CHOA Fall Conference 2018
Event Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Location: Hotel Arts, Calgary, AB, Canada
The days of status quo within our energy industry have passed. Regional and global factors have introduced new economic, cultural, political, and technological considerations that are impacting the industry and all of us who work within it. The Canadian Heavy Oil Association has developed a fall conference to serve as a platform to provide intelligence, clarity, and discussion on our path forward. Together our community will advance through sharing knowledge, creating new connections, and learning what it means to succeed and evolve at the pace of our industry.
Join us November 1st from 8am-6pm to form new connections, advance the conversation, and share crucial knowledge as we work to evolve and envision a successful future for heavy oil.
Mike Tourigny, our VP of Commercialization, RF Heating, will giving a presentation during the "Innovate: New Technologies in Heavy Oil" session at 1:30pm.
VP Commercialization, RF Heating
Mike is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of international experience building high-growth, disruptive and innovative businesses in the energy, utilities, telecommunications and technology sectors. Mike started his career in the oil and gas industry before pivoting to technology, where he worked on the development and deployment of several diverse and ground-breaking technologies. In 2013, he joined Acceleware after being attracted by the vast potential of its radio frequency (RF) heating systems for oil sands and heavy oil production. Mike’s unique aptitude for navigating the barriers associated with business growth coupled with a respect for both the energy industry and its political realities, makes him well-suited to spearhead the process of commercializing Acceleware’s RF heating technology. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of British Columbia.