The 1st IASTED International Conference on
Unconventional Oil Technology
TECH 2011

July 4 – 6, 2011
Calgary, AB, Canada

Past Conference Information

The Unconventional Oil Technology 2011 conference in Calgary, AB, Canada has ended.

Conference Proceedings

The Conference Proceedings are available for purchase on the ACTA Press website:

Invited Speakers

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"Challenges in Numerical Simulation of Heavy Oil/Oil Sands Reservoirs"

Prof. Zhangxing John Chen
Director, Global Research Initiative on Unconventional Oil and Gas
Professor, Depart. of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
University Of Calgary, Canada
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"Oil Sands: Canada’s Energy Advantage"

Don Thompson
The Oil Sands Developers Group, Canada
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"Technology Innovation for Greening Oil Sands Production"

Dr. John Zhou
Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions, Canada
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The topics of interest covered by TECH 2011 included, but were not limited to:

  • Air injection and in-situ combustion
  • Bio-fuels
  • Bioremediation and bioprocessing
  • Bitumen extraction and froth treatment
  • Carbon capture, storage and sequestration
  • Coal to liquids
  • Coal-bed methane
  • Drilling and well completion
  • Energy conservation and non-thermal production
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Extra heavy oils
  • Flocculation and sedimentation
  • Fluid flow in porous media
  • Geological sequestration of greenhouse gases
  • Heavy oil recovery
  • Hydrates, waxes and asphaltenes studies
  • Improved oil recovery (IOR)
  • Interfacial science and phenomena
  • Oil sands upgrading
  • Petrophysics
  • Reservoir engineering and characterization
  • Reservoir modeling and simulation
  • Reservoir rock mechanics
  • Single- and two-phase flow
  • Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage - SAGD
  • Tertiary recovery
  • Thermodynamics of heavy oils and rich reservoir fluids
  • Toe-to-Heal Air Injection - THAI
  • Vapor Assisted Petroleum Extraction - VAPEX
  • Water quality management
  • Well testing