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Articles tagged with “Tailings”

 
 
 
 
 

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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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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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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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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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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Events

Issue 04 - March 2015

COSIA and its member companies host and participate in a number of events each year, including COSIA’s own Innovation Summit, Clay Workshop and Conference, and Land Workshop, as well as GE’s ecomagination Challenge winners’ announcement.

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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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Kelly Campbell is passionate about reducing GHG emissions

Issue 03 - December 2014

When Kelly Campbell made the decision to move to Ecuador to get her master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Development, she couldn’t have known how that experience would benefit her many years later in her role as Devon’s representative on COSIA’s Greenhouse Gases Environmental Priority Area Steering Committee.

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Events

Issue 03 - December 2014

COSIA and its member companies host and participate in a number of events each year, including the second annual Performance Update, the Water Technology Development Centre recognition event, COSIA’s Innovation Summit and many more.

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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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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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Shell kicks off its EPI campaign

Issue 01 - February 2014

On January 13, 2014 Shell Canada introduced its employees to their Environmental Performance Improvement campaign and how it will work in alignment with COSIA’s Environmental Performance Areas.

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