Industry Roadmap: The Future of Oil & Gas 2017

17 January, 2017 – Calgary

What’s the Future of Canada’s Oil & Gas Industry?

The Industry Roadmap: The Future of Oil & Gas 2017 event was convened by TheFutureEconomy.ca in Calgary, Alberta, on January 17, 2017. The event brought together public- and private-sector leaders to explore how the Canadian oil and gas industry can reinvent itself in order to emerge as a global energy leader in the low-carbon economy. Speakers and participants addressed and discussed the key challenges facing the oil and gas sector:

  • The Innovation Challenge: How can we instil a stronger culture of serial innovation within Canada’s oil and gas companies’ practices, strategies and DNA?
  • The Commercialization Challenge: How can we accelerate the path to local and international commercialization for Canadian oil and gas innovation?
  • The Productivity Challenge: How can we increase the speed at which we integrate productivity-boosting technologies and best practices within Canadian oil and gas companies’ operations and organizations?

 

Highlight Video & Summary Report


Summary & Recommendations Report

Download the key findings and high-level recommendations that arose out of the event’s keynotes, panels, breakout sessions and Q&A periods. The report was compiled and produced in partnership with The Delphi Group and aims to facilitate the implementation of the changes the event’s participants identified as essential for the future of Canada’s oil and gas sector.

 

Click to view and download report

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Testimonials (click to expand)

“The event was extremely well organized and it was clear the crowd was interested and engaged.”

Stewart Beck
President & CEO of The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada


“This is the future. And what’s great about this conference is that we tackled one of the biggest issues that humanity is facing globally – we addressed it all right here in this conference. We had varying opinions and viewpoints all coming together – there’s a lot of conflict and a lot of collaboration – and you need all of that to come together to come up with the right solutions for the future. It’s conferences like this that will help us move into a better future.”

Don Romano
President & CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada


“There was a great spirit of creating the future present in the room. The media coverage was terrific as well.”

Gord Lambert
Chair of the Alberta Climate Leadership Task Force on Technology & Board Member of Alberta Innovates


“TheFutureEconomy.ca and Milestone GRP team was excellent to work with – they had a strategy and plan all mapped out, they were tuned into the industry and created a compelling agenda and sequence that delivered both relevant and timely content. IBM hosted a breakout session where we had the opportunity to interact directly with key decision makers. This opportunity delivered us solid value by providing us with a key opportunity to build relationships and build our future marketing efforts in the industry.”

Jennifer Savard
Portfolio Marketing Manager – Natural Resources Solution Centre at IBM Global Business Solutions


“ATB Financial has been a proud participant with TheFutureEconomy.ca and Milestone GRP since their first Canadian industry publication. We view the team as being very credible in advancing critical issues facing the energy industry. We have enjoyed our time with them and have particularly valued the opportunity to moderate panels and engage the broader community in matters ever so critical to our success.”

Bruce Edgelow
VP Strategic Initiatives at ATB Financial


“The participant level was very good – quite senior – and the panels were very diverse. All in all, very good.”

Jason Switzer
Executive Director of the Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance (ACTIA)


“Congratulations on a very successful event. The attendance was great, the panel discussions were very productive and the participants were engaged.”

Cecile Siewe
Director General at CanmetENERGY – Devon, Natural Resources Canada


“It was a great conference and we truly appreciated the opportunity to invite several key partners to attend and participate. Congratulations on producing another great event!”

Kimberly Gale
Managing Director, Corporate Relations, Northern and Western Canada at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce


“This year’s conference was particularly timely and well received.  The panelists were knowledgeable and had a lot of practical advice on meeting the challenges that the energy industry faces to remain competitive in a carbon constrained world.  We clearly need to focus our industry on innovation, increasing our productivity and commercializing new technologies to ensure that our energy needs can be met in the future on a cost-effective, carbon neutral basis.  I was inspired by the conversation and the steps industry participants are taking to make that a reality.”

Alicia Quesnel
Partner at Burnett, Duckworth & Palmer


“TheFutureEconomy.ca’s Industry Roadmap: Future of Oil & Gas 2017 breakout sessions were an effective way to promote thoughtful discussion from attendees. The high quality of participants with a breadth of knowledge critical to moving our economy forward were a significant strength of this event and I was honoured to be a part of it.”

Jackson Hegland
Executive Director, Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance

Sessions


Keynotes

CANADA’S ASIA STRATEGY –
OPPORTUNITY, OR OPPORTUNITY LOST?

Stewart Beck

President and CEO of the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada

Bio

NOT SO FAST:
AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS

Don Romano

President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada

Bio

Expert Panels

 

The panels brought together public- and private-sector leaders to explore how the Canadian oil and gas industry can reinvent itself in order to emerge as a global energy leader in the low-carbon economy. Speakers and participants addressed and discussed the key challenges facing the oil and gas sector:

  • The Innovation Challenge (Panel 1): How can we instil a stronger culture of serial innovation within Canada’s oil and gas companies’ practices, strategies and DNA?
  • The Commercialization Challenge (Panel 2): How can we accelerate the path to local and international commercialization for Canadian oil and gas innovation?
  • The Productivity Challenge (Panel 3): How can we increase the speed at which we integrate productivity-boosting technologies and best practices within Canadian oil and gas companies’ operations and organizations?

Breakout Sessions

 

Five breakout sessions were held following the panel sessions to explore the following themes.

  • GHG Reduction – A Focus on Methane
  • AI and the Digital Transformation of Oil & Gas
  • Educating Tomorrow’s Innovators
  • Climate Risk and Disclosure: Managing Ever-Increasing Expectations
  • Cleantech in the Oil and Gas Sector

The Innovation Challenge

 

Moderator, Gord Lambert
Chair of Alberta Climate Leadership Task Force on Technology & Board Member of Alberta Innovates
See Bio

Brett Henkel
Co-Founder & VP, Commercial Development
Inventys
See Bio

Joy Romero
Vice President, Technology & Innovation
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (CNRL)
See Bio

Suzanne West
President & CEO
Imaginea Energy
See Bio

Alex Zahavich
VP Corporate Development and Applied Research
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
See Bio

 The Commercialization Challenge

 

Moderator, Bruce Edgelow
Vice President – Strategic Initiatives
ATB Corporate Financial Services
See Bio

Richard Adamson
Former President of CMC Research Institutes
& Principal of Adamson StrAdvisory
See Bio

Stephen Kaufman
General Manager, External Innovation
Suncor
See Bio

Alicia Quesnel
Partner
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
See Bio

Marty Reed
CEO
Evok Innovations
See Bio

The Productivity Challenge

 

Moderator, Dan Zilnik
President
Oil and Gas Sustainability
See Bio

Jean-Michel Gires
CEO NextTier Energy Solutions
& former President & CEO Total E&P Canada
See Bio

Steven Koles
President & CEO
Hifi Engineering
See Bio

Todd Parker
CEO
Blue Spark Energy
See Bio

Cecile Siewe
Director General CanmetEnergy
Devon, Natural Resources Canada
See Bio

Breakout Reporting

 

Moderator, Carol-Ann Brown
Director
The Delphi Group
See Bio

Lynne Allan
Dean of the MacPhail School of Energy
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
See Bio

Reinier Deurwaarder
Partner
KPMG
See Bio

Brent Lakeman
Executive Director, Technology Partnerships and Investments
Alberta Economic Development and Trade
See Bio

Caroline Ong
Lead Partner – Business Analytics and Cognitive Services
IBM Global Business Services
See Bio

Mark Summers
Director, Projects
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)
See Bio

The Innovation Challenge

 

Moderator, Gord Lambert
Chair of Alberta Climate Leadership Task Force on Technology & Board Member of Alberta Innovates
See Bio

 

Brett Henkel
Co-Founder & VP, Commercial Development
Inventys
See Bio

 

 

Joy Romero
Vice President, Technology & Innovation
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (CNRL)
See Bio

 

Suzanne West
President & CEO
Imaginea Energy
See Bio

 

 

Alex Zahavich
VP Corporate Development and Applied Research
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
See Bio

 The Commercialization Challenge

 

Moderator, Bruce Edgelow
Vice President – Strategic Initiatives
ATB Corporate Financial Services
See Bio

 

Richard Adamson
Former President of CMC Research Institutes
& Principal of Adamson StrAdvisory
See Bio

 

Stephen Kaufman
General Manager, External Innovation
Suncor
See Bio

 

 

Alicia Quesnel
Partner
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
See Bio

 

 

Marty Reed
CEO
Evok Innovations
See Bio

The Productivity Challenge

 

Moderator, Dan Zilnik
President
Oil and Gas Sustainability
See Bio

 

Jean-Michel Gires
CEO NextTier Energy Solutions
& former President & CEO Total E&P Canada
See Bio

 

Steven Koles
President & CEO
Hifi Engineering
See Bio

 

 

Todd Parker
CEO
Blue Spark Energy
See Bio

 

 

Cecile Siewe
Director General CanmetEnergy
Devon, Natural Resources Canada
See Bio

Breakout Reporting

 

Moderator, Carol-Ann Brown
Director
The Delphi Group
See Bio

 

 

Lynne Allan
Dean of the MacPhail School of Energy
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
See Bio

 

Reinier Deurwaarder
Partner
KPMG
See Bio

 

 

Brent Lakeman
Executive Director, Technology Partnerships and Investments
Alberta Economic Development and Trade
See Bio

 

Caroline Ong
Lead Partner – Business Analytics and Cognitive Services
IBM Global Business Services
See Bio

 

Mark Summers
Director, Projects
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)
See Bio

Media Coverage


“Oilpatch Transformation Requires Forward Thinking”

Article on environmental performance, growing productivity or reducing costs in the Canadian oil and gas industry.

Read here

Stewart Beck, President & CEO at the Asia Pacific Foundation

Interview with The Future of Oil and Gas 2017 keynote speaker Stewart Beck President & CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada on the energy opportunities Asia represents for Canada and the need for an Asia strategy.

*Note: go to 20’30” for Mr Beck’s segment

Watch here

 

Interview with Don Romano

Interview with The Future of Oil and Gas 2017 keynote speaker Don Romano, President & CEO at Hyundai Canada on the various components – including electric and combustion engines – that will make-up the solution for the future of the automobile.

Watch here

 

Interview with Joy Romero

Interview with The Future of Oil and Gas 2017 speaker Joy Romero, VP Innovation at CNRL on her company’s approach to innovation and environmental performance, and government’s role in fostering innovation.

Watch here

 

Interview with Gordon Lambert

Interview with The Future of Oil and Gas 2017 speaker Gordon Lambert, Director at Alberta Innovates and Chair of the Alberta Climate Leadership Task Force on Technology on Alberta’s levy on carbon, the capital intensity of innovation and the future of collaboration in oil and gas.

Watch here

“Leveraging Tech Start-Ups, Removing Fear Of Failure Could Drive Innovation In Oil And Gas”

Article summarizing The Future of Oil and Gas 2017 event and its main findings.

Read here

Jean-Michel Gires, CEO at NextTier Energy Solutions

Interview with The Future of Oil and Gas 2017 speaker Jean-Michel Gires CEO NextTier Energy Solutions & former President & CEO Total E&P Canada on transition in the oil sands industry.

Watch here

Sponsors & Partners


Participating Companies & Organizations


Absolute Combustion International Inc.
Acra Energy Ltd.
Actions Matter, Inc
Adamson StrAdvisory
Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance
Alberta Climate Leadership Task Force on Technology
Alberta Department of Energy
Alberta Economic Development & Trade
Alberta Enterprise Corporation
Alpine Engineering Ltd.
Alpine Insurance & Financial Inc.
AltaGas Ltd.
Altex Energy
ambyint
Argus Machine Co Ltd.;
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
ATB Corporate Financial Services
ATB Financial
Atoll Financial
Automated Rig Technologies Ltd.
BDP Advisory Ltd.
Bennett Jones LLPP
Blackline Safety
Blouz Energy Projects
Blue Spark Energy
BNN
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Cadeon
Calgary Economic Development
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Coalition for Green Finance
Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta
Canadian Energy Infrastructure Corporation
Canadian Energy Research Institute
Canadian Fuels Association
Canadian Global Exploration Forum
Canadian Western Bank
CanmetEnergy Devon, Natural Resources Canada
CAODC
CAPP
CBC
Cenovus Energy
CERI
Cisco
City of Dawson Creek
Clean Blue Energy Canada
CMC Research Institutes
CNRL
Conference Board of Canada
ConocoPhillips
Consulate of Mexico in Calgary
Corporate Capital Solutions
Creative Links
Crescent Point Energy
CrossingsCloud
Deloitte
Dentons Canada LLP
Di-Corp
DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Emissions Reduction Alberta
Enbridge
Endeavor Technologies

Energy Auctions Inc
EnergyNow
Enerplus Corporation
EnerTech Capital
Enform
ENGpm Trade Consultancy
Environmental Refuelling Systems Inc.
Ernst & Young
Evok Innovations
Feiko Consulting
Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc.
Financial Post
Fio Connect
Foresight Cleantech Accelerator
Fractal Systems Inc.
Friction Tool Solutions
Fuzeium Innovations Inc.
GE Oil & Gas Canada
GE Power
geoLOGIC systems
Global Affairs Canada
Government of Alberta
Grant Production Testing Services
Grant Thornton LLP
Green Fuse Inc.
Halliburton Group Canada
Haskayne School of Business
Hekla Consulting Ltd.
Hemisphere Capital Management
Hicks & Associates Intellectual Property
Hifi Engineering
Husky Energy
Hyundai Auto Canada
IBM Global Business Services
IBM Natural Resources Solution Centre
International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
IFP Technologies (Canada)
Imaginea Energy
Indian Resource Council
Indigenous Center of Energy
Innovate Calgary
Insigniam
International Oilfield Equipment
Inventys
JLG Industries Inc.
JWN Energy
Keyera Corp.
Kinetica Ventures
KOGAS CANADA LTD.
KPMG
Lawson Projects
Ledcor Group of Companies
Luxmux Technology Corp
Matco Investments Ltd.
Matcor
Maxfield
MBM Intellectual Property Law
McLaren Chase
McRock Capital
MNP
Modern West Advisory
NAIT
National Research Council
NCS Multistage

NEX Technology Capital
Nexen
Nexergy Clean Power
NextTier Energy Solutions
nFluids
NRStor
Nuun Ventures
Odgers Berndtson
Oil & Gas Sustainability Ltd.
Optimize Consulting
Paradigm Capital
Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC)
Pinnacle Consulting Services Inc.
Proceed Solutions
Process Ecology Inc
PwC
Questor Technology Inc.
Raven Bay
RBC Capital Markets
RBC Dominion Securities
ReGenerate Alberta
Repsol Oil and Gas Canada Inc.
ReSourceYYC
SAIT Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Research Council
Schlumberger
Scottish Development International
Secure Energy
SemCAMS ULC
ServiceMax
Shell Canada
Sinopec Canada
Smart Prosperity
SNC Lavalin
Spartan Controls
Strategy Portal Inc
Stream-Flo Industries ltd
Sun God Resources
Suncor Energy
Supreme Group LP
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
SustainablEarth BD – LATAM
Taryncroft Equities
Tenaris
The Calgary Herald
The Delphi Group
The Natural Step Canada
The Pembina Institute
The School of Public Policy University of Calgary
TMX Group
TransAlta
Transcend Management Advisors
Trillium Measurement and Control
United Kingdom Department for International Trade, British Consulate-General Calgary
University of Calgary
Upstream, International Oil & Gas Newspaper
Ventus Development Services
VON Resource Management
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Yager Management Ltd.
Zedi
Zone Startups

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