Two SAIT research projects named finalists at the 2015 World Oil AwardsJanuary 15, 2016
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At the 14th annual World Oil Awards — Charting a Path to the Future — the industry's best and brightest minds and technologies were nominated in eighteen award categories.
SAIT's Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) department was a finalist in two of the categories.
In the Best Health, Safety, Environment/Sustainable Development - Onshore Award category, ARIS and its Environmental Technologies research team were recognized as a finalist for its Modular Frac-Flowback and Produced-Water Treatment Train technology. And, in the Innovative Thinker Award category, Environmental Technologies' senior research associate Vita Martez was recognized as a finalist for her work with industry partners on applied research in the area of clean-energy technology development.
"I'm humbled to hear of both nominations and find it rewarding that there is recognition of SAIT's credibility in applied research outside of Canada," said Martez. "Being a finalist also recognizes how challenging our projects are -- they all require innovative thinking and a team effort."