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Strategic Program Speakers
Alex is a subsurface technology developer at Cenovus Energy, developing and testing new recovery schemes and optimizations to produce oil while advancing value creation and environmental performance. He is the recipient of the 2018 Oilweek/JWN Magazine Rising Star Award and the 2019 University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering Technical Achievement Alumni Award. Alex is also a steering committee representative at the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) Innovation+ environmental priority area. He is responsible for launching industry collaboration projects from various technology-readiness levels and is known as a prolific innovator with high productivity in generating patent-pending technologies related to economic and environmental improvements. He has spoken at various events such as the Alberta Innovates Solvent Leadership Series forum and the Oil Sands Innovation Summit.
His distinct technical achievement includes developing the Solvent Driven Process (SDP) technology and delivering it from conceptualization to a field pilot in under two years. To advance the SDP pilot, Alex secured $2 million in funding from Alberta Innovates and $7.5 million from Natural Resources Canada.