Day One – Program Overview

 

7:00 a.m. Registration
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8:00 a.m. Conference Opening Address
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
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8:10 a.m. Keynote Opening Address
“Competing from Atlantic Canada”
Jim Irving, CEO, J.D. Irving Ltd.
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SESSION ONE
Our Changing Industry: Global Outlook / Economic Perspective
Findings of the Fraser Institute’s 2017 Global Petroleum Survey underline the ever-changing nature of the oil & gas industry, with Newfoundland and Labrador now ranking as the most attractive Canadian jurisdiction for oil & gas investment and British Columbia and Alberta named least-attractive. This session will take a closer look at the survey results, including the impact of the regulatory environment, political stability, taxation and other factors on the findings. Delegates will also hear from the president of ExxonMobil Canada on the company’s offshore projects in this province and globally, as well as from Nalcor Energy on recent geoscience work and how Newfoundland and Labrador fits within the global industry.
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8:35 a.m. Carman Mullins
President, ExxonMobil Canada
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8:55 a.m. Kenneth Green
Senior Director, Centre for Natural Resource Studies and co-author of Global Petroleum Survey 2017
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9:15 a.m. Jim Keating
Executive Vice President, Offshore Development and Corporate Services, Nalcor Energy
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9:35 a.m. Q & A
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SESSION TWO
Regulatory Change and the Need for Speed to Market
Changing regulatory regimes have a direct impact on project timelines and jurisdictions like Norway lead the way in speed to market. A speaker from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate will share with delegates best practices and lessons learned from their experiences. This session will also feature an update from Husky Energy on current offshore Newfoundland and Labrador projects, including the recently sanctioned Husky wellhead platform.
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10:25 a.m. Speaker TBA
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10:45 a.m. Bente Nyland
Director General, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
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11:05 a.m. Trevor Pritchard
Senior Vice President – Atlantic Region, Husky Energy
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11:25 a.m. Q & A
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LUNCHEON
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12:00 p.m. Pre-Luncheon Networking
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12:45 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Brad Wall
Premier of Saskatchewan (2007 – 2018)
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TECHNICAL SESSIONS – Deeper/Farther (Requires separate registration)
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3:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks
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3:10 p.m. Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater:
Managing complexity through integrated planning and execution
Chris Garcia
Mexico International Account Director & Deepwater Advisor, Schlumberger Oilfield Services

 

3:30 p.m. Digitalization in the EPCI Value Chain:
Opportunities for deepwater developments
Ottar Kristian Alme
Head of Digitalization, Kvaerner
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3:50 p.m. The Subsea Internet of Things
Brendan Hyland
Founder and Chairman, WFS Technologies
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4:10 p.m. Q & A
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CONFERENCE RECEPTION
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7:00 p.m. The Rooms
Bonaventure Avenue
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