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Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/11/2017
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Location
PTAC Conference Room

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  • Invitation

    PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada invites you to join us for this informative full-day 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 minimize impacts to all levels of biodiversity and ecological processes while continuing to develop oil and gas reserves, and to effectively restore impacted areas. At the same time, it is important that the policy and regulatory requirements governing oil and gas activity in these areas be based in science. Thus, research is needed to affect the direction of current and emerging policy and legislation

    Oil and gas producers have in recent years invested millions of dollars in ecological related research projects to address these challenges. The broad focus areas of these projects include the role of predation in woodland caribou population declines; the effectiveness of industry footprint reclamation or functional restoration; the effectiveness of mitigation activities; and wildlife responses to oil and gas activity. This event will also provide technical updates of the 2017 industry sponsored research that have had oversight from industry and government technical champions. The intent of projects selected through multi-stakeholder review and funded through the AUPRF program is that they may lead to changes in best practices, 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.

    Session 1: Panel – Policy and Emerging Technology – Implications to Biodiversity Management

    Management of biodiversity is an important component of effective resource management in Alberta. Over the last few years a number of policies and initiatives have been rolled out by the Government and the Alberta Energy Regulator that have implications on biodiversity and how industry operates on the landscape. Technologies will play a key role in supporting implementation and assessment of outcomes as they relate to biodiversity. The panel provide insight into some of these new initiatives, emerging technologies and the consequences for environmental management.

    Session 2: Caribou

    Session 3: Impact of Disturbance

    Session 4: Cross Cutting Technologies

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  • TimePresentation
    8:00 AMRegistration Opens
    8:30 AMOpening Remarks – Ecological Research Planning Committee Update
    Shane Patterson, Alberta Environment and Parks
    8:45 AMSession 1: Panel – Policy and Emerging Technology - Implications to Biodiversity Management
    Management of biodiversity is an important component of effective resource management in Alberta. Over the last few years a number of policies and initiatives have been rolled out by the Government and the Alberta Energy Regulator that have implications on biodiversity and how industry operates on the landscape. Technologies will play a key role in supporting implementation and assessment of outcomes as they relate to biodiversity. The panel provide insight into some of these new initiatives, emerging technologies and the consequences for environmental management.
    Panel Chair:
    Caroline Bampfylde, Ecosystem and Risk Assessment Modeller, Alberta Environment and Parks
    Panelists:
    Anish Neupane, Alberta Environment and Parks
    Offset Policies - Wetlands and Biodiversity
    TBC
    Jared Hobbs, Hemmera Envirochem
    Environmental DNA with Potentially Cross Cutting Applications for Biodiversity Management
    Jeremy Reid, Devon
    Industry Perspective on Biodiversity Planning and Policy Initiatives
    10:00 AMCOFFEE BREAK
    Session 2: Caribou
    10:15 AMLaura Finnegan, fRI Research
    Assessing Disease Prevalence and Caribou Health in West-Central Alberta
    10:45 AMMarco Musiani, University of Calgary
    Evaluating Genomic Diversity for Caribou in Alberta to Allow for Effective Biodiversity Monitoring, Augmentation and Conservation
    11:15 AMPaula Bentham, Golder Associates Ltd.
    Caribou Range Restoration Monitoring: A Comparison of Vegetation Response to Restoration Treatments as Compared to Natural Vegetation Recovery
    11:45 AMLaura Finnegan, fRI Research
    Does Recovery Linear Features Increase Functional Habitat for Caribou?
    12:15 PMLUNCH
    Session 3: Impact of Disturbance
    1:00 PMGordon Stenhouse, fRI Research
    Grizzly Bear Survival in Oil and Gas Operating Areas
    1:30 PMJason Fisher, InnoTech Alberta Inc.
    White-Tailed Deer Resource and Movement Selection: The Role of Oil and Gas Features in Boreal Forest Expansion
    2:00 PMJoanna Burgar, UBC
    Monitoring Wildlife Responses to Seismic Line Restoration in the Algar Habitat Restoration Program
    2:30 PMCOFFEE BREAK
    Session 4: Cross Cutting Technologies
    2:45 PMErin Bayne, University of Alberta
    Canada Warbler Response to Vegetation Structure on Recovering Energy Sector Disturbances
    3:15 PMNadia Rochdi, University of Lethbridge
    Development of Remote Sensing Techniques for Regional Reclamation Monitoring of Peatlands in Alberta
    3:45 PM Steve Liang, SensorUp
    Building Environmental Data Exchange Node (ENDN) - Architecture, Challenges, and Opportunities
    4:15 PMClosing Remarks

     

  • Pre-Event Fee (before noon Nov 22):

    Members: $95

    Non-Members: $395

    Student: $75

    NGOs: $95

     

  • For information on sponsorship opportunities for this event, please see the Sponsorship Levels Fact Sheet here

    Contact Lorie Mayes mailto:[email protected] to discuss sponsorship.