Innovation and Canada’s Natural Gas
Value Chain: 21st Century Energy, 21st Century Opportunity
Calgary Petroleum Club, Devonian Room
CANADIAN GAS DIALOGUES EVENT FOLLOWS COVID PROTOCOL
Thank you for your interest in joining us at the Calgary Petroleum Club on September 29th to discuss key issues impacting the natural gas sector, both domestic and international.
To ensure the safety of all staff and participants, and in keeping with Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program, which goes into effect on September 20, the following mandatory measures will be in place:
Entry to the event will require:
A) Proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to the event, evidenced by an immunization record/receipt provided by a pharmacy, a physician or by a provincial health authority, or
B) Digital or written confirmation of Vaccine Passport status (BC, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec residents), or
C) Returning a negative result from either a PCR test 72 hours prior to the event or a rapid test administered prior to entering the Calgary Petroleum Club. Test must be administered by the private sector.
As per Alberta Health Services guidelines, mask usage will be mandatory by all attendees when in public access areas of the Calgary Petroleum Club. Within the confines of the Devonian Room, masks are not mandatory, but a matter of personal preference. Additional measures, including appropriate distancing and sanitizing measures, will also be in place.
|07h00||Registration & Breakfast||Courtesy of ABB|
|08h00||Welcome and keynote introduction|| Tim Egan, Canadian Gas Association
|08h05-08h35||Keynote address||Dale Nally, Associate Minister, Natural Gas & Electricity|
|08h35-09h35||Session 1 – Energy for a 21st Century Economy||
Moderator: Mel Ydreos, EnergyVantage (Joining via video link)
Orlando Cabrales, CEO Frontera, Colombia (Joining via video link)
Khaled Abubakr, CEO TAQA, Egypt (Joining via video link)
Andrea Stegher, Senior Vice Present Commercial & Stakeholder Engagement, Snam (Joining via video link)
Karen Harbert, President, American Gas Association (Joining via video link)
Session 2a – Building Canada’s Low Emission Gaseous Pathways
Moderator: David Layzell
Greg Caldwell, ATCO
Cynthia Hansen, Enbridge
Curtis Philippon, Certarus
|10h45-11h30||Session 2b – Building Canada’s Low Emission Gaseous Pathways||
Avoided and Captured Emissions
Moderator: Chris Bloomer, CEPA
Stephane Germaine, CEO, GHGSat (Joining via video link)
Scott Volk, Tourmaline Oil
Anna Stukas, VP Business Development, Carbon Engineering (Joining via video link)
Jason Chadwick, VP business development, Entropy
|11h30-11h45||Presentation of IGRC 2024||Tim Egan/Julie Gaudreau|
Luncheon and Armchair Discussion - Courtesy of Halliburton
Mac Van Wielingen
Jason Switzer, VP Growth & Capital Markets, Foresight
David Tiley, public equities, AIMCo
Greg Heath, head, Canadian E&P, RBC Capital Markets
|13h15-14h15||Session 3 – Managing Policy Challenges||
Moderator: Gary Mar, CEO, Canada West Foundation
Working with Municipalities: Lori Ackerman, Fort St. John
Working with Markets: Peter Schriber, Xpansiv
Working with Renewables: Graeme Feltham, president, Apex Utilities
|14h15-14h45||Networking Break||Courtesy of Enbridge|
|14h45-15h30||Session 4a - Emerging Opportunities||
Moderator: Dale Lunan
Travis Balaski, IPC
Mike Leclair, FortisBC
Paul Schwartz, ThermoLift
Charlie Ker, CNGVA
|15h30-16h45||Session 4b - Emerging Opportunities||
Emerging Gas Energy Leaders
Moderator: Tim McMillan
Crystal Smith, Haisla Nation (Joining via video link)
Brad Hayes, Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.
Wayne Prins, Executive Director, Christian Labour Association of Canada
John Adams, NGIF
|16h45-17h30||Networking Reception||Courtesy of Fortis BC|
Session 1 – Energy for a 21st Century Economy
Natural gas is seen as critical in the ongoing evolution of a lower emission energy economy. This panel, comprised of global leaders in natural gas, will explore the role for the cleanest fossil fuel as the world advances on the various targets being set.
Session 2a – Building Canada’s Low Emission Gaseous Pathways – Alternative fuels
As the search for lower emission energy continues, hydrogen and renewable natural gas are emerging as key complements to natural gas in various applications. This session will discuss how blue and green hydrogen and RNG can contribute to Canada’s emission reduction efforts.
Session 2b – Building Canada’s Low Emission Gaseous Pathways – Avoided and Captured Emissions
While natural gas remains a critical fuel in the energy system, equally critical is reducing emissions along the natural gas value chain and capturing those emissions when they can’t be avoided. From satellite monitoring to innovations in point-source and direct air capture, this panel will examine how best to ensure natural gas remains relevant and sustainable in the energy system of the future.
Overview of Gas Pathways and IGRC2024
The Canadian Gas Association, which holds Canada’s seat in the global industry association - the International Gas Union - will host the IGU’s 2024 International Gas Research Conference in Banff. CGA CEO Timothy Egan and IGRC Executive Director Julie Gaudreau will discuss the conference and the creation of Gas Pathways, a new multi-media communication platform dedicated to innovation and technology that will help promote IGRC2024.
Luncheon and Armchair Discussion
The global energy transition presents a long and winding road for all stakeholders, and is more of an evolution than a revolution. With broad macro factors involved and no silver bullet to net zero, there are multiple overlapping objectives, some of which clash with others, and some which complement. In a wide-ranging discussion with Canadian capital providers, industry thought leader Mac Van Wielingen will discuss the strategic mindset that will be needed if Canada is to meet its net zero aspirations.
Session 3 – Managing Policy Challenges
In Canada, most federal policy initiatives are directed towards encouraging investments in renewable energy technologies, broader electrification of many sectors of the economy, support for municipalities as they develop green energy pathways, and support for companies searching to move away from fossil energy. This panel will discuss how Canada’s natural gas industry can remain relevant in the face of those policy challenges.
Session 4a – Emerging Opportunities – Emerging Markets
Rapid innovation in delivering cleaner natural gas is opening many on-ramps to a lower emission future, with new markets emerging for natural gas in remote power, marine fuel, home heating and cooling, on-road transportation and other applications. This panel will discuss some of these.
Session 4b – Emerging Opportunities – Energy Leadership for the Future
A new breed of Canadian thought leaders is emerging in the midst of the very challenging energy conversation occurring today. In this panel, a few of those leaders – representing First Nations, energy workers, technology innovators and social media commentators – discuss how they are building the future energy system and supporting Canada’s natural gas industry.
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