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Global energy leaders meet in Calgary to discuss future of heavy crude oil

8th World Heavy Oil Congress to focus on connecting the industry for a leaner and fitter future


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CALGARY, Alberta – For the past ten years, World Heavy Oil Congress has continued to be the largest gathering of heavy oil and oil sands professionals from around the globe, where world leaders and international experts come together to share the latest insights of the industry.

The event will beheld Sept. 6 to 9 at the Stampede Park in Calgary, and will focus on “best practices, technology and collaboration as the industry works towards a leaner and fitter future,” according to a press release.

“The Conference Program is the largest and most comprehensive we have ever had, delegates will get first-hand insights into the future of the hydrocarbons industry worldwide from top international speakers, including Alberta Energy Regulator CEO Jim Ellis, Kuwait Oil Company Deputy CEO Emad Mahmoud Sultan and Saskatchewan Economy Minister Bill Boyd. The focus will be on collaboration, innovation and investment opportunities that will drive the industry forward,” said Executive Vice President of Energy from dmg :: events, Wes Scott.

Other high-level panelists from China and Nigeria will offer a medium and long term outlook for the heavy oil industry and discuss sustainable drive for the conventional heavy oil production, while meeting the global objectives to reduce carbon emissions.

“As we’ve grown this conference program over the last ten years, we realized that there was an opportunity to segment this conference into five major streams that specialized in the different areas of heavy oil production,” said Conference Producer Sarah Campbell.

Campbell says the technical conference will include focus on: research, development and new technology; surface facilities, geo-sciences, production optimization, and in-situ recovery & development.

To support the industry in the current economy, the Congress will also offer free or discounted education opportunities, including a series of short courses offered by the Canadian Heavy Oil Association, Sproule Associates and Saskatchewan Research Council.

“We felt that we needed to support our industry, by continuing to offer top-quality education at low or zero cost,” said Wes Scott.

Other educational opportunities include presentation theatres and poster sessions at the free exhibition area, as well as the Future Leaders Conference, aimed to inspire and educate the future CEO’s to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

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