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Conference (2014) International Oil Sands Tailings Conference

The Oil Sands Tailings Research Facility (OSTRF) and the University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre were hosts to the 4th International Oil Sands Tailings Conference 7-10 December, 2014 at Lake Louise Alberta. 

Some videos of presentations from the conference can be found below:

Welcome to the 2014 Oil Sands Tailings Conference (Dr. David Sego)

Keynote Address: Advancing and Integrated Approach to Tailings Management (Andy Ridge)

Oil Sands Tailings: An Historical Perspective (Alan Fair & Al Hyndman)

Ingenuity Gap in Oil Sands Tailings Technology (John Sobkowicz, Jeremy Boswell, & Iain Gidley)

Assessing a Novel Technology Using a Tailings Management Simulation Model (Dr. Nicholas Beier)

Measuring Strength in Oil Sands Tailings Deposits (Dr. Heather Kaminsky)

Why COSIA is Different and an Extension of Collaborative Industrial Research (Jonathan Matthews)

COSIA Design of Experimental Study in Support of Development of a Standard for Fines Measurement in Oil Sands (Dr. Ron Currie)

Guidelines for Performance Management of Oil Sands Fluid Fine Tailings Deposits to Meet Closure Commitments (Dr. John Sobkowicz)

Column Consolidation Testing of Oil Sands Tailings (Ruijun Sun)

Determination of the Permeability Function for Drying Oil Sands Tailings Undergoing Volume Change and Desaturation (Feixia Zhang)

Demystifying the Methylene Blue Index (Dr. Heather Kaminsky)

Geotechnical Insights into Deposition, Dewatering, and Strength Performance of Thickened and Paste Tailings Deposits at Shell Tailings Testing Facility (Srboljub Masala)

An Approach to Predict Dewatering and Material Performance of PF-MFT (Lois Boxill)

Capture Sand in Flocculated Fines: A New Approach to Optimize the Capture of Oil Sands Fines in Sand Beach (Ruijun Sun)

Conventional Oil Sands Tailings Can Achieve Fines Captures of 60% & Higher (Reza Nik)

Flooding of In-line Flocculated Tailings After Thin Lift Drying (Dr. Aref Najafi)