7th Annual Unconventional Gas Conference

Venue: Telus Convention Centre

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 08, 2005 End Date/Time: Nov 10, 2005
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2005
Early Registration Date: Sep 01, 2005
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Conference delegates will obtain new information relating to natural gas from coal (NGC) and unconventional gas developments in Western Canada. NGC development in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin has increased substantially in the last few years. Technical papers, using publicly available new information, will address topics such as resource distribution and sustainability, coal characteristics, reservoir properties, stimulation techniques, business models and stakeholder issues. Plus, presenters will discuss new frontiers in the exploration for other unconventional gas sources such as gas shale, tight sands and hydrates.
The conference will begin with a pivotal presentation addressing the status of unconventional gas development in North America, followed by presentations on sustainability and reserves. The morning continues with a session on reservoir characterization, including technical papers on gas flow modeling, fracture stimulation and CO2 production from producing NGC gas fields. At lunch, the Minister of Energy for Alberta is scheduled to speak about the future of unconventional gas in Alberta. Afternoon sessions will focus on unconventional gas economics and new technology developments. The day wraps up with an Ice Breaker Reception, where delegates can meet up with industry contacts, colleagues and friends.
Day 2 kicks off with new frontiers in unconventional gas exploration, addressing questions such as “Where are the next unconventional plays?” and “What exploration tools do we need to find and develop these new resources?”. Other morning sessions relate to government and regulatory incentives, and new initiatives to help the unconventional gas industry move forward. Afternoon sessions focus on geological case studies of NGC developments in Western Canada, and completion and stimulation technologies.
CBM 101 Workshop
CBM 101 provides a layperson’s introduction to Coalbed Methane development in Alberta. Presentations will address the geology of CBM in Alberta, the dynamics of coal, drilling, and regulatory and environmental considerations.
“Ain’t that a Gas” Gala Evening and Silent Auction
The “Ain’t that a Gas” Gala Evening caps Day 2, an Udderly Entertaining Evening, an event where delegates can enjoy games of chance, dine on delectable delights and mingle with the “mooovers and shakers” in the Industry. Last year’s gala evening was a great success and is an event not to be missed.
As conventional gas resources decline and unconventional gas production increases, all stakeholders must continue to work together to ensure the responsible development of the unconventional gas resource. Stakeholder Day provides an opportunity for all those affected by unconventional gas development to ask questions and learn more about Managing Surface Impacts, Regulatory Processes, and Community Engagement and Partnering. Delegates participate through panel discussions, topic presentations and participating in the World Coffee House. Through the World Coffee House process, five topics are posted for discussion, and participants can express their thoughts verbally or in writing.


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