Conference Agenda

The Oil Sands Clay Conference and Workshops has earned a reputation for being the pre-eminent forum for discussions of issues surrounding the science of clays in the oil sands industry in Alberta. The preliminary program has been announced and features a wealth of expertise.

Agenda

7:30am
Breakfast/Registration
8:00am
Welcome, Introduction and Overview
Heather Kaminsky
Daryl Hockley
8:30am
Oil Sand Clays
Patrick Mercier
9:15am
Surface Properties of Clays
Cliff Johnston
10:00am
Break
10:30am
Clay Measurements
Heather Kaminsky
11:15am
Clay in Slurry Transport
Walther Van Kesteron
12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm
Clay in Extraction
Dean Wallace
1:45pm
Fundamentals of Dewatering
Andrew Vietti
2:30pm
Break
3:15pm
Geotechnical Behavior of Oil Sands Tailings
Srba Msala
Farzad Daliri
3:45pm
Impact of Clays in Oil Sands Tailings Management
Randy Mikula
4:30pm
Closing Remarks & Full Group Discussion
Daryl Hockley
5:00pm
6:00pm
Reception and Poster Viewing
7:30am
Breakfast/Registration
8:00am
Opening Remarks
What are the Clays in Oil Sands?
8:30am
Stratigraphic controls on clay minerals
9:00am
Clay Contents in typical Oil Sands Deposits
9:20am
Development of a synthetic formulation of oil sands MFT
9:40am
Clay size & Clay mineral profiles in MFT pond
10:10am
Break
Clays in Extraction
10:40am
Water Chemistry Study in Bitumen extraction
11:100am
Synergistic effects of sodium and clay in oil sands extraction
11:40am
Nano & Microsized species in Non-aqueous bitumen extraction
12:00pm
Lunch
MBI
1:00pm
MBI: Benefits 7 applications to oil sands tailings planning and management issues
1:30pm
Limitations and constrainings on MBI test
1:50pm
Innovations in MBI Titration
2:10pm
Fluorescence in MBI
2:30pm
Break
Other Characterizations
3:00pm
Online estimation of Clay content in oil sands
3:30pm
Hyper spectral imaging
4:00pm
Use of imaging methods to decode geotechnical characterization
4:20pm
Closing Remarks
4:30pm
Conference End

Agenda is subject to change.

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