Conference Schedule

November 1, 2018


ENGAGE: Opening keynote and panel discussion on the current state of the industry, the challenges we face and the vision we have.

Celine Gerson, President of Schlumberger

Keving Birn, VP IHS Markit

Chris Bloomer, CEPA


Morning Break


INSIGHT: What lessons can we learn from other energy-focused industries?

What can we learn from how other industries have changed their business models?

Speaker: TBA

Presentation TBA:

Ian McGregor, CEO of North West Refining


VISION: The Environment — where are we going?

Presentation TBA:

Will Kruger, Ernst & Young

Presentation TBA:

Brent Welsh, AER




INNOVATE: New Technologies in the Heavy Oil Industry

Dr. Dale Erickson, Technical Development Lead, WOOD
James Graham, Managing Director, GuildOne
Mike Tourigny, VP Commercialization, Acceleware


Afternoon Break


UPDATE: Project Updates

Presentation TBA:

Ian Ramshaw, Manager of Surmont Integration, Surmont (Conoco)

Osum Orion 2BC Project Update

Henk Van Klinken, Director of Projects

Presentation: Pengrowth Lindbergh

Speaker TBA

Presentation: Black Pearl

Speaker TBA

Closing Comments


After Party

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