A COSIA Newsletter


Issue 09 - April 2017

In this issue

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

Categories: DirectorMessageWater

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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Monitoring PA: Quick response through collaboration

Categories: DirectorMessageMonitoring

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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Categories: COSIAEventsInnovation

COSIA and its member companies host and participate in events to advance our vision of accelerating environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands. Most recently, COSIA, Alberta Innovates and Natural Resources Canada co-hosted Oil Sands Innovation Summit 2017, to showcase new ideas, projects and programs for innovation in the oil sands.

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