3rd Annual Oil Sands Water Management Initiative 2013
Organization: Canadian Business Conferences
|Event Date/Time: Jan 30, 2013||End Date/Time: Jan 31, 2013|
|Registration Date: Jan 29, 2013|
|Early Registration Date: Dec 14, 2012|
This year, the third annual Oil Sands Water Management Initiative, held in Calgary on January 30-31, has been re-researched and re-developed to build upon the learning points of last year and address the most current commercial learning challenges in relation to sourcing, treating re-using and disposing of water used in SAGD.
Over two days, the brand new speaker line up hosting E&P speakers from some of the most active companies in the region will share experiences on their water management strategies.
Day 1 will examine the latest techniques for emulsion separation and de-oiling to increase bitumen recovery, how E&Ps are moving from fresh water to brackish water and the treatment requirements that need met to enable the use of brackish water in steam generation. Day 1 will also include a treatment technology case study panel featuring operators that have tried and tested both the cost-effective and advanced treatment technology focusing on hot and warm lime softening and a pilot case study on evaporators. Day 1 will finish with a case study on innovation and collaboration discussing how E&Ps can collaborate on non-competitive technologies to minimize both the capital and operating expenditure of water management.
Day 2 will hear a case study on how an E&P company has achieved zero-liquid discharge as well as mapping water sources and identifying alternative methods for water acquisition. Disposal zones for water used and produced in SAGD will then be examined drilling down specifically into the disposal of blow down water and the use of salt caverns. Day 2 will finish with an update on the regulations on groundwater monitoring and water conservation policy by Alberta Environment. The agenda has been upgraded this year to incorporate solutions to the very latest issues in Western Canadian in situ oil sands production.
The initiative is the 3rd in the sell-out Canadian Oil Sands Water Management Series that has been attended by over 500 delegates and speakers and will be once again be attended by all major companies producing oil sands in situ in Western Canada.