Session Six – Realizing Our Potential

The potential of the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore industry and what is required to prepare industry members for success will be the final morning session of the conference program. Session Six will include an industry expert panel that will discuss the approach of their organizations to establish partnerships, encourage leadership development and innovation and embrace a diverse and inclusive workforce while enhancing competitiveness.  The session will also explore the industry of the future and how post-secondary education programs focused on the offshore industry can help prepare for workforce changes to come. To emphasize the potential of the offshore, CNOOC International will provide an overview of its operations in the Newfoundland and Labrador oil & gas industry.


9:50 a.m.          Panel Discussion       

     Panelist 1: Kim Keating, Chief Operating Officer, Cahill Group

     Panelist 2: Unni Fjaer, VP, Offshore Newfoundland, Equinor Canada

     Panelist 3: Sarah Pietraszek-Mattner, Development Manager and Women’s         Interest Network Sponsor, ExxonMobil Canada

     Panelist 4: Mark Cumby, Regional Director, Energy, Hatch


10:30 a.m.         Stage Break


10:40 a.m.         Digital and automated: Workforce opportunities

for the offshore industry

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer, University of Houston

The industry is being transformed by digital and automated technologies.  This provides an excellent opportunity to transform the workforce and build a safer and resilient offshore industry.  Moreover, these are likely to transform the sustainability of the industry and the impact the industry has on sustainable development.


10:55 a.m.        CNOOC International Atlantic Canada update

Todd Hartlaub, Senior Manager, Atlantic Canada Region, CNOOC International

Todd Hartlaub will provide a background overview of CNOOC International and will speak to the company’s global exploration strategy and exploration plans for Atlantic Canada.


11:10 a.m.         Q & A

11:30 a.m.         Session Six concludes