Recent Events

March 3, 2017

Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Test Centre Announcement

On March 3, COSIA’s chief executive, Dan Wicklum, joined the Honourable Kent Hehr, MP for Calgary Centre, the Honourable Deron Bilous, Alberta Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Gianna Manes, president and CEO of ENMAX, Paul Bunje, Principal and Senior Scientist, XPRIZE Foundation and Dave Rehn, Executive Vice President of Competitive Energy and Information Technology, ENMAX to announce the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Test Centre (ACCTC), which will be built at Calgary’s Shepard Energy Centre. The ACCTC will be one of the few places in the world where carbon conversion technologies can be tested at a commercial scale, and NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE finalists will be the first tenants to test their solutions in the natural gas track of the Carbon XPRIZE.

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March 16, 2017

Innovation and the Energy for Tomorrow

Hosted by the Economic Club of Canada in Vancouver, B.C., the conversation between NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE’s Marcius Extavour and COSIA’s Dan Wicklum explored how an energy future with low or no-carbon emitting oil and natural gas as part of the diverse energy mix will help meet the world’s growing energy needs. The discussion touched on how new models for innovation are making a difference in how we think about energy today and the possibilities for tomorrow.


March 21-22, 2017

Oil Sands Innovation Summit 2017 

Co-hosted by COSIA, Alberta Innovates and Natural Resources Canada, Oil Sands Innovation Summit 2017 brought together approximately 800 innovators from industry, research, government, academia, and the service and technology sectors from around the globe to share research and projects aimed at improving the environmental performance of Canada's oil sands. Workshops on March 20 offered a chance to learn more about the oil sands and its work in land, water, tailings, greenhouse gases and monitoring. A post-Summit Workshop on March 23 allowed participants to continue the conversation on the theme: How can we turn knowledge and research into practice?

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February 28, 2017

Innovation, Environment & the Future of Oil

Along with CAPP’s president and CEO, Tim McMillan, COSIA’s chief executive Dan Wicklum spoke to the Montréal Council on Foreign Relations on Challenges of the global energy sector and how the Canadian oil and gas industry can position itself internationally. The presentation included examples of how the oil sands industry is addressing environmental and sustainable development challenges through innovative solutions.

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March 1-2, 2017

Propel Energy Tech 2017 

PROPEL Energy Tech Forum brought together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established energy technology companies, including some of COSIA’s members and associate members, to discuss topics related to building the energy industry of the future.

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Upcoming Events

April 18, 2017

SPE/CHOA Slugging it Out Conference

For 25 years, Slugging it Out has provided the heavy oil industry a forum to not just share in success, but develop solutions.

This year, Slugging it Out is about looking back, and moving forward. Delving into 25 years of learning and experience – leveraging senior experts to learn from the past – and sharing project updates and discussions on some of today’s most innovative and collaborative approaches to the challenges we face. And looking ahead hoping to provide clarity and direction by examining the landscape before us.


May 30-31, 2017

New Technology For In Situ Oil Sands Facilities 2017

Showcasing new emissions reduction technologies and innovation in design and construction, Canadian Business Conference gives you the opportunity to be part of the New Technology for In Situ Oil Sands Facilities Conference.

The program will bring together super-major, major and independent operators with government stakeholders to address important issues, while benchmarking results of pilot projects in efficient facilities design, water reuse for steam generation, lime softening, evaporator and electrostatic filtration.

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May 29, 2017

Mines and Technology 2017

Held in Helsinki, Finland, Mines and Technology 2017 will focus on optimizing mining efficiency with cutting-edge technologies. Based on the practical case studies from the leading mining companies in the world and presentations from innovative solution providers, Mines and Technology will address only the most critical topics and concerns of the target market and which technologies are best placed to address these.

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June 5-8, 2017

54th Annual Clay Minerals Society Conference

Taking place in Edmonton, Alberta, the 54th annual Clay Minerals Society Conference will highlight the influence of clays in our world, with particular focus on key industries in western Canada.

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