Following the announcement of a federal holiday on 19 September 2022, to mark the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, SPE Canada has decided to reschedule this event until 26 September 2022.

Monday, September 26

12:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:10
Opening Remarks by Chairs

Workshop opening remarks by Chairs

13:10 - 14:00
Session 1: Overview of AER's Geothermal Directive
Session Chairpersons George Brindle, Skoki Energy Advisors; Javier Sanchez, ConocoPhillips


  • Overview of Directive 089: Geothermal Resource Development

David Helmer, Alberta Energy Regulator


14:00 - 14:50
Session 2: Oil and Gas Presentations
Session Chairpersons George Brindle, Skoki Energy Advisors; Javier Sanchez, ConocoPhillips


  1. Heavy Oil Late Life Energy Recovery—HOLLER
  • Dmitry Bogatkov, Suncor Energy
  1. Update on COSIA Deep Geothermal
  • Sara Zakeri, Canadian Natural Resources


14:50 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:45
Session 3: Geothermal Presentations
Session Chairpersons Sahar Ghannadi, E2E Energy Solutions; JohnPaul Portelli, CNRL


  1. The Geothermal Lifecycle, from Exploration to Production - Assessing Different Geothermal Extraction Technologies
  • John Hirschmiller, GLJ
  1. What in the Heat?  Evaluating Direct Use vs Combined Heat and Power for Geothermal
  •  Apostolos Kantzas, University of Calgary

  1. Tu Deh-Kah (Clarke Lake) Project

  • Kass Harbottle, Barkley Project Group and Yannick Champollion, HydroGeo+
16:45 - 16:55
16:55 - 17:45
Session 4: Panel - Bridging the Gap Between Oil and Gas and Geothermal - How Do We Move Forward?

Session Chairpersons: JohnPaul Portelli, Canadian Natural Resources; Sahar Ghannadi, E2E Energy Solutions

Geothermal technology is considered new once it is compared with the history beyond the oil and gas developments. Methods such as Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) is using the hydraulic fracturing technology developed in US shale oil unit to frac hot granite formations.  The US Department of Energy (DOE) is exploring the connection between translating shale oil developed technologies into the geothermal industry. On the other side closed-loop systems, sometimes called advanced geothermal systems (AGS), are using the horizontal drilling technology. Canadian thermal developments over the last 20 years have a lot to offer to the geothermal industry. 

Geothermal could become an increasingly important component of delivering on carbon reduction commitments, especially when paired with oil and gas production. This session focuses on the challenges relating to geothermal operations for the oil and gas industry and exploring new technologies and the economics.


Moderator: Jodi Anhorn, President and CEO, GLJ


  • Jason Brannick, Process Engineer, Technology Solutions, Canadian Natural Resources
  • Yannick Champollion, Senior Consultant, HydroGeo+
  • Nick Daprocida, President and CEO, E2E Energy Solutions
  • Apostolos Kantzas, Professor, University of Calgary
  • Geoff Scott, Project Development, Kalina Power
17:45 - 18:45