Upcoming Division Talk 

December 2, 2020
Fundamentals of Producing High-Quality Heavy Oil Core Samples
Speaker: Scott Erickson
Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Mountain Time

 E-Technical Division Talk 


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Registration closes: December 1 at 12:00 pm Mountain Time 

January 6, 2020
Artificial Metasomatism: Thermal Impacts on SAGD Production Reservoirs and Implications for Formation Sensitivity and Future Reservoir Applications
Speaker: Graham Spray, AGAT Laboratories
Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Mountain Time

 E-Technical Division Talk 

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Registration closes: January 5 at 12:00 pm Mountain Time 

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Division Profile

The Heavy Oil / Oil Sands Division was originally established in November 2007. The purpose of the division was to provide a forum for CSPG members and guests who are either employed and/or interested in learning more about the disciplines of heavy oil and oil sands. This division is focused on providing attendees the opportunity to learn more about the geology, technology, various projects and development in the heavy oil / oil sands industry. In addition, this forum will provide the attendee the chance to network with their peers and meet new contacts in the industry.

The division will host a breakfast session that will take place in the Halliburton Training Room which is located at Room 1830, 645 - 7th Avenue SW.  The forum will start at 8:00am and starts with a 10 minute introduction, followed by a 40 minute talk, and will conclude with 10 minutes to network. We are looking for sponsors for our continental breakfast. The sponsor will get promoted on our group email as well as at the event. During the introduction each sponsor will be able to talk for up to 5 minutes about their company, services and products. The sponsoring company will also be able to provide a business card draw.

The monthly forum will be the first Wednesday of each month. We expect to host additional events throughout the year to allow our attendees the opportunity to do more networking. Some of these events include a Christmas party and Stampede party. The events will be complimentary and will be sponsored by various service companies engaged in the heavy oil / oil sands industry.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, giving a presentation, or sponsoring an event, please contact of one of the committee members listed below. 

Committee Members
Co-Chair: Robert Paul
Co-Chair: Doug Schmaltz, schmaltz@agatlabs.com | 403.471.7858
Committee Members:
Alexandra Nagy – Alexandra.Nagy@huskyenergy.com
Doug Kozak – doug@eclipseeline.com
Laura Normore – Laura.normore@terracon.ca
Jennifer Connolly- jennifer.connolly@rpsgroup.com

Heavy Oil/Oil Sands Technical Division Sponsor