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March 24, 2017
We're Hiring - Administrative Summer Student

Are you a student currently enrolled in a post-secondary program looking to gain work experience in Calgary’s Oil and Gas Industry? PTAC is a dynamic organization committed to helping Canada become a global hydrocarbon energy leader by facilitating innovation, collaborative research, and technology development, for a responsible hydrocarbon energy industry. The role of the Administrative Summer Student will assist the successful day-to-day operations of the organization, offers flexible hours and an opportunity to work with a variety of people in the oil and gas industry.

February 10, 2017
Alberta’s Methane Reduction Strategy and Your Business <br/>http://www.gen7env.com/methane/
Understanding and Preparing for Alberta’s Oil & Gas Sector Methane Reduction Strategy

In partnership with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and the Government of Alberta (GoA), a leadership team comprised of Gen7 Environmental, the Methane Emission Leadership Alliance, Actions Matter Inc. and Callendar Energy Services, is delivering a series of community-based, oilfield workshops sessions in which industry and government leaders collaborate to consider the business opportunities this represents. This first session will build a better understanding of the context in which Alberta has established the Methane Reduction Strategy, and how industry is well positioned to be able to contribute to achieving reductions and strengthen the resiliency of the oil and gas sector in the face of both a challenging price environment and societal requirements for lower carbon intensities of our products.

February 7, 2017
Conquering the Digital Divide in the Midst of the Downturn <br/>http://www.jwnenergy.com/events/

You are invited to an interactive workshop with analytical experts and industry peers on implementing technology that can increase your bottom line and save costs in the midst of the oil and gas downturn. Predictive maintenance and other uses of data analytics have been promising results for several years. However, many practical issues get in the way, some are technical and others are more about the organizational gaps between departments, cultures and individual knowledge. Learn how to create an effective business case to introduce analytic platforms to your organization.

January 17, 2017
Industry Roadmap: The Future of Oil & Gas 2017
January 17, 2017

Following its acclaimed inaugural Industry Roadmap event earlier this year, Milestone GRP and TheFutureEconomy.ca are launching a timely follow-up event focused on innovation and sustainability in the Canadian oil patch. We invite you to join us, as well as the Canadian oil and gas industry’s most innovative and forward-looking leaders, to discuss and debate how Canadian oil and gas companies must navigate the global energy transition through their approach to innovation, commercialization and productivity. The event will feature high-profile keynotes, expert panels and interactive breakout sessions on key topics like GHG reduction, financing cleantech and IT in oil & gas.

January 12, 2017
The Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT <br/>http://www.innovatecalgary.com/kics/

The Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT (KICS) is a facility and program that helps clean energy technology startups and researchers design, prototype and test their proprietary technologies. The 2,200-square-foot facility, located on the SAIT campus, offers a combination of dedicated co-working wet and mechanical lab space and access to mentorship services to help energy startups and researchers, and accelerate their prototype development.

January 12, 2017
PTAC Announces New Vice President of Research & Development

PTAC is excited to announce the addition of its newest team member, Mr. David Sealock, as Vice President of Research and Development. Mr. Sealock brings over 25 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas sector, with a solid track record of value creation as part of senior management teams within both public and private companies, providing technical leadership, as well as strategy and tactics to lead, shape, and execute goals for development.

December 15, 2016
2017 PTAC Project Listing
November 29, 2016
Nano Fusion Alberta: Building Alliances for Industry <br/>https://www.ualberta.ca/science/research-and-teaching/research/resources-for-industry/networking-opportunities/nano-fusion-alberta

The University of Alberta Faculties of Science and Engineering, NAIT, and NINT are partnering to bring you a unique networking opportunity to:
Learn about current research, services and instrumentation related to nanotechnology; Find appropriate funding options to de-risk R&D projects; Discuss technical, research or business collaborations; Explore research capabilities from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and NINT. Meet our researchers and discuss exciting new projects. Find out how to leverage your cash and in-kind contributions through grant funding programs. Learn about a brand new funding program targeting nanotechnology companies and researchers.

October 27, 2016
AER Call for Subject Matter Experts
Alberta Methane Reduction Technical Committees

The Alberta Methane Reduction Oversight Committee is considering the expansion of the Fugitive Emission Technical Committee scope to develop regulatory requirements covering all methane sources related to conventional oil and gas. It would be the intention of the Technical Committee to utilize Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to provide support/advice for specific emission sources through participation at the Technical Committee meetings and content development on an as needed basis.

October 27, 2016
Workshop: Field Investigations to Evaluate Ice Section on the Drake Subsea Pipeline

The Drake pipeline is located offshore Melville Island, in the Canadian Arctic. It has a length of 1.2 km and was connected to a production gas well in 1978. The well has since been plugged and both the wellhead and the pipeline were abandoned on the seabed. To help guide pipeline design in the future and mitigate environmental risks, the National Research Council and its internally-funded Arctic Program are currently considering a field study on this structure, planned for 2019, to see if the pipeline has sustained any damage by ice action. A workshop will be held on this initiative in St. John’s, Newfoundland, October 27th 2016, 1PM-3PM (local time). Its purpose will be to provide information on the proposed work and gather input from the various stakeholders. Attendance by phone will be possible. Kindly confirm your attendance by October 24th by contacting Paul Barrette at Paul.Barrette@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

October 19, 2016
Carleton-led Climate Change Project Receives Approximately $5.5 Million <br/>http://newsroom.carleton.ca/2016/10/19/carleton-led-climate-change-project-receives-approximately-5-5-million/

A network led by Carleton University studying the impact of pollutants on air quality and climate change to develop responsible methods of extracting fossil fuels has received $5.5 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Funds for the new NSERC FlareNet Strategic Network were announced at Carleton by Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and NSERC President B. Mario Pinto. “Good environmental policy needs to be based on strong research to measure pollutants and to determine their effects,” said Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte. “Carleton University is proud to lead this work with colleagues, governments and industry across Canada.”
The network will be led by Matthew Johnson, a professor in the research-intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design (FED). “It’s unreasonable to think we can flick a switch and all start using solar power tomorrow,” said Johnson. “We have to make changes in the fossil fuel industry — we have to manage the emissions in the system we have.”

September 7, 2016
Western Canadian Innovation Offices (WCIO) Nano Funding opportunity

The Western Canadian Innovation Offices (WCIO) Consortium has announced another call for collaborative research between multiple academic institutions and industry in the energy sector. The WCIO is composed of 35 institutional members from across Western Canada with the goal to increase the competitiveness of the Western Canadian energy sector through industry collaboration with universities, colleges and polytechnics.
Building on the success of our funding call from the winter 2015 call for proposals, the WCIO is pleased to announce a new Nano Funding opportunity targeted at small scale projects with the intent of de-risking or otherwise advancing a technology towards commercialization. Projects will be developed via the newly formed WCIO Business Development network.

July 22, 2016
PTAC President Soheil Asgarpour is Leading the Industry’s Battle to Cut Carbon and Costs Out of The Barrel <br/>http://www.albertaoilmagazine.com/2016/07/ptac-president-soheil-asgarpour-front-industrys-battle-cut-carbon-costs-barrel/

Rather than reinvent the wheel to solve problems they share in common, oil and gas producers in Alberta fund Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) programs…

July 1, 2016
Cost Reduction & Environmental Performance Opportunities
Junior & Intermediate Producer Collaboration

As current market conditions have cut spending across all industry operations, it is more important than ever for the oil and gas sector to be aware of the practical application of recent R&D projects through field guides and technologies that reduce both cost and the environmental footprint. PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada understands that Canadian oil and gas producers form the backbone of our industry, and that your organizations are facing serious challenges in respect to cost reductions and environmental management. In addition, the recent Alberta Climate Leadership Plan will have serious implications to producer’s operations and collaborative proactive action is required in order to effectively address these challenges.

June 28, 2016
CSGM Technology Roadmap Workshop <br/>https://csgm.ca/event/csgm-technology-roadmap/
Addressing Wellbore Leakage

The Canadian Society for Gas Migration (CSGM), with funding from Natural Resources Canada, has initiated a Technology Roadmap to Address Wellbore Leakage. A workshop will be held on June 28th from 9 AM to 4 PM at 100 6 Ave SW Calgary to present the draft findings of the TRM and solicit feedback from those involved in all aspects related to wellbore integrity.

June 22, 2016
TECNOVATE16 <br/>http://www.tecnovate.ca/
$25 Discount for PTAC Members!

2016 marks an exciting year for TECTERRA as they launch TECNOVATE, the evolution of our Annual Geomatics Showcase. Join them on June 22, 2016 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre for a day of innovation, commerce, business development, and networking with leading industry professionals. TECNOVATE represents a tremendous opportunity to unite the business and investment community with innovative geospatial applications and technologies, and a vision of creating measurable, lasting commercial success for innovators, investors, partners, and attendees. TECNOVATE brings together the geomatics community and acts as a distinct catalyst for the fusion of geospatial innovation and commerce.

June 21, 2016
President's Message - June 2016
June 20, 2016
Best Management Practices & Technology Applications
May 31, 2016
Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit <br/>http://www.opexinoilandgas.ca/

Join the region’s business leaders at the 3rd annual Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit, taking place May 31st to June 2nd, 2016 at the Telus Convention Center. The 2016 Summit features an all new, highly interactive agenda with 8 performance-based case studies, 12 roundtable discussion groups and all new breakout tracks on Innovation, Organizational Effectiveness, Cost Performance and Asset Integrity.

May 18, 2016
President's Message - May 2016
April 18, 2016
New Boron Guidelines

Literature indicates that boron is naturally present in soil and groundwater systems from decaying plant material and weathering of boron-containing minerals. Industrial boron sources include fertilizers, herbicides, cleaning agents, produced water and drilling waste. The challenge faced by our team was to find a science-based method to determine natural versus anthropogenic boron concentrations. In some cases, environmental site assessments recommended remedial programs without reliable boron soil concentrations, i.e. without differentiating natural versus anthropogenic boron concentrations, and bioavailability. Natural boron concentrations are only partially available to plants.

April 8, 2016
Celebration of Research Excellence <br/>http://go.ucalgary.ca/index.php/email/emailWebview?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRow5%2FmYJoDpwmWGd5mht7VzDtPj1OY6hBwoJLuJNVThi9taFZwbQbTPV1NdPLxPjVUBSqaBeZNU1vBcD2i2BWqm1fc%3D

The Schulich School of Engineering is leading the world in advances in petroleum engineering and pioneering methods to better care for our environment. From exploring more environmentally friendly oil recovery methods and improving the performance of renewable energy systems, to better ways to remove chemicals from our wastewater and techniques to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, our eight prestigious NSERC Industrial Research Chairs are making practical and powerful improvements in people’s lives. These engineering breakthroughs couldn’t happen without the support of government and industry partners…

March 22, 2016
President's Message - March 2016
March 1, 2016
Cognitive Era powered by Watson: IBM Introduces the Next Generation Digital Oilfield <br/>https://www-950.ibm.com/events/wwe/grp/grp037.nsf/v17_agenda?openform&seminar=C59JDWES&locale=en_CA

From cost takeout to reducing your environmental footprint, cognitive takes a green field approach to connecting data and finding unimagined patterns. Cognitive enables your oilfield to communicate with you—to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our industry today.

February 23, 2016
President's Message - February 2016
February 22, 2016
Upcoming PTAC Workshops
January 13, 2016
President's Message - January 2016
December 10, 2015
2015/2016 Launched & Ongoing PTAC Initiatives
December 10, 2015
AUPRF 2016 Call For Funding Applications <br/>http://auprf.ptac.org/call-for-funding-applications/
Due December 16, 2015 by Noon
December 10, 2015
AUPRF 2016 Call For Funding Applications <br/>http://<a href="http://auprf.ptac.org/letter-of-intent-form/"></a>
Due December 16, 2015 by Noon
November 18, 2015
Steam Generator NOx Reduction FGR vs. SCR Training <br/>http://training@tundrasolutions.ca

This Solution Based Training Will Cover:

• Formation of NOx during combustion in steam generators
• How FGR and SCR reduce NOx
• Impact on steam generator performance
CAPEX vs. OPEX comparisons

November 17, 2015
November 2015 President's Message
November 17, 2015
Cenovus Energy - November 2015 Member of the Month
November 5, 2015
CICan 2015 Energy Symposium <br/>http://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/event-evenement/energy-symposium-2015/
October 21, 2015
October 2015 President's Message
October 21, 2015
October 2015- Member of the Month
October 19, 2015
PCP System Design & Performance Optimization Course - C-FER <br/>http://www.pc-pump.com/pcp-systems-courses
September 15, 2015
September 2015 - SME Member of the Month: Greatario Covers Inc.
September 15, 2015
President's Message - September 2015
August 6, 2015
Summer 2015 PTAC SME Member of the Month – Saskatchewan Research Council
August 6, 2015
President's Message - Summer 2015
June 23, 2015
Applied Genomics in Energy – A Workshop for Collaboration <br/>http://genomealberta.ca/blogs/you-are-invited-applied-genomics-in-energy-workshop.aspx

Genome Canada is launching a national research funding initiative called ‘The 2015 Large Scale Applied Research Program: Natural Resources and the Environment: Sector Challenges – Genomic Solutions’ (2015 LSARP). Genome Canada is providing funding for research and development projects that will develop genomics solutions for issues facing the oil and gas industry. Examples of potential projects areas: microbial influenced corrosion, tailings remediation, and extraction processes. This workshop will bring together key end users and partners for potential research projects; inform participants about opportunities for collaboration; and solicit interest in the 2015 LSARP initiative.

June 19, 2015
President's Message - May 2015
June 18, 2015
Photonics on the Energy Sector Workshop

Within the scope of the CPIC study called “The Impact of Photonics on the Canadian Economy-Review and Prospects », we are organizing a workshop on Photonics for the Energy Sector. The objective of this workshop is to discuss the business and technology trends of the energy sector (oil&Gas, solar, etc…) as well as the photonics sector and to proceed with a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of photonics for the energy sector thereby identifying the required improvements and investments to ensure Canadian economic growth.

The workshop will be held Wednesday on June 18 from 11:30am to 4:30pm at Cenovus Energy Inc., the Oddfellows Ballroom, 4th Floor, 500 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB T2P 0M5

We plan for between 30 and 50 participants from industry and research organisations, half coming from the energy sector and half from photonics.

To register:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/photonics-for-the-energy-sector-tickets-16717322963

June 17, 2015
June 2015 Technology Showcase
June 17, 2015
June 2015 Featured Project
June 17, 2015
June 2015 PTAC Member of the Month – Devon Canada
June 9, 2015
Produced Water Workshop <br/>http://www.tuvnel.com/assets/content_images/PWW2015Flyer.pdf

Thistle Aberdeen Airport Hotel Aberdeen, UK
The objective of the event is for interested parties to find out and keep up to date with the latest technological and legislative developments, as well as current practices and trends in produced water management, treatment and handling.

May 26, 2015
May 2015 Member of the Month - Encana
May 26, 2015
President's Message - May 2015
May 25, 2015
2015 Climate Change Technology Conference <br/>http://www.cctc2015.ca/Page2.html

The 4th Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2015) is a forum for Canadian and International participants to exchange ideas for dealing with climate change. It is also an opportunity to keep abreast of emerging techniques and technologies for the mitigation of, and adaptation to, the impacts of climate change. The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and ten of its member societies are organizing CCTC2015, which will be held at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in the city of Montreal, Canada.

April 28, 2015
COSIA/PTAC Clay Workshop and Conference <br/>http://www.cosia.ca/clay

The one-day COSIA/PTAC Clay Conference of leading-edge presentations will take place on April 29, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta. The event will cover scientific contributions in the areas of clays in oil sands geology, methods for measuring clays (conventional and new technologies), behaviour of clays to bitumen extraction, slurry transport, tailings dewatering mechanisms and technologies, deposition & tailings planning, closure planning and further research needs.

April 23, 2015
April 2015 Newsletter
April 23, 2015
President's Message - April 2015
March 19, 2015
March 2015 Newsletter
March 18, 2015
President's Message - March 2015
March 17, 2015
March 2015 Technology Showcase

Winterhawk had been developing technology for use in cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) wells that used a eutectic salt as the sealing mechanism. One of the unique characteristics of eutectic salt is that it increases in volume when it changes phase from liquid to solid…

March 12, 2015
O-g-awards Canada Oil & Gas Awards – Introduction & Invitation <br/>http://www.oilandgasawards.com/canada-2015/

Based upon the success of the Oil & Gas Awards initiative in the U.S. and a huge amount of interest from Canadian companies the Canada Oil & Gas Awards were launched in 2015.One of the Awards founders, Oliver Bridgen, will be in Calgary this Thursday 12th and Friday 13th March and is available to meet with you if you would like to find out more about the Awards and to discuss how your organization can support the initiative and participate.Additionally, Oliver is hosting a lunch at the Westin Hotel on Friday, March 13, at 12noon and you are invited to join him and some of the Canada Awards’ judges if you would like to learn more about the Awards.

March 3, 2015
3rd Canadian German Conference on Energy and Water Efficiency in Industrial Applications <br/>http://kanada.ahk.de/en/events/canada/events-detail-view-en/events/3rd-canadian-german-conference-on-energy-and-water-efficiency-in-industrial-applications/?cHash=bfacfec5d7f8194d32af1ab597e3d4c5

The Canadian German Chamber invites you to join the 3rd Canadian German Conference on Energy and Water Efficiency in Industrial Applications, highlighting German and Canadian innovations and experience in the field on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy the conference will be offered free of charge and will provide plenary sessions and extensive networking opportunities for Canadian and German companies to discuss potential business opportunities.

February 24, 2015
February 2015 Newsletter
February 17, 2015
Member of the Month - February 2015
January 20, 2015
January 2015 Newsletter
January 16, 2015
President's Message - January 2015
January 15, 2015
Technology Transfer <br/>http://www.cangea.ca/register-here.html
Oil and Gas to Geothermal – New Market Opportunity

The geothermal industry needs the equipment and services that originate from the oil and gas industry to make geothermal projects more competitive and to increase the known resource base, whether in Canada, or internationally. With the low price of oil, there is a timely opportunity for companies to access a new market that is looking for their expertise. The geothermal industry has projects in development both internationally and in Canada.

December 21, 2014
PTAC’s Soil And Groundwater Committee Projects Are Saving Industry Money, Forum Hears <br/>http://www.airwaterland.ca/issues/article.asp?article=dob\140321\dob-99022.html
Daily Oil Bulletin
December 18, 2014
Geothermal 101 Workshop <br/>http://www.cangea.ca/cangea-events/geothermal-101-workshop

Geothermal energy is delivering clean, base-load and low cost electricity in 25 countries as well as commercial heating in 70 countries. While not yet fully utilized, geothermal energy is an important part of Canada’s energy future, creating new investment and jobs in Canadian communities while also contributing to a cleaner environment for future generations.

Not familiar with the environmental, social and economic benefits of geothermal power, or would like to learn more?

Join Chief Geologist of Borealis GeoPower, Craig Dunn, as we explore the Canadian energy industry’s efforts to develop geothermal energy.

October 28, 2014
Aiees Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions <br/>http://www.ai-ees.ca/presentations/2014-technology-talks.aspx
Fourth Annual Technology Talks

Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) invites you to attend our fourth annual Technology Talks. This day-long innovation event:
• Will offer an interactive look at key AI-EES projects and partnerships
• Features a panel discussion on some of the biggest challenges facing the energy and environment sectors
• Provides the chance to hear from Canada’s premier pollster, John Wright,and the opportunity to put your best ideas on the table during our World Café.

October 28, 2014
Canada 3.0 <br/>http://canada30.ca/

Building the technology supply chain for the energy industry.

September 16, 2014
Western Innovation Initiative – Call for Proposals <br/>http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/14857.asp

On September 30, 2014, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will be launching the 2nd call for proposals for the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN).

August 25, 2014
Bringing Clean Technologies to Market <br/>http://www.sdtc.ca/applications
SDTC is accepting Statements of Interest from August 27th to October 15th, 2014

SDTC invests in late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies by Canadian companies in a range of innovative solutions across all industries. These technologies increase efficiency and productivity while addressing climate change, clean air, water and soil. CONNECT with SDTC Applications
Email: Applications@sdtc.ca, SDTC Funding Workshops: www.sdtc.ca/Funding_Workshops

June 26, 2014
CSA Z662 Pipeline Standard <br/>http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/training/environment-training/icat/environmenttrain/

CSA Group — offers the following classroom and on-site training:

  • CSA Z662 Pipeline Standard – Provides intimate knowledge and familiarity of Z662 requirements to help stay compliant and safe. Z662 Training
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting – Teaches self-reporting organizations the correct GHG reporting processes; prepares them for mandatory reporting. GHG Training
June 6, 2014
Developing an Iron Clad Integrated IP Strategy <br/>http://www2.blg.com/RSVP/event2572/invitation.htm
To Ensure Maximum Protection for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Advance of Entering the U.S. Market

Complimentary Workshop – Industry Canada, in partnership with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

April 4, 2014
Design and Performance Optimization of PC Pumping Systems Courses <br/>http://www.pc-pump.com/pcp-systems-courses
March 27, 2014
CanGEA Geothermal Conference & Direct Use Workshop <br/>http://www.cangea.ca/2014conference/
January 17, 2014
Call for Proposals: Monitoring Technologies for Northern, Offshore & Oil Sands Environments <br/>http://www.looknorth.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/TVP-Call-for-Proposals-December-2013-rev.pdf

LOOKNorth (a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research for remote sensing innovation that supports responsible, sustainable development of Canada’s Northern natural resources)is soliciting proposals from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), researchers and academics based in Canada. Proposals are sought for technology demonstration projects, technology development projects that promote advancement of technology towards commercial readiness, and capability studies for remote sensing and in-situ monitoring technologies that can add significant value in the sustainable development of Canada’s Northern, offshore and oil sands resources.

November 25, 2013
SNC-Lavalin Pipeline Integrity: Reducing Geohazard Risk - Slopes, Erosion, & Water Crossing <br/>https://www.picatic.com/event13807338541838

This course is a must for managers, engineers, field staff and anyone responsible for managing physical pipeline integrity. Structured into six modules over two days thi program provides a comprehensive introduction to the management of erosion, scour and slope instabilities that impact your pipeline ROW.

November 20, 2013
5th Canadian Science Policy Conference <br/>http://www.cspc2013.ca/
An outstanding event for R&D and the science & innovation community

CSPC is the most comprehensive national forum on science and innovation policy in Canada and provides a unique platform for Canada’s business, government and academia communities to strengthen the future of Canada’s science, technology and innovation landscape.

October 29, 2013
Powerful partnership unveiled: innovation and commercialization, oil and gas <br/>http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Powerful+partnership+unveiled+innovation+commercialization/9098006/story.html
By Lee Rickwood, Calgary Herald
October 28, 2013
Exploitation of Tight Oil Resources Workshop - Alberta Innovates: Technology Futures <br/>http://www.albertatechfutures.ca/Events/ExploitationofTightOilResourcesWorkshop.aspx

Alberta Innovates Technology Futures is hosting a half-day technical workshop on Exploitation of Tight Oil Resources in Alberta. AITF has been actively working on Enhanced Oil Recovery of Tight Oil formations for the past five years through joint industry as well as contract projects. These have added tremendously to the experience of the research group for identifying the challenges and suggesting the applicable techniques for recovery of these valuable resources.

June 27, 2013
2013 Canadian Water Summit <br/>http://www.watersummit.ca
Blue Collaboration for Blue Prosperity

With participation from COSIA, Cenovus and leaders from other sectors such as IT, finance and manufacturing, the 2013 Canadian Water Summit, set for June 27 in Calgary will explore how organizations across sectors and across geographies are working together to drive innovation in water and prosperity in their communities. Join the conversation as multinationals, governments, academics and NGOs converge and collaborate on a blue future for Canada.

February 11, 2013
Alberta's Wet Areas Mapping Initiative: Innovation Supporting Continuous Improvement in Environmental Performance <br/>http://foothillsresearchinstitute.ca/pages/Education_Events/default.aspx?id=2790

FRI and ESRD are hosting a workshop in Calgary on February 11 on Alberta’s Wet Areas Mapping Initiative. The workshop would be of interest to resource managers, engineers, and biologists working in situ, conventional oil and gas, pipeline routing planning and emergency response.

November 14, 2012
Gas Conditioning and Processing: Mastering the Process Engineering Requirements <br/>http://www.processecology.com

Focus is on the practical application of simulation tools for natural gas processes. Incorporates use of other software tools and calculations to supplement what process simulators can provide.

June 18, 2012
Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium (CPIC) <br/>http://photonscanada.ca/

Two groups representing photonics in Canada have merged to form a new, industryled
consortium focused on the needs of the 450 companies that make up the
country’s photonics sector.

February 16, 2012
Canada's Environment Minister and International Partners Launch A New Initiative in Partnership with PTAC to Help Reduce Fugitive Methane Emissions

The Honourable Peter Kent, alongside United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Environment Ministers from participating countries, launched a new global initiative aimed at making rapid progress on countering climate change and improving air quality. The new initiative, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, is composed of six participating countries – Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden and the United States – and supported by the United Nations Enviornment Programme (UNEP).

January 17, 2012
Highlights of OSME's 2011 initiatives
September 26, 2011
Fracturing Fluid Flowback Reuse Feasability Study and Decision Tool <br/>http://scek.ca/sites/default/files/documents/Article_on_Reuse_of_Fraccing_Fluids_in_DOB_Sept_26_11.pdf

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