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Oil Sands Water Management Initiative 2012

Date: 28-29 February 2012
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
For more information about the conference, contact:
Tel:  ++ 44 (0)20 7033 4970
Fax: ++ 44 (0) 20 7749 0704

Senior Executives & Decision Makers From...
* Oil Sands Producers
* Major Oil And Gas Companies
* Independent Oil And Gas Companies
* Oil & Gas Companies Looking Towards Oil Sands For The Future
* Ministries Or Departments Of Energy
* Geological Institutes & Surveys
* Environmental & Regulatory Authorities
* Service & Technology Providers

Once considered too expensive as well as too damaging to the land, exploitation of Alberta's oil sands is now worth billions. As E&P companies in Canada look to maximize oil sands production, operators are moving more towards in situ extraction methods to exploit the estimated 1.3 billions barrels of oil. The major challenge now for E&Ps is ensuring that there is enough water to guarantee that in situ production can continue in both the immediate and long term. Water management therefore, is becoming an increasingly vital focus. Major strides are being made to improve the cost-effectiveness of managing water at every stage of in situ production and it is vital that E&P operators improve recyclability by expediting advances in treatment strategies and technologies to ensure the long-term viability of production and accelerate towards a zero liquid discharge future with 100% recyclability.

The Oil Sands Water Management Initiative 2012 endeavors to critically examine the most cost-effective water sourcing strategies and optimal treatment, re-use and disposal technologies for in situ oil sands in Canada. This leading event will also critically evaluate optimal water treatment strategies and technologies for driving down costs, improving water recyclability and increasing the reliability of having enough water for steam generation.
On day one, leading Canadian oil sands operators will examine optimal water sourcing strategies to determine how much water is needed for in situ production and the regional aquifers available to take it from. Following this experts will provide an update on the latest developments in the Groundwater Management Framework and the impact on water sourcing, project approvals and licensing. A case study will be provided on how operators have cost-effectively recycled flow back and produced water to minimize net water demand. Day one will conclude with looking at optimal water treatment strategies and technologies for driving down costs, improving water recyclability and increasing the reliability of steam generators will be addressed.
Day two will open with hearing practical success stories on how companies have significantly reduced the volumes of water used in in situ production. Speakers will then examine the latest strategies for disposal of water and solid waste in the Athabasca region from both a strategic and technical standpoint including detailed consideration of the pressing regulatory constraints. The focus will then turn to groundwater quality and the associated impacts in situ production has on local water quality to understand the long-term viability of injecting wastewater into regional aquifers. Equipment protection from continuous impact with silica water and associated costs will also be examined followed by a detailed evaluation of minimizing the volume of water used overall oil sands production. Finally, speakers will provide an in-depth focus on innovative solutions for better engaging the public to improve the overall image of the oil sands industry.
The Oil Sands Water Management Initiative 2012 is the opportunity of the year for VPs Production, VPs Operations, Completions Managers, Water Experts, Operations Professionals and Engineers and is, for the 2nd year running, focused specifically on the Canadian oil sands industry. Register now to hear from operators themselves in what strategies and processes they are deploying to cost-effectively ensure they are developing world leading best practices for sourcing, treating, re-using and disposing of water resources.

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