Agenda

Sunday, December 9, 2018

 

16:00 - 17:30  Registration in the PRE-FUNCTION SPACE

18:30 - 21:00  Ice Breaker:                CONNECTIONS CAFE

 

Sponsored by:          Hayward Baker, BGC, Thurber Engineering & Alfa Laval 

 

Monday, December 10, 2018

 

7:00 - 8:00      Registration     (Continental Breakfast)

7:00 – 8:00     SPEAKERS’ BREAKFAST (MALIGNE Room)

8:00 - 8:15      Welcome Address (Nicholas Beier)

 

Keynote Address

8:15 - 9:15      EVALUATION OF FLOW LIQUEFACTION IN TAILINGS AND MINE WASTE USING THE CPT

                        Peter Robertson (Gregg Drilling & Testing, Inc.)

 

TAILINGS TREATMENT PROCESSES (Session Chair: David Sego)

9:15 - 9:35      EFFECTIVE DEWATERING OF FLUID FINE TAILINGS (FFTS) BY IONIC LIQUIDS

Zohrab Ahmadi, Paula Berton, Yuyan He, Robin D. Rogers, Steven L. Bryant

9:35 - 9:55      ROBUST LOW DOSAGE TREATMENT ACROSS MULTIPLE OIL SANDS FLUID FINE TAILINGS SAMPLES USING A NEW AMENDMENT

Lizbeth Rostro, Paul A. Gillis, Wu Chen, Michael K. Poindexter and Jason Tubbs

9:55 -10:15     PRETREATMENT OF OIL SANDS TAILINGS WITH LIME TO ENHANCE THICKENING PROCESSES

                        Nikolas Romaniuk, Jesse Fox, Jared Leikam, Mike Tate

  

10:15 - 10:40   Coffee Break – Sponsored by:  Gregg Drilling and Testing Canada


NUMERICAL MODELLING (Session Chair: Jeremy Boswell)

10:45 - 11:05  FRAMEWORK FOR CONSOLIDATION OF UNCONVENTIONAL MATERIALS

Silawat Jeeravipoolvarn and Sam Proskin

11:05 - 11:25  CREEP AND STRUCTURATION IN TAILINGS AND IN NATURAL CLAYS

Sunchao Qi, Muhammad Asif Salam, Paul H. Simms

 11:25 - 11:45  NUMERICAL MODELING OF TAILINGS FLOW, SAND SEGREGATION AND SAND CO-DEPOSITION: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS

A. M. Talmon, J. L. Hanssen, D. S. van Maren, P. H. Simms, L. Sittoni, J. van Kester, R. Uittenbogaard, J. C. Winterwerp, and C. van Rhee

11:45 - 12:05  INTEGRATION OF MINE-TO-MILL PRODUCTION PLANNING STRATEGY FOR OIL SANDS MINING AND WASTE DISPOSAL

Ahlam Maremi and Eugene Ben-Awuah

 

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break – Sponsored by: CONETEC INVESTIGATIONS


TAILINGS MANAGEMENT (Session Chair: Nicholas Beier)

13:30 - 13:50  EUREKA! I HAVE THE SOLUTION TO OIL SAND TAILINGS – NOW WHAT?

Andrea Sedgwick, Heather Kaminsky, and Jean-François Bouffard

13:50 - 14:10  CANADA MEETS THE WORLD: HOW OIL SANDS TAILINGS MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGIES ARE APPLIED IN EUROPE AND BEYOND, AND VICE VERSA

L. Sittoni, E.M.M. van Eekelen, F. van der Goot, H.E. Nieboer

14:10 -14:30   A NEW PROTOCOL TO ASSESS THE QUALITY OF TAILINGS FLOCCULATION/COAGULATION - A COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE TAILINGS TREATMENT AT SUNCOR ENERGY

Ardalan Sadighian, Adrian Revington, Heather Kaminsky, Benito Moyls,  Yunhui Li, Oladipo Omotoso

14:30 - 14:50  CONVERTING RENDERING WASTE TO VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS FOR OIL SANDS TAILINGS TREATMENT

Heather Kaminsky, Yuki Gong, Paolo Mussone, Birendra Adhikari, Jesse Yuzik, Mike Chae, David Bressler


14:50 – 15:20 Coffee Break – Sponsored by:  Gregg Drilling and Testing Canada

 

TAILINGS DEPOSIT CHARACTERIZATION (Session Chair: Heather Kaminsky)

15:20 - 15:40  REAL-TIME PREDICTION OF OIL SANDS TAILINGS PROPERTIES USING HYPERSPECTRAL OBSERVATIONS

Iman Entezari, Benoit Rivard, James Sharp, P. Sean Wells, Mark Styler and Dallas McGowan

15:40 - 16:00  A METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUS BATHYMETRIC SURVEYING USING AN AMPHIBIOUS ROBOT

Nicolas A. Olmedo, Michael G. Lipsett

16:00 - 16:20  CHARACTERIZING SOFT OIL SAND TAILINGS BY GAMMA CONE PENETRATION TESTING

Mark Anthony Styler, Dallas McGowan, and Jamie Sharp

16:20 - 16:40  USING TECHNOLOGY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND SEEPAGE AT TAILINGS IMPOUNDMENTS

Ryan Blanchard and Val Kofoed

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

7:00 - 8:00       (Continental Breakfast)

7:00 – 8:00     SPEAKERS’ BREAKFAST (MALIGNE Room)


Keynote Address

8:00 - 9:00      CANADA’S OIL SANDS INNOVATION ALLIANCE – LEADING INNOVATION IN OIL SANDS TAILINGS

David Corriveau


IMPLICATIONS OF TAILINGS TREATMENT PROCESSES (Session Chair: Ward Wilson)

9:00 - 9:20      EVIDENCE OF CREEP & STRUCTURATION IN POLYMER AMENDED OIL SANDS TAILINGS

Muhammad Asif Salam, Paul H. Simms, & Banu Örmeci

 9:20 - 9:40      INFLUENCE OF BITUMEN CONTENT ON FLOCCULATION OF FFT

Heather Kaminsky, Yunhui Li, Taimur Qureshi, Andrea Sedgwick, and Kevin Moran

9:40 -10:00     INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF ALUM ON THE RELEASE WATER OF OIL SANDS MATURE FINE TAILINGS UTILIZING MINERALOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TECHNIQUES

Mitchell Catling, Abu Junaid, Gavin Freeman, Caleb Dusek, Coralys Torres López, Carlos Silva Gaxiola and Christian Loeschel

 

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break – Sponsored by:  AGAT Laboratories


TAILINGS CHARACTERIZATION (Session Chair: Paul Simms)

10:30 - 10:50  MEASURING SOLIDS CONTENT IN FLUID FINE TAILINGS (FFT) USING A LOW-LEVEL X-RAY RADIATION SOURCE

Bo Yu, Wei Wang, Felipe Goncalves, Priyesh Dhandharia, Andrea Sedgwick, Abu Junaid, Manisha Gupta, R. Fedosejevs and Y.Y. Tsui

10:50 - 11:10  OPTICAL SCATTERING TECHNIQUE TO MONITOR SOLIDS CONTENT IN FLUID FINE TAILING (FFT)

Priyesh Dhandharia, Wei Wang, Yu Wan, Bo Yu, Andrea Sedgwick, Abu Junaid, R. Fedosejevs, Manisha Gupta, Ying Y. Tsui

11:10 - 11:30  RAPID ESTIMATION OF HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY FOR FLUID FINE TAILINGS

Yagmur Babaoglu, Shunchao Qi, and Paul Simms

 

11:30 - 11:50  ASSESSMENT OF THE FLOCCULATION PERFORMANCE OF TAILINGS USING HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGERY

Iman Entezari, Benoit Rivard, Vahid Vajihinejad, G. Ward Wilson, Joao Soares, Berekat Fisseha, and Nicholas Beier

  

12:00 – 13:20 Lunch Break – Sponsored by:  CONETEC INVESTIGATIONS


UTILIZING NATURE FOR TAILINGS DEWATERING (Session Chair: Jamie Sharp)

13:20 - 13:40  DESIGN OF LANDFORM ELEMENTS FOR OIL SANDS MINE RECLAMATION

June Pollard and Gord McKenna

13:40 - 14:00  DEVELOPMENT OF BACTERIAL INOCULUM FOR THE PROMOTION OF PLANT GROWTH ON TAILINGS MATERIAL

Victoria Collins, Amanda Schoonmaker, Heather Kaminsky, Andrea Sedgwick, Chibuike Chigbo, Paolo Mussone

14:00 - 14:20  EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL TO ESTABLISH PLANTS TO AID IN DEWATERING OF AN ATMOSPHERIC FINE DRYING TAILINGS DEPOSIT AT MUSKEG RIVER MINE

Amanda Schoonmaker, Dani Degenhardt, Trevor Floreani

14:20 - 14:40  EVALUATION OF STRENGTH ENHANCEMENT AND DEWATERING TECHNOLOGIES FOR A SOFT OIL SANDS TAILINGS DEPOSIT

William Smith, Erin Olauson, Jack Seto, Amanda Schoonmaker, Reza Moussavi Nik, Gavin Freeman and Gord McKenna

14:40 - 15:00  EFFECTS OF SURFICIAL SEASONAL WEATHERING ON CENTRIFUGED OIL SANDS TAILINGS

Umme Salma Rima and Nicholas Beier


15:00 - 17:00  Exhibitor Trade Show / Coffee Break: Sponsored by:  AGAT Laboratories

18:00 - 22:00  Banquet                                DINNER THEATRE


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7:00 - 8:00      (Continental Breakfast)

7:00 – 8:00     SPEAKERS’ BREAKFAST (MALIGNE Room)

 

Keynote Address

8:00 - 9:00      FLUID FINE TAILINGS PROCESSES – DISPOSAL, CAPPING, AND CLOSURE ALTERNATIVES

Les Sawatsky, Alexander Hyndman, and Gord McKenna

 

Session Room 1

REGULATORY (Session Chair: Neeltje Slingerland)

9:10 - 9:30      COMPLIANCE WITH TMF OBJECTIVES – FACT OR FANTASY – AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ PERSPECTIVE

Jim Blum, with the support of Margaret Luker, Dan Stuckless, Cam MacDonald via Gillian Donald and Jodi McNeill

9:30 - 9:50      OVERVIEW OF CURRENT STATE OF PRACTICE FOR CLOSURE OF TAILINGS DAMS

Haley L. Schafer, Neeltje Slingerland, Renato Macciotta, Nicholas A. Beier

9:50 -10:10     STEWARDING DAM SAFETY IN ALBERTA: THE DAM INTEGRITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DIAC)

Jeremy Boswell, Paul Cavanagh and Larry Staples

 

10:10 - 10:35  Coffee Break – Sponsored by:  AGAT Laboratories & Gregg Drilling and Testing Canada


Session Room 2

TAILINGS MANAGEMENT (Session Chair: Erin Olauson)

9:10 - 9:30      A CASE FOR ELIMINATION OF TAILINGS PONDS THROUGH IN-LINE TREATMENT USING A LOW COST, FLOCCULENT FREE APPROACH: RESULTS FROM TWO ON-SITE TRIALS

P. McEachern, D. Bromley

9:30 - 9:50      THE APPLICATION OF VERY LARGE PISTON DIAPHRAGM PUMPS FOR TAILINGS TRANSFER IN THE OIL SAND INDUSTRY

Hein Krimpenfort

9:50 -10:10     ACCELERATED DEWATERING OF MATURE FINE TAILINGS THROUGH MICROBIAL INDUCED CALCIUM CARBONATE PRECIPITATION

Qianwen Liu, Brina Montoya, Brian Martinez

 

10:10 - 10:35   Coffee Break – Sponsored by AGAT Laboratories & Gregg Drilling and Testing Canada

 

Session Room 1

PHYSICAL MODELING OF OIL SAND TAILINGS (Session Chair: Monica Ansah-Sam)

10:35 - 11:05  ASSESSMENT OF SELF-WEIGHT CONSOLIDATION OF CO-DEPOSITION DEPOSITS IN THE GEOTECHNICAL BEAM CENTRIFUGE

Gonzalo Zambrano Narvaez, Yazhao Wang, Rick Chalaturnyk, Atoosa Zahabi and Dave Rennard

11:05 - 11:25  COMPARISON OF GEOTECHNICAL BEAM CENTRIFUGE PREDICTIONS TO FIELD DATA FROM 10M DEEP FFT CENTRIFUGE CAKE COLUMNS

Adedeji Dunmola, Nan Wang, Jim Lorentz, Rick Chalaturnyk, Gonzalo Zambrano and Jason Song

11:25 - 11:45  INFLUENCE OF FILL SCHEME ON SLURRY CONSOLIDATION MODELLING IN A GEOTECHNICAL CENTRIFUGE

Taylor Hall, Nicholas A. Beier, & Rick J. Chalaturnyk


Session Room 2

TAILINGS TREATMENT PROCESSES (Session Chair: Tamara Giles)

10:35 - 10:55  CATIONICALLY GRAFTED NATURAL FLOCCULANT FOR DEWATERING OF MATURE FINE TAILINGS

Sarang P. Gumfekar, Mohammed Ghuzi, Saurabh C. Patankar, Scott Renneckar, João B. P. Soares

10:55 - 11:15  FILTER PRESS MODIFICATION TO ASSESS DEWATERING PERFORMANCE OF FLUID FINE TAILINGS

Yunhui Li, Heather Kaminsky, Nikolas Romaniuk and Mike Tate

11:15 - 11:35  ACCELERATED OIL SANDS TAILINGS DEWATERING WITH THICKENING AND REFLOCCULATION

Wei Ren and Sidantha Weerakone 

11:35 - 11:55  ZERO WATER INTAKE TECHNOLOGY FOR TREATMENT OF MINING TAILINGS

Morgan Tizzotti, Scott Ramey, Kirk Thomas, George Tichenor and Trong Dang-Vu

  

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break – Sponsored by:  CONETEC INVESTIGATIONS


SAND CAPPING OF OIL SAND TAILINGS DEPOSITS (Session Chair: Sean Wells)

13:00 - 13:20  EVALUATION OF SUBAQUEOUS GRANULAR CAP SUCCESS CONDITIONS AND FAILURE POTENTIAL ON TREATED FINE TAILINGS

Jed Greenwood, Jim Langseth, Raul Velasquez, Farzaan Abbasy and Phil Solseng

13:20 - 13:40  PRELIMINARY STUDY FOR SAND CAPPING OF TREATED TAILINGS

Murray Fredlund, Nam Pham, Matt Donaldson and Monica Ansah-Sam

13:40 -14:00   DETERMINING BEARING CAPACITY FOR SAND CAP PLACEMENT AT JACKPINE MINE DDA1

Murray Fredlund, Nam Pham, Matt Donaldson and Monica Ansah-Sam

14:00 - 14:20  SAND CAPPING OF TREATED TAILINGS: INSIGHTS FROM FIELD TRIALS ON DDA1 CENTRIFUGE DEPOSITS

Monica Ansah-Sam, Adam Thompson, Ben Sheets and Jim Langseth

14:20 - 14:40  THE COSIA LAND / TAILINGS WORKING GROUP UPDATE – BRIDGING THE DISCIPLINES

Sean Wells

14:40 - 15:00  COSIA TAILINGS EPA OPPORTUNITY AREAS AND GAPS AND IOSI CALL FOR LETTERS OF INTENT (LOI)

Adedeji Dunmola

15:00 – 15:15 Closing Remarks (G. Ward Wilson)

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