2012

Non-Aqueous Bitumen Extraction and Integrated Froth Treatment

  • Effect of different oil loadings on oil-particle-water separation in a falling sphere configuration, 19th international Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS2012), June 24, University of Alberta

  • Cornelia Bohne, Zixin Yang, Vanessa Kairouz and  Murray R. Gray,  "Asphaltene aggregation studied by time-resolved fluorescence”, XIII Petrophase – Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling Conference, St. Pete Beach, Fl, USA - July 2012 - Poster.

  • Gray, MR, Tony Yeung and Qi Liu, "Water-Free Extraction of Oilsands", NSERC Kiosk Event, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Jan 2012.

  • Xiaoli Tan, Lisa Vagi, Qi Liu, Philip Choi, and Murray R. Gray, "Thermodynamic and Kinetics of Toluene and Water Adsorption / Desorption on Oilsands Tailings", PABST Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2012, and at Oilsands 2012 Conference, Edmonton, AB, August 2012..

  • Shanshan Wang, Xiaoli Tan, Quan Shi, Chunming Xu, Qi Liu, and Murray R. Gray, "Study of Asphaltene Adsorption on Kaolinite", Petrophase Conference, St Petersburg FL, June 2012.

  • Hossein Nikakhtari, Lorena Meyer, Lisa Vagi, Sebastian Wolf, Phillip Choi, Qi Liu, and Murray Gray, Optimization of Cyclohexane Extraction of Alberta Oil Sands, Oilsands 2012 Conference, Edmonton, AB, August 2012, and at 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSChE) 2012, Vancouver, BC

  • Rivard, B., Feng, J., and Lipsett, M. Spectral sensing of Athabasca oil sands. 34th International geological congress. August 5-12 2012.

  • Rivard, B., Feng, J., and Lipsett, M. 2012. Hyperspectral sensing of Athabasca oil sands. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2012, Munich, Germany, July 22-27.

  • Mirjavad Geramian, Marek Osacky, Limin Zheng, Douglas G. Ivey, Qi Liu and Thomas H. Etsell, "Effect of Various Clay Minerals on Non-aqueous Bitumen Extraction", Oilsands 2012, Edmonton, Aug. 28-30, 2012.

  •  Marek Osacky, Mirjavad Geramian, Douglas G. Ivey, Qi Liu and Thomas H. Etsell, "Surface Properties, Mineralogical Properties and Chemical Composition of Petrologic End Members of Alberta Oil Sands", Oilsands 2012, Edmonton, Aug. 28-30, 2012.

Bitumen Upgrading and Characterization

  • "Porphyrin Derivatives as Model Compounds for the Asphaltenes" M. Schulze, A. Scherer, F. Hampel, M. R. Gray, R. R. Tykwinski, ORGCHEM 2012, September 2012, Weimar, Germany

  •  "Porphyrin Derivatives as Model Compounds for Asphaltenes," M. Schulze, R. R. Tykwinski, GSMS-Meeting, February 2012, Kirchberg, Austria.

  • "Extended Multiscale Modeling Effort to Gain Fundamental Insight into Asphaltene Aggregation, Bitumen Adsorption on Zeolites, and Hydrogel Stability," S. R. Stoyanov, L. M. da Costa, O. Lyubimova, X. Liu, S. Gusarov, A. E. Kobryn, M. R. Gray, X. Tan, J. M. Stryker, J. W. M. Carneiro, A. Kovalenko, 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, May 2012, Calgary, AB, Canada.

  • "Extended Effort to gain a Fundamental Insight into Asphaltene Aggregation Through Multiscale Theoretical Modeling," S. R. Stoyanov, S. Gusarov, A. E. Kobryn, L. M. da Costa, X. Liu, O. Lyubimova, X. Tan, M. R. Gray, Jeffrey M. Stryker, R. Tykwinski, J. W. M. Carneiro, P. R. Seidl, A. Kovalenko, Petrophase, June 2012, St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

  • Rueda, R., Gray, M., Freund, H., Qian, K., and Olmstead, W. Characterization of pendant groups in Cold Lake and Athabasca asphaltenes by cracking under hydrogenation conditions. Petrophase XIII, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, USA, June 9th – 14th, 2012. Oral presentation.

  • Rueda, R., Gray, M., Freund, H., Qian, K., and Olmstead, W. Characterization of pendant groups in asphaltenes by cracking under hydrogenation conditions. Oilsands 2012, Edmonton, AB, Canada, August 28-30th, 2012. Oral presentation.

  • Murray R. Gray*, Marzie Derakhshesh, and Alexander Bergmann, "OCCLUSION OF AROMATIC COMPOUNDS IS CONSISTENT WITH SOLVENT-SWOLLEN ASPHALTENE NANOAGGREGATES", Petrophase Conference, St Petersburg, FL, June 2012.

  • Mohammad J. Amani, Murray R. Gray, John M. Shaw, poster: Volume of mixing and water solubility in water saturated Athabasca bitumen at high temperature and pressure, The 10th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 13-16, 2012

  • Mohammad J. Amani, Murray R. Gray, John M. Shaw, presentation: Transformations between types of phase behavior in Athabasca bitumen + toluene + water ternary mixtures, The 13th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, June 10 - 14, 2012

  • Mohammad J. Amani, Murray R. Gray, John M. Shaw, presentation: Phase behavior of Athabasca bitumen + water mixtures at high temperature and pressure, 18th symposium on thermophysical properties, Boulder, CO, USA, June 24 - 29, 2012

  • Ziaeiazad H.*, Yin C.-X., Shen J., Hu Y., Semagina N. Platinum-free catalysts for selective ring opening. 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver, 14-17 October 2012. Oral

Aqueous Tailings and Water Management

  • The Pacific Energy Innovation Association Energy Breakfasts lecture (April 4, 2012)

  • Surface Science & Catalysis Seminar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (April 12, 2012)