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Opportunity Crudes Conferences 2014

This three-day event brings together upstream, midstream, and downstream people working with the heavy sour crudes, oilsands/bitumen, extra heavy oils, and high TAN crudes as well as shale/tight oil and N.G. condensate. We had assembled a diverse team of top industry professionals to present the latest technology innovations, operating experiences, and business strategies relating to processing unconventional, price-advantaged crudes.

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2014 Opportunity Crudes Conference

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September 14, 2014 (SUNDAY) � Workshop
1300-1345 Low Impact Oil Sands Extraction with a High Value Product Stream EPIC Oil Extractors - Richard Schlosberg
1345-1430 Crude Direct Cracking of Raw Oil Sands Bitumen Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY - Siauw Ng
1430-1515 VGO Market Forecast and Waxy Crudes as FCC Feedstock Newfield Exploration - Alan Yahev
1800-2000 Registration and Reception
September 15, 2014 (MONDAY) � Day 1
0700-0800 Registration and Continental Breakfast
0800-0830 Welcome and Administrative Announcements
Outlooks of Global Crude Markets & Supply Logistics
0830-0900 Keynote/Opening Address - Unconventional Oil and Gas: Reshaping Global Energy Markets the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) - Guy Caruso
0900-0930 North American Crude Supply and Logistics - Outlook and Implications for Producers, Refiners and Markets EnSys Energy -
Martin Tallett
0930-1000 "Market Access for Canadian Crudes � a "Pipe" Dream or "Rail"ity?" CERI - Dinara Millington
1000-1030 Seismic Shifts in US Refining APEC Consulting - Al Troner
1030-1100 Q&A Forum
1100-1130 Refreshment Break
Interworking of Crude Quality Analyses, Assay Management & Blending
1130-1200 Comparison and Decisions on a Condensate Splitter vs. a Pre-flash Tower Peaker Energy - Matthew Goitia
1200-1230 Finding the "Quality" Crudes Crude Quality - Bill Lywood
1230-1300 Quality Tracking, Property Predictions and the Intertek Organic Deposition Programme Intertek - Colin Stewart & Frederick Stubbins
1300-1400 Luncheon
1400-1430 Characterizing and Tracking Contaminants in Opportunity Crudes KBC Advanced Technologies - Eric Streit
1430-1500 Creating Competitive Advantage Through Integration Schneider Electric - Joseph McMullen
1500-1530 Opportunities and Challenges When Processing Light Sweet Shale Oil and Heavy Sour Canadian Oil Sands Crude Invensys Spiral - Hege Dammen
1530-1600 Fast, Accurate Evaluation of Opportunity Crudes Haverly Systems - David Alexander
1600-1630 Refreshment Break
1630-1700 Design Considerations for the Deployment of In-line Crude Oil Blending Technology to Maximise Performance and Return on Investment Cameron Measurement Systems - Jon Moreau
1700-1730 Multi-Variable Crude Oil Blending Using NMR-LP Enhanced Technology Modcon - Gregory Shahnovsky
1730-1800 Paraffinic Unconventional Crude Performance and Benefits Albemarle - Cliff Avery
1800-1830 Q & A Forum
1830-2030 Reception
September 16, 2014 (TUESDAY) � Day 2
0700-0800 Registration and Continental Breakfast
0800-0830 Welcome and Administrative Announcements
Resid Upgrading and Tight Oil Processing
0830-0900 Shale Oil Solutions from the Reservoir to the Refinery Baker Hughes - Carl Weaver
0900-0930 Self-incompatible Crude Oils by Contamination during Transportation Soluble Solutions - Irv Wiehe
0930-1000 Automation to Monitor Heat Exchanger Fouling to Avoid Crude Blend Incompatibility Emerson Process Management - Tim Olsen
1000-1030 Canadian Crude Impacts.....The Other Crude Oil Nalco Champion - Sam Lordo
1030-1100 Refreshment Break
1100-1130 Managing the Corrosion Impacts of Opportunity Crudes ProCorr Consulting Services - Eric Vetters
1130-1200 Advanced Integrity Monitoring Solution Protects Margin Improvement from Processing of Opportunity Crudes Permasense - Peter Collins
1200-1230 FCC Additive Improves Tight Oils Processing Economics with High Iron Feeds Johnson Matthey-INTERCAT - Lucas Revellon
1230-1300 Solutions for Maximizing Value with FCC Feeds from Opportunity Crudes BASF - Alexis Shackleford
1300-1400 Luncheon
Strategies of Increasing Fuel and Petrochemical Yields
1400-1430 VCCTM Technology, Bottoms Upgrading for Today's Market KBR - Cassandra Schoessow & Steve Mayo
1430-1500 Tight Oils in FCC: Issues, Opportunities and Flexible Catalytic Solutions Grace Catalyst Technologies - Michael Federspiel
1500-1530 A Novel Process to Maximize LCO from Existing FCC Units KBR - Rahul Pillai & Gauthnam Krishnaiah
1530-1600 The Changing North American Crude Landscape: Impacts Challenges and Opportunities Turner Mason - John Auers
1600-1630 Q & A Forum


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