Issue 03 - December 2014

10 Article(s)
Message

Delivery and Performance in 2014

In addition to our regular content of cases studies, COSIA fundamentals, member, staff profiles, and the ways COSIA companies are integrating COSIA into their operations, I am pleased to use this issue to share with you an overview of COSIA’s second annual Performance Update event that took place on November 25th at the Telus Convention Centre, Calgary.

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Tailings

Tailings Environmental Priority Area Update

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

Water Environmental Priority Area Update

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

Land Environmental Priority Area Update

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

GHG Environmental Priority Area Update

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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Monitoring

Monitoring Priority Area Update

Kelly Munkittrick, Director of Monitoring, talks about the various workshops and courses they had in 2014.

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Miscellaneous

COSIA Performance Goals measure collective achievements

COSIA’s Vision is shared amongst the 13 member companies who are committed to making positive environmental improvements in each of the Environmental Priority Areas: tailings, water, land and greenhouse gases. But in order to turn that vision into a reality, COSIA needs goals to work towards and measure performance against.

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Miscellaneous

Imperial fine-tunes its COSIA operationalization efforts

Determining the best ways to truly leverage the value that COSIA can bring to its member companies is a fine-tuned team effort at Imperial Oil Limited. Rick Gallant, Vice-President, Oil Sands Development & Research, is Imperial’s gatekeeper of COSIA projects, and he works closely with a team that represents many parts of the organization to ensure alignment in Imperial’s operationalization approach.

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Miscellaneous

Kelly Campbell is passionate about reducing GHG emissions

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

Events

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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