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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
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/Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance; Glen McCrimmon, Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN)


  1. Global Policy
  • Nigel Jenvey, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
  1. Challenges to CCUS Project Execution in Canada from a Policy Perspective
  • Beth Hardy, CCS Knowledge Centre
  1. More information coming soon.
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
Panel Session
Moderator(s) Beth (Hardy) Valiaho, International CCS Knowledge Centre
Speaker(s) Jonathan Hackett, BMO
14:15 - 15:00

Wednesday, May 12

09:00 - 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


  1. New Technology for Capture - On Capture Project with Husky-Cenovus in Saskatchewan
  • Brett Henkel, Svante
  1.  More information coming soon.
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. Whitecap Weyburn-Midale Project
  • Adlai Majer, Whitecap
  1. Clive EOR Project Start-Up
  • Brendan McGowan, Enhance Energy
  1. Aquistore Project at the Boundary Dam
  • 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
Session Chairpersons Jodi Anhorn, GLJ


  1. Shell Canada's Quest Project - The Journey

Simon O'Brien, Shell Canada

Panel Discussion:

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

10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:45
Session 7: Overcoming Barriers to CCUS Commercialization
Session Chairpersons Steven Bryant, University of Calgary; Christine Zarowny-Rooke, SPE HSE&S SIG

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.

Moderator: Steven Bryant, University of Calgary


Yrjo Koskinen, University of Calgary; Marty Reed, Evok Innovations; Susan Rohac, BDC

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?

Moderator: Xin Zhang, Cenovus


Drew Leyburne, NRCan; Marla Orenstein, CWF; Jennifer Winter, University of Calgary

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.