Tuesday, November 09

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
08:30 - 08:40
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Workshop Opening Remarks by  Workshop Chairs, Kris Watson and Lisa Song, Chevron

08:40 - 10:00
Opening Keynote and Panel Session: Navigating Major Shifts in the Energy Landscape
Moderator(s) Mike Davies, Reveal Energy Services; Kris Watson; Kristian Wieclawek, Sproule

Global economic activity is showing signs of recovering from COVID-19, and with that brings the anticipation of an energy industry returning to pre-pandemic demand levels. Occurring in parallel is an increased scrutiny on energy companies’ ESG performance, which brings a renewed focus and opportunity for the energy industry to innovate and adapt. Our opening panel will bring together perspectives on ESG, commodity prices, LNG and capital markets for an engaging and collaborative discussion on how to successfully navigate the current energy landscape.

Moderator: Kris Watson

  • Juan Jarrah, Director, Global Energy at TD Securities
  • Liam O'Brien, Senior Associate, Energy Advisory, Sproule
  • Donna Phillips, EVP Corporate Development, Pacific Canbriam Energy
  • Teresa Waddington, Sustainability & HSSE Manager, LNG Canada


10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 2: Optimizing Completion Design with Considerations of Field Development
Session Chairpersons Marshall Doig, Crescent Point Energy; Brad Makowecki, Crew Energy

Always a topic of primary focus and interest is the optimization of completions, and there is a wide spread adoption of diagnostic technologies over the last couple of years to help inform us on the subject. Implementation of these technologies is resulting in increased efficiencies in completion operations and help shape field parameters in future development programs in completion execution as well as diagnostic technologies and analytical techniques.


  1. Completion Design: Limited Entry with No Limitations
  • Mike Zimmerman, Birchcliff Energy
  1. Hydraulic Fracturing Diagnostics Utilizing Far-Field Fiber Optic Cross-Well Strain
  • Kirk Trujillo, Silixa LLC
  1. Completion Design Constant Concentration and Simulfrac
  • Seung Han, Chevron


12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
Session 3: Leveraging Big Data: AI, Machine Learning, and Analytics
Session Chairpersons Kristian Wieclawek, Sproule; Rob Zinselmeyer, ARC Resources

Having access to large volumes of data is only as useful as the techniques applied to analyze it. In all sectors of the energy value chain, people are finding ways to use AI, machine, learning, and analytics to gain insights from the data that is generated. This session will focus on examples of how these techniques are being applied to improve our competitiveness.


  1. A Machine Learning Model for Predicting Production from Multi-Stage Horizontal Well
  • Ilia Chaikine, Sproule
  1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Tyler Schlosser, McDaniel & Associates
  1. Integrating Data Driven Predictive Models into Geological Workflows
  • Sarah Gammie, Paramount Resources
  1. A Data Driven Approach to Explain Contributing Parameters to Gas Production in Duvernay
  • Amir Shamsa, Schlumberger
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 4: Parent and Child Wellbore Relationships - Finding the Sweet Spot between Constructive and Destructive Interference
Session Chairpersons Mike Davies, Reveal Energy; Mark Dzikowski; Susan Ilsley, Paramount Resources

With many years under our belt drilling next to existing producers, are we getting closer to optimizing interaction between parent and child wells?  How are operators leveraging the data they have collected to inform decision making?      


  1. Understanding and Managing Reservoir Depletion and Parent-Child Communication in the Montney Formation
  • Sobhi Alhashwa; Connor Fornwald, Ovintiv
  1. Risking Future Development Based on Offset Production
  • Estelle Ducatel; Mike Dembicki, ARC Resources
  1. Use of Sand Cleanout Chemicals as an Intervention Technique to Regain Productivity in Horizontal Montney Wells
  • Graham Walker, Ovintiv
17:00 - 18:30

Wednesday, November 10

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
08:30 - 10:00
Session 5: Operator Case Studies Focused on Accelerating Field Development Learnings Utilizing Field Trials, Diagnostics and Integrated Modelling
Session Chairpersons Aaron White, Pipestone Energy Corp.; Theo van der Werken, Birchcliff Energy

Cost effective diagnostics, including fully integrated modelling workflows, for the objective evaluation of completion design and the resulting impact on development spacing and stacking configurations to optimally exploit the resource.


  1. Application of Integrated Diagnostics to Characterizing Montney Fracture Geometry

  • Brett Miles, ConocoPhillips
  1. Filtering Through the Noise with Stacked Fracture Geometry Diagnostics
  • Mike deGroot; Travis Hobbs, Ovintiv
  1. Montney Integrated Modeling Project
  • Michelle Johnson, ARC Resources
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 6: Production Operations and Facilities
Session Chairpersons Peter Liang, NuVista Energy; Chibuike Njoku, ConocoPhillips Canada; Jerry Tkachyk, Ovintiv

Unconventional wells provide unique challenges with high initial rates, steep declines, and rapidly evolving gas-oil ratios and water cut. With a renewed focus on capital discipline and cash flow generation, optimizing wells and the production system is more important than ever. This session will cover approaches to maximize value from Montney/Duvernay programs through integrated production and facility system design.


  1. Well Performance Management: Case study for Montney
  • Vishal Bang, ConocoPhillips Canada
  1. Duvernay Pad Facility Design Evolution
    • Kali Parr, Chevron
  2. Optimizing Montney Asset Production System
  • Jeremy Walter, CMG
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Session 7: Driving Competitiveness in the Montney and Duvernay
Session Chairpersons Greg Baniak, PETRONAS Canada; Lisa Song, Chevron; Jared Wynveen, McDaniel & Associates


This session will showcase how operators are driving commercial relevance of both Montney and Duvernay by upgrading their inventory rationalization and focusing on fundamental improvement of the play economics. A financial institution will discuss the perspective of investor and shareholder emphasis on cashflow return in the immediate future and shelfing the growth plan for the time being.


  1. Investor's Perspective of Cashflow Return
  • Aaron Bilkoski, TD Securities
  1. Operators Perspective on Inventory Rationalization
  • Aaron White, Pipestone
  1. McDaniel's Work on Optimizing the Play Economics: Well Count, Spacing, EUR, Economics
  • TBD, McDaniel & Associates


15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 8: Panel Session - Strategies for Success in a Changing and Competitive Market

The panelists from both Montney and Duvernay operator and service companies will discuss their respective organizations stand on development plans, capital efficiencies and lowering emissions. The panelists will share their thoughts on the current commodity price, global supply chain challenges, technology and operational considerations, and the importance of responsible development of unconventional energy sources.


  • Eldon Culshaw, Vice President, Canadian Drilling, Ensign Energy Services

  • Sean Kleiner, Program Performance Team Manager - Kaybob Duvernay, Chevron

  • Rory Thompson, President, Canadian Operations, STEP Energy Services