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20181127 Emerging Technologies in Oil Sands

20181127 Emerging Technologies in Oil Sands

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 Emerging Technologies in Oil Sands

Date: Tuesday, 27th of November 2018
Speaker: Dr Ian Gates, University of Calgary 
Location: Bow Valley Club #370- 250, 6 Ave SW
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 




The oil sands industry has been innovative over the past 50 years with a continuous reduction of the investment energy to oil ratio. With pressure for a cleaner, more economic production, the oil sands industry has to be creative to find future enhancements and new processes to move the needle on carbon intensity, energy efficiency, and water consumption. In this talk, current and emerging technologies for in situ production of oil sands resources will be described. Thoughts on the future development of oil sands will also be described. 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Gates joined the department of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Calgary in 2004 after working a total of 7 years in the industry. He is a registered professional engineer (PEng) in the Province of Alberta and has been a consultant for many small and large energy companies both in Canada and internationally. Dr. Gates holds a BSc with distinction (University of Calgary) and a MASc (University of British Columbia) in chemical engineering, as well as a Ph.D. in chemical engineering with a minor in mathematics from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gates’ current research interests are in heavy oil and oil sands recovery process design and optimization, thermal (SAGD and CSS) and thermal-solvent (ES-SAGD, SA-CSS) oil recovery processes, cold production of heavy oil with sand (CHOPS) and follow-up process design, reservoir engineering and simulation, reservoir process optimization, reactive reservoir processes and simulation, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, biofilm evolution in porous media, and bioreactor design (think of the reservoir as a bioreactor).

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November 27, 2018
From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Bow Valley Club