Calling all innovators: do you have the solutions to our challenges?

Pathways Alliance and the oil sands industry needs your solutions. 

The oil sands industry, through our innovation arm COSIA, is looking for practical solutions to improve the flow of fluid oil in underground reservoirs that contain a certain flow-inhibiting geological formation. This geological barrier, found throughout the oil sands region, is a series of embedded mud and sand layers called Inclined Heterolithic Strata (IHS). 

Industry has trialled a number of potential solutions over the years – with marginal levels of success. Now, Pathways Alliance members are putting out a worldwide call to innovators in all industries and sectors to find the answer to this long-standing challenge. 

Are you up for the challenge?