June 7, 2018

Join UCalgary at 2018 Global Petroleum Show

Booth will showcase our world-class energy research

Join us in booth 1268 at the 2018 Global Petroleum Show Exhibition to learn about University of Calgary researchers tackling today's greatest energy challenges, our partnerships and collaborations across the globe, and how you can get involved with energy research. Want to speak to someone about advancing your education or career? Stop by and speak with one of our program or career advisors to learn about UCalgary's course offerings and resources.

Dr. Ian Gates, PhD, has played a significant role in the makeup of this year’s program. He is nominated for a GPS Leadership Award, was on the conference selection committee and is presenting at both the GPS Technical Conference and the UCalgary exhibition booth. “The University of Calgary has a well-established energy research strategy which has allowed our scholars to take a leadership role in the development of ground-breaking energy innovations the world so urgently needs,” says Gates, professor in chemical and petroleum engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering, pictured above. “This year marks our biggest presence ever at GPS and we have a lot to offer the energy industry, government and the community.” 

We are making tremendous progress on our energy research initiatives, both here at home and across the globe. UCalgary scholars are focused on creating pathways to a low-carbon energy system, while harnessing unconventional resources and assessing the effects of energy-related processes.

“With our diversified energy research approach, we are creating new ways to unlock hydrocarbon resources with zero carbon emissions, developing new techniques for increasing the energy from renewable sources and designing new carbon capture methods,” says Dr. Ed McCauley, vice-president (research). “Our researchers, partners from industry, government and other institutions have come together to create solutions that will effect real change.”

GPS is the most important energy event in North America, attracting more than 50,000 international and domestic oil and gas executives from over 20,000 companies, high-level government officials, national and international oil companies, thought leaders and influencers from more than 115 countries around the world to Stampede Park. This year, GPS celebrates its 50th anniversary, June 12-14, 2018, and will feature special events and host some of the world’s top leaders and decision makers in government and industry.

Energy research at UCalgary

Located in the heart of Canada's energy sector, the University of Calgary has built a reputation as a global leader in energy research and innovation. Through our energy research strategy — Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow — our diverse teams are focusing on the transition to a low-carbon future, assessing the effects of energy-related processes, and harnessing unconventional hydrocarbon resources.