The Future of Oil & Gas 2016

29 February, 2016 – Calgary

What’s Next for Canada’s Oil & Gas Industry?

With 23 expert speakers, more than 220 organizations represented and over 400 attendees gathered to analyze and discuss the future of Western Canada’s oil and gas industry, the inaugural event in Milestone GRP’s Industry Roadmap series was an acclaimed success. Held in Calgary on February 29th 2016, the conference focused on identifying the regional, national and international challenges the Western Canadian energy industry faces, and what must be done to address them in the current context.

 

Testimonials (click to expand)

“Directly relevant to addressing the challenges facing the industry today; candid, fast-paced and action oriented; and with many of the right people in the room – the Milestone GRP ‘Industry Roadmap’ event was time well invested.”

Barry Munro
Canadian Oil & Gas Leader at EY


“Great event. Meaningful discussions on some of the most important issues facing the industry today.”

Tim McMillan
President & CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)


“Milestone GRP’s Western Canada Oil & Gas Industry Roadmap conference was one of the best I’ve been to. It really was first rate. The panel format encouraged a broad discussion of differing views, the speakers were clearly experts in their field and the topics were highly relevant to the challenges we are facing in the western Canada oil and gas industry today. Thank you for coming to Calgary!”

Alicia K. Quesnel
Partner at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP


“I thought the sessions were very informative and well organized. It was an impressive audience. Congratulations on a successful event.”

John Soini
President of Energy East at TransCanada


“I thought the sessions were very informative and well organized. It was an impressive audience. Congratulations on a successful inaugural event. The quality of the speakers and the depth of discussion on key industry issues was first rate.”

James Cleland
General Manager, Heavy Oil and Strategic Accounts at GE Power


“Thanks to Milestone GRP and Florent, you are excellent hosts and created a great environment for discussion and debate; navigating challenges with great verve.”

Tony Balasubramanian
Partner at MNP LLP


“I have been hearing nothing but positive comments post-event. Well done!”

Dr. Harrie Vredenburg
Academic Director, Professor & Suncor Energy Chair in Strategy & Sustainability, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary


“The event was top notch. Finally, a candid conversation about the headwinds that Western Canada faces not only due to lower global commodity prices, but also due to our own internal relationships with other provinces and First Nations. It was a testament that environmental issues are at the forefront of how the energy industry has to manage itself on a go-forward basis.”

Stephanie Barker
VP Origination at ARM Energy


“This was a great conference—knowledgeable speakers sharing thoughtful and fresh insight on the challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry and its key stakeholders. The event was well attended and well executed.”

Georgia Gerontas
Executive Advisor to Alberta Oil Sands, Alberta Energy & WPC Board Member


“Great event! We need to have a lot of what was said being discussed across Canada. I have never felt the entire country more divided. We need corporate and political solutions, and quickly. More weight to the political.”

Warren Brow
VP Finance & CFO, While Owl Energy Services


“A wonderful conference and highly successful. Great work!”

Alan Ross
Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


“You did a terrific job with the Investors Guide and the conference was one of the best I have ever attended. Congratulations!”

Larry Kaida
Assistant to the President at the Indian Resource Council

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Sessions


Keynotes were given by Marie-José Nadeau, Chair of the World Energy Council and Perrin Beatty, President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Mrs Nadeau’s address highlighted the new reality emerging from low-costs energy producers’ fight for market share, the global energy industry’s transition to a low-carbon operating environment, the effect of technology empowering consumers to produce energy and manage its consumption locally, and how these forces are impacting the global energy sector.

Mr Beatty’s speech emphasized the financial and social impacts being felt across Canada due to the ‘interesting times’ Canadians are living through due to the fall in the oil price. He stressed the need for pan-Canadian cohesion on the issue of pipeline construction that would benefit all provinces and fulfill Canada’s commitment to equal opportunity for commerce for all regions.

THE GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION

Marie-José Nadeau

Chair of the World Energy Council

PIPELINE POLITICS AND THE CURSE OF INTERESTING TIMES

Perrin Beatty
President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Government Addresses

GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA

The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd
Minister of Energy

GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC

The Honourable Pierre Arcand
Minister of Energy

Expert Panels


The day’s panels explored the challenges and opportunities shaping Western Canada’s oil and gas sector, and the panelists’ and attendees’ views on what is needed to resolve these issues to enable the industry to sustainably progress through and beyond the current crisis. The panels were composed of industry CEOs, the sector’s key associations, environmentalists, First Nations representatives, academics, investors, consultants and other experts. The four sessions focused on innovation and productivity, environmental leadership, market access and nation-building, and investment attraction

Innovation & Productivity

 

 

Moderator : Lance Mortlock
Partner
Advisory Services at EY
See Bio

Tony Balasubramanian
Partner
MNP LLP
See Bio

James Cleland
Global General Manager
Heavy Oil Solutions Group at GE Power and Water
See Bio

 John Gorman
Area Vice-President
Halliburton Canada
See Bio

Todd Parker
President & CEO
Blue Spark Energy
See Bio

Environmental Leadership

 

 

Moderator : Dr Harrie Vredenburg
Professor and Suncor Energy Chair in Competitive Strategy and Sustainable Development
The Haskayne School of Business
See Bio

Pat Carlson
CEO
Seven Generations Energy
See Bio

Gordon Lambert
Chairman
Carbon Management Canada Research Institutes
See Bio

Audrey Mascarenhas
President & CEO
Questor Technology
See Bio

Ed Whittingham
Executive Director
The Pembina Institute
See Bio

Market Access & Nation-Building

 

 

 Moderator : Deborah Yedlin
Business Columnist
Calgary Herald
See Bio

Pierre Arcand
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Government of Québec (via video)
See Bio
   

Chris Bloomer
President & CEO
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
See Bio

Blaine Favel
Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan, Former
Chief of the Poundmaker Cree Nation & Former Grand, Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
See Bio

Tim McMillan
President & CEO
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
See Bio

John Soini
President
Energy East at TransCanada
See Bio

Investment Attraction

 

 

Moderator : Glenn Kalyniuk
Managing Director & Head of Energy
ATB Financial
See Bio

Michael Christopher
CIO
ARM Energy
See Bio

Avik Dey
Head of Natural Resources
The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
See Bio

Neville Jugnauth
Partner
Torys LLP
See Bio

Michele Robitaille
Managing Director
Guardian Capital
See Bio

 

Innovation & Productivity


Moderator : Lance Mortlock
Partner
Advisory Services at EY
See Bio

 

Tony Balasubramanian
Partner
MNP LLP
See Bio

 

James Cleland
Global General Manager
Heavy Oil Solutions Group at GE Power and Water
See Bio

 

 John Gorman
Area Vice-President
Halliburton Canada
See Bio

 

Todd Parker
President & CEO
Blue Spark Energy
See Bio

Environmental Leadership

Moderator : Dr Harrie Vredenburg
Professor and Suncor Energy Chair in Competitive Strategy and Sustainable Development
The Haskayne School of Business
See Bio

 

Pat Carlson
CEO
Seven Generations Energy
See Bio

 

Gordon Lambert
Chairman
Carbon Management Canada Research Institutes
See Bio

 

Audrey Mascarenhas
President & CEO
Questor Technology
See Bio

 

Ed Whittingham
Executive Director
The Pembina Institute
See Bio

Market Access & Nation-Building


 Moderator : Deborah Yedlin
Business Columnist
Calgary Herald
See Bio

 

Pierre Arcand
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Government of Québec (via video)
See Bio
   

 

Chris Bloomer
President & CEO
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
See Bio

 

Blaine Favel
Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan, Former
Chief of the Poundmaker Cree Nation & Former Grand, Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
See Bio

 

Tim McMillan
President & CEO
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
See Bio

 

John Soini
President
Energy East at TransCanada
See Bio

Investment Attraction


Moderator : Glenn Kalyniuk
Managing Director & Head of Energy
ATB Financial
See Bio

 

Michael Christopher
CIO
ARM Energy
See Bio

 

Avik Dey
Head of Natural Resources
The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
See Bio

 

Neville Jugnauth
Partner
Torys LLP
See Bio

 

Michele Robitaille
Managing Director
Guardian Capital
See Bio

 

Media Coverage


Energy Industry Needs to Start Adapting to Decarbonized World

Interview with Industry Roadmap keynote speaker Marie-José Nadeau on the need for companies to innovate to increase productivity and improve environmental performance. (Video & Text)

Watch here

 

“First Nations Hold Bargaining Power in Pipeline Decisions”

Interview with Industry Roadmap speaker Blaine Favel on the importance of involving First Nations in any discussion and solution to the Canadian oil and gas industry’s pipeline challenges. (Video & Text)

Watch here

“Experts to address ‘what’s next?’ for Canada’s oil and gas industry”

Article on the event’s importance and timeliness in addressing the challenges the oil and gas industry faces during its worst downturn in decades.

Read here

“Despite Downturn, Now’s the Time to Act on Climate Challenges”

Article on the importance of innovation and environmental leadership through the industry’s ongoing downturn.

Read here

CEPA Message to PM: We need pipelines

Interview with Industry Roadmap speaker Chris Bloomer on the need for a unified and inclusive national dialogue on pipelines and the Government’s responsibility to get all interested parties involved in such a discussion and set clear policies on pipelines. (Video)

Watch here

“Canadian Chamber Of Commerce CEO Calls On Ottawa To Set Clear Policy On Pipelines”

Article based on comments by Industry Roadmap keynote speaker Perrin Beatty on the need for Canada’s Federal Government to lead the way on the construction of inter-provincial energy pipelines that will benefit the country as a whole.

Download Gordon Lambert – Industry Roadmap.pdf

 

“Collaborative Technology Development ‘Mission Critical’ For Oilsands Competitiveness”

Article based on comments by Industry Roadmap speaker Gordon Lambert on the need for a collaborative approach to the development of the next low-energy oil sand extraction technology.

Download Gordon Lambert – Industry Roadmap.pdf

 

“Government Must Play A Role In Fulfilling The Ownership Goals And Aspirations Of Aboriginal Communities Living Along Pipeline Routes”

Article based on comments by Industry Roadmap speakers Blaine Favel, Chris Bloomer and John Soini on the challenges facing inter-provincial pipeline projects in Canada, and the solutions they identify for the way forward.

Download Favel Bloomer Soini – Industry Roadmap.pdf

“L’avenir de l’industrie pétrolière et gazière au pays”

Radio segment featuring an interview with Industry Roadmap keynote speaker Marie-José Nadeau on the growing global demand for energy and the urgent need for Canada’s oil and gas industry to focus on innovation, cost reduction and environmental impact reduction and market access so that it can play its role in meeting global energy demand. (Radio – in French)

Listen here

Note: The segment starts at “16h50”. Scroll to the section titled “L’avenir de l’industry pétrolière et gazière au pays” above the play bar.

Sponsors & Partners


Participating Companies & Organizations


Absolute Combustion International
Access Pipelines
ACM Consulting
Advanced Flow
Advantage BC
Advantage Oil and Gas
Alberta Economic Development and Trade
Alberta Energy
Altex Energy
Amec Foster Wheeler
AMGAS Services Inc
ARC Financial
ARM Energy
ATB Business and Agriculture
ATB Corporate Financial Services
ATB Financial
Atoll Financial Group
Axiom Foreign Exchange International
BDC
Black Crane Energy
Blue Spark Energy
Bluesky Equities
BMO Capital Markets
BMO Nesbitt Burns
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Brickburn Asset Management
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Calfrac Well Services
Calgary Chamber
Calgary Economic Development
Calgary Herald
Canada West Foundation
Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors
Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Canadian Energy Research Institute
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Canadian Heavy Oil Association
Canadian Natural Resources Alliance
Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board
Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources
Canadian Western Bank
Canamax Energy
CanOils / Evaluate Energy
Canyon Services Group
Carbon Management Canada
Carruthers Architects
Catapult Environmental
Catherine Browlnee International
Cavalier Energy
Cenovus Energy
Centrica Energy Canada
CERF Incorporated
Chevron Canada
CIBC World Markets
Cidel Financial Group
Citadel Drilling
Claymar Ventures
Collyer Business Consulting
Conference Board of Canada
ConocoPhillips Canada
Consort Energy
Core Laboratories Canada
Corex Resources
CSA Group
CWC Energy Services
Devon Canada
Divergent Energy Services
DJA Engineering Services
DMG Events
Edelman Public Relations
Emergex Capital Partners

Enbridge Pipelines
Encana
Endress+Hauser
Energy Auctions
Energy Navigator
Engenium Chemicals
ENMAX
Environmental Refuelling Systems
Evaluate Energy
Explorers & Producers Association of Canada
EY
Federal Metals
Financial Post
First Merchants Capital Partners
First West Capital
FirstEnergy Capital
Gaol Group
GCM Consultants
GE Canada
GE Power
Glassman & Associates
Government of Japan
Government of Mexico
Gran Tierra Energy
Grant Thornton
Graymont
Guardian Capital
Halliburton
Hanna Oil and Gas
Harvest Operations
Haskayne School of Business
Hekla Consulting
Hemisphere Capital Management
Imperial Oil
Indian Resource Council
Industry Canada
Inter Pipeline
Iracore International
Iskander Energy
Journey Energy
JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group
Keyera
Kinder Morgan
Kitsault Energy
KPMG
Lafarge Canada
Laricina Energy
Ledcor Contractors Ltd
Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Leon Frazer & Associates
Lightstream Resources
Long Run Exploration
Lorimer Technical Writing
Matco Investments
MEG Energy
MNP LLP
Mosaic Capital Corporation
Natural Resources Canada
Newalta
Newgrange Capital
Nexen
Norton Rose Fulbright
Oak Point Energy
Orlen Upstream
Osum
Payload
Pembina Institute
Pengrowth Energy
PetroFrontier Corp
Petroleum Services Association of Canada
Picante Capital
Pine Cliff Energy
PIRA Energy Group

Prairie Sky Consulting
Progress Energy
Proven Technologies
PSP Investments
Questor Technology
Rainmaker GBD
RBC
RBC Capital Markets
RBC Dominion Securities
Regina Chamber of Commerce
Repsol Oil and Gas Canada
Resource Industry Suppliers Association
Resources Global Professionals
RJ Oil
Rock Energy
Rocky Old Man Energy
RS Energy Group
RS Technologies
Sanjel
Saphonyx Energy
Saskatchewan Research Council
Schenker of Canada
Schlumberger Canada
Scotia Wealth Management
SemCAMS
Sequeira Partners
Seven Generations Energy
SGS Canada
Shaw Business
Shell Canada
Sinopec Canada
SPE Canada
Stanton Chase
Steady Creek Business Solutions
Steelhead Petroleum
Strad Energy Services
STRAIT Capital
Strategic Group
Stream-Flo Industries
Strike Group
Suncor Energy
Supply Chain Management Association Alberta
Syscal
TAB
Tam International
Teck Resources
Terex Environmental Group
Tervita
The Caldwell Partners
The Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta
TOG Systems
Torys LLP
Total-R Inc
TransCanada Pipelines
TransGlobe Energy
Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba
United Kingdom Consulate
United States Commercial Service
United States Consulate General
University of Saskatchewan
Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research
VON Resource Management
Western Economic Diversification Canada
White Owl Energy Services
Wipro Technologies Canada
Wood Mustang Group
Workforce Edge Consulting
World Energy Council
WPC Canada
Wyne Insurance
Young Women in Energy
Zephyrus Development Corp

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