CHOA Fall Conference

  • November 6 & 7 2019
  • Hotel Arts, Calgary, Alberta


Cocktail Reception
Dinner Served
CHOA Awards
Keynote: Vivian Krause
Closing Remarks
Registration & Hot Breakfast
Opening Session

Moderator: CHOA Fall Conference Chair Valerie Stewart, Director Business Development- Scovan Engineering

Chris Slubicki President, CEO & Director of Modern Resources Inc-Keynote
Canadian Energy Leadership- Courage to stand up for Canadian Energy
Allan Fogwill President & CEO Canadian Energy Research Institute
Future challenges and opportunities for Canadian Oil Sands
Cameron Gingrich Director, Strategic Energy Advisory Services-Solomon & Associates
North American Downstream Oil Requirements - Western Canada vs. Permian
Economics & Market Access

Moderator: Scott Curry, Managing Director- CQ Strategy Ltd.

John R. Auers, P.E. Executive Vice President Turner, Mason & Company & Ed Koshka, P Eng., MBA, Turner Mason & Company
Clearing the Bitumen Bottleneck: Assessing Processing, Transportation and Marketing Options for Alberta Bitumen
Heather Scott General Manager Oilsands, PetroChina Canada
The future, the flexible and the foundational: Markets and access in the 21st century
Cal Broder Chairman, BitCrude Energy LP
BitCrude: A Unique Market Access Solution - Bitumen by Rail
Randy Ollenberger Managing Director, Oil & Gas Equity Research-BMO Capital Markets
Competitive Position of the Oil Sands

Moderators: Julio Jimenez, P.Eng, Consultant & Nael Sadek, Business Development Leader- SENSIA (a Rockwell Automation & Schlumberger JV)

Geoffrey Cann Author, Broadcaster, Publisher
Bits, Bytes and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas
Paolo Bomben Senior Manager of Clean Technology Development, Alberta Innovates
Bitumen Beyond Combustion: Generating Value Through Non-Combustion Products
Robert Mereau Partner, Head of Machine Intelligence, White Whale Analytics
How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can increase production, reduce costs and improve reliability in the Energy Industry
Carrie Fanai, Program Lead Bitumen Value Chain Optimization for Enterprise Technology, Suncor Energy
Creating a Culture of Innovation
Political & Social Environment

Moderator: Deborah Jaremko, DOB Oilsands Editor

Dr. Francoise Robe Strategic Director, RWDI
Climate Change Impacts on the Canadian Heavy Oil Industry
Dr. Lianne Lefsrud Assistant Professor Engineering, University of Alberta
Risk Communication to Support Sustainability Discussions
Dr. Soheil Asgarpour, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC)
PTAC’s Methane Emissions Reduction Initiatives: Merging Science, Technology, Regulation, and Operations
Bianca Boyd General Manager, Edelman Calgary
Who Trusts? Who Doesn’t? And Why it Matters. The Edelman Trust Barometer 2019
Project Updates

Moderator: Dimitra Katsuris, Business Consultant- TRE ALTAMIRA

Michelle Squires Operations Technology Lead, Suncor Energy
The Water Technology Development Centre (WTDC) Overview
Kevin Jabusch President & CEO, Enhance Energy
Enhance Energy, CO2 EOR and the ACTL Project
Paul Vander Valk Chief Operating Officer, Harvest Operations Corporation
BlackGold Project Update