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ENERGY CHANGEMAKERS: Optimize Heavy Oil Development with Portfolio Modeling 

June 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

$55.00 – $75.00


Optimize Heavy Oil Development with Portfolio Modeling 

presented by Ramona Hill, Product Manager at Quorum Software and Graham Kirk, Vice President of Solution Architects



Planning a field development in Canadian Heavy Oil is not a trivial task. Operators must strategically size infrastructure and schedule development amidst uncertainties in well productivity, commodity prices, and regulatory shifts. The problem is traditionally solved through iteration, where the optimal development plan depends on the infrastructure strategy, which depends on the development plan. 

To complicate matters further, SAGD involves managing concurrent production and injection, meticulous capacity planning, pad selection, trunk line deployment, infill well timing, and central processing facility (CPF) sizing. 

 The presentation will show how mathematical optimization software can be leveraged to guide decision makers to the best field development strategy given the constraints and dependencies of the asset. Attendees will gain insights into how to optimize for value in a complex system, while also considering risk and uncertainty through stochastic analysis. 





Ramona Hill has over two decades in Upstream Oil & Gas, in Canada and internationally. Having started her career on offshore drilling platforms running logging and drilling tools, she moved into corporate offices to help optimize assets and develop strategic plans. In 2018, she moved into Software, supporting and building products that facilitate planning and decision making for E&P companies. She is currently the Product Manager for Quorum’s Portfolio tool, setting the roadmap for product development and deployment. Ramona holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary. 

Graham Kirk is the Vice President of Solution Architects at Quorum Software leading a team of individuals who are passionate about software, technology and the oil and gas industryGraham has been with Quorum Software for over 15 years where he has worked with 100’s of oil and gas companies around the world to help them re-imagine and realize solutions to improve their business, with a specific focus on Planning, Economics, Financials and Well Delivery.  


Welcome to CHOA’s Energy Changemakers!

CHOA’s year-long  technical series features insightful, interactive talks by technical and business leaders who are shaping the future of Canadian energy. This year, the presentations focus on Decarbonization, Greenfield SAGD, Multi-lateral Horizontal Heavy Oil Strategies, Solvent-Assisted Processes, New Technologies and Case Studies. Each event includes dedicated time to network and learn from each other.

Let’s get together and learn something new!




June 25
7:30 am - 9:00 am
$55.00 – $75.00


Calgary Petroleum Club
319 5 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0L5 Canada
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