Day 1 - Tuesday, October 6, 2020

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments Available
8:45
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair
9:00

KEYNOTE

Plans and Direction for Resource Development in the Northwest Territories
9:45
Exploring New Plans and Priorities for Canada’s Northern Territories
10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45
Strategic Infrastructure Corridors in the NWT
11:30
DELIVERING STRATEGIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT — Telecommunications: Update on the Dempster Fibre Project
12:00
Networking Lunch for Delegates and Speakers
1:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Northern Policy Framework – A Federal Roadmap for Future Collaboration
1:30
Alternative Energy for Northern Communities — Getting the Community Off Diesel
2:30
Using Beneficial Models for Indigenous Communities in Oil and Gas Activities
3:15
Networking Refreshment Break
3:30
Norman Wells — An Update on Progressive Reclamation
4:00
Planning the Infrastructure of the Future — How is Climate Change Changing Construction in the North?
4:30

CASE STUDY

Kluane Lake Research Station — Modernising Research Infrastructure in a Changing Climate
5:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks; Day 1 Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020

7:30
Registration Opens and Refreshments Available
8:00
Networking Breakfast Reception with Calgary Women in Energy
8:30
Special Presentation: Calgary Women in Energy
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair
9:05
Global Arctic Market Outlook
9:30
Assessing the Future for Oil and Gas Developments in the US Arctic
10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30

GLOBAL OUTLOOKS FOR OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT

NORWAY
11:00

GLOBAL OUTLOOKS FOR OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT

Recent Developments in Russian Arctic Gas & LNG
11:45
Reviewing and Responding to Bill C69 and Significance for Industry
12:30
Closing Remarks from Conference Chair

Post-Conference Workshop

In-Depth Workshop – Developing a Collaborative Approach to Getting Projects Off the Ground

Oct 7, 2020 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Speakers

Robert Diaz
Director
DM Cultural Services Ltd.
President, Dunne Za Economic Development Corp

West Moberly First Nation

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 6, 2020

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments Available
8:45
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

Al Chatenay
President
Explor

9:00

KEYNOTE

Plans and Direction for Resource Development in the Northwest Territories
9:45
Exploring New Plans and Priorities for Canada’s Northern Territories

Menzie McEachern
Director, Mineral & Petroleum Division
Industry, Tourism and Investment

Government of Northwest Territories

Highlighting proposed modernization of oil and gas regulations and improvements being contemplated. What progress has been made towards sustainable development?

10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45
Strategic Infrastructure Corridors in the NWT

G. Kent Fellows
Associate Program Director: Canadian Northern Corridor
University of Calgary

Sonya Saunders
Director, Strategic Infrastructure
Department of Infrastructure, Government of the Northwest Territories

  • Advancements on the Tlicho All-Season Road, the Mackenzie Valley Highway from Wrigley to Norman Wells, the Slave Geological Province Corridor, and the Taltson Hydroelectric Expansion Project for a transportation, hydro and communications link to the SGPC
  • Update on the Gray’s Bay Port and Road Project linking Yellowknife to Grays Bay in Nunavut, tying together mining projects and a deep-water port
  • Expected environmental review and construction timelines
  • Plans for improving the NWT rail line to Hay River
  • Update on the Northern Corridor program

11:30
DELIVERING STRATEGIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT — Telecommunications: Update on the Dempster Fibre Project

Priyank Thatté
Director, Strategic Initiatives, Highway and Public Works
Government of Yukon

The latest on the Dempster Fibre Project, to connect the existing Mackenzie Valley Fibre Line in a continuous 4000 km fibre loop

12:00
Networking Lunch for Delegates and Speakers
1:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Northern Policy Framework – A Federal Roadmap for Future Collaboration
1:30
Alternative Energy for Northern Communities — Getting the Community Off Diesel

Travis Balaski
Vice President
Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc.

Jay Massie
Director, Indigenous Relations
Canadian Utilities Limited

ATCO

  • Recent developments and progress in small-scale LNG for local energy needs
  • Exploring new developments in alternative energy — LNG + smaller northern projects
  • Highlighting the Old Crow solar project in the Yukon to get the community from using diesel in the summer

2:30
Using Beneficial Models for Indigenous Communities in Oil and Gas Activities

Alexander Fanni
General Manager
Landmark Resource Management

Matthew Spence
Regional Director General
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs (CIRNAC)

  • How can Indigenous communities benefit from oil and gas activities?
  • What models are preferable from an Indigenous point of view? (co-ownership, high employment benefit agreement, high royalties)
  • Exploring Indigenous interests in the TransMountain pipeline; how is this modelled like the Mackenzie Valley Gas pipeline?

3:15
Networking Refreshment Break
3:30
Norman Wells — An Update on Progressive Reclamation

Heather MacPherson
Environmental & Property Solutions
Imperial Oil

  • Highlights of activity on Imperial’s long-term planning for the Norman Wells operation
  • Overview of socioeconomic initiatives and long-term collaboration with local Sahtu communities

4:00
Planning the Infrastructure of the Future — How is Climate Change Changing Construction in the North?

Merven Gruben
Vice President & Co-Owner
E. Gruben’s Transport Ltd.
Former Mayor, Tuktoyaktuk

  • How do you plan for infrastructure that is resilient to flooding, storms and damage as the result of climate change?
  • Designing for future requirements, ensuring resilience, adaptability and managing risk
  • Exploring the challenges of constructing in the north, maintenance of the roadway, adapting to the changing permafrost

4:30

CASE STUDY

Kluane Lake Research Station — Modernising Research Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

Maribeth Murray
Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America Professor, Anthropology and Archeology
University of Calgary

  • Exploring alternate ways for getting off diesel
  • Infrastructure for food production in a cold climate
  • Supporting innovation in renewable energy systems and environmental science

5:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks; Day 1 Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020

7:30
Registration Opens and Refreshments Available
8:00
Networking Breakfast Reception with Calgary Women in Energy

Rayna Oryniak
Director of Membership
CWIE

Shauna Holmes
Director of Technical Education
CWIE

Join this early morning networking breakfast reception to discuss business trends, working collaboratively and finding practical solutions to common barriers. This is tailored for women working in oil field exploration and production, pipelines and facilities, construction and manufacturing.

8:30
Special Presentation: Calgary Women in Energy

Rayna Oryniak
Director of Membership
CWIE

Shauna Holmes
Director of Technical Education
CWIE

9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair
9:05
Global Arctic Market Outlook

Kelly Ogle
President & CEO
Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Prospects for energy development in the north, viewed through a security lens

9:30
Assessing the Future for Oil and Gas Developments in the US Arctic

Larry Persily
former Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects
Journalist/Instructor

University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Reviewing the potential and problems ahead for oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (along with other development work on Alaska’s North Slope)
  • Assessing BP’s sale to Hilcorp and departure from Alaska
  • Examining the status of the long-proposed state-led Alaska LNG project (onshore) and the newly proposed offshore LNG project

10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30

GLOBAL OUTLOOKS FOR OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT

NORWAY
11:00

GLOBAL OUTLOOKS FOR OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT

Recent Developments in Russian Arctic Gas & LNG

Ben Seligman
Project Specialist – Arctic / Frontier Oil & Gas
(formerly Shell)

Join this presentation to hear the following highlight:

  • The dominance of the West Siberian Arctic in Russia’s gas production and the emergence of Russian Arctic LNG
  • The relatively recent push northwards from the traditional Russian Arctic gas industry heartland
  • The move away from dependence on connectivity to Gazprom’s Unified Gas Supply System, especially for new Arctic LNG projects
  • Four case studies
  • The importance of the Northern Sea Route to new Arctic LNG projects

11:45
Reviewing and Responding to Bill C69 and Significance for Industry

David Wright
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
University of Calgary

Terri-Lee Oleniuk
Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes)

  • Assessing the negative and positive impacts of Bill C69
  • What does this bill mean for energy projects?

12:30
Closing Remarks from Conference Chair

In-Depth Workshop – Developing a Collaborative Approach to Getting Projects Off the Ground

Oct 7, 2020 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Robert Diaz
Director
DM Cultural Services Ltd.
President, Dunne Za Economic Development Corp

West Moberly First Nation

What is it about?

Oct 7, 2020 1:30pm – 4:30pm

  • New methods to attract investment in the North, including new partners and investors beyond the Federal government
  • The drive for regulatory improvements / regulatory certainty for Canadian Arctic oil and gas
  • What are the views from industry on where the focus and efforts should be to drive regulatory improvement and certainty?
  • Assessing the relationship between industry, service companies and Indigenous communities to encourage long-term development
  • Options and practical strategies that would enable Indigenous investment and involvement in future northern energy projects