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2023 Technical Committee
Cesar has a Master's Degree in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, currently working as Technical Safety Engineer for CNRL at the Horizon Oil Sands Upgrading Facilities, provides process safety and technical support to the Oil Sands downstream plants. Preceding his current role he managed As-Built P&ID work activities, project validations and site walk-downs. Cesar was responsible for checking, approving and authenticating P&IDs within the Oil Sands Bitumen Upgrader. With over 20 years of professional experience, Cesar started his career at Ecopetrol Oil Refinery in Colombia then moved to Canada, briefly performed R&D with Fuel Cells and extensively worked as Process Engineer for two major engineering companies in Calgary. Supported different projects around the world as an active member of the Talisman Energy's Global Projects group based in Calgary and worked at heavy oil and gas facilities within the Canada Production Engineering team at Repsol Canada Oil and Gas. He also provided engineering technical support to the New Water Technology Development Centre (WTDC) at Suncor's Firebag facility. The WTDC was an initiative of the Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), funded by CNRL, Suncor, Shell, Devon, Nexen and Husky.