SAIT’s Energy Asset Management (EAM) program had its Capstone Project Showcase and first-ever Energy Dragons Competition. The event brought together 25 judges from the energy sector who evaluated 20 innovative student research projects. The top 9 capstone projects were presented to a panel of industry judges from Shell Canada, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), Centre for Energy Asset Management Studies (CEAMS), Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA) in the Dragon’s Den format.
The first cash prize of $3,000 donated by Shell Canada was received by Canadian Pipeline Advocates team. Their project has caught the attention of the MLA of Chestermere - Rocky View, Leela Sharon Aheer, who attended the event to learn more about Energy Asset Management research projects. MLA Aheer has invited the Pipeline Advocates group and the instructors to present the project at the legislature.
The second winning project was on Solar Enhanced Oil Recovery, which is a modified version of Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD). The group won $2,000 cash prize donated by CEAMS.