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  • Meeting the Methane Emissions Reduction Target Post-COVID Webinar

    July 7-9 2020

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    If you missed the event, please click on the day you would like to view the webinar recording. The presentations are available by clicking on the presenter’s name

    Day One

    Drew Leyburne

    Day Two 

    Jackie Forrest, Stephane Germain, Jackson Hegland

    Day Three

    Bryan Helfenbaum

    Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) and the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) invites you to join us for this informative, 3-day event focusing on reducing methane emissions and costs while creating clean tech jobs.

    Each day, our panels of experts will discuss a relevant and trending topic:

    • Day 1: Recent updates to regulations and policies
    • Day 2: Industry ability and readiness in meeting the methane emissions target
    • Day 3: Addressing the challenges and opportunities in research and development, demonstration, and deployment of technologies in methane detection and mitigations

    Our current work from home reality may not be permanent, but the impact of today’s crisis on the industry will be. As we plan for a future beyond the pandemic and price wars, we need to make business decisions carefully, responsibly, and cost-effectively. Employee safety and wellbeing must also be paramount.

    This timely online event will provide an overview of the current situation and look into the future in reducing methane emissions while reducing cost and creating clean tech jobs. Register for one day or all three. Post-event videos will be made public for those who cannot attend.

     

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    Session 1: Panel – Regulations and Policies
    • What is the impact of Covid-19 on implementing/enforcing methane emissions reduction regulations and policies?
    • What is the status of methane equivalency, in BC, Alberta, and Sask.? What are the issues and challenges?
    • What are the federal and provincial programs which can help the energy sector meet their methane emissions reduction targets?
    • What are the goals and expected deliverables for the $750 million methane emissions reduction federal program?

    Day One- July 7, 2020 
    10:00 AMKeynote – Deputy Minister Bev Yee
    Government of Alberta- Environment and Parks
    10:30 AMSession 1: Panel – Regulations and Policies

    Panel Chair:
    Soheil Asgarpour, President, PTAC

    Panelists:
    • Marc D’Iorio, Director General Energy and Transportation, ECCC
    • Drew Leyburne, Assistant Deputy Minister, NRCan
    • Gerald Palanca, Manager, Air Technical Team, Air Emissions and Audit Section, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
    •Joy Romero, Vice-President Technology & Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL)
    11:30 AMQuestion Period
    12:15 PMClosing Remarks

     

    Session 2: Panel – Industry Ability & Readiness

    • What is the impact of global economic slowdown on CO2 and methane emissions?
    • To what extent the economic slowdown could cripple producers in meeting their 2025 methane emissions target?
    • What is the level of industry readiness and, ability to meet its target in this dire economic condition?
    • What the future holds for Canadian oil and gas industry post COVId-19?

    Day Two- July 8, 2020 
    10:00 AMKeynote – Jackie Forrest, Senior Director of Research,
    ARC Energy Research Institute
    10:15 AMSession 2: Industry Ability & Readiness

    Panel Chair:
    Soheil Asgarpour, President, PTAC

    Panelists:
    • Jackie Forrest, Senior Director of Research, ARC Energy Research Institute
    • Stephane Germain, President, GHGSat Inc.
    • Jackson Hegland, Executive Director, Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance (MELA)
    • Brent Kondratowicz, VP East Field Operations at Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL)
    11:30 AMQuestion Period
    12:00 PMClosing Remarks

     

    Session 3: Panel – Research & Development

    • What is the status of methane detection and mitigation best practices and technologies?
    • What is the impact of Covid-19 governmental instructions (social distancing, lack of access to labs) in having the ability to develop and test new technologies?
    • Has Covid-19 accelerated development and implementation of digital solutions in reducing methane emissions?
    • What are the low hanging fruits in reducing methane emissions? What are the examples of successful technologies and best practices?
    • What is the status of PTAC’s R&D projects? Where are we and next steps required? What are our ultimate goals?

    Day Three- July 9, 2020 
    10:00 AMSession 3: Research & Development

    Panel Chair:
    Soheil Asgarpour, President, PTAC

    Panelists:

    • James Diamond, Manager Upstream Oil & Gas, ECCC
    • Bryan Helfenbaum, Executive Director of Advanced Hydrocarbons - Clean Resources, Alberta Innovates
    • Jim Gibson; Partner, Thin Air Labs
    • Matthew Johnson, Head Research Professor of the Energy & Emissions Research Laboratory (EERL), Carleton University
    • Cooper Robinson, Managing Director, Radicle
    11:30 AMQuestion Period
    12:00 PMClosing Remarks

     

     

  • Day 1:

    Bev Yee, Deputy Minister, Alberta Environment and Parks

     

    Bev Yee was appointed Deputy Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks on September 18, 2018. She has spent more than 20 years with the Government of Alberta, most recently as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Relations. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.

    Much of Bev’s time with government has been dedicated to the Environment portfolio, where she was previously Assistant Deputy Minister of Integrated Resource Management Planning, as well as Alberta’s Stewardship Commissioner.

    Before joining the Government of Alberta, Bev was a high school physics and biology teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Science.

     

     

     

     

    Day 2: 

    Jackie Forrest, Senior Director of Research, ARC Energy Research Institute

    Jackie actively monitors emerging strategic trends related to energy. She is an author and sought after public speaker with nearly 25 years of experience in the energy industry. She is the host of the ARC Energy Ideas podcast, a weekly show that explains the latest trends and news in Canadian energy and beyond.  She is a regular contributor to the Daily Oil Bulletin and the National Post publications and is a recognized expert in analyzing oil and gas systems in a carbon constrained world. She represents ARC Financial on the board of Longshore Resources Ltd, a privately held exploration and production company.  Jackie is also on the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC)’s Board of Governors.

    Prior to joining ARC, she was the leader of North American crude oil research for IHS CERA. Jackie has published 20 public papers on energy issues, covering a range of topics, including US oil supply sources, markets for Canadian crude oil, environmental regulation, technology and six papers on life cycle GHG emissions from crude oil.

    Jackie was the recipient of the 2018 Schulich School of Engineering Environment and Sustainability Alumni Award, recognizing her contribution to a significant body of knowledge that has helped to increase the understanding of the connection between energy and environment. She is currently a member of the Schulich Industry Advisory Council (SIAC), the group provides input to the engineering school to help to ensure that programs and initiatives align with industry needs.

    Jackie attended the University of Calgary where she received an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering.  She also has an MBA from Queens University.

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