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8th Industry Educational Program: 'A Focus on Energy Innovation’

Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry in collaboration with University of Alberta, Canada organized the 8th Industry Educational Program from 20th – 26th August 2017 at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Calgary Canada. This program was organized under the umbrella of MoU signed with University of Alberta in December 2007. This was the eighth program in series.

19 senior executives from various major Oil & Gas Companies viz ONGC, OIL, NRL, IOCL & HPCL participated in the program.

Content of the 8th Industry Educational Program was focused around the theme of “Energy Innovation” with special reference to heavy oil extraction, syncrude & conventional oil production and processing, application of Nano Technology, EOR, Sustainability, Technology Innovation & trends in usage in the Oil & Gas services, Technical innovation & Technological Developments in the Petroleum Transportation sector etc.

Program was designed for the benefit of all the three streams: Upstream, Downstream, Midstream. One week program covered areas like Tight (shale) production; Enhanced Oil Recovery; Carbon Capture - Utilization and Storage; Nanotech applications in Petroleum sector; Canada’s Oil Sands and visits were also arranged to Suncor Refinery; Alberta’s Industrial Heartland; C-FER Technologies; Syncrude Research Centre; Centre for Visualization and Simulation; In Situ Combustion Research Lab; Nova Chemicals Centre for Applied Research.

The key take away for the participants was practical understanding for Innovation at work place, and continuous innovation is the key to sustainability of business we are in.

95% of the participants rated the program as very good / excellent which signifies the importance of industry attraction to the Study Tour.

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Group Photograph of the participants.
Mr Rajiv Bahl, Director (Finance, Taxation & Legal), FIPI, addressing the gathering during formal lunch hosted by University of Alberta.
Mr John Doyle, Program Director,University of Alberta addressing the participants.
Mr Wes Classen, Senior Trade & Investment Officer, Middle East & India from University of Alberta addressing the participants.
Mr Jinjia XU, Regional Manager (Asia) from University of Alberta addressing the participants.
Tour to Suncor Refinery, 801 Petroleum Way, Sherwood Park
Mr. Petro DiZanno, Air Liquide (through Video Conferencing) giving his presentation on ‘What is Gasification? ? (Hydrocarbon for the NWR Upgrader with Air Liquide / Lurgi MPG® Technology)’
Dr. Rajendra Gupta making the presentation on ‘Centre for Clean Coal and Technology (C5MPT)’
Dr. Ying Tsui, Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Engineering giving the overview on ‘Industry-Academia Research Collaboration in Canada (what is done now; what might be done internationally)’.
Mr John Brogly, Director, Water & Tailings COSIA giving the overview on ‘Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance’
Dr. Alan Murray, Chief Engineer (ret.) National Energy Board making the presentation on ‘Technical innovations & Technological Developments in the Petroleum Transportation’.
Participants visited to ‘In Situ Combustion Research Facility’. Hosted by Matthew Ursenbach
Certificates of Participation were given away to all participants by Mr Rajiv Bahl, Director (Finance, Taxation & Legal), FIPI, and Mr John Doyle Program Director, UoA, at the University of Alberta, Calgary Center. Ms Suman Gupta, Dy. Director (Admin), FIPI Coordinated the entire event.