About the Organizers

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association for members engaging in oil and gas E&P, providing resources for technical knowledge. Income from this event will be invested back into SPE to support many other member programs. Scholarships, certification, the Distinguished Lecturer program, and SPE’s energy education program Energy4me are just a few examples. 


The Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA) is a not-for-profit association, driven by volunteer members, to provide a community of energy professionals focused on heavy oil and oil sands projects and developments.

The purpose of the CHOA is to strengthen Canada’s energy industry by providing our members and sponsors, and the general public, with technical, educational, and social programs that accelerate and expand their knowledge, relationships, and influence in our heavy oil community. 

We believe in building on the expertise of members, volunteers and sponsors in ways that expand their knowledge, relationships and influence within the heavy oil community.