Jon Isley - Fluor
Western Canada has one of the largest deposits of heavy oil in the world. Exploiting these reserves has spurred the development of 5 major residue hydrocracker projects over the years. An overview of Canadian residue hydrocrackers will be given along with a discussion of some of the challenges and expertise that has grown from these opportunities.
- Regional overview
- Athabasca Bitumen characteristics
- Project histories
- Project challenges including
- Reactor shipping limitations
Jon Isley has 25 years of process technology experience in the refining and gas processing industries. His career spans a spectrum of process technologies, with particular focus in developing bottom-of-the-barrel upgrading projects in Canada, Asia and Europe. Leveraging these experiences he has become a globally recognized subject matter expert in residue hydrocracking technology. He has written several papers and given presentations on related heavy oil upgrading subjects, including the integration of CO2 capture into oil upgrading on the Shell Quest project which was completed in 2015. Jon graduated from the University of Notre Dame and now makes his home in Calgary, Canada.