An agenda built for project owners and developers... 

120+ Confirmed Owners Include:

  • Husky-Energy
  • Suncor-Energy
  • CKPC
  • LNG-Canada
  • Methanex
  • Parkland
  • Dow
  • shell
  • Chevron
  • Co-op
  • nova
  • orica
  • NextDecade
  • NW-Refining
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Note that opportunities to speak or be a panelist are limited. Contact kerr@petchem-update.com asap for more information.

Day One: October 22

Opening Keynotes
8.45am - 9.00am Welcome to the inaugural Downstream Engineering & Construction Canada 2018 conference & exhibition

Petrochemical Update Kerr Jeferies Project Director Petrochemical Update

9.00am - 9.20am What is the wider prize in developing downstream in Canada?
  • Understand why we should be adding value to our low carbon resource endowments here as opposed to exporting them and allowing growth in chemicals manufacturing to take place in other jurisdictions
  • Analyse the contribution made by low carbon chemistry in Canada as a driver for social gains; transportation, clean energy, sustainable agriculture, food safety and more
  • Explore, with reflection on lessons learned, the approach required from all levels of government to be able to successfully compete for inward investment in the downstream sector in Canada

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada Greg MoffattSenior Director, Business & EconomicsChemistry Industry Association of Canada

9.20am - 9.40am Building on the promise of LNG in Canada
  • Explore the market trends, key drivers and build your understanding of the unique opportunity Canada has as a hub for LNG expansion
  • Discuss the requirements and needs of major capital project construction supply chains
  • Assess the combined lessons learned that LNG Canada project can bring in from its Joint Venture members in terms of ensuring efficient and safe major capital project execution

LNG Canada Steve Corbin Executive Project Director LNG Canada

9.40am - 10.00am Alberta’s energy diversification advisory committee report and recommendations
  • Explore the opportunities in petrochemicals, LNG and more to help diversify Alberta’s energy sector, create jobs and stimulate investment by adding greater value to Canada’s raw energy resources
  • Understand the scope of opportunities available not only in petrochemicals, but also partial upgrades, refining, chemical manufacturing and more with pointers to the future of these industries
  • Assess the impact of the committee’s recommendations to government, and where we are now with the development of a diversified energy sector today

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Jeanette Patel Co-Chair Alberta’s Energy Diversification Committee

10.00am - 10.20am Forging for the future of Canadian downstream development
  • Gain a high-level understand of regional feedstock trends, workforce availability, business rates, critical infrastructure investment trends and more as you build a clear picture of the size and scope of opportunity for further downstream developments in Canada, and Alberta especially
  • Evaluate the steps taken by the Alberta Government, on the back of the AEDC recommendations and wider policy pushes, to make the region attractive to long-term downstream investment and boost the potential for local petrochemical refining, export and manufacturing opportunities
  • Understand the vision the Alberta Government has for downstream, petrochemicals and LNG as a key component in the future energy and economic development of the Alberta region and Canadian nation as a whole

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Hon. Derron Bilous Minister Economic Development & Trade Alberta Government

10.20am - 11.00am NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION
11.00am - 12.00am Building on the promise of Downstream – How are we going to do it?
  • As momentum in the downstream petrochemicals, chemicals, LNG and refining industries grow across Canada, hear from key industry stakeholders as they debate the key lessons learned they’ll hope to deploy as major capital projects look to come back strongly across Canada
  • Featuring a moderated panel discussion, followed by audience Q&A.

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Tom McCaffery Director of Manufacturing Alberta Government

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Jeanette Patel Co-Chair Alberta’s Energy Diversification Committee

LNG Canada Steve Corbin Executive Project Director LNG Canada

NOVA Chemicals Rocky Vermani VP Olefins Feedstocks NOVA Chemicals

Wood Daniel Canning VP Construction & Commissioning Wood

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (Moderator) Greg MoffattSenior Director, Business & EconomicsChemistry Industry Association of Canada

12.00am - 2.00pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK & EXHIBITION
1.30pm - 2.00pm OPTIONAL Peer Networking & Challenge Tables
  • Bringing 120+ downstream owner operators and project developers provides a unique opportunity to share challenges and solutions with your peers
  • Attendance optional, choose which challenge you want to discuss and be seated with likeminded peers, owners and innovators

* This session will take place in the workshop room.

DOB Workshop Facilitator: Daily Oil Bulletin

JWN Energy Wendy Ell Director Strategic Partnerships JWN Energy

Conference resumes in the main room
2.00pm – 2.30pm Lessons learned specific to Canadian downstream mega-projects
  • Explore the transferable lessons learned from planning and executing major Canadian construction projects in upstream/midstream and how they relate to upcoming downstream megaprojects
  • Understand how Wood has been able to work effectively with Canadian specific project stakeholders and how to optimize your navigation from strategy to final project delivery

Wood Thomas Grell President Downstream & Chemicals Wood

2.30pm - 3.00pm Applying major capital project best practice to Inter Pipelines PDH project
  • Discover the lessons learned Kiewit has gained in executing recent LNG and Oil Sands mega projects and how they hope to integrate these insights into their next projects
  • Explore specific experiences in staffing Alberta mega projects and what good lessons they can offer for both current and future builds
  • Analyze the cost benefits of key success factors used by Kiewit, including; the use of localized labor and modular construction

Kiewit David Claggett SVP OGC Markets & Strategy Kiewit

3.00pm - 3.30pm The business of refining in Canada
  • Explore the broad misunderstandings of the business environment for refining in Canada
  • Understand how regulatory and environmental policy changes will impact demand changes in transportation and refined downstream products
  • Evaluate the blue-sky thinking required to take advantage of the refining opportunities in the Canadian downstream sector, with special consideration given to new technologies and innovations across the oil and gas value chains

Canadian Fuels Association Brian Ahearn VP Western Division Canadian Fuels Association

3.30pm - 4.00pm Bringing business to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland
  • Gain a full industry appraisal of the competitive advantages in feedstock availability Alberta has to offer
  • Examine Alberta specific investment opportunities for the whole downstream value chain
  • Understand what further policy support is needed in Alberta to promote the interests of potential downstream projects in the industrial heartland

Alberta Industrial Heartland Association Mark Plamondon Executive Director Alberta Industrial Heartland Association

4.00pm - 4.30pm NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION
4.30pm - 6.00pm Evaluate the benefits and challenges of large scale capital project execution in Canada
  • With a panel of senior-level owners, explore the regulatory complexities of developing projects in Alberta and what you need to k now before you get started to be best set for success
  • Share critical engineering perspectives and lessons learned from the last petrochemical projects developed in Alberta
  • Receive key insights into the local resource pool in Alberta and explore strategies and initiatives to optimize inbound and outbound supply chains

Pathfinder LLC Moderator: Steve Cabano President & COO Pathfinder LLC

NOVA Chemicals Vernon Strom Engineering Manager NOVA Chemicals

Suncor Energy Jose Diaz Construction Site Director Suncor Energy

Husky Energy Darcee Adam Director of Project Services Husky Energy

Canadian Natural Resources Nicholas Petrola Project Engineer Upstream Resources Canadian Natural Resources

5.30pm - 7.00pm NETWORKING DRINKS & EXHIBITION

Day Two: October 23

9.00am - 9.30am A practical approach for reliability assessments in aging assets
  • Case study on the study results conducted by Wood for the Suncor U1 Upgrader Life Extension Project
  • Explore the key benefits of competency building and understand how they catalyse the capture of further lessons learned and best practice
  • Learn how you’ll be able to unlock the expertise of Wood subject matter leaders from across all North American offices for any Canadian project

Wood John-Roy Vosloo Project Manager - Suncor Energy Life Extension Project Wood

Suncor Energy Dean Curry Development Manager - Oilsands Suncor Energy

9.30am - 10.00am A contractor’s perspective of lessons learned from the NWR Sturgeon Refinery
  • Get the very latest insights and ground-level lessons learned from a major recent downstream project
  • Explore the value of relationship building and strategies to build trust between Owners, EPC’s and contractors to ensure that you excel delivering on project scope and owner requirements

PCL Industrial Management Gary Truhn VP & General Manager PCL Industrial Management

10.00am - 10.30am Lessons learned integrating digital tools with project management
  • Evaluate the barriers that have prevented faster adoption of innovative tools in downstream engineering and construction
  • Discover key takeaways gained when using advanced digital systems to better manage procurement, supply chain oversight and accountability
  • Poor communication and vision alignment is costly, so learn to link effectively with on-site project managers, back-office and project collaborators efficiently securely and safely

Advisian Dan Minicucci Principal Engineer Advisian

10.30am - 11.00am NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION
11.00am - 11.30am The Cost-Effective, Sustainable Solution to Increased Profitability
  • The black powder contamination problem: What it is, how pervasive it is and how it’s not being solved.
  • Criticality of fluid cleanliness for efficient operations, reduced downtime, increased production and optimal product quality.
  • A review of case studies and realized savings from midstream and downstream applications.

Black Powder Solutions Jason Kulsky Chief Business Development Officer Black Powder Solutions

Alberta Steel 11.30am - 12.30am WORKSHOP: Seeking Improved Project Delivery and Better Results?
  • A workshop organized and delivered by the Alberta Steel Manufacturers Association
  • Learn, discuss and share project execution best practices in collaboration with fellow Project owner’s and Alberta’s high value supply chain

Dacro Industries Brian Purnell Business Development Dacro Industries

Supreme Group Todd Collister Director of Client Services Supreme Group

Alberta Steel Manufacturers Michael Powell Senior Advisor Alberta Steel Manufacturers

Collins Steel Rob Wright VP Operations Collins Steel

12.30am - 2.00pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK & EXHIBITION
1.30pm - 2.00pm OPTIONAL Peer Networking & Challenge Tables
  • Bringing 120+ downstream owner operators and project developers provides a unique opportunity to share challenges and solutions with your peers
  • Attendance optional, choose which challenge you want to discuss and be seated with likeminded peers, owners and innovators

* This session will take place in the workshop room.

DOB Workshop Facilitator: Daily Oil Bulletin

JWN Energy Bemal Mehta Senior Vice President - Energy Intelligence JWN Energy

Conference resumes in the main room
2.00pm - 2.30pm Trans Mountain Pipeline, a story of lessons learned
  • The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline system offers a wealth of lessons learned contained that new developers a build on when looking to invest in and unlock valuable economic opportunities in Canada

Canada West Foundation Martha Hall Findlay President & CEO Canada West Foundation

2.30pm - 3.00pm Positioning for What Comes Next in the Energy Feedstocks and Chemical Industry
  • Critically assess the implications of energy demand, supply and economic growth forecasts on the what we can expect of the downstream industry in the short-midterm.
  • Understand the key issues that will redefine success for downstream goals through 2020 and the impact o overall North American supply/demand
  • Explore key trends in capital deployment and the significance of the Chinese CAPEX environment on Canadian downstream and LNG projects
  • Gain insights into the major technology trends that will influence mega project decisions in both refining, chemicals, petrochemicals and LNG moving forwards

IHS Chemical Don Bari VP Technology & Analytics Group (TAG), Oil Markets, Midstream Downstream and Chemicals (OMDC) IHS Chemical

3.00pm - 3.30pm How can we capitalize on the Canadian downstream opportunity?
  • Reflect on the challenges facing project decision makers as owners look to take advantage of a more favorable investment environment over the next 5 years
  • Take your chance to ask leading project managers for their thoughts as we leave the conference looking ahead to new project and supply chain opportunities before Downstream Canada 2019

Top industry panelists to be confirmed

3.30pm CONFERENCE ENDS

Got a question? Get in touch below!

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Petrochemical Update
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Petrochemical Update
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2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • BPS
  • wood

Slido Sponsors

  • GPMC-NMC

Breakfast Sponsors

  • chemco

Exhibitors

  • ABB
  • amgas
  • AZZ
  • DCS
  • forterra
  • IMPACT
  • Insight WFP
  • Nanoprecise
  • NES Global Talent
  • Novaflex
  • Outo-Kumpo-Armetal
  • Sterling-Crane
  • Tennacor
  • Turbine-Pros

Official Event Partners

  • Alberta-Industrial-Heartland
  • Alberta-Steel-Manufacturers
  • BIC
  • Canadian-Fuel-Association
  • cscmp
  • Chemistry-Canada
  • DOB
  • For-construction-pros
  • hydrocarbon-engineering
  • Inspectioneering
  • oilandgaspeople
  • Oil Sands
  • pathfinder
  • STO Navigator