TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- Keeping multi-billion dollar oil sands development projects on budget and on schedule is a major challenge. Producers face the realities of, long distances and remote locations, a tight labour market and stiff competition for materials and equipment. The obstacles are significant and as an industry it's important to hear what's working and what isn't. That's why the Projects Update seminar will again be standing room only at the annual Oil Sands and Heavy Oil Technologies Conference & Exhibition July 23-25 at the Calgary TELUS Centre in Calgary.
The Projects Update session provides delegates with the latest developments on some of the most significant projects taking place in the oil sands. Leaders from five companies will provide updates including:
-- Vincent Hugonet, Shell Canada Resources - Quest Carbon Capture and Storage. Quest CCS is connected to the Scotford Upgrader near Fort Saskatchewan Alberta. The upgrader processes bitumen from mining operations near Fort McMurray. Quest will store over 1 million tonnes per annum of CO2-- Robert Logan Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. - West Ellis SAGD West Ellis - Phase 1 is a 10,000bbls/day development and is Sunshine's first Wabiskaw play with significant differences and new challenges from projects in the McMurray formation-- Daniel Yang, Laricina Energy Ltd. - Key learnings from the Saleski Grosmont carbonate Laricina has operated a steam injection pilot in the Saleski Grosmont carbonate since late 2010. What are the takeaways for a commercial operation?-- Michael Scribner, ConocoPhillips Canada - Surmont Phase 2 Updating the latest developments on this100,000bbbls/day expansion project-- K.C. Yeung, Brion Energy - MacKay River and Dover Commercial Projects The former Dover Energy Corporation provides an update on two significant oil sands projects.
Bob Tippee, editor of Oil & Gas Journal and director of the conference, said with the stakes so high people need to know how others are fairing. "This seminar gives our delegates the inside story on how some of the industry's biggest projects are doing and there are always lessons to learn about what's working and what isn't," adds Tippee.
The two day Oil Sands and Heavy Oil Technologies Conference and Exhibition brings together close to 1,000 leaders in the oil sands industry. For the first time there will be a track dedicated to water and water issues. Other tracks include various aspects of thermal (in situ) operations, upgrading, geophysical work, surface issues, and emerging technologies.
More information and registration instructions are available at www.oilsandstechnologies.com.
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