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3rd Annual Canadian Geothermal Students' Days

University of Alberta, Edmonton
22–23 August 2022

CANADIAN GEOTHERMAL STUDENTS' DAYS 
is returning to an in-person format in 2022! 

Join us at the University of Alberta in Edmonton for two days of student talks, keynote speakers, industry panel, networking, and more. 

If you need to get in touch with the CGSD team, please send your emails to  cedar@ualberta.ca

Day 1  Schedule
(August 22, 2022)


9:30 - 10:30
Continental Breakfast

10:30 - 10:40
Welcome

10:40 - 12:00
Student Session 1:
Geothermal Potential and Volcanic Systems


12:00 - 1:00
Lunch

1:00 - 2:20
Student Session 2:
Rock Properties and Novel Methods


2:20 - 2:40
Break

2:40 - 3:40
Keynote 1:
Katie Huang, Alberta No. 1


3:40 - 4:00
Break

4:00 - 5:00
Industry Panel

5:00 - 5:30
Energy Transition Card Game

5:30 - 7:00
Dinner

 

Day 2  Schedule
(August 23, 2022)


9:30 - 10:30
Continental Breakfast


10:30 - 10:40
Welcome


10:40 - 12:00
Student Session 3:
Simulations and Machine Learning


12:00 - 1:00
Lunch

1:00 - 2:20
Student Session 4:
Geothermal in Northern Canada


2:20 - 2:40
Break


2:40 - 3:40
Student Session 5:
Geothermal Tools and Project Feasibility


3:40 - 4:00
Break

4:00 - 5:00
Keynote 2:
Anna Rogers, Eavor Technologies Inc.


5:00 - 5:15
Student Awards

5:15 - 5:30
Move to the University Club

5:30 - 7:00
Networking Social
(appetizers provided)

Student Presentation Schedule

Session 1: Geothermal Potential and Volcanic Systems
10:40 - 11:00
Geragg Chourio Arocha (University of Calgary)
Geothermal Energy Potential in Canada
11:00 - 11:20
Cedar Hanneson (University of Alberta)
Geophysical Imaging of the Magma Body Beneath Mount Meager, Southwestern Canada
11:20 - 11:40
Fernando Berumen-Borrego (University of Calgary)
Locating Variations in Permeability at Mount Meager Using
Horizontal-to-Vertical Spectral Ratios of Ambient Seismic Noise

11:40 - 12:00
Letong Sun (University of Waterloo)
Comparative Vulnerability Analysis on Different Volcanic Eruptions

Session 2: Rock Properties and Novel Methods
1:00 - 1:20
Zoë Vestrum (University of Alberta)
An Attempt to Resurrect Legacy Geophysical Data from the 1970s Energy Crisis:
Inverting Direct Current Resistivity Data over the Lakelse Hotsprings

1:20 - 1:40
Yousef Golabchi (York University)
Fracture Dependent Permeability Using Discrete Element Method, YADE
1:40 - 2:00
Seyed Ali Madani (University of Calgary)
Effect of Petrophysical Characteristics on the Thermal Properties of Granite Samples at HPHT Conditions
2:00 - 2:20
Gurpreet Kaur (York University)
Coupling of Geothermal Heating with Bioremediation for Enhanced Degradation of BTEX from Subsurface

Session 3: Simulations and Machine Learning
10:40 - 11:00
Seyed Emad Siadatifar (University of Calgary)
Eulerian-Lagrangian Approach for Pore-Scale Simulation of Fines Migration in a Single-Phase Geothermal Process
11:00 - 11:20
Prathik Prasad Mandyam Rangayyan (University of Calgary)
Digital Twin for Hard Rock Drilling
11:20 - 11:40
Ajoy Das (University of Calgary)
Machine Learning Model for Downhole Vibration Prediction
11:40 - 12:00
Arnold Yuxuan Xie (Western University)
Deep Learning in Acoustic Emission Waveforms

Session 4: Geothermal in Northern Canada
1:00 - 1:20
Sara Chitsaz (University of Alberta)
Fort Nelson First Nation-Owned Tu Deh-Kah: A Regional, Socio-Economic Context Analysis
1:20 - 1:40
Fiona Chapman (Institut national de la recherche scientifique)
Evaluating Geothermal Resources Next to the Denali Fault in Southwest Yukon
1:40 - 2:00
Katherine Biegel (University of Calgary)
Assessing Seismicity and Geothermal Potential of Strike-Slip Faults in the Southern Yukon
2:00 - 2:20
Mafalda M. Miranda (Institut national de la recherche scientifique)
Deep Borehole Heat Exchangers –
An Unconventional Geothermal System to Offset Diesel Consumption in Remote Northern Regions


Session 5: Geothermal Tools and Project Feasibility
2:40 - 3:00
Prathik Prasad Mandyam Rangayyan, Chace Nielson, and Ivan Paul Serrano (University of Calgary)
PyroCore – A User-Friendly Web Application for Drilling Data Analysis
3:00 - 3:20
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3:20 - 3:40
Gordon Brasnett (University of Calgary)
Mapping Technoeconomic Feasibility of Geothermal Resources in Alberta

Industry Panel Moderators: 

Cedar Hanneson and Zoe Vestrum, University of Alberta

Industry Panelists:

(in alphabetical order)

  1. David Percy, Borden Ladner Gervais Professor of Energy Law and Policy, University of Alberta

  2. Marc Colombina, VP Operations, Terrapin Geothermics

  3. Sarah Kassam, Business Opportunity Manager, Geothermal, Shell Canada Ltd.

  4. Name TBA, Affiliation TBA

Keynote Speakers: 

  1. Katie Huang, Alberta No. 1

  2. Anna Rogers, Eavor Technologies Inc.

 

About CGSD

CGSD2022 is the third installment of the Canadian Geothermal Students' Days and this year's theme is Inclusive Energy Futures. This geothermal conference, organized by students for students, began with CGSD2019 at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Québec City. CGSD2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19 and CGSD2021 was hosted virtually by the Univeristy of Manitoba in Winnipeg. We are very happy to announce a return to an in-person format this year. CGSD2022 will be hosted in-person at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. It will take place on Monday-Tuesday, August 22-23, 2022.

CGSD2022 will include student talks, keynote talks, an industry panel, networking, and more. Canadian Geothermal Students' Days is a welcoming event, inclusive of students with diverse backgrounds. Registration is free for students and travel grants will be available in amounts dependent on the number of attendees and the number of students requesting funds.

CGSD2022 brings together students, researchers, practitioners, and proponents of geothermal energy to advance geothermal energy knowledge and technologies in Canada. This event provides an interdisciplinary setting to discuss geothermal research in the fields of geology, geophysics, engineering, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, sociology, and policy.

Please contact the CGSD2022 Director, Cedar Hanneson, at cedar@ualberta.ca with any questions.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

Abstract submission and inscription

Please use the template to write your abstract.

For inscription send us your word file

through the email:  cedar@ualberta.ca

Important Deadlines for submission of Documents

Abstract submission:  31 May 2022

Inscription fees

This event is free-of-charge for participants presenting their work

Dates et délais importants

Soumission de résumé et inscription

Veuillez utiliser le modèle pour rédiger votre résumé.

Pour vous inscrire, envoyez-nous votre fichier word

pour l'email:  cedar@ualberta.ca

Dates limites importantes pour la soumission des documents

Soumission des résumés:  31 mai 2022

Frais d'inscription

Cet événement est gratuit pour les participants présentant leur travail

 

Student Travel Assistance Program

The Student Travel Assistance Program offers students an exciting opportunity to learn and network with their peers, and academic and industry professionals. This program is designed to assist students who wish to attend the 3rd Canadian Geothermal Students' Days and may not have the financial means to do so. Amounts will be dependent on the number of attendees and the number of students requesting funds. When you submit your abstract, please indicate if you would like to apply for a travel grant.

To be eligible for the travel assistance, candidates must:

1. Be a student at a Canadian educational institution, not including the University of Alberta

2. Submit an abstract to the conference

3. Indicate your intention when you submit your abstract to cedar@ualberta.ca.

Additional Assistance

One of our sponsors, the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG), offers travel assistance for student members. Student memberships are freely available for any students interested in geosciences (i.e. you don't have to be a geophysicist).

Information about CSEG student memberships can be found here:

https://cseg.ca/students/cseg-student-membership

Information about CSEG travel grants can be found here:

https://cseg.ca/foundation/apply-for-funds

 

Keynote Speakers

Monday, August 22

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Katie is a G.I.T. based out of Calgary, Alberta. She holds a BSc. Geology Honours from the University of British Columbia and an MSc. Geology with a specialization in geothermal energy from the University of Iceland. She has been involved in the geothermal industry since 2016, starting as an operations intern for CanGEA then as a summer student for Borealis GeoPower during the drilling of a thermal gradient core well near Valemount, BC. After completing her MSc., she began working as a contractor for Terrapin Geothermics, assessing areas in Canada for geothermal potential and for Alberta No. 1 to support exploration and development of the project. Her research with Alberta No. 1 has mainly focused on thermal gradients and utilizing oil and gas data to assess temperature at depth. Katie is currently working as a junior drilling geologist for Rockhound Advisory to understand drilling operations and the oil and gas industry within the WCSB. She sits on the Geothermal Canada board as Director-At-Large and is passionate about educating Canadians on geothermal energy.

Geothermal in Alberta: How to Move Projects to Development Stage

ABSTRACT

 

Abstract

Katie Huang


Alberta No. 1

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Tuesday, August 23

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Anna Rogers


Eavor Technologies Inc.

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Anna Rogers holds a Physics Major, Geology Minor B.Sc from Queen’s University and a Geophysics M.Sc from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Anna has worked in several locations across North America. Her experience includes microseismic monitoring on unconventional assets with ESG Solutions, and seismic interpretation in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico with Shell Oil Company in New Orleans, LA. Anna joined Eavor Technologies Inc. in 2021 as the Geomechanics Specialist based in Calgary, AB.

Closed-Loop Geothermal Energy: from Eavor-Lite to Eavor-Loop 2.0

ABSTRACT

 

Eavor Technologies Inc. is a closed-loop geothermal energy start-up founded in Calgary, Alberta, in 2017. Multilateral closed-loop systems are innovative geothermal solutions for power generation and district heating. The key technical differentiator is that it is a subsurface closed-loop radiator, or heat exchanger, that relies only on conductive heat transfer, rather than convection or fluid flow like in a traditional geothermal system. 
A full-scale prototype of the first-generation close-loop system was successfully built and tested at the “Eavor-Lite” facility in 2019, in sedimentary rock. Eavor-Lite is located near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Now, Eavor is in the planning phase for the first deep closed loop geothermal system (Eavor Loop 2.0) in non-sedimentary hard rock. The evolution of the design from Eavor-Lite to the Eavor-Loop 2.0 will be shown. Successfully developing the Eavor-Loop 2.0 technology would be massively scalable and could enable local clean energy autonomy across the globe.

 
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Additional Info

 
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Sponsors

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Meet the Team

(alphabetical by first name)

 
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Brandon Chase

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PhD Candidate
University of Alberta
Department of Physics

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Cedar Hanneson

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PhD Candidate
University of Alberta
Department of Physics

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Guido Garcia Rodriguez

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Graduate Student
University of Alberta
Department of Earth and
Atmospheric Sciences

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Riley Morton

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MSc Student
University of Alberta
Department of Earth and
Atmospheric Sciences

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Vivian Giang

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PhD Student
University of Alberta
Departments of Anthropology
and Engineering

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Yuwei Duan

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Graduate Student
University of Alberta
Department of Urban
and Regional Planning

 

Where?

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Zoe Vestrum

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PhD Student at
University of Alberta
Department of Physics

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Dr. Nicholas Harris

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Professor
University of Alberta
Department of Earth and

Atmospheric Sciences