The Future of Canada's Oil & Gas Industry
The Future of Canada's Oil & Gas Industry

The Future of Canada's Oil & Gas Industry

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Hyatt Regency - Imperial Ballroom

700 Centre Street SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G 5P6


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The Future of Oil & Gas 2017

Innovation – Commercialization – Productivity

Canada’s oil and gas industry must navigate the ongoing energy transition by leveraging its expertise and highly skilled workforce, accelerating technological innovation, speeding up commercialization, restructuring systems and operations for sustained productivity, and innovating pro-actively across the board. By doing so successfully, the industry can reinvent itself and emerge as a global energy leader in the new low-carbon economy. The Future of Oil & Gas event will seek to uncover how the industry can do that by focusing on 3 crucial topics: Innovation, Commercialization and Productivity.

Join the Canadian oil and gas industry’s most innovative and forward-looking companies to dissect and debate how energy companies must navigate the global energy transition through their approach to these three key issues.


A) Expert Panels

The day’s 3 main panels will each focus on a transition challenge.

1) The Innovation Challenge

How can we instill a stronger culture of serial innovation within Canada’s oil and gas companies’ practices, strategies and DNA?

2) The Commercialization Challenge

How can we accelerate the path to local and international commercialization for Canadian oil and gas innovation?

3) 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?

B) Focused Interactive Breakout Sessions

Attendees will break-off into breakout groups to discuss topics of importance to the Canadian oil and gas industry’s future. The sessions are designed to encourage interaction and engagement among all participants in order to draw out valuable insights and recommendations from a wide variety of backgrounds.

  • Cleantech for Oil & Gas - Discussion led by Alberta Economic Development & Trade
  • GHG Reduction (focus on methane) - Discussion led by Emissions Reduction Alberta
  • AI in Oil & Gas - Discussion led by IBM
  • Climate Risk and Disclosure - Discussion led by KPMG
  • Educating Tomorrow’s Energy Leaders and Innovators - Discussion led by SAIT

Post-Event Recommendation Piece

The Delphi Group will produce a thorough recommendation report highlighting the event’s key insights, opinions, conclusions and recommended action points for industry and the Federal and Provincial Governments. The piece will also be distributed to key stakeholder groups, all event participants and the media.

Top-class Speaker Lineup

a) Keynotes:

  • Stewart Beck, President & CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • Don Romano, President & CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada
  • IBM Watson: A unique interactive session by IBM Watson, the leading cognitive/A.I. platform on its insights and predictions for the Canadian oil and gas industry in 2017

b) Speakers:

  • Richard Adamson, President, CMC Research Institutes
  • Lynne Allan, Dean of the McPhail School of Energy, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
  • Reinier Deurwaarder, Partner, KPMG
  • Bruce Edgelow, Vice President – Strategic Initiatives, ATB Corporate Financial Services
  • Mike Gerbis, CEO, The Delphi Group
  • Jean-Michel Gires, CEO of NextTier Energy Solutions & former President & CEO of Total E&P Canada
  • Sander Jansen, Manager, KPMG
  • Gordon Lambert, Chair of Alberta Climate Leadership Task Force on Technology & Board Member of Alberta Innovates
  • Nick McKenna, VP Oil Sands Development & Subsurface, ConocoPhillips Canada
  • Todd Parker, CEO, Blue Spark Energy
  • Alicia Quesnel, Partner, Burnett, BD&P LLP
  • Marty Reed, CEO, Evok Innovations
  • Joy Romero, VP Technology & Innovation at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (CNRL)
  • Cecile Siewe, Director General CanmetEnergy Devon, Natural Resources Canada
  • Mark Summers, Director – Projects, Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)
  • Alex Zahavich, VP Corporate Development and Applied Research, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

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2016 Edition

The 2016 Industry Roadmap event featured government addresses, and attracted over 400 high-level attendees from government, industry, First Nations, environmental groups, academia, the media, and other stakeholders. Building on this success, the follow-up 2017 edition is definitely not to be missed.

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