity

Soft Tailings and Stabilization

Tailings Dewatering


Chemical Interactions

New Tailings Management Concepts

Regulatory Compliance


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