program subject to regular updates

Please note the business program take places during the morning of May 17, followed by the keynote luncheon. 

Session #1: Light/Tight resources (Bakken-TQ)

LOCATION: Campania

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Sedimentology and hydrocarbon potential of the Upper Devonian Torquay Formation in Southeastern Saskatchewan

Chao Yang, Research Geologist, Saskatchewan Geological Survey

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Petrophysical Reservoir Characterization of the Devonian-Mississippian Bakken Formation in Southeastern Saskatchewan

Dan Kohlruss, Research Geologist, Saskatchewan Geological Survey

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

Evaluating Bakken Middle Member Migration Conduits and Productivity 

Chris Smith, Senior Chemist, Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

EOR in Saskatchewan Bakken: Challenges and Opportunities

Peng Luo, Research and Development Advisor, EOR and In-Situ Processes, Saskatchewan Research Council

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Bakken Refrac

Tim Leshchyshyn, President, Frac Knowledge

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm


 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 


Session #2: New Opportunities • Part 1

LOCATION: Lombardy

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Energy Transition Exploration

Kelly Skuce, Petrophysicist/Director, Core Petrophysical Consulting 

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Monitoring Changes in Pipeline Condition Using Piper Technology

John Van Pol, Founder and CEO, INGU

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

Predicting Reservoir Pressure Gradient Trend For The Delaware Basin’s Potash Area Using Multilinear Regression Model and Geophysical Log Cross-sections Approach

Olabode Ajibola, Petroleum Engineer, Texas Tech


Ebru Unal, Petroleum Engineer, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Application of Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning for Diagnostic and Predictive Modeling of an Unconventional Large Reservoir

Abdullah Al-Gawfi, Team Lead, EOR and In-Situ Processes, Saskatchewan Research Council

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Effect of Drill String Rotation on Borehole Cleaning Efficiency During Drilling in Shale Reservoir: Modeling and Analysis of Field Measurements

Sina Kazemi, Data Analyst, Ministry of Energy and Resources, Petroleum Division, Government of Saskatchewan


3:20 pm - 4:00 pm


Session #3: Methane

LOCATION: Trentino/Tuscany

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Innovative Solutions for Aerial Methane Leak Detection and Quantification

Benjamin Saute, Field Applications Engineer, Telops

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Fuel, Flare and Vent Gas (FFV) using Ultrasonic Meters

Ryan Kurek, Operations Manager, Procon Systems 

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

Challenges and Opportunities in Methane Emission Mitigation

Ryan Jansen, Senior Research Engineer, Saskatchewan Research Council

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Methane Monitoring of Oil And Gas Facilities Using a Satellite-Aircraft Hybrid

David Wares, Sales Director, Western Canada, GHGSat

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm



3:20 pm - 4:00 pm


Session #4: New Opportunities • Part 2 • Geothermal

LOCATION: Lombardy

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm

Carbon to Electrons: A CO2 Circulation Feasibility Study for Sustainable Geothermal Power Generation at the Aquistore CO2 Storage Site

Alireza Rangriz Shokri, Research Associate, Reservoir Geomechanics Research Group, University of Alberta

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Geothermal Power Generation in SE Saskatchewan

Kirsten Marcia, President & CEO, DEEP Earth Energy Production Corporation

 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 


Session #5: Heavy Oil

LOCATION: Campania

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Storage Associated with Gas-based Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in Some Heavy-Oil Reservoirs in Saskatchewan: A Synopsis of a Hidden Opportunity

Kelechi Amadi, Research Reservoir Engineer, Saskatchewan Geological Survey

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm

Direct Contact Steam Generation improves SOR and reduces Carbon Intensity

Kevin Wiebe, Engineering Manager, General Energy Recovery

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Modelling and Experimental Measurement of Solution Gas/Solvent Dissolution and Exsolution in Heavy Oil

Shixuan Lu, Engineer in Training, University of Regina

 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 


Session #6: Geology/Mississippian

LOCATION: Trentino/Tuscany

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

The Middle Bakken: One Name, Two Plays

Bruce Hart, Consultant and Adjunct Professor,  Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western University

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm

Preliminary Identification, Correlation, and Evaluation of Petroleum Source Beds in the Upper Lodgepole Formation and Lower Bluell Subinterval of the Mississippian Madison Group

Tim Nesheim, Geologist, North Dakota Geological Survey

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Underestimation of Reserves in Microsucrosic Dolomites, Weyburn Field, Saskatchewan

Taras Dziuba, President, Taras Dziuba Integrated Petrophysics

 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm