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GHG EPA: Co-gen technology producing electricity and steam

Issue 09 - April 2017

COSIA’s director of the Greenhouse Gases EPA, Jonathan Matthews, discusses carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage. This issue’s case study examines Gas Turbine Once Through Steam Generators (GT-OTSG), a co-generation technology that produces energy and steam.

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Water EPA: Combining their knowledge, members find solutions to address fouling

Issue 09 - April 2017

Wayne Hillier, director of COSIA’s Water EPA discusses how the Water EPA’s sharing of operational best practices and new technologies helped identify multiple solutions for managing fouling and reducing water usage, cleaning chemicals, greenhouse gas emissions, downtime and costs. The case study digs into the EPA’s efforts to address the fouling of heat exchangers at in situ facilities.

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Tailings EPA: Centrifuge technology to treat mature fine tailings

Issue 09 - April 2017

John Brogly, COSIA’s director of Tailings, discusses collaboration and opportunity demonstrated at the Oil Sands Innovation Summit 2017. In the case study, learn more about how Shell is building on centrifuge technology contributed by Syncrude to treat mature fine tailings.

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Monitoring PA: Quick response through collaboration

Issue 09 - April 2017

When research studies showed detectable levels of a rat poison in animals found within areas of oil sands activity, companies responded quickly by revisiting and restricting their use, and changing their rodent control methods. Kelly Munkittrick, director of COSIA’s Monitoring Priority Area, talks about how oil sands monitoring identified an issue and member companies acted quickly to address it.

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GHG EPA: COSIA in Space

Issue 08 - November 2016

Jonathan Matthews, director of COSIA’s GHG EPA, sat down to discuss the recent announcement of the winners of the initial stage of the COSIA-ARCTIC Waste Heat Challenge. The case study takes us to completely new frontiers with GHGSat.

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Land EPA: Amphibious Vehicles

Issue 08 - November 2016

Director of COSIA’s Land EPA, Jenna Dunlop, shares the latest from the Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs program. This issue’s case study takes a look at amphibious vehicles, which can drive across land and float on water, and are completely changing the game for boreal forest caribou habitat restoration.

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Tailings EPA: Research & Development in Tailings Management

Issue 08 - November 2016

John Brogly, director of COSIA’s Tailings EPA, touches on changes to tailings legislation announced by the Alberta Energy Regulator and how these relate to work underway by member companies. The case study details Coanda Research & Development’s work to help solve some of the challenges faced by the Tailings EPA.

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Monitoring PA: RAMPing Up Monitoring

Issue 08 - November 2016

The Monitoring Priority Area is taking a closer look at its Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program fish data and demonstrating a new approach for recognizing changes in the environment. Kelly Munkittrick, director of Monitoring for COSIA, talks us through the latest research.

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Tailings EPA: APIC, an epic space for advanced tailings research

Issue 07 - July 2016

Jonathan Matthews, Director, Tailings Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses open innovation and steadfast commitment. In this newsletter’s case study, we look at Canadian Natural’s Applied Process Innovation Centre - a fit-for-purpose facility that will advance tailings research.

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Water EPA: Testing titania membranes: the “superman” of membranes?

Issue 07 - July 2016

John Brogly, Director, Water Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses the growing appetite for water research and technical innovation. In this newsletter’s case study, we look at Shell Canada’s Titania Membrane De-risking Project and testing titania membrane technology’s strength.

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Land EPA: The FiSH Committee on counting fish

Issue 07 - July 2016

Jenna Dunlop, Director, Land Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses where land meets sky—and water, tailings and GHGs. In this newsletter’s case study, we look at the FiSH Committee and its role in offsetting impacts to fish and fish habitat.

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GHG EPA: Building our global engineering bench strength

Issue 07 - July 2016

Wayne Hillier, Director, GHG Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses moving from open innovation to directed innovation. For this issue’s case study, we examine how Devon’s IHS Engineering Workbench is helping find technologies that use low temperature waste heat.

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Monitoring PA: A path to consensus around differing perspectives

Issue 07 - July 2016

Kelly Munkittrick, Director, Monitoring Priority Area, reflects on how COSIA-led workshops are paving a way forward for consensus by fostering collaboration and mutual understanding. In this newsletter, we explore COSIA’s research in adaptive monitoring and its role in responsible development.

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Tailings Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 06 - Feb 2016

Jonathan Matthews, Director, Tailings Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses the importance of collaboration in refining the Tailings EPA’s current suite of technologies. In this issue’s Tailings case study, Shell explores a new technology that uses electric currents to dewater fluid fine tailings.

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Water Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 06 - Feb 2016

John Brogly, Director, Water Environmental Priority Area (EPA), talks about updating the gaps and opportunity areas for the EPA. This issue’s Water case study features Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s use of soft sensor technology to improve steam quality at in situ facility.

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Land Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 06 - Feb 2016

Jenna Dunlop, Director, Land Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses the collaborative work conducted across the Land and Tailings EPAs. In this issue’s Land case study, ConocoPhillips Canada is conducting a reclamation pilot on the soil stockpile of their Surmont in situ operations that will have both short- and long-term benefits.

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GHG Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 06 - Feb 2016

Wayne Hillier, Director, Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Environmental Priority Area (EPA), reports on the work being done to identify promising new GHG technologies. In this issue’s GHG case study, the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is challenging the world to reimagine what we can do with CO2 emissions by incentivizing the development of technologies that convert carbon from those emissions into valuable products.

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Monitoring Priority Area Update

Issue 06 - Feb 2016

Kelly Munkittrick, Director, Monitoring Priority Area, discusses how Monitoring is working to reduce overlap and increase alignment across activities and programs to increase the efficiency of monitoring in the oil sands region.

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Tailings Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 05 - June 2015

Jonathan Matthews, Director, Tailings Environmental Priority Area (EPA), reflects on the COSIA Innovation Summit and a number of the other collaborative meetings the EPA has been involved in. In this issue’s Tailings case study, Shell explores the use of dynamic mixers to treat fluid fine tailings in order to improve the performance of tailings reduction technologies.

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Water Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 05 - June 2015

John Brogly, Director, Water Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses another major milestone for the Water EPA: The release of the Mining Performance Goal. This issue’s Water case study features Devon’s commercial-scale field pilot of rifle tubes, which has the potential to improve the quality of steam generated to 90 per cent.

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Land Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 05 - June 2015

Jenna Dunlop, Director, Land Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses her key priorities for the Land EPA in 2015. In this issue’s Land case study, members of the Land EPA are working collaboratively at a regional scale to achieve more effective conservation and recovery of caribou and their habitat in the Cold Lake Caribou Range.

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GHG Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 05 - June 2015

Wayne Hillier, Director, Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses the development of new technology working groups that will change the way work is done within the EPA. In this issue’s GHG case study, Imperial Oil is literally going out of this world to explore a new technology with the potential to improve environmental performance in the oil sands.

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Monitoring Priority Area Update

Issue 05 - June 2015

Kelly Munkittrick, Director, Monitoring Priority Area, discusses how Monitoring is working to reduce overlap and increase alignment across activities and programs to increase the efficiency of monitoring in the oil sands region.

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Tailings Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 04 - March 2015

Jonathan Matthews, Director, Tailings Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses the importance of sharing best practices when it comes to tailings management. In this issue’s Tailings case study, Canadian Natural Resources Limited is working with the Saskatchewan Research Council on developing a reliable model for designing pipelines to transport thickened tailings in a laminar flow.

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Water Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 04 - March 2015

John Brogly, Director, Water Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses what lies ahead for 2015, now that the EPA has its first Performance Goal. In this issue’s Water case study, Suncor is testing new water treatment technologies at their MacKay River steam assisted gravity drainage facility to improve the reliability and efficiency of in situ water treatment operations, in an effort to reduce water usage and GHG emissions.

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Land Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 04 - March 2015

Jenna Dunlop, Director, Land Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses her key priorities for the Land EPA in 2015. In this issue’s Land case study, Suncor has constructed a 2.9 hectare fen and is now evaluating the success of that project, in order to improve industry’s ability to reclaim the most common wetland type in the oil sands region.

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GHG Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 04 - March 2015

Wayne Hillier, Director, Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses the key milestones the EPA reached in 2014 as well as what’s in store for 2015. In this issue’s GHG case study, Cenovus explores the use of Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells to capture carbon dioxide from natural gas-fired processing units while generating electricity.

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Monitoring Priority Area Update

Issue 04 - March 2015

Kelly Munkittrick, Director, Monitoring Priority Area, discusses how Monitoring is working to reduce overlap and increase alignment across activities and programs to increase the efficiency of monitoring in the oil sands region.

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Tailings Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 03 - December 2014

The Tailings EPA says goodbye to former Director Alan Fair who is retiring after more than 30 years in oil sands and tailing management. COSIA welcomes Jonathan Matthews to the role of Tailings Director. Also read how Shell is removing water from mature fine tailings by building on Syncrude’s contributed centrifuge technology.

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Water Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 03 - December 2014

Exciting news for both the Water Environmental Priority Area and COSIA… John Brogly, Director of Water announces COSIA’s first performance goal! Also, Suncor Energy and partners have approved plans to build a new facility to test water treatment and recycling technologies

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Land Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 03 - December 2014

COSIA welcomes new Director of Land, Jenna Dunlop, PhD to the team. Also, ConocoPhillips is leading a project that is accelerating the reclamation process of areas that have been disturbed by oil sands exploration and increasing the quality of caribou habitat.

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GHG Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 03 - December 2014

Wayne Hillier, Director of Greenhouse Gases, discusses the steps the Greenhouse Gases Environmental Priority Area is taking to facilitate collaboration. COSIA have been working closely with GE and Alberta Innovates to develop a series of open innovation challenges through GE’s ecomagination campaign.

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Tailings Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 02 - May 2014

Alan Fair, Director of COSIA’s Tailings EPA talks about planning the 2014 project portfolio and new focuses for projects and technology development. Learn more about a technology currently being developed by Canadian Natural to reduce mature fine tailings using CO2.

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Water Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 02 - May 2014

John Brogly, Director of COSIA’s Water EPA talks about the 2014 Water Conference, planned site tours and Performance Goals. Learn more about the Water EPA’s work on pit lakes.

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GHG Environmental Priority Area Update

Issue 02 - May 2014

Wayne Hillier, Director of COSIA’s Greenhouse Gases EPA talks about the progress currently being made by COSIA’s newest EPA. Learn more about Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage project.

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Monitoring Working Group Update

Issue 02 - May 2014

Kelly Munkittrick, Director of COSIA’s Monitoring Working Group talks about recent developments for the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Program and how the Monitoring Working Group is contributing.

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Introducing COSIA’s EPA Directors

Issue 01 - February 2014

COSIA’s four Environmental Priority Areas (EPA) of Land, Water, Tailings and Greenhouse Gases drive the collaboration and innovation that make COSIA unique. COSIA’s EPA Directors and our Monitoring Director share the highlights of 2013 and a glimpse of what to expect in 2014.

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