Senior Executives & Decision Makers From...

  • Oil Sands Producers
  • Major Oil And Gas Companies
  • Independent Oil And Gas Companies
  • Oil & Gas Companies Looking Towards Oil Sands For The Future
  • Ministries Or Departments Of Energy
  • Geological Institutes & Surveys
  • Environmental & Regulatory Authorities
  • Service & Technology Providers

With The Following Job Titles...

CEOs, COOs, VPs, Directors, Managers & Team Leaders Of...

  • Water Management
  • Environment
  • Oil Sands
  • In Situ
  • SAGD
  • Operations
  • Oil Sands Technology
  • Water Treatment Technology
  • R&D
  • Strategy
  • Oil Sands OE
  • Oil Sands OPS
  • Environment
  • Environment Policy & Strategy
  • Sustainability
  • EHS
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Engineering
  • Planning & Development
  • Technology
  • Heavy Oil
  • Thermal Heavy Oil
  • Exploration
  • Reservoir Engineering


  • Oil Sands Technologies
  • Water Separation & Filtration
  • Water Treatment Technologies
  • Water Recycling
  • Major Oil Service Companies
  • Environmental Consultancies
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Construction & Engineering Companies EPC
  • Law Firms
  • Geological Surveying
  • Hydrogeological Surveying
  • Drilling
  • Solvent Producers
  • Chemicals
  • Research & Development Institutes & Universities
  • Gas Transportation Companies
  • Wastewater Disposal Companies
  • Investment Firms



Once considered too expensive as well as too damaging to the land, exploitation of Alberta's oil sands is now worth billions. As E&P companies in Canada look to maximize oil sands production, operators are moving more towards in situ extraction methods to exploit the estimated 1.3 billions barrels of oil. The major challenge now for E&Ps is ensuring that there is enough water to guarantee that in situ production can continue in both the immediate and long term. Water management therefore, is becoming an increasingly vital focus. Major strides are being made to improve the cost-effectiveness of managing water at every stage of in situ production and it is vital that E&P operators improve recyclability by expediting advances in treatment strategies and technologies to ensure the long-term viability of production and accelerate towards a zero liquid discharge future with 100% recyclability.

The Oil Sands Water Management Initiative 2012 critically examined the most cost-effective water sourcing strategies and optimal treatment, re-use and disposal technologies for in situ oil sands in Canada. This leading event also critically evaluated optimal water treatment strategies and technologies for driving down costs, improving water recyclability and increasing the reliability of having enough water for steam generation.

The Oil Sands Water Management Initiative 2012 was the opportunity of the year for VPs Production, VPs Operations, Completions Managers, Water Experts, Operations Professionals and Engineers and was, for the 2nd year running, focused specifically on the Canadian oil sands industry. Attendees registered to hear from operators themselves in what strategies and processes they are deploying to cost-effectively ensure they are developing world leading best practices for sourcing, treating, re-using and disposing of water resources.



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For E&P operators to fully harness the full potential of oil sands production, it is vital that…

... optimal strategies are determined for managing the water resources both cost-effectively with minimal impacts on the environment. 

For this reason, Canada’s leading E&P companies will be meeting at the Oil Sands Water Management 2012 Initiative to share the approach being taken to minimize water usage, increase recyclability and improve cost-efficiency and approach being taken to move to a zero liquid discharge. 

The event is the 2nd in the highly successful series following on from the 2011 Oil Sands Water Management Initiative that hosted 180 leading oil sands companies. 

Speakers at the event will be focusing on providing solutions to the critical water management challenges in Canadian oil sands in situ production:

WATER SOURCING: Understanding the optimal strategies for sourcing water from regional aquifers in the most timely and cost-effective way

RECYCLING STRATEGIES : Examining strategies for driving down the costs of water recycling to increase recyclability and minimize net water demand for SAGD

OIL WATER SEPARATION: Utilizing emerging de-oiling and water treatment technologies to improve recyclability and move towards a zero-liquid discharge future

CHEMICAL TREATMENT: Examining what advances are being made to optimize the chemical treatment process whilst driving down costs

WATER DISPOSAL: Determining economically viable disposal methods for water and solid waste in the Athabasca region

REDUCING WATER REQUIREMENTS: Examining data showing how companies have significantly increased water retention and reduced the volumes required for production

PUBLIC RELATIONS: Improving the perception of environmental and water management issues for in situ processes in oil sands production