Western Canadian Forum: Preparing for the Future of Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Sup

Venue: Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 22, 2004 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2004
Registration Date: Nov 21, 2004
Early Registration Date: Oct 22, 2004
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Preparing for the Future of
Conventional and Unconventional
Oil and Gas Supply

In 2003, concerns were raised that Canada's oil and gas industry was being strained. As a result, the leveling off of Western Canada's conventional oil and gas supply has had a direct impact on the way your organization is planning for your future.
New methods of exploration, recovery, and development have emerged. It is now your responsibility to obtain the most current knowledge on these regulatory issues, project
development, environmental concerns, and best practices.
The extensive information discussed in this program gives you the tools you need to sustain and increase your overall production of oil and gas. How you interpret and implement these matters has a direct impact on how you meet your industry standards.
· Hear from industry leaders who are setting the bench
mark and working to carry out projects to full-term
· Learn from industry professionals who are successfully
working through the process of developing Canada's
first unconventional oil and gas supply
· Interact with the top industry providers who are
leading with cutting edge projects involving LNG and
coal-bed methane
· Hear from the people who are setting the standards
that will affect your implementations
The "Western Canadian Forum: Preparing for the Future of Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Supply"
provides you with industry-based strategies, valuable
information to meet your duties, and tools to measure
performance against legal/regulatory standards.
This event is a must for anyone who is serious about the future of Western Canada's oil and gas industry.
Those in attendance benefit from information exchange and networking opportunities through the presence of key decision makers from the government and corporate sectors, including those from the service industries.

You can’t afford to miss this event!


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Program: Day One Monday, November 22, 2004 7:30am – 8:45am Registration and Health-Focused Breakfast 8:45am – 9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair John Olynyk, Partner, Lawson Lundell 9:00am – 10:15am Two-Part Session: An Investigation into the Oil and Gas Regulatory Framework Part One: Considerations for the Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry Giuseppa Bentivegna, Counsel, Law Branch, Alberta Energy and Utilities Board · Discussion of the regulation of the upstream oil and gas industry by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board · Understanding the application and hearing process Part Two: Understanding the Impact of Legislation and Regulatory Issues Gavin Fitch, Associate, Lawson Lundell · Update on changes to legislation and the regulatory approval process · Challenges in dealing with regulatory requirements and implementation of oil and gas projects - coal-bed methane, oil sands, and LNG projects · Recent judicial developments 10:15am – 10:35am Networking and Refreshment Break 10:35am – 11:35am Developing a Long-term Growth Strategy to Meet the Supply / Demand Dave Russum, P. Geol., AJM Petroleum Consultants and Geo-Help Inc. · Examination of future oil and gas trends throughout Canada and the rest of the world · Exploration potential of Canada's basin and proposed projects · Designing an effective sustainable development plan that addresses risk, environmental, economic, and social issues · Suggestions for expanding the life of the maturing conventional oil and gas supply · Examine new innovative technologies being used throughout the world · Importance of economic sustainability 11:35am - 12:30pm Exploring the Potential of Coal-bed Methane (CBM) Recovery and Utilization · Ensuring responsible project development: - Steps to carry out a project to full-term - What problems exist with coal-bed methane recovery and utilization development? · Understanding operational rules and regulations · Highlighting the overall concerns, benefits, and challenges of coal- bed methane development and management of pumped water · Addressing the environmental concerns, land use, air quality, noise, and other concerns · Status of current projects 12:15pm – 1:45pm Luncheon 1:45pm – 2:50pm Re-evaluating the Way Industry Manages Oil Sands Mega-Projects · What is needed to effectively design and operate an environmental sound mega-project? · Lessons learned: Strategies to consider to ensure projects come in on schedule and on budget, among other issues · An investigation into effective strategies for recovering oil · Managing risk and liabilities 2:50pm – 3:10pm Networking and Refreshment Break 3:10pm – 4:15pm British Columbia Offshore Oil & Gas: The Current Status of Regulatory Developments Albert J. Hudec, Partner, Davis & Company · Report of the Priddle Review Panel - a Critique · Update on the BC Offshore Fiscal and Regulatory Regime · Timelines and Opportunities · Lessons from the East Coast · The Road Ahead 4:15pm – 4:30pm Key Learning Points from the Chair John Olynyk, Partner, Lawson Lundell 4:30 End of Day One Program: Day Two Tuesday, November 23, 2004 7:30am – 9:0am Health-Focused Breakfast 9:00am – 9:15am Opening Remarks from the Chair John Olynyk, Partner, Lawson Lundell 9:15am – 10:15am A Look at Environmental Regulatory Approaches Peter Miller, Senior Legal Counsel, Imperial Oil · Present and future impact of the laws and regulations on industry, including a discussion on Bill 36 · Dealing with environmental impacts, including priorities aimed at managing and treating production wastewater, and avoiding brownfields · Approaches to enhance environmental responsibility and maintain economic performance · Review environmental impact statements and determine how to address the community concerns when they arise 10:15am – 10:35am Networking and Refreshment Break 10:35am – 11:35am CASE STUDY Addressing Issues Surrounding Industrial Wastewater Control and Management Brent Halldorson, Project Manager, Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc. · Considerations for efficiently managing water use and recovery · Specific oilfield challenges · Solutions for water treatment, including a look at new technology being used to remove contaminants · Suggestions for dealing with a contaminated water supply by an operator · CASE STUDY: oilfield produced water treatment 11:35am - 12:30pm Infrastructure Developments for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and LNG Terminals Zoher Meratla, Dr/President, CDS Research Ltd · LNG supply infrastructure · LNG import infrastructure · Key issues for LNG import terminals 12:30pm – 1:45pm Luncheon 1:45pm – 2:50pm Defining the Consultation Process Between Industry and Aboriginal Communities William Tibor Osvath, Lawyer, Rae & Company · Meeting federal and provincial environmental legislation and guidelines - The role of CEAA and First Nations - Who enforces any applicable provincial environmental legislation · Effects of the Supreme Court of Canada's duty to consult decision · What government is doing to enable industry to access Aboriginal lands · Identify what can be done to minimize the impact to traditional lands resulting from oil and gas operations · Examine important court rulings 2:50pm – 3:10pm Networking and Refreshment Break 3:10pm – 4:15pm Two-Part Case Study: The Latest on the Development of Canada's North Part One: Mackenzie Valley Gas Pipeline Project Description and Update Randy Ottenbreit, Development Executive, Mackenzie Gas Project, Imperial Oil · New developments with the McKenzie Gas Project · Challenges in bringing the project to term · Understanding the review and approval process · Involving stakeholders: industry representatives, local community groups, government, environmental organizations Part Two: Aboriginal Participation in the Mackenzie Valley Gas Pipeline Robert G. Marshall, Technical Director, Aboriginal Pipeline Group · History of the Aboriginal involvement in the project · Importance of Aboriginal participation to the success of the project · The opportunities and benefits the project will generate for the Aboriginal people of the Northwest Territories 4:30pm – 4:45pm Closing Remarks from the Chair John Olynyk, Partner, Lawson Lundell Who Should Attend: The conference forum is designed for managers and directors in the inter-provincial and international industries, engineering contracting firms, and supply and service companies supporting the oil and gas industry, including: · Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Directors and Managers of Exploration and Development · Government and Regulatory Affairs Agencies · Oil and Gas Operators / Pipeline Specialists · Downstream Retail Companies · Land Managers · Engineers and Geologists · Legal, Tax and Financial Advisors · Banks, Financial Institutions, Analysts & Security Companies · Port Authorities, Ship and Tank Owners, Agents, and Brokers · Northern Community Development Coordinators · Aboriginal Organizations · Public Affairs / Human Resource Managers · Consultants 4 Key Benefits of Attending: 1.Acquire expert advice from our distinguished faculty 2.Get up to the minute strategies and information to help you make better decisions 3.Understand your expanding regulatory environment 4.Network with your colleagues and share information