SPE/CHOA Slugging It Out Conference 17 Apr 2018 BMO Centre at Stampede Park Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Tuesday, April 17

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:10
08:10 - 09:30
SESSION 1: Non Thermal
Speaker(s) Gokhan Coskuner, Husky Energy



Enhanced Oil Recovery as Follow Up to Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand   

Gokhan Coskuner

Husky Energy

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
SESSION 2: International
Speaker(s) Xiuluan Li, PetroChina; Nick Tumu, Bankers Petroleum; Ravil Ibatullin, Tatneft



History and Current Status of Heavy Oil Development and Technologies in China 

Xiuluan Li

Challenges and learnings from a heavy oil project in Albania 

Nick Tumu
Bankers Petroleum

Development of the biggest European SAGD project  

Ravil Ibatullin
TAL Oil Ltd. 

11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
SESSION 3: New Tech Sponsored by: Spartan Controls
Speaker(s) Ian Gates, University of Calgary; Bruce Carey, Peters & Co.



Emerging Technologies in Oil Sands

Ian Gates
University of Calgary


Overview of History, Status and Outlook for Solvent Use to Recover Bitumen

Bruce Carey
Peters & Co.




Sponsored by:


14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00
SESSION 4: Project Updates
Speaker(s) Shaista Esmail, Athabasca Oil Corporation


Update of Imperial’s LASER (Liquid Addition to Steam for Enhanced Recovery) Project at Cold Lake




Athabasca’s Leismer FCD Experience Learnings 

Shaista Esmail
Athabasca Oil Corporation

17:00 - 18:30

Wednesday, April 18

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Overview of Pure-Solvent and Steam-Solvent Analysis and Design for Thermal In-Situ Operations Tillyard Conference Room
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Mazda Irani

This 1-day course is an introduction to thermodynamics and pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) and tuning parameters to fit laboratory data. Different analytical models for oil rate predictions such as Butler-Mokrys (1989) and Dunn-Nenniger-Rajan (1989) models will be discussed.

The following topics will be covered:

Introduction to thermodynamics and pressure-volume-temperature (PVT): basic law such as: Clausius-Clapeyron Equation, Dalton's law, Henry's Law and Raoult’s law are explained and practical examples such as temperature reduction in chamber due to NCG injection, and temperature reduction at Azeotropic point in ES-SAGD process will be solved numerically.

Pure Solvent Modelling: processes such as VAPEX and Nsolv will be explained, and different theories explaining the pure solvent oil rates such as Butler-Mokrys (1989) and Dunn-Nenniger-Rajan (1989) models will be explained and compared to physical models. Concepts such as onset of asphaltene precipitation will be discussed.

Steam-Solvent Modelling: ES-SAGD process will be explained and Gupta-Gittins(2012) and Rabiei–Harding–Abedi (2017) models will be discussed and numerically compared.
Production Challenges in Solvent Operation: Liquid-pool model and concept will be explained and concern with steam trap control for Nsolv will be discussed and numerically explained.


Course Location:
Tillyard Conference Room 
715 5th Ave. Main Level SW T2P 2X6
Calgary, AB.