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7th Annual Spring Water Forum

May 16, 2011
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Calgary Petroleum Club
319 - 5th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
This event is currently not open for registration.
Environment Environment - Water

PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada invites you to attend the 7th Annual PTAC Spring Water Forum. This forum will focus on technology practices and regulation practices to address industry needs for water usage reduction, beneficial re-use, and reduced treatment cost options in areas such as:

  • Water Well Testing Prior to Drilling
  • Socioeconomic Study of the Public’s Perception of Industry’s Water Use
    Assessment of Risks to Shallow Groundwater from the Drilling and Completion of Oil and Gas Wells
  • Water Use by Industry (Saline and Non-saline)
  • Assessment of Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Frac Water Recycling Technologies Feasibility Study
May 16
8:00 AM Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome and Introduction
Soheil Asgarpour, PTAC
8:45 AM Water Innovation Planning Committee Update
Brent Moore, Devon Canada
9:05 AM Measuring and Monitoring Program
Tom Dickson, Alberta Environment
9:30 AM Base of Groundwater Protection
Tony Lemay, Alberta Geological Survey
9:55 AM Water Conservation and Allocation Policy on Oilfield Injection
Ross Nairne, Alberta Environment
10:20 AM Break
10:35 AM Managing What We Have: A Review of Alberta's Water
Jon Fennell, WorleyParsons
11:00 AM Risks to Groundwater from Oil and Gas Drilling and Completion
Jean Birks, Alberta Innovates
11:25 AM Water Well Testing Prior to Drilling
Cathy Main, Alberta Innovates
11:50 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Water Fracing from Shale Gas - How They Manage the Water and the Economics
Michal Moore, University of Calgary - ISEEE
1:25 PM Evolving Water Use Regulations in British Columbia's Emerging Shale Gas Regions
Steve Foley, Waterline Resources Inc.
1:50 PM Practical Application of Frac Water Management Recycling Technologies and Mobile Onsite Water Treatment for Multistage Fracturing in Gas and Oil Reservoirs
Chad Randal, Amperage Energy Inc.
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Blowdown Water Clean-Up using Saltworks Thermo-Ionic Desalination Technologies
Ben Sparrow and Malcolm Man, Saltworks Technologies Inc.

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2:55 PM PTAC Joint Industry Project Discussion
Marc Godin, PTAC
3:05 PM OSLI Water Management Activities
Vincent Saubestre, Oil Sands Leadership Initiative
3:30 PM CBTAP Update
Marc Godin, PTAC
3:55 PM Next Steps / Networking Reception
(Noon on May 15)
At Event


Lorie Mayes
Environmental Research Coordinator and Web Site
(403) 218-7707

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