September 11 & 12, 2024 • Suncor Community Leisure Centre Fort McMurray, Alberta
OIL SANDS INNOVATION LAUNCHPAD – SCHEDULE
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
De-risking CO2 Storage Projects: Strategies for Addressing Well, Reservoir, Caprock, and Integrity Risks
Presenters: Mohsen Tavakolian, Senior Researcher – Insitu Recovery, Innotech Alberta
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Closing the Skills Gap with Knowledge Automation
Presenters: Francis Montemurro, Director of Operations, Voovio
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Overhead Corrosion Monitoring & Control
Presenters: Carol Dwaik, Technical Specialist, Lee Davis,Technical Specialist, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
An integrated overhead monitoring and treatment program, which includes a combination of online crude overhead monitoring systems, real-time cloud-based data management and analytics, and customized chemical treatment, has proven to successfully prevent overhead corrosion at Upgrader facilities. Collaborating with a subject facility’s operation team, this integrated solution has enabled them to detect operating conditions that put the system at risk of corrosion, communicate the required adjustment, and monitor the impacts in real-time. The customized treatment recommended is composed of patented neutralizing amines designed to reduce the risk of salt deposition caused by traditional amines, by adequately controlling salting points within overhead systems. It is also comprised of a unique volatile filming chemistry that exhibits a wide range of pH stability, providing a tenacious protective barrier.
The implementation of this type of comprehensive overhead treatment solution can enable upgraders operating in a challenging market environment to extend asset useful life, reduce total cost of ownership and improve productivity.
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Sour Water Tower Foam Control
Presenters: Michael Gallagher, Technical Specialist, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions