Dave Hancock Premier of Alberta gives Keynote speach at SPE Heavy Oil Conference 2014

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(Newswire.net — June 2, 2014) Edmonton, Alberta

SPE Heavy Oil-Canada Conference 2014 Explores New Technologies 

The third annual SPE Heavy Oil – Canada Conference 2014 will consider how exploration and
production of heavy oil is constantly undergoing dynamic transformation – from technologies employed to best practices utilized as challenges arise. 

Attendees will be greeted with an opening Plenary and Keynote speech by Dave Hancock, Premier of Alberta, President of Executive Council, and Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education on June 10 at 8:45 a.m.

Oil and gas professionals will want to make arrangements to attend the conference to be held June 10-12, 2014 at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The SPE Heavy Oil Conference in Calgary will bring together over 1,200 North American and ‎International E&P professionals. As leaders in the industry and they will discuss the ‎technological innovation driving and shaping the future of heavy ‎oil in Canada.

Panel Discussion: Beyond Here and Now

This panel discussion will focus on overcoming current challenges in the industry in connection with the energy intensity of oil recovery, environmental impacts of industry activity and increasingly challenging reservoir conditions.  Also highlighted will be the significant opportunities for innovation and technology driven growth.

Panelists will include: Dave Collyer, Moderator, President, CAPP; John Brannan, EVP & COO, Cenovus; Mike MacSween, EVP Major Projects, Suncor; Dan Domeracki, VP, Government and Industry Relations, Schlumberger; James Cleland, Global General Manager, Heavy Oil Solutions, and Jonathan Matthews, Vice President, Heavy Oil Technology Centre, Statoil Canada Ltd.

In attendance will be: Drilling and completion engineers, geologists, and geophysicists, reservoir engineers and specialists, petroleum and operations engineers, chemical engineers, production engineers, management and financial professionals, technical consultants, researchers, as well as other professionals who work in the heavy oil E&P industry.

Topics covered include:

  • Hybrid Thermal Schemes of Recovery
  • Understanding the Rock 
  • Cold Production
  • Modelling and Lab-Based Understanding of Recovery Processes
  • Understanding the Reservoir
  • Production and Performance Optimization
  • Drilling and Completion 


  • In-Situ Combustion
  • The Business of Heavy Oil
  • Carbonate Reservoirs
  • Footprint Reduction
  • Upstream, Midstream, Downstream
  • Hot and Cold Recovery
  • Improved Recovery

About the Society of Petroleum Engineers

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose more than 124,000 members in 135 countries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge providing publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org. 

Attendees may also visit the Global Petroleum Show, one of several worlds’ largest energy events.

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