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Geothermal workshop on Ontario regulation 98/12

September 17, 2012  By Administrator/OGWA

Sept. 17, 2012, Woodbridge, Ont. – On Friday, Sept. 21, the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) will host a closed loop geothermal borehole workshop.

The Ministry of the Environment, Canadian Standards Association, Ministry of Natural Resources, and others will be present to answer questions.
9:15 – 9:30       Introduction to Kortright Workshop 
                        Glen MacMillan, TRCA; Brian Beatty, OGA
9:30 – 10:00     Geothermal Drilling Guidelines – O. Reg 98/12 – CSA 448
                        Phil Brennan, MOE; Muktha Tumkur, CSA
10:00 – 10:30   Distribution of Hazardous Gas in Ontario's BedrocK
                       Terry Carter, MNR, Geologist
10:30 – 11:00   Gas Pressures and Gas Management Procedures
                        Stan Reitsma, GeoSource Energy
11:00 – 11:15   COFFEE BREAK
11:15 – 11:45   Procedures for Sealing the Casing
                        Gord Bailey, Fleming College
11:45 – 12:15   Grouting Procedures for "Killing the borehole"
                        Mark Duckworth, Baroid
12:15 – 12:45   O. Reg 98/12 Compliance Requirements
                        Warren Lusk, MOE
12:45 – 1:30     LUNCH
1:30 – 3:00       Drilling Demonstration for O. Reg 98/12 compliance
The workshop is being held at the Kortright Centre in Woodbridge, Ont., and is open to OGA members and non-members. The fee is $150 per person, with lunch provided. For a full detailed agenda and to purchase your admission, visit:


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