SPE/CHOA Slugging it Out Conference 9 Sep 2020 Hudson Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Wednesday, September 09

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:15
08:15 - 10:00
Opening Keynote and Panel Session: Canadian Heavy Oil – The Future is Now


Harbir Chhina
Executive Vice-President & Chief Technology Officer


Brett Henkel
Co-Founder & VP Strategic Accounts and Government Affairs

In an increasingly competitive world where environmental and social concerns are paramount, resource companies need to focus on the efficient and ethical extraction.

In this session, panelists will discuss emerging technologies, emissions reduction, social responsibility and culture and their impact on Canadian Heavy Oil Today and in the World of Tomorrow.

10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 2: Subsurface and Field Development Optimization
Session Chairpersons Shaista Jivraj, Athabasca; Nick Tumu, Jeremy Walter, CMG; KC Yeung


  1. Long Lake Monobore Drilling: Learnings and Results
    • Bulat Shagaleev, CNOOC International
  2. Machine Learning Analysis on McMurray Formation
    • Tyler Schlosser, McDaniel & Associates Consultants
  3. Application of Electric Heating Technology in Heterogeneous SAGD Wellbore
    • Changfeng Xi, PetroChina


12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Session 3: World of Tomorrow
Session Chairpersons Farid Ahmadloo, Canadian Natural Resources Limited; Richard Chan, Suncor Energy; Kent Qin, Husky Energy; Tom Wnorowski, Serafina


  1. Over Four Million Tonnes of CO2 Sequestered at the Quest CCS Facility
    • Nial Smith, Shell
  2. Future-Proofing Heavy Oil & Bitumen Beyond Combustion
    • Bryan Helfenbaum, Alberta Innovates; Paolo Bomben, Alberta Innovates
  3. Carbon Capture
    • Brett Henkel, Svante
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00
Session 4: Project Update
Session Chairpersons Stephan Foust, Suncor; Sara Lagos, CNRL; Kris Stephansson, Imperial; JY Yuan, MEG Energy


  1. Grand Rapids SA-SAGD: Extending the Life of a Mature Asset
    • Kris Stephansson, Imperial
  2. Hangingstone Expansion: Project Update
    • Kim Nguyen-Wong, JACOS
  3. Case Study: NCG Injection and Co-Injection to Pressurize the Top Gas of the McMurray Reservoir at MacKay River Commercial Project
    • Ricardo Munoz, PetroChina
17:00 - 18:30