SPE/CHOA Slugging it Out Conference 16 Apr 2019 The Hudson Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Tuesday, April 16

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:45
Opening Remarks and Keynote

Opening Remarks by Committee Chair, Jarrett Dragani, Cenovus Energy Inc.


Keynote Presentation: Rail’s Role in Accessing the Market

Keith Chiasson 
Executive Vice President Downstream, Cenovus Energy Inc.

08:45 - 09:45
SESSION 1: Smart Optimization
Session Chairpersons Amir Hossini, ConocoPhillips; Kris Stephansson, Imperial Oil; Jeremy Walter, Computer Modelling Group


  1. Optimization of Steam Allocation Decisions through Integrated Workflow Planning
  • Amir Hossini & Javier Sanchez, ConocoPhillips

Amir Hossini

Javier Sanchez


  1. SAGD Field Development Planning through the Use of Optimization Software

  • Kyle Craig, Aucerna

Kyle Craig

09:45 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:45
SESSION 2: New Tech – Upstream Production Enhancement
Session Chairpersons Mary Hansen, McDaniel & Associates Consultants; Jian-Yang Yuan, MEG Energy


  1. Move Fast and Break Things, in the Lab Not in the Field
  • Tom de Haas, Interface Fluidics

Tom de Haas
Interface Fluidics

  1. RF XL Commercialization Update – RF Heating for Oil Sands and Heavy Oil Reservoirs 

  • Mike Tourigny, Acceleware

Mike Tourigny

  1. The Justification for SAGD-Specific Flow Control Devices

  • Julian Ortiz, ConocoPhillips Canada

Julian Ortiz
ConocoPhillips Canada

11:45 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
SESSION 3: New Tech – Downstream Market Solutions
Session Chairpersons Richard Chan, Suncor Energy; Glenn Thoben, Spartan Controls


  1. Heavy Oil and Bitumen Pellets:  Solid Phase Transport of Oil

  • Ian Gates and Jacky Wang, University of Calgary

Ian Gates
University of Calgary

Jacky Wang
University of Calgary


  1. Ready for Prime Time – The EJS Regional Hub Project
  •  Edwin J. Veith and Richard Masson, Fractal Systems

Edwin J. Veith
Fractal Systems

Richard Masson
Fractal Systems


  1. Impacts of the IMO Sulphur Regulation on the Canadian Crude Oil Market
  • Dinara Millington, Canadian Energy Research Institute

Dinara Millington
Canadian Energy Research Institute

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00
SESSION 4: Project Updates and Field Demonstration Pilots
Session Chairpersons Sara Lagos, Devon Energy; David Vu, CNOOC International; Farid Ahmadloo, Canadian Natural Resources Limited


  1. Operational Updates and Development Trends
  • Jared Wynveen, McDaniel & Associates Consultants

Jared Wynveen
McDaniel & Associates Consultants


  1. Devon Manatokan East Post-CHOPS Methane & Propane CSI Pilot Results

  • Mark Anderson, Devon Canada 

Mark Anderson
Devon Canada


  1. Turning Lemons into Lemonade – Challenges and Strategies to Maximize Value from Long Lake
  • Craig Flowers, CNOOC International

Craig Flowers
CNOOC International


  1. Production Challenges with Foamy Oil at Clearwater Marten Hills
  • Justin Dell, Cenovus Energy

Justin Dell
Cenovus Energy

17:00 - 18:30