Tuesday, April 26

07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:40
08:40 - 10:00
Session 1: The Future of Heavy Oil - Keener, Leaner, Greener
Session Chairpersons Richard Chan, Suncor; Mary Hansen, McDaniel; KC Yeung, Partners Energy Development Corp.


  1. Innovation and Collaboration Driving Canada’s Energy Transition
  • Wes Jickling, COSIA
  1. Canada’s Oil Sands in a Net Zero World
  • Bryan Helfenbaum, Alberta Innovates

  1. What Does "Factor of Safety" Mean for Caprock Integrity Assessments?

  • Rick Chalaturnyk, University of Alberta
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 2: Advancing Wellbore and Completions Technology
Session Chairpersons Stephan Foust, Suncor; Kent Qin, Cenovus; Jian-Yang Yuan, MEG Energy


  1. Alternative Materials for Well Remediation and Closure
  • Jonathan Heseltine, Innotech Alberta
  1. Design Considerations, Lessons Learned, and Hilarious Anecdotes
    • Kome Eto, Suncor; Maira Viloria, Baker Hughes
  2. Surmont Multilateral SAGD Experience
    • Mark Anderson, ConocoPhillips Canada
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Session 3: Afternoon Keynote and Project Updates
Session Chairpersons Sara Lagos, Canadian Natural Resources; David Vu, CNOOC International; Jeremy Walter, CMG


  1. Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero: An Actionable Plan

  • Joy Romero, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
  1. Greenfire – So Cool We’re Subcool
    • Michael Chan, Greenfire Resources Operating Corp.
  2. Probabilistic History Match and Robust Optimization in a Heavy Oil Field with a Focus on the Development of Appraisal Zones
  • Gustavo Becerra, YPF; Diego Moglia, YPF
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
Session 4: Emerging Technologies and Workflows
Session Chairpersons Farid Ahmadloo, Canadian Natural Resources; Glenn Thoben, Spartan Controls; Kris Stephansson, Canadian Natural Resources


  1. A Holistic Approach to Performance Prediction of a Solvent-Assisted SAGD Process

  • Asghar Sadeghi, CNOOC International

  1. The New Frontier of Engineering and Digital Transformation
  • David Vu, CNOOC International
16:00 - 18:00