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North America's Leading Energy Event
September 21-23, 2021
BMO Centre at Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada

Technical Committee


Cesar Castillo

Senior Process Engineer

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 Sede Manizales, currently working as Senior Process Engineer for CNRL at the Horizon Oil Sands Upgrading Facilities, manages As-Built P&ID work activities, project validations and site walk-downs. He is responsible for checking, approving and authenticating P&IDs within the downstream plants. 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 is an initiative of the Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), funded by CNRL, Suncor, Shell, Devon, Nexen and Husky.