Media Advisory - The Canadian Institute's Well & Pipeline Abandonment,
Suspension and Reclamation Conference

CALGARY, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - Inactive wells and pipelines are not only a major financial liability to the province but can pose serious health risks and cause environmental damage. At the Well & Pipeline Abandonment, Suspension and Reclamation conference, delegates will learn how to ensure their project strategies are compliant, efficient and cost effective. Highlights include:

    -   Best practices in how to abandon historic wells and pipelines
    -   An innovative fiber optic technology that helps find the source of
        surface casing vent flow and gas leaks
    -   Why community buy-in is critical before abandoning and discontinuing
        your facility
    -   Regulatory developments impacting abandonment, suspension and
        remediation in Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan, and how to avoid
        penalties associated with non-compliance
    -   The cost and environmental benefits of Phytoremediation

    Hear from leading experts from the following organizations:

    -   Energy Resources Conservation Board
    -   LionHead Engineering
    -   Alberta Transportation
    -   Shell Canada Products
    -   Imperial Oil Limited
    -   Schlumberger
    -   And many more!

    Conference Title:  The Canadian Institute's Well & Pipeline Abandonment,
                       Suspension and Reclamation Conference
    Date:              February 9 & 10, 2010
    Location:          The Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, AB

    About The Canadian Institute

For over 20 years, The Canadian Institute's conferences, summits and executive briefings have provided the business intelligence that Canadian decision makers need to respond to challenges and opportunities both here at home, and around the world. The Canadian Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, in the law, and in public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. Headquartered in Toronto, The Canadian Institute produces over 180 events a year, attended by thousands of senior and C-level delegates from across the country. For more information, visit

Media passes are issued at the discretion of The Canadian Institute and must be arranged in advance. Passes require two business days to process. Media can register in advance. For media accreditation contact: Jessika Hunt, 416-927-0718 Ext. 324 or

SOURCE Canadian Institute

For further information: For further information: Jessika Hunt, The Canadian Institute, 1329 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2C4, (416) 927-0718 Ext. 324,

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