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  • Invitation

    PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada invites you to join us for this informative event. Sustainable resource development and access to the resource are some of the leading challenges facing industry today. The oil and gas industry is committed to integrated resource management by managing physical footprint on the landscape and minimizing industry-based effects on species, ecosystems and ecosystem components. The challenge facing industry is to reduce impacts to biodiversity and ecological processes while continuing to sustainably develop, reclaim, and effectively restore areas impacted by oil and gas development. At the same time, it is important that policy and regulatory requirements governing oil and gas activity in these areas are informed through research and sound science.

    Oil and gas producers have in recent years invested millions of dollars in ecological related research projects to address challenges. The broad focus areas of these projects include the role of predation in woodland caribou population declines; the effectiveness of footprint reclamation or functional restoration; the effectiveness of mitigation activities; and wildlife responses to oil and gas activity.

    This event will provide technical updates from the 2018/19 industry sponsored research that has oversight from industry and government technical champions. Presentation highlights will include project learnings/outcomes, best practices, potential cost savings, and future impact to policy and regulations. Interspersed among the project-based presentations will be presentations related to recently identified priority issues and initiatives for the oil and gas sector.


  • TimePresentation
    8:30 AMRegistration, Networking, and Breakfast
    9:00 AMOpening Remarks
    9:10 AMKeynote Speaker
    Robert Albricht, ConocoPhillips
    Faster Forest Program
    10:00 AMCanada Warbler Response to Vegetation on Recovering Energy Sector Disturbances
    Erin Bayne, University of Alberta
    10:25 AMNetworking Break
    10:45 AMEvaluating 30 Years of Landsat Data to Develop Vegetation Disturbance and Recovery Information for Caribou Ranges in Northeast British Columbia
    Olivier Tsui, Hatfield Consultants
    11:10 AMAlgar Caribou Habitat Restoration Project
    Scott Wilson, Silvacom
    11:35 AMTargeting Alternate Prey to Understand Caribou and Moose Habitat Management Choices in a Regenerating Landscape: Increasing Functional Habitat for Caribou Within West-Central Ranges
    Laura Finnegan, fRI Research
    12:00 PMLunch
    1:00 PMERPC Committee Technical Update
    Shane Patterson, Committee Chair
    1:20 PMRedefining Designable Units (DUs): Phase 2, Mountain and Boreal Caribou in Alberta and BC
    Marco Musiani, University of Calgary
    1:45 PMWoodland Caribou Calving Areas and Calf Survival in Relation to Habitat Selection, Anthropogenic Disturbance, and Exposure to Predation Risk
    Laura Finnegan, fRI Research
    2:10 PMNetworking Break
    2:30 PMEvaluation of New Grizzly Bear Genetic Scat Results with DNA Results from Hair Collection – A Test and Comparison of Population Monitoring for the Future of Provincial Grizzly Bear Monitoring
    Isobel Phoebus, fRI Research


  • Event Fee:

    Members: $95

    Non-Members: $105

    Student: $75

    NGOs: $95