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					                                                      Oilsands 2006
                                  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, February 22nd - 24th, 2006


Hassan Hamza                       August 1st, 2005
CANMET, Energy Technology
Centre - Devon

Co-Chair and Fundraising:
Jacob H. Masliyah
                                              Conference Announcement and Invitation
University of Alberta
                                   Dear Colleague:
Co-Chair and Secretary:
Murray R. Gray
University of Alberta              The first Call for Papers notice for Oilsands 2006 is attached. The
                                   Oilsands 2006 conference is an outgrowth of the NSERC Oilsand Chairs
Technical Program Chair:
Jan Czarnecki                      symposia organized by Professors Jacob Masliyah and Murray Gray. The
Syncrude Canada Limited            Oilsands 2006 will be held at the Engineering Teaching and Learning
                                   Complex at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, from February
Technical Program Co-Chair:
Ron D. Myers                       22nd to 24th, 2006. It will provide an excellent forum for presenters and
Imperial Oil Resources Limited     attendees to learn and exchange valuable experience concerning topics
                                   that include: integrated approaches to oilsands processing, pipelining,
Robert Birkholz                    marketing of oilsand products, ore processability, tailings, froth
Shell Canada Limited               treatment, bitumen composition and properties, low cost hydrogen
                                   production, bitumen conversion, energy efficiency, gasification, and
Facilities & Logistics:
Leanne Swekla                      hydrotreating product quality.
University of Alberta
                                   We would welcome your participation and/or attendance. Please note the
John M. Shaw                       submission deadline and other details in the enclosure. If you would like
University of Alberta
                                   more information, please visit the conference web site or contact a
                                   member of the organizing committee. Please feel free to pass this notice
CONFERENCE VENUE                   along to other interested colleagues.
University of Alberta
Engineering Teaching &
Learning Complex (ETLC),           Best regards,
Room 1-001

Oilsands 2006
Department of Chemical &
Materials Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
T6G 2G6                            Hassan Hamza
                                   Conference Chair