2016 Student Poster Competition

OERA and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy are pleased to announce that the student poster presentation segment of the Home to Overseas H2O Conference on June 8th, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Harbourview Hotel in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  The call for research poster presentations is open to students, faculty and researchers conducting studies in offshore/onshore oil & gas, marine renewable energy, environment or alternative energy & sustainability.  Posters will be on display for all Conference delegates.

 Student Research Posters

The Student Research Poster Competition is open to students, faculty and researchers conducting studies in Offshore/Onshore Oil & Gas, Marine Renewable Energy, Environment or Alternative Energy & Sustainability.

While all research posters will be on display, only student posters will be reviewed by a panel of judges and included in the competition. Students will be asked to give a 2 to 3 minute presentation on their research on June 8, 2016 and may be asked questions by the judges.  A $500 prize will be awarded for the best student research poster in each of the following categories:

  • Offshore/Onshore Oil & Gas (For example, geoscience, engineering, safety, carbon capture, data processing, etc.)
  • Marine Renewable Energy (For example, tidal, wave, offshore wind, etc.)
  • Environment (For example, strategic environmental assessments, site specific environmental assessments, environmental effects of exploration, etc.)
  • Alternative Energy & Sustainability (For example, onshore wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, hydrogen, smart grid technology, carbon capture and storage, etc.)

We are pleased that students are such a significant part of the H2O Conference.  We have received ~40 student abstracts for this year as follows:

Offshore/Onshore Oil & Gas

(For example, geoscience, engineering, safety, carbon capture, data processing, etc.)

Maya Soukup, Dalhousie University
Early–Middle Jurassic depositional environment variability in Well Mohican I-100 Cores 7 and 8, Scotian Basin

Devin O’Malley, Dalhousie University
Numerical Investigation of Underwater Sour Gas Well Blowouts

Carla Skinner, Dalhousie University
Reservoir Connectivity and Overpressure in the Sable Subbasin (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Cui Lin, Dalhousie University
Field Stress Estimation Based on Wellbore Deformation in Porous Formation

Christopher Sangster, Saint Mary’s University
Provenance and Diagenesis of the Lower Cretaceous to Middle Jurassic Sandstones in the Slope Well Newburn H-23, Scotian Slope

Isabel Chavez, Saint Mary’s University
Sandstone provenance of the COST G-2 well, Georges Bank; relevance to the SW Scotian Basin

Anna Haley, Dalhousie University
Modeling Dissolution in Underwater Gas Releases


Marine Renewable Energy

(For example, tidal, wave, offshore wind, etc.)

Elizabeth Nagel, Acadia University
Applications of the Nova Scotia Tidal Energy Atlas for Decision Making in the Marine Environment

Kody Crowell, Acadia University
Validating Tidal Models in the Digby Neck Passages using Surface Drifters

Jordan Carlson, Dalhousie University
‘Go big or go away?’ The case for an iterative, ‘small-scale-first’ approach to tidal energy development

Tyler Gamble, Dalhousie University
Design of a Compressed Air Energy Storage System to Store Tidal Power from Minas Passage



(For example, strategic environmental assessments, site specific environmental assessments, environmental effects of exploration, etc.)

Russell Wyeth, St. Francis Xavier University
Got fouling? Research targeting biofouling problems and antifouling solutions in Nova Scotian waters


Alternative Energy & Sustainability

(For example, onshore wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, hydrogen, smart grid technology, carbon capture and storage, etc.)

Houman Fei, Saint Mary’s University
Improving growth of biomass feedstocks by applying beneficial soil microbes and plant supplements

Emily Peters, Saint Mary’s University
Utilization of plant growth-promoters in Arundo donax L. (NileFiber™)

Benjamin Thompson, Dalhousie University
Second Life Batteries for Electricity Grid Storage

Alex Miller, St. Francis Xavier University
Transitioning to Sustainability: The Politics of Diversifying Nova Scotia’s Energy System

Aman A. Tanvir, Saint Mary’s University
Modeling and Control of IG and DFIG Based Wind Energy Conversion System

Kenneth Stronach, Acadia University
Low-head In-stream hydrokinetic Turbine