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Annual General Meeting and Partial Upgrading Of Bitumen-Where are we now on the path to commercialization?

April 28 @ 10:50 am - 1:00 pm




Following CHOA’s AGM, join our panel of industry experts who will lead us through this webinar and Q&A session on partial upgrading of bitumen (PUB). We’ll discuss the business opportunity, ongoing collaboration, the current state of technologies, their respective commercialization pathways and alignment with GHG reductions goals.  Technology presentations by Suncor Energy and Cenovus Energy will provide insights into development, followed by a brief discussion of novel technologies on the horizon including updates from National Partial Upgrading Committee (NPUC) chair.



Murray Gray, Senior Technical Advisor, Bitumen Partial Upgrading, Alberta Innovates 

Murray Gray has over 30 years of R&D experience at the University of Alberta. Following university leadership roles at UofA and in the Middle East, he joined Alberta Innovates.

Justin Jia, Interim Manager, Downstream Commercial Decision Analysis, Cenovus Energy 

Justin has 15 years of R&D, operational, project management, economic and commercial experience across upstream and downstream. He co-invented and developed the HDR partial upgrading technology.

Darius Remesat, Manager Production Processing Technology, Suncor Energy 

Darius has 28 years of hydrocarbon separation and conversion design, operational, troubleshooting, and R&D experience sharing his knowledge through 29 patents and 12 publications and counting.

Annie Sun, Technology Specialist, Suncor Energy 

Annie Sun has over 25 years of experience in refinery, petrochemical, and heavy oil recovery industry. She is involved in various technology/process development, feasibility studies, conceptual design, process integration and performance optimization.

Scott Smith, Senior Staff Clean Energy Innovation, Cenovus Energy 

Scott has over 20 years of R&D experience in the oil, gas, and petrochemical fields, with a primary focus on partial upgrading technology development.  He is also the Vice President of the Canadian Crude Quality Technical Association.


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April 28
10:50 am - 1:00 pm
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