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Today’s Date

Wednesday, Dec 1st, 2021

Program & Schedule of Events

Tuesday, September 21

7:30 a.m.              Registration

8:15 a.m.              Conference Welcome Remarks

                              Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador 

8:30 a.m.              Keynote Address

   Lazaro Cosma, President, ExxonMobil Canada

Session One – Resilient: Industry Outlook

While oil has made a significant recovery since the collapse of early 2020, much uncertainty remains about the market, demand, and supply. Newfoundland and Labrador offers investors rich resources which can be developed achieving the environmental, social, and governance best practices they seek. The opening session of conference will explore the global oil and gas market, the role of Newfoundland and Labrador in that market, and what the future may hold for the industry and the global economy in general.

8:55 a.m.             Canadian Crude in Context

  Rory Johnston, Managing Director & Market Economist, Price Street

9:15 a.m.              Exploring the Flemish Pass during a Pandemic

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

9:35 a.m.              Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore place in a rapidly decarbonizing world

  Jim Keating, CEO (Acting), OilCo

9:55 a.m.              Q&A with Rory Johnston, Todd Hartlaub, Jim Keating and Lazaro Cosma 

10:10 a.m.            Refreshment Break

Session Two – ReEnergize:  Cleantech & Emission Reduction

Session Two will examine the offshore oil & gas industry in a climate conscious world and how the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore will play a leading role in the new global energy mix. The session will take a deep dive into the role the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil & gas industry will play in helping to achieve sustainable development and also examine the newest innovations in clean technology, emission reduction, and sustainability occurring in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore.

10:35 a.m.          Panel Discussion

An Innovative Application for Hybrid Propulsion In Newfoundland & Labrador’s Offshore Oil And Gas Sector 

Dan Vyselaar, Director of Technology & Development, ATL

Powering Offshore Installations with Floating Wind

Blair MacDougall, Waterford Energy Services 

                           Porous materials & the oil and gas industry 

Dr. Michael Katz, Katz Research Group

11:15 a.m.           Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador Natural Gas Export Opportunity- An Indigenous Partnership

  Leo Power, CEO, LNG Newfoundland and Labrador Limited
  Shayne McDonald, McDonald Law – Indigenous lawyer on the Miawpukek Reserve at Conne River, NL

11:35 a.m.             Q&A

12:00 p.m.            Day One Morning Sessions Conclude


Day One Luncheon

12:00 p.m.                                Pre- Luncheon Networking

1:05 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.             Keynote Speaker

     Chris Slubicki, former President, CEO & Director, Modern Resources


Session Three – Local Content

Practitioners in achieving local participation in the supply chain will participate in a panel discussion during Session Three, Local Content: Global Best Practices. Conference delegates will hear from an operator about their approach to engaging the local supply chain, a global expert in supply chain analysis will share what is occurring in the global industry and the mayor of a town at the hub of a natural resources project will discuss the impact local participation has had on her community.

2:30                      Panel Discussion

  Zach Kaplan, Founder & Vice President, Sustainable Business Group, DAI

  Tracey Simpson, Canada Country Manager Petroleum, BHP

  Lori Ackerman, Mayor, City of Fort St. John

3:10 p.m.              Q&A

3:30 p.m.              Day One Sessions Conclude


Wednesday, September 22

7:30 a.m.              Registration

8:15 a.m.              Conference Welcome Remarks

8:30 a.m.              Keynote Address

   From Stress to Resilency – Intentionally Design a Better Future

   Cathy Simpson, CEO, TechImpact   

Session Four – Collaboration in The New (Normal) Industry

Collaboration is key in moving the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil & gas industry forward, especially in the new normal of our world and the global economy. In Session Four, delegates will hear from those leading the way through collaboration in Newfoundland and Labrador, arising from the need to work together to overcome challenges and the best interest of the industry. [Perspectives from an operator will be shared, along with real industry examples of supply chain participants working together to achieve success.]

8:50 a.m.              3 Collaboration Case studies

8:55 a.m.              Asset Management and Partner Collaboration Improves End User Safety

   William Burton, Product Development Manager, Atlantic Hose & Fittings

   Angela Hooton, Business Development Manager, Swagelok Atlantic Canada

9:05 a.m.             ChampionX and Brenntag: Local partnership enables safer, more efficient and
                             sustainable operations for customers

  Mike LaPointe, National Business Manager, Energy Distribution, Brenntag Canada

  Beth Schlitt, VP Global Supply Chain Planning, ChampionX

9:15 a.m.             How the Local Supply Chain Supported Covid Protocols for Mobilization of Rig 

                             Crew for Stena / CNOOC Drilling Campaign

  Gerry Mayo, VP Operations , PF Collins International Trade Solutions

9:30 a.m.              Husky Energy Update

  Jonathan Brown, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Region, Husky Energy

9:50 a.m.            Q&A

10:15 a.m.             Refreshment Break

Session Five – Supplier Development: Market Opportunities & Diversification

Many Newfoundland and Labrador born companies have diversified their operations to include working in other markets. They have exported their expertise and skills to help other jurisdictions grow their offshore industry, while also creating opportunities to support their own business during down periods. This session will examine burgeoning areas of opportunity, what it takes to be successful in these markets, and what steps companies need to take to expand their geographic reach and revenue sources.

10:40 a.m.            Suncor Energy Update

   Josee Tremblay, Vice President, East Coast, Suncor Energy

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            Panel Discussion

11:05 a.m.           Leveraging our experience to foster new opportunities

  Rob Crosbie, Chair, Crosbie         

11:15 a.m.          From Local to Global

Captain Anthony Patterson, Managing Director, Virtual Marine Training 

11:30 a.m.            Q&A

11:45 a.m.           Day Two Morning Sessions Conclude


Day Two Luncheon

11:45 a.m.            Pre- Luncheon Networking

12:45 – 2:15 p.m.       Keynote Speaker

 A catalyst for the future: leveraging the space sector for sustainability and prosperity

                  Bethany Downer, Chief Communications Officer, Hubble Space Telescope /

                            Director of Communications, STAR HARBOR


Session Six – Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore – Next Steps for Reaching Our Potential

The last 18 months have been extremely challenging for the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas industry as it struggles with reaching its vast resource potential during a global downturn when investment funds are scarce. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has embarked upon an ambitious plan to increase the competitiveness of the province, led by offshore industry leaders and veterans, and this session will explore recent actions taken and the collaboration required to achieve long-term objectives.

2:20 p.m.              How Memorial will be Critical to the Economic Recovery of the Province

   Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor, Memorial University of NL

2:40 p.m.              Equinor Canada Update

   Torstein Hole, President, Equinor Canada

3:05 p.m.              The Honorable Minister Andrew Parsons

3:25 p.m.              Q&A

3:35 p.m.              NL Energy Shave Event

4:15 p.m.              Day Two Sessions Conclude