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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/11/2018
8:00 am - 3:50 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 reduce 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.

    An event highlight this year will be a keynote address from the Chancellor of the University of Calgary. She will bring the academic perspective with how innovation and integration of business can make the energy sector stronger. 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 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 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: Caribou

    Session 2: Impact of Disturbance

    Session 3: Cross Cutting Technologies

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  • TimePresentation 
    8:30 AMRegistration, Networking, and Breakfast
    9:00 AMOpening Remarks
    Soheil Asgarpour
    9:10 AMKeynote Speaker
    Chancellor Deborah Yedlin, University of Calgary
    Innovation and Integration of Business, Academia and the Energy Sector
    9:50 AMERPC Committee Technical Update, Carol Engstrom, Independent
    10:05 AMSession 1: Caribou
    Speakers:
    10:05 AMLaura Finnegan, fRI Research
    Landscape Management in Caribou Ranges: Alternate Prey and Caribou Calf Survival
    10:30 AMNetworking Break
    10:45 AMPaula Bentham, Golder Associates Ltd.
    Influence of Forest Fires on Legacy Seismic Line Revegetation and on Caribou Habitat Restoration Treatment
    11:10 AMAndrew Vandenbroeck, Silvacom
    Algar Caribou Habitat Restoration Project
    11:35 AMMarco Musiani, University of Calgary
    Redefining Designable Units (DUs): Phase 2, Mountain and Boreal Caribou in Alberta and BC
    12:00 PMLunch
    1:00 PMSession 2: Impact of Disturbance
    Speakers:
    1:00 PMAnja Sorensen, fRI Research
    Evaluation of New Grizzly Bear Genetic Scat Results with DNA Results from Hair Collection – A Test and Comparison of Population Monitoring for theFuture of Provincial Grizzly Bear Monitoring
    1:25 PMCole Burton, UBC
    Efficient Monitoring of Wildlife Responses to Seismic Line Restoration in the Algar Habitat Restoration Program
    1:50 PMAnja Sorensen, fRI Research
    Grizzly Bears and Pipelines in Alberta: A Provincial Update
    2:15 PMNetworking Break
    2:30 PMSession 3: Cross Cutting Technologies
    Speakers:
    2:30 PMJocelyn Gregoire, University of Alberta
    Canada Warbler Response to Vegetation Structure on Recovering Energy Sector Disturbances
    2:55 PMMark Kapfer, LOOKNorth
    Development of Remote Sensing Techniques for Regional Reclamation Monitoring of Peatlands in Alberta
    3:20 PMClosing Remarks | Forum Closes

     

  • Early Bird-Event Fee (Nov 9):

    Members: $95

    Non-Members: $395

    Student: $75

    NGOs: $95

    Pre-Event Fee (Nov 10-14):

    Members: $195

    Non-Members: $495

    Student: $175

    NGOs: $195

     

  • For information on sponsorship opportunities for this event, please see the Sponsorship Fee Package here

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

  •  Presentation 
    Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
    Opening Remarks
    Soheil Asgarpour
    Keynote Speaker
    Chancellor Deborah Yedlin, University of Calgary
    Innovation and Integration of Business, Academia and the Energy Sector
    Carol EngstromERPC Committee Technical Update, Carol Engstrom, Independent
    Session 1: Caribou
    Speakers:
    Laura Finnegan, fRI Research
    Landscape Management in Caribou Ranges: Alternate Prey and Caribou Calf Survival
    Networking Break
    Andrew VandenbroeckAndrew Vandenbroeck, Silvacom
    Algar Caribou Habitat Restoration Project
    Marco MusianiMarco Musiani, University of Calgary
    Redefining Designable Units (DUs): Phase 2, Mountain and Boreal Caribou in Alberta and BC
    Lunch
    Session 2: Impact of Disturbance
    Speakers:
    Anja SorensenAnja Sorensen, fRI Research
    Evaluation of New Grizzly Bear Genetic Scat Results with DNA Results from Hair Collection – A Test and Comparison of Population Monitoring for theFuture of Provincial Grizzly Bear Monitoring
    Anja SorensenAnja Sorensen, fRI Research
    Grizzly Bears and Pipelines in Alberta: A Provincial Update
    Networking Break
    Session 3: Cross Cutting Technologies
    Speakers:
    Jocelyn GregorieJocelyn Gregoire, University of Alberta
    Canada Warbler Response to Vegetation Structure on Recovering Energy Sector Disturbances
    Mark KapferMark Kapfer, LOOKNorth
    Development of Remote Sensing Techniques for Regional Reclamation Monitoring of Peatlands in Alberta

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