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Monday, May 10

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: CCUS/Geological Sequestration of CO2
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Charles E. (Chuck) Fox; S. M. (Sam) Avasthi, PE, PhD; J. M. (Jay) Avasthi, PhD; Darrell Davis

This popular course introduces various aspects of the geological storage or “sequestration” of CO2, an important tool for combating global warming.  Although much of the technology is similar to that of CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR), there are important differences. This course draws upon the instructors extensive practical experiences in CO2 EOR projects and the development of CO2 storage projects.


Tuesday, May 11

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks by the Workshop Chairs

09:10 - 10:10
Session 1: The Climate Change Imperative: Why CCUS is a Key to Transitioning Towards a Low Carbon Economy
Session Chairpersons Dave Langille, Shell Canada; Silviu Livescu, Baker Hughes

The world is responding to climate change with a myriad of proposed solutions. CCUS emerges as a collaborative, scalable and promising part of the approach to reach global decarbonization ambitions. Learn why CCUS is key to the transition to a low carbon economy, why the oil and gas industry is best positioned to lead this transition, and how significant is the global CCUS market opportunity.


  1. Why CCS? Need, Applicability and Status
  • Christina Staib, Global CCS Institute
  1. The Role of CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions
  • Adam Baylin-Stern, International Energy Agency
10:10 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 2: Setting the Stage - Decision Factors for CCUS Project Development
Session Chairpersons Erin Madro, Cenovus/Evok Innovations; Gary Millard, Suncor Energy/Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance; Glen McCrimmon, Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN)

CCUS technologies have been commercialized in Western Canada and around the world for many decades, with momentum increasing globally. To date, most projects have had the benefit of direct government funding and other incentives to bring them to life. While these projects have lowered the barriers to entry, thinking about carbon capture developments requires a different approach. A new kind of economic analysis is needed for a broader CCUS strategy by factoring in considerations such as regulatory evolution, policies, and incentives, new options for “green financing”, and ever-increasing ESG pressures to improve GHG performance. Join us for discussion on how companies can pull together all of the pieces, both tangible and intangible, to develop CCUS initiatives in Canada and around the world.


  1. Global Policy
  • Nick Fulford, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
  1. Challenges to CCUS Project Execution in Canada from a Policy Perspective
  • Beth (Hardy) Valiaho, International CCS Knowledge Centre
  1. Evaluation of a Potential CCS Project

  • Kelly Campbell, Suncor Energy
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
Panel Session: Setting the Stage – Decision Factors for CCUS Project Development

Building on the Session 2 presentations, "Setting the Stage: Decision Factors for CCUS Project Development," join us for discussion on how companies can pull together all of the pieces, both tangible and intangible, to develop CCUS initiatives in Canada and around the world.


Beth (Hardy) Valiaho, VP, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre   


  • Kelly Campbell, Director Technology Development, Clean Energy & Hydrogen, Suncor Energy
  • Jason Comandante, VP, Commodity Portfolio Management, Capital Power
  • Rob Cumming, Head, Environment & Public Affairs, Lafarge Canada Inc.    
  • Jonathan Hackett, Head of Sustainable Finance Group, BMO
  • Will Shimer, Business Development Manager, OGCI Climate Investments LLP


14:15 - 15:00

Wednesday, May 12

08:30 - 10:30
Session 3: The Capture Conundrum - Selecting the Right Capture Technology
Session Chairpersons Don McClatchie, Computer Modelling Group Ltd.; Jim Sterling, SPE HSE&S SIG

The race is on to both accelerate efficiency and reduce the costs of capture. In session 3 we take a look at a selection of capture technologies that’ll take us from where we’ve been to where we’re going. What are your options in entering the race. Will you be a hare or a tortoise?


  1. What’s Your Plan for Net Zero? The Climate Crisis and Direct Air Capture
  • Navjot Sandhu, Carbon Engineering
  1. Beyond First Generation CCS
  • Brent Jacobs, International CCS Knowledge Centre
  1.  Second Generation - Carbon Capture Technology
  • Brett Henkel, Svante
  1. Delta CleanTech CO2 Capture Technology Latest Learnings
  • Walid ElMoudir, Delta CleanTech
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Session 4: Put It to Work and Lock It Away: Using and Storing CO2
Session Chairpersons Pat McLellan, McLellan Energy Advisors; Simon O'Brien, Shell Canada

In this session we will hear from the operators of existing CCUS projects in Western Canada where CO­2 emissions are being used for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and/or disposed of in saline aquifers. Technical, economic, regulatory, and public outreach challenges faced by the project proponents in Alberta and Saskatchewan will be discussed. You will not want to miss these presentations from the early leaders.


  1. Learnings from the Largest Anthropogenic CO2 Flood in the World and the Way Forward for CCUS in Canada
  • Adlai Majer, Whitecap Resources Inc.
  1. CCUS Challenges and Opportunities in Alberta
  • Brendan McGowan, Enhance Energy
  1. Aquistore MMV Operations: The Result of the Development of CCS Knowledge in Saskatchewan for over 20 Years
  • Erik Nickel, Petroleum Technology Research Centre
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Session 5: Bringing the Dream to Life: Integrating Capture, Transport and Storage
Moderator(s) Jodi Anhorn, GLJ


  1. Shell Canada's Quest Project - The Journey

Simon O'Brien, Shell Canada


Panel Discussion:


Jodi Anhorn, GLJ Ltd.


  • Simon O'Brien, Shell Canada    
  • John Zhou, Vice President, Clean Resources, Alberta Innovates     
  • Rick Chalaturnyk, Civil and Environmental Engineering Principal Investigator, University of Alberta    
  • Matt McCullough, VP Clean Technology & Innovation, Exergy Solutions
15:15 - 16:00

Thursday, May 13

09:00 - 10:30
Session 6: Technology Development in CCUS – Through the Lens of an Entrepreneur
Session Chairpersons David Van Den Assem, Alberta Innovates; Xin Zhang, Cenovus

The CCUS entrepreneur and startup’s journey and lessons learned, optimization of support resources (including guidance, funding, finance, customer access, etc.) and opportunities for streamlining the journey for future startups and SMEs.


  1. Commercial Development of a Novel Metal-Organic Framework Technology for CO2 Separations
  • Tom McDonald, Mosaic Materials
  1. You’re Too Early … Until You're Not: Build Your Business, Don't Chase Money
  • Richard Adamson, Industrial Climate Solutions
  1. Fostering Innovation in CCUS in Alberta with the ACCTC
  • Aref Najafi, InnoTech Alberta
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:45
Session 7: Overcoming Barriers to CCUS Commercialization

Panel Discussion 1 - Costs, Benefits, Returns, Values

As companies, investors and citizens focus on ESG scorecards and as commitments to Net Zero accumulate, deploying capital rapidly but effectively becomes a key challenge.  Innovations that drive down the cost of CCUS will be valuable, but who will invest in that innovation? The panelists discuss rapidly evolving perspectives on the role of markets in implementing CCUS.


  • Steven Bryant, University of Calgary


  • Marty Reed, CEO, Evok Innovations    
  • Yrjo Koskinen, ProfessorAssociate Dean - Research & Business Impact, University of Calgary
  • Susan Rohac, Vice President, Cleantech Practice, BDC     
  • Waqar Syed, Managing Director, Energy Technology and Services and Head of US Institutional Research, ATB Capital Markets

Panel Discussion 2 - Implications of Canadian Public Policy on CCUS

A discussion on how current federal and provincial policies are incentivizing the commercialization of CCUS technologies in Canada. Are governments doing enough?  Are they doing too much?


  • Xin Zhang, Cenovus


  • Jennifer Winter, Associate Professor of Economics and Scientific Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Calgary    
  • Drew Leyburne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada    
  • Marla Orenstein, Director, Natural Resources Centre, Canada West Foundation    
  • Christine Lazaruk, Executive Director of Resource Development Policy, Government of Alberta
  • Gary Millard, Senior Advisor, Energy & Climate Change, Suncor Energy

12:45 - 13:00

Friday, May 14

08:00 - 14:00
Training Course: Methane Emission Measurement & Mitigation (MEMM)
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Darcy Spady; Mohsen Safaei; Ively Lee Araujo

This session will include a view of best practices for Carbon Management with a focus on fugitive methane reduction. It will include global and local examples of Carbon Regulations, give tools for de-risking regulatory compliances and field-proven methane reduction technology cases. It will be introduced within the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and regional Environmental and Social Metrics as proposed by governments or regulators.