• Dates:
    Feb 11, 2015
  • Hours:
    From 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Location:
    Fairmont Palliser
  • Event Type:
    Technical Meeting

Contact Information

Theresa Lavender
403 268 6534
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Event Detail

SPEAKER Jacek Morawski

TOPIC Oilsands Infrastructure Relocation


When an oil sands mine pit is depleted and new mine pits are being accessed, the existing inpit

facilities, such as oil sands crushers, conveyors, surge bin, slurry preparation facilities,

pump houses and substations, need to be removed from the mine pit in preparation for the

storage of tailings, subsequent reclamation and final closure. In many instances the most

economical solution will be to relocate these facilities as oppose to demolition and rebuild


A lot of planning is required to overcome the challenges, master the complexity of a relocation

plan, provide the design and engineering and execution scheduling of the relocation amidst a

fully operational plant. Typically the preparation for the relocation of these large structures

takes many years whilst the execution may only take a few intense months.

This presentation will include examples from AMEC’s successful involvement in some of these

unique oil sands projects and will describe the challenges that were overcome.


Jacek holds a bachelor of Civil Engineering with great distinction from McGill University (1978)

and a Master of Applied Science from University of Toronto (1980).

Jacek is the Director of Engineering for AMEC Foster Wheeler, Oil and Gas Canada. He was

appointed Director of Engineering for AMEC Oil Sands in 2006. He is on the AMEC Americas

Engineering Management team where his role ensures state of the art engineering execution in

the Americas.

Jacek is a structural engineer who has worked in the energy, infrastructure, mining and metals

and oil and gas sectors. He joined AMEC in 1980 as a junior engineer and worked his way up

through Engineering and Project Management in home office, site and operating plants in

various locations around the world to achieve his present role.

His work encompasses multi-billion dollar projects in engineering management and project

management roles on all phases of multi-billion dollars projects.

Jacek’s wide experiences in a management capacity include Thermal Power, Aluminium and

Magnesium smelters, pulp and paper mills; the Hibernia offshore Oil Production Facility; the

Syncrude Aurora Bitumen Production facilities, the Fort Hills concept select phases for the

Bitumen Production Facility and the Kearl Bitumen Production Facility FEED Work.