8th Industry Educational Program: A Focus on Energy Innovation


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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