Presentation of Sturgeon Refinery Project
Nov 9, 2016
(Register by November 6th)
Today Canadian upgraders process bitumen, the heavy crude oil product extracted from the oil sands, into synthetic crude oil which is often shipped to the United States for further refining. North West Redawter
Partnership’s (NWRP) solution is to convert the raw bitumen directly into the low carbon, ultra-low sulphur diesel and diluents that are in critically short supply and high demand in Canada. This maximizes the value for all Albertans by generating higher margins on raw materials, while making the environmentally responsible products that the market needs.
Sturgeon Refinery is one of the biggest projects in Alberta and is being developed by NWRP at a location approximately 45km north-east of Edmonton. It is the first refinery being built in Canada since 1984. The first phase of the project will enable the processing of 78,000 barrels per day of bitumen and diluent into diesel fuels and other high-value, low-sulphur products – and it will also be the first with an integrated carbon capture and storage system capturing 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, which will be used for enhanced oil recovery through sequestration. The project is on schedule to begin operation by the end of 2017.
The presentation details the considerations and challenges of developing a mega project and highlights the current construction status.
About the Presenters
• Dr. Condon is the LC Finer Construction Manager on the Sturgeon Refinery Project. He spent much of his career working for Nexen in engineering, construction and project management roles on mega projects including the Yemen Masila Development, Long Lake and Syncrude’s UE-1 Project, as well as shale gas development in NE BC.
He holds a Civil Engineering degree from University College Cork, Ireland, an MBA from Athabasca University, and a PhD in Project Management from University of Calgary as well as being a Project Management Professional (PMP).
• Mr. Perez brings over 25 years of leadership experience having held various engineering and management roles including; Project Engineering, Management of Engineering, and Project Management for Chevron-ConocoPhillips, North West (Upgrader) Redwater, Worley Parsons Heavy Oil, and Enmax Energy Corp. Mr. Perez graduated Magna Cum Laude in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and hold two Master degrees from the University of Calgary and Boston University respectively. He was the recipient of the ENMAX Inukshuk award for outstanding achievement on the ENMAX Shepard Energy Centre Project; he also received ConocoPhillips Excellence Award for his exceptional contribution on the 248,000 BPD Hamaca Upgrader project.
Mr. Perez has a Graduated Project Manager Professional Certificate with the Boston University. He has also completed numerous leadership and personal development seminars and is currently a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geoscientists of British Columbia.
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Table Topics and Networking
5:50 PM - 6:25 PM Business Portion & Annual Volunteers Recognition
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Dinner
7:20 PM - 8:20 PM Presentation
Dinner Banquet Menu:
- Heirloom Tomato Salad: top with marinated greens and crumbled goat cheese
- Arctic Char: pan seared and served with warm lenthil salad and citrus beurre blan