2014 Conference Agenda

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

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Time
PLENARY
7:30am-8:00am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00am-8:30am
Welcome Address from COSIA Water Director, John Brogly
8:35am-8:55am
AEP - delegate
9:00am-9:30am
University of Alberta - Trace metal concentrations in the Athabasca River are at or below those of bottled water
9:35am-10:05am
Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd. - Natural discharge and its role in Athabasca River quality: resolving complex systems
10:05am-10:25am
Coffee Break
10:30am-11:00am
Environment & Parks - Development of Groundwater Policy for Alberta's Oil Sands Region
11:05am-11:35am
Suncor - Water Technology Development Center
11:40am-12:10pm
Tom Pankratz - Advances in Membrane Technology for Water Treatment
12:10pm-1:00pm
Lunch and Networking
Time
BREAKOUT STREAMS
 
In Situ Steam Generation
Athabasca Watershed Modeling and Monitoring
OSPW Analytical Methods
1:10pm-1:40pm
Alberta WaterSMART - Off-Spec Boiler Feedwater Steam Response: Current Practices for Efficient Operation
Suncor - Substance load allocation
Shell - Comparison of high and low resolution naphthenic acid analysis in oil sands process affected water sources
1:45pm-2:15pm
University of Calgary - Causes and Prevention of Scale Formation: Selected Examples
Teck - Understanding Aerial Deposition of Metals and PAHs in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region
Imperial Oil - Target lipid model
2:20pm-2:50pm
Canadian Natural - A novel semi-empirical model for OTSG steam quality prediction
Four Elements Consulting - Predictive Modelling for the Athabasca River to Support Regional Management Framework and Monitoring Programs
University of Saskatchewan - Review of the composition and toxicity of oil sands process-affected water: A call for consistency
2:50pm-3:15pm
Coffee Break
 
In Situ Water Treatment Technology
Athabasca Watershed Modeling and Monitoring
On site Water Management for Mines
3:20pm-3:50pm
Parsons - Combining Best Practices for Steam Generator Feed Water Treating from California and Alberta
University of Alberta - Redox state speciation of arsenic and selenium in the lower Athabasca River and watershed
Canadian Natural - Managing Highly Saline Mine Depressurization Water
3:55pm-4:25pm
Eco-Tec Inc. - Zero Lime Softening - A Review of the Chemical Basis for its Validity
University of Alberta - Trace metals in the lower Athabasca River are dominated by particulate forms
Barr Engineering Co. - Predicting Water Accumulation at a Zero-Discharge Mining Operation
4:30pm-5:00pm
Process Ecology Inc. - An innovative approach to evaluate new technologies in SAGD plants
Alberta Environment & Parks - Disambiguation of Seepage in Alberta Oil Sands
Shell - Operational Water management costs- a modelled approach
5:15pm-7:15pm
Cocktail Reception and Posters
Time
PLENARY
7:30am-8:00am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00am-8:15am
Welcome Address from AI-EES , John Zhou
8:20am-8:50am
Alberta Environment & Parks - Towards an integrated water management approach for oil sands mines
8:55am-9:25am
University of Alberta - Overview of the NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Oil Sands Tailings Water Treatment
9:30am-10:00am
University of Alberta - Characterization of organic compounds in natural water surrounding the Canadian oil sands industry
10:00am-10:20am
Coffee Break
Time
In Situ Water Chemistry
OSPW Active Treatment Technologies
OSPW Passive Treatment Technologies
10:20am-10:50am
University of Calgary - Understanding the complexity of organics in waters from SAGD operation treatment plants: dilbit versus hotbit
University of Alberta - Comparison of UV/hydrogen peroxide, ferrate(VI), and ozone in oxidizing oil sands process-affected water (OSPW)
University of Waterloo - Solar Photocatalytic Degradation of Naphthenic Acids in Oil Sands Process-Affected Water (OSPW)
10:55am-11:25am
AITF - Development of a new on-line elemental analyzer based on plasma atomic emission spectrometry.
University of Alberta - Removing naphthenic acids from oil sands process affected water using electro-adsorption process
University of Calgary - Algal-Based Remediation Strategy for Detoxification of Oil Sands Process-Affected Water (OSPW)
11:30am-12:00pm
University of Alberta - Non-Contact High Resolution Microwave Sensor for Oil-Water Concentration Measurement
Titanium Corporation - Fit-for-Reuse Water from Froth Treatment Tailings through Novel Hydrocarbon Removal, Ultrafiltration and Oxidation Technologies
University of Alberta - Monitoring chemical flux across fine tailings-cap water interface in mesocolumns simulating an End Pit Lake (volumes at Syncrude)
12:00pm-1:00pm
Lunch and Networking
Time
BREAKOUT STREAMS
 
In Situ Water Treatment
OSPW Active Treatment Technologies
Athabasca Watershed Modeling and Monitoring
1:10pm-1:40pm
Alberta WaterSMART - Magnesium Oxide Dosing Systems for Thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery – Developing Operation and Design Guidelines
University of Alberta - Effect of ozonation on fouling behaviors of membrane bioreactors for the treatment of Oil Sands Process-Affected Water (OSPW)
University of Windsor - GLIER - Invertebrate community bio-assessments in anthropogenic and naturally contaminated areas of the Lower Athabasca region
1:45pm-2:15pm
University of Calgary - Development of Electrocoagulation for SAGD Produced Water Treatment
University of Alberta - Remediation of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) by indigenous microorganisms in fixed bed biofilm reactors
PARC, University of Regina - A 900-Year Perspective on Surface Water Supplies in the Athabasca River Basin
2:20pm-2:50pm
Natural Resources Canada, CanmetMINING - Application of Ceramic Membranes in Treatment of SAGD and Oily Produced Water
University of Alberta - Iron impregnated Carbon supports for Fenton-like degradation of Naphthenic Acids
Teck - Predictive modelling to support regional management framework and monitoring programs
2:50pm-3:15pm
Coffee Break
 
In Situ Water Treatment
Toxicity of OSPW
Mine Reclamation
3:20pm-3:50pm
Saltworks Technologies Inc. - True Zero Liquid Discharge Treatment of SAGD Wastewaters: On-Site Pilot Results and Economics
University of Alberta - Toxicity of Raw and Ozone Treated Oil Sands Process-Affected Waters using Mammalian Macrophages
University of Alberta - FORWARD III: Watershed research and modelling for mine reclamation
3:55pm-4:25pm
Tom Pankratz - Membranes for SAGD Produced Water Treatment
Shell - Isolation and characterization of the primary toxic component in oil sands process-affected water
Deltares / TU Delft - How to use flocculation to increase the water quality in end pit lakes

Agenda is subject to change.