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Join us for a 1 hour panel presentation relating to the heavy oil industry.

When: Thursday, March 9, 2017
3 - 6pm
Where: Calgary Petroleum Club - Devonian Room
315 - 5th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0L6
Contact: Alison Leontaridis - Programming; Jill Sugars - Registration
403.269.1755 x 303

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

3:00PM - Registration and mingling

3:30PM - Program begins

Appetizers and beverages, as well as ample networking opportunities, will follow after the presentation.


Presentation: Innovation Update: SRC and CanmetENERGY

The Saskatchewan Research Council and CanmetENERGY of the Natural Resources Canada, will outline in general terms, what each of the organizations involvement is in oil and gas.

Each of the participants will detail innovative work underway or completed in above ground facilities including oil, water and steam facilities.  In addition, they will highlight any areas of study in oil upgrading or partial upgrading innovation.


Presenters Include:

Darren Anweiler, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Darren Anweiler received a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in 1987, and a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering focusing on advanced process control from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990.

Darren was hired by DuPont Canada Inc., Kingston, Ontario where he worked in both research and manufacturing for 15 years developing polyolefin and polyamide technologies through stages from R&D to commercial application.

Darren joined the Saskatchewan Research Council in 2005 to focus on the development of technology for the conversion of biomass to ethanol through gasification and catalysis.  In his current position as Manager of Process Development, he is managing a research team focused on the development and demonstration of process technologies with oil and gas industry focus on partial upgrading, emulsion treatment, energy/water integration, and emissions reductions.


Paul Paynter Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) – Business Development Director - Energy

Paul runs the SRC Business Development office in downtown Calgary which opened in November 2013. Paul’s role focuses upon building and developing single and multi-client applied research opportunities for SRC with leading energy players and associations, in addition to working with SME’s and the venture capital / private equity community in assisting new technology development in areas such as EOR, methane reduction and conversion, and partial upgrading; to name just some.

Prior to joining SRC, Paul Paynter was the National Marketing Manager for KPMG for the Energy sector across Canada. Previously at Calgary Economic  Development, Paul developed trade and inward investment opportunities for Calgary companies in the energy sector, leading on a number of groundbreaking initiatives including Trade Missions to China, Colombia and Australia along with the creation of the first Sustainable and Renewable Energy Sector profile for the City.

Prior to joining Calgary Economic Development, Paul was Director of UK Trade and Investment in the Calgary office, since grown to Consular status. A dual Canadian/UK citizen, Paul holds a Master of Arts in PPE (Politics, Philosophy & Economics) from Oxford University, and a Marketing Diploma from the UK’s Institute of Marketing.


Cecile Siewe  Director General, CanmetENERGY - Devon, Natural Resources Canada

Leading a national Government of Canada laboratory focused on fossil fuels research and technology development to make oil sands and heavy oil production a cleaner energy option for Canada and to address the environmental impacts of fossil fuel extraction, processing and use.

The Lab operates a comprehensive set of pilot plants to demonstrate the viability of innovative technologies developed by its own researchers and also, to evaluate new technologies developed by entrepreneurs or being considered for by industry or governments. The Devon pilot plants are also used to develop credible engineering information to decide on the economic and environmental viability of new technologies

The Director General works with and through a broad network of provincial-territorial, international and industry partners to produce knowledge and technology products that have measurable environmental, economic and social benefits, especially with respect to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; represents and advances the interests of the Department and CanmetENERGY in a range of interdepartmental, intergovernmental, industry and international fora; and is the leading the Innovation & Energy Technology Sector (IETS) authority on clean fossil fuels technologies and the Sector’s most senior executive based in Western Canada

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