As an integral part of the annual 35th Shale Symposium held in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 5th and 6th, 2015, a group of attendees took a two day, statewide tour of oil shale and oil sands operations on October 7th and 8th, 2015. MCW’s extraction plant in Vernal, Utah was the first stop on Thursday, October 8th. The guests were given a comprehensive tour of MCW’s facilities conducted by MCW’s Plant Manager, Kevin Brewer. The group included several oil sands executives from Alberta, Canada, several oil shale/oil sands leaseholders, industry suppliers, local Utah Government staff and several members of Utah’s Energy Development Department. The group was shown the clean sand emitting from the system and oil samples were drawn during the process for API testing and quality control.
35th Shale Symposium VIP’s Take Plant Tour of MCW Extraction Plant
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Uinta Basin Energy Summit Conference.
On September 10th, 2015, the Summit was held in the recently opened Uinta Conference Center in Vernal, Utah. Over 750 attendees crowded into this state-of-the-art facility to hear various keynote speakers from local and state governments and many of the energy and resource companies making Utah their base of operations. MCW took part in the Unconventional Energy Panel, which featured several oil sands/shale companies planning operations in the Uinta Basin area and surrounding oil sands deposits. Paul Davey, MCW’s Director of Communications, provided an update on MCW’s recent move into production mode and circulated corporate brochures including clean processed sand samples from the plant’s operation. There was considerable interest from many attendees and many key questions were dealt with during the interesting Q & A session that followed.
Uinta Basin Energy Summit, Vernal, UT.
As part of the 2015 Uinta Basin Energy Summit, the Uintah County Economic Development Department and the Utah Travel & Tourism Department hosted a sponsors’ dinner at the Split Mountain Campground in the Dinosaur National Monument Park area in nearby Jensen, Utah. All of the Energy Summit sponsors were in attendance, as well as key local officials in the Economic Development Department, Travel & Tourism and several key members of the Department of Energy Development. Dinner attendees were served up a memorable dinner at riverside with the spectacular mountains as a backdrop.
A brief program followed dinner with sponsors given the opportunity for corporate introductions and each sponsor was thanked for their participation in the Energy Summit.
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Utah Governor Gary Herbert Tours MCW Plant.
After delivering his keynote address at the Uinta Basin Energy Summit held in nearby Vernal, Utah on September 10th, Governor Herbert and several of his key staff members toured the MCW extraction plant. Members of MCW’s team took the Governor through the extraction processes of their environmentally-friendly, extraction technology plant, the first of its kind in America. An informal meeting took place at the site where different features of the extraction technology were demonstrated. Oil was produced as part of the demonstration, as well as the expelled clean sand….the only two elements that ever leave the closed-loop system.