Back to Black: Revisiting Mannville Heavy Oil and Oilsands

March 10-11th, 2021

CSPG’s Gussow Conference is a two-day, single-track conference hosted in Calgary this fall, where participants will revisit the geology of the Mannville Group and investigate the innovations that have changed how heavy oil and bitumen reservoirs are produced.  From continental-scale depositional systems to the grains of sand impacting completion design the conference sessions will explore the play at all scales with a focus on understanding how geoscience can improve profitability. Speakers will present the most recent results from academic research and practical case studies from thermal oil sand operators and primary heavy oil producers. A technology and innovation exposition will showcase methods that will optimize your geoscience workflow in the development of heavy oil and bitumen reservoirs. 

The Gussow conference 2020 is a strategic conference that provides an opportunity to enable the exchange of information through case studies, networking and sharing technical advancements

Attendee Benefits

Icebreaker Networking Event - sponsored by APEGA
Technical presentations
Field Trips
Short Courses
Opportunity to apply to the Gussow Student Femi Grant (For PhD student or recent graduate) to attend conference
Receive CPD hours: 16

Schedule Overview

Day 1 October 14th, 2020
Technical sessions

Day 2 October 15th, 2020
Technical sessions

Day 3 October 16th, 2020
Field Trip
Short Courses

Thank you to the Gussow planning committee

Jen Russel-Houston | Ossum Oil Sands Corp.
Jason Lavigne | Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Mark Caplan | Cenovus Energy Inc.
Michael Webb | Suncor Energy
Stephen Hubbard | University of Calgary

 Sponsorship Opportunities available contact