Impact of Partial Upgrading on Oil Sands Production

Impact of Partial Upgrading on Oil Sands Production

SPE Young Professionals Luncheon
←  SPE - Calgary Section

Young Professionals Luncheon:
Impact of Partial Upgrading on Oil Sands Production

Date:  Thursday, April 18th 2019
Location: The Bow Building, Mountain View Room   Level 54 - 500 Centre St SE, Calgary
Time: 11:30 a.m.(Registration), 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. (Luncheon)
Speakers: Murray R Gray, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta
Cost:  $10 Early Bird Tickets (Ends Mar 27th), $15 Regular Priced Tickets

Abstract:

Partial upgrading of bitumen offers several benefits to enhance the economic and environmental prospects for in situ production from the oilsands. Individual companies can benefit from reduced diluent costs and integration with in situ operations. The industry as a whole can benefit from more effective use of existing transportation infrastructure. Several technologies are in the demonstration stage, and are planned for commercial production within five years. This presentation will review the surface processing and in situ technologies that are under development and describe their characteristics. Each technology pathway has potential benefits for in situ producers and risks for technology development and commercial-scale production.

Speaker Bios:

Murray R Gray, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta Dr. Murray Gray has over 30 years of research experience in upgrading of heavy oil and oil sands bitumen. During his career at University of Alberta, he served in a number of roles, including Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Director of the Institute for Oil Sands Innovation, Vice-Provost (Academic), and Associate Vice-President (Research). He served as Vice President Research at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar and Senior Vice President Academic and Provost of the Petroleum University in Abu Dhabi, before joining Alberta Innovates in 2017. His success in collaborative research with industry on the development of Canada’s oilsands has been recognized by numerous awards and prizes, including the Centennial Award from the professional engineering association in Alberta (2011), and the Industrial Practice Award of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (2003). In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. In 2006 he wasawarded a Canada Research Chair and an Industrial Research Chair in Oil Sands Upgrading. Gray obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1984. He also holds a M. Eng. degree with a specialization in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary (1980) and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto (1978).

Special thanks to the Encana Corporation for sponsoring the Society of Petroleum Engineers Young Professionals technical events



April 18, 2019
From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
The Bow Mountain View Room: Level 54 - 500 Centre St SE, Calgary
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