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Oil Shale: International Oil Shale Symposium 2013

Oil Shale: International Oil Shale Symposium 2013: program:















INTERNATIONAL OIL SHALE SYMPOSIUM 2013
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM


DAY 1 - JUNE 10

8:00    Arrival of Guests, Registration

9:00 ROOM A: WELCOMING PLENARY

•    9:00 Sandor Liive, CEO of Enefit
•    9:15 Prof. Erkki Truve, Vice-Rector for Research, Tallinn University of Technology
•    9:25 Prof. Volli Kalm, Rector of the University of Tartu
•    9:35 Ambassador Jeffrey D. Levine, U.S. Embassy Tallinn

9:40 ROOM A: KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
•   9:45 Juhan Parts, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications
•   10:05 Hardo Pajula, Estonian Renowned Macroeconomics Expert
•   10:30 Leonhard Birnbaum, Vice Chair Europe, World Energy Council

10:55-11:20  NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS BREAK

11:20 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY PANEL SESSION
Moderated by Ando Leppiman (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia)

•   11:35 Didier Houssin
      Resources to Reserves
      International Energy Agency
•   11:40 Jostein Dahl Karlsen
      The IEA Working Party on Fossil Fuels and the Role and Activities of the IEA Implementing Agreement for a
      Cooperative Programme on Oil and Gas Technologies
      Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
•   11:55 Paul Doucette, Morten Wiencke
      Unconventional Oil & Gas in a European and a Global Perspective - Opportunities, Challenges, Development Trends
      GE Oil and Gas
•   12:10 Bo Leckner
      Role and Activities of the IEA Implementing Agreement on Fluidized Bed Conversion
      Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden


12:35-13:30 LUNCH
PARALLEL SESSIONS
13:30 ROOM A: SESSION  1A COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGIES AND POWER GENERATION
Moderated by Raine Pajo (Enefit)

•    13:35 Fabrice Le Tohic
      Narva Power Plant - The Challenges of Firing Oil Shale and 
      Biomass at a Large Scale
      Alstom Boiler France
•    14:00 Juha Sarkki
      Foster Wheeler CFB for Large Scale Oil Shale Firing
      Foster Wheeler Energia Oy
•   14:25 Hannu Holopainen
      Pre-Engineering of a 2 x 237 MWe Power Plant Firing Oil
      Shale in Attarat Um Ghudran
      Jordan Sweco Industry Oy
•   14:50 Jaakko Ruokomäki
      Efficient Utilization of Oil Shale Gas for Power Generation
      Wärtsilä Corporation
•   15:15 Alar Konist
      Oil Shale Oxy-Fuel Combustion 
      Tallinn University of Technology
13:30 ROOM B: SESSION 1B SHALE OIL UPGRADING
 Moderated by Anders Bo Jensen (Haldor Topsøe)
•     13:35  Igor Meijer
       Design Challenges in the Upgrading of Shale Oil
       Fluor
•     14:00 Gordon Low
       Upgrading of Estonian Shale Oil to High Quality Euro V
       Diesel
       Haldor Topsøe Inc
•   14:25 Jan Steegstra
       Processing Options for Shale Oil Upgrading
       Chevron Lummus Global
•    14:50 John Gordon
       Upgrading Shale Oil with Molten Sodium – Technology
       Update, New Laboratory Results 
       Ceramatec
•    15:15 Ilya Solovyev
       The Benefits of Partial Oxidation for By-Product Utilization
       GE Power & Water
15:40-16:05   NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

16:05 PARALLEL SESSIONS
16:05 ROOM A: SESSION 2A - MINING
Moderated by Gary Aho (Enefit American Oil)

•   16:10 Dr. Muwafaq Al Zoubi
      Oil Shale Industry Generates New Opportunities for
      Surface Mining in Jordan
      Enefit
•   16:35 Jüri-Rivaldo Pastarus
      Prospects for Application of Waste Rock Aggregates as
      Filling Material in Estonia Underground Mines
      Tallinn University of Technology
•    17:00 Dr. Oleg Nikitin
      The Analysis of Screener Crushing Buckets Testing Results
      on Oil Shale Mining at Estonia
      Enefit
•    17:25 Dr. Sergei Sabanov
      Basic Considerations on Mineability of Oil Shale Deposits
      in Relation with Reserve Estimate
      SRK Consulting (UK) Limited
16:05 ROOM B: SESSION 2B – OIL SHALE CHEMISTRY
Moderated by Rein Kuusik (Tallinn University of Technology)
•    16:10 Dr. Françoise Behar
       Compositional Modelling of Organic Matter Cracking: A
       New Approach for Predicting Oil Composition During Oil
       Shale Process
       TOTAL SA
•    16:35 Dr. Mihkel Koel
      Oil Shale Phenols as Raw Materials for Porous Aerogel
      Preparation
      Tallinn University of Technology
•   17:00 Dr. Kathryn Washburn
      Multivariate Analysis of Low Field Nuclear Magnetic
      Resonance Relaxometry on Artifically Matured Oil Shales
      Weatherford Laboratories
•   17:25 Dr. Awni Al-Otoom
      Sintering Behavior of Jordanian Oil Shale Under the
      Conditions of Fluidized Bed Combustion Systems 
      Jordan University of Science & Technology
18:00    Transfer from Symposium venue  to Hotels
19:30    Transfer from Hotels to Dinner at the Seaplane Harbour

20:00    GROUP DINNER AT THE SEAPLANE HARBOUR

               (address: 6 Vesilennuki Street, 10145 Tallinn)

22:00 Transfer 1 from the Seaplane Harbour to Hotels
23:00 Transfer 2 from the Seaplane Harbour to Hotels

DAY 2 – JUNE 11

8:00     Arrival and Morning Coffee

PARALLEL SESSIONS
8:30 ROOM A: SESSION 1A INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
AND LATEST INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

Moderated by  Jeremy Boak (Colorado School of Mines)
•    8:35 Dr. Jeremy Boak
       Shale Oil Production from Oil Shale: Where? How Soon?
       How Much? How Risky?
       Colorado School of Mines
•     9:00 Thomas Fowler
       East RD&D ICP Pilot Update (Colorado USA)
       Shell International Exploration and Production
•    9:25 Rikki Lauren Hrenko
       Enefit American Oil Progress Update
       Enefit
•    9:50 Matthew Greene
       Red Leaf Resources’ Early Production using the
       EcoShaleTM process
       Red Leaf Resources, Inc.
•     10:15 Anton Dammer
       Commercialization of Oil Shale in the United States
       NOSA
8:30 ROOM B: SESSION 1B – GEOLOGY
Moderated by Michael Vanden Berg (Utah Geological Survey)

•    8:35 Gary D. Aho
      All Oil Shales Are Not the Same
      Enefit American Oil
•    9:00 Professor Emer. Väino Puura
      Natural Degradation of Oil Shale in Weathering Processes
      and Footprints from Oil Shale Processing
      University of Tartu
•   9:25 Michael Vanden Berg
      Geologic and Resource Characterization of the Green
      River Formation Oil Shale Deposits in Utah’s Uinta Basin:
      Implications for Various Resource Extraction Technologies
      Utah Geological Survey
•   9:50 Dr. Berna Yavuz Pehlivanli
      Geochemical Characteristics and Depositional
      Environment of Middle Miocene Çayirhan Oil Shales
      Bozok Üniversity
•   10:15 Steven Kerr
      Stratigraphic, Lithologic and Enrichment Character of the
      Mahogany Zone Oil Shale in the Eastern Uinta Basin, Utah
      Norwest Corporation
10:40 - 11:05 NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

11: 00 ROOM A: SESSION 2A INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS AND LATEST INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS
Moderated by  Jeremy Boak (Colorado School of Mines)
•    11:10 Andres Anijalg
      Enefit Oil Shale Project in Jordan – Status Overview
      Enefit
•    11:35 Martin Amison
      Jordanian Oil Shale Development
      Trowers & Hamlins LLP
•    12:00 David Argyle
      Financing Global Oil Shale Projects
      London Investment Partners
•   12:25 Dr. Claus-Peter Hälsig
      Sustainability & Energy Efficiency = Engineered
      Technology & Smart Execution
      Fluor
11:05 ROOM B: SESSION 2B – OIL SHALE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION
Moderated  by Jüri Plado (University of Tartu)
•    11:10 Thomas Fowler
      Progress in Characterizing Jordan in Situ Oil Shale
      Resource
      Shell International Exploration and Production
•    11:35 Dr. Jamal M. Alali
      New Potential Oil Shale Deposit in Jordan
      Aqaba Petroleum for Oil Shale Co
•    12:00 Dr. Erdal Yildirim
      Emerging New Resource in Canada: Oil Shale
      Canshale Corp
•    12:25 Dr. Mustafa Versan KOK
      Tectono-Stratigraphical Characteristics of the Ulukisla
      (Nigde) Bituminous Shale Field and the Association of
      Bituminous Shale and Petroleum
      Middle East Technical University
12:50    LUNCH
PARALLEL SESSIONS
13:45 ROOM A: SESSION 3A – SHALE OIL RETORTING
Moderated by Andreas Orth (Outotec)
•    13:50 Priit PloompuuAndreas Wirtz
      Construction and Start-Up of Enefit280 Shale Oil Plant in
      Estonia
      Enefit, Outotec
•   14:15 Steven Odut
      Dynamic Behaviour and Operational Flexibility of the ATP
      Processor to Manage Oil Shale Composition Changes and
      Process Upsets
      UMATAC Industrial Processes
•   14:40 Richard George Sherritt
      Start-Up of New Enefit Pilot Plant
      Enefit Outotec Technology
•    15:05 Dr. Christoph Beyer
      Oil Shale Processing Equipment – Challenges and Solutions
      UMATAC Industrial Processes
•    15:30 Dr. Indrek Aarna
      Applicability of Different Retorting Technologies for
      Processing of Different Oil Shales
      Enefit
•    15:55 Jyri Talja
      Applicability of Rotary Steam Drying Technology for
      Drying of Various Minerals
      Kumera Corporation
13:45 ROOM B: SESSION 3B – ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Moderated by Prof. Erik Puura (University  of Tartu)
•    13:50 Prof. Rolf Sjöblom
      Property Assessment of Ash from a Health and
      Environment Perspective
      Luleå University of Technology / Tekedo AB
•   14:15 Arina Koroljova
      Oil Shale Ash Use in Road Construction: Field Application
      Analysis Within Osamat Project
      Enefit
•    14:40 Dr. Rein Kuusik
      Joint Efforts for Utilization of Oil Shale Ash in New Areas
      Laboratory of Inorganic Materials 
      Tallinn University of Technology
•    15:05 Prof. Andres Siirde
      Life Cycle CO2 Analysis for Shale Oil Production from
      Estonian Oil Shale
      Tallinn University of Technology
•    15:30 Tõnis Meriste
      TGA-FTIR Analysis of Oxidation Kinetics of Oil Shale
      Enefit
•   15:55 Dr. Seth Lyman
      Possible Impacts of Air Quality on Oil Shale Development
      in the Uintah Basin of Utah, U.S.A.
      Utah State University

16:20-16:40 NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

16:40 ROOM A: CLOSING PLENARY

•   16:45       Tammie Lucero,Executive Director, Economic Development, Uintah county, USA
•   17:00       Discussion Panel with oil shale experts: Pierre Allix, Total; Pearce Bowman, QER; Rikki Hrenko, Enefit
                       American Oil; Jeremy Boak,PhD, Colorado School of Mines; Maher Hijazin, PhD, Saudi Arabian Corporation
                       for Oil Shale
•   17:45       Thank you and closing words, Sandor Liive
•   18:00       Symposium Closes 

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