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Special Events

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tuesday, 30 September, 0830–0845

Palomino Room

The conference will commence with the opening remarks from 2015 SPE President Helge Hove Haldorsen, Vice President Strategy & Portfolio North America, Statoil, CSUR President Kevin Heffernan and the SPE/CSUR Program Co-Chairs.

Helge Hove Haldorsen 

Kevin Heffernan 

Helge Hove Haldorsen,
Statoil, 2015 SPE President

Kevin Heffernan,
CSUR President

New Event! Speed Networking

Tuesday, 30 September, 1000–1030

Hall D

Join us in the exhibition hall during Tuesday morning’s coffee break for a unique and fun networking activity. You will make maximum contacts in a minimum amount of time! This is a great opportunity to meet and get to know the conference committee and fellow attendees.

Hosted by:

Darcy Spady 

Darcy Spady,
Sanjel , SPE Canada Regional Director


SPE/CSUR Awards and Keynote Luncheon

Tuesday, 30 September, 1200–1330

Arabian Room

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Awards

SPE Awards recognize members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career achievement, service to colleagues, industry leadership, and public service.

Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as, making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level. Awards are presented at the appropriate SPE region or SPE section meeting.

This year’s winners of the SPE Canada regional awards are five exceptional E&P professionals who have demonstrated outstanding talent and dedication to their fields and have therefore, won the votes of their peers and colleagues. Join us at the SPE/CSUR Awards and Keynote Luncheon to find out who those 5 exceptional E&P professionals are.

Sproule Achievement Award

Each year CSUR’s Sproule Achievement Award is presented to an individual or company that has demonstrated exceptional achievements in, or significant accomplishments toward advancing the development of unconventional resources in Canada.

Keynote Speaker

Helge Hove Haldorsen 

Helge Hove Haldorsen,
Statoil, 2015 SPE President

Young Professional Workshop

Wednesday, 1 October, 1330–1700

Arabian Room

Managing Change: from North America’s Energy Strategy to Your Own Career

Sponsored by:

ConocoPhillips Canada

Join us at the Young Professionals Workshop to listen and discuss the influencing factors that are changing Canada’s energy portfolio, how companies are adapting to the changes, and the effects on your career as a young professional in the energy industry. 

Featuring three keynote presentations, our speakers will expose you to a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding current trends in oil and gas, how this is influencing both the present and future of the industry, and how you can work to make yourself an asset to the industry as it moves forward.

“Big Questions Facing Western Canadian Oil and Gas”

Jackie Forrest, VP Energy Research with ARC Financial Corp will discuss how Canada’s energy sector has been influenced by factors such as emerging resource plays, foreign investment, and challenges with accessing markets, and how these factors are shaping the future of the oil and gas industry.

Corporate  Strategies  for Adapting  to Change”

Pentti Karkkainen, Co-Founder and Senior Strategy Advisor at KERN Partners, will discuss how companies are reacting to recent changes in the Canadian energy industry, and the various resource portfolios providing companies with opportunities to be more adaptable to market cycles.

“Building Your Toolbox; How to Manage Your Career”

Glenn Tibbles, Vice President, and Pam Corbett, Partner at Cenera will discuss strategies and techniques that young professionals can implement to prepare and adapt these changes

Following their presentations, the keynote speakers will engage with over 100 young professionals from engineering, geosciences, land, and finance for an informal panel discussion where participants will have the chance to take part in the conversation! Don’t miss out and sign up today!

Registration:       SPE Members - $5            Non Members - $10

Energy4me Teacher’s Workshop

Thursday, 2 October, 0800–1500

Arabian Room

SPE and Energy4me invite Calgary primary and secondary teachers to attend a free one-day, energy education workshop. Activities include a keynote speaker presentation, hands-on energy activity training, and a technology tour of the exhibition hall. The workshop requires separate registration. We encourage all teachers to register for this function. For more information about this workshop, visit: http://www.energy4me.org/calgary-teacher-workshop.

Sponsored by: