2015 speaker line-up included:



Jameel Ahamad

Director, Global Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG

Presenting: Asset Lifecycle – Managing the transition from major projects to operations


Ron Genereux

Vice President, Productivity & Construction, Suncor Energy Inc.

With a proven track record, Ron has over 27 years experience in the construction industry.


Pieter Diedericks

Project Director, PAAD

Pieter has over 35 years of experience in the operations, business development and management of oilsands megaprojects.


Yogesh C. Srivastava

Co-Chair, COAA Workface Planning Committee, Director, Teknoplant Ltd

Yogesh has over 24 years of engineering experience in EPC and engineering and construction technology companies.

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The Case for Change:

Why does the Canadian energy sector need to reimagine its approach to capital project construction?

With a history of projects being completed over budget and behind schedule, Canada’s engineering and construction workers must evolve the way capital projects are planned and executed. Fifty-dollar oil, delayed projects, lay-offs, slashed capital budgets and growing global competition further emphasize the need to find alternative solutions and new efficiencies.

Taking place on October 29, 2015, in Calgary, Alta., the Canadian Energy Projects Forum will gather leaders from Canada’s top producers with executives and senior managers from leading industry suppliers to collaborate and find solutions that will drive greater efficiency and productivity in the construction of major energy projects.

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Who is the Canadian Energy Projects Forum for?

Professionals Managing/Working On Major Energy Projects

Are you currently working for a producer, EPC, or large contractor on a major energy project?  Is it your job to manage or contribute to the project’s planning and completion, ensuring scope of work is implemented accurately and completed on time and on budget?   Are you responsible for managing project controls and construction bidding, evaluation and awarding?  

Are the following items imperative for you to perform your job effectively?  

  • Having a good working knowledge of the industry and responding to the current market in an appropriate and timely matter
  • Aligning project teams including sub-contracts and suppliers with project goals and business objectives
  • Being proactive in project proposals and contingency planning as to avoid cost over-runs and fast-tracking
  • Optimizing operational productivity to eliminate waste, save money and stay on schedule
  • Achieving social licence to operate

Senior Leaders from Producers and EPCMs

Are you a senior director, VP, or EVP for an energy producer or EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Constuction, Management) company?  Times are changing and the current approach and cost structure for both capital projects and sustaining operations will no longer keep Canada's energy industry competitive.  Players in the oil industry are now expected to do more with less and a more innovative way of doing things must be found.  Change and new ideas must be spread throughout your organization, and your leadership in this regard is essential.

Here's what you'll take away from the forum:

  • Learn what high construction costs mean for future investment in Canada's energy sector and real solutions on how to become more competitive
  • Insight on how Canadian energy producers broke the trend and were able to successfully complete major projects on time and on budget
  • Why a collaborative approach to contract management can act as a source of competitive advantage
  • Learn about Alberta's Major New Construction Productivity Initiative: PAAD (Project Alignment & Delivery)

Contractors and Suppliers


Are you a contractor, service provider or supplier to major energy projects?  Here's what you'll take away from the event:

  • Customer perspective on supplier relationships, collaboration and buying processes
  • How to collaboratively respond to cost reduction requests
  • Business development and networking opportunities with primary buyers
  • Industry examples of how producers and suppliers have worked together to innovate, reduce costs, and create win-win business relationships

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  • LNG Exports Canada's Best Chance to Reach New Markets

    R.P. Stastny. Daily Oil Bulletin. October 2015.

    Natural gas exports to the United States have been in decline since 2007 and that trend is expected to continue due to large volumes of unconventional shale gas coming onstream south of the border, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration and other forecasts, leaving LNG as Canada’s best chance to reach new markets.


  • Oilsands Project Updates

    October 2015

    The latest in oilsands projects.


  • Twice as Productive, Twice as Safe by 2020

    Can Alberta boost productivity on its energy and megaprojects within five years?

    Joseph Caoette.  Alberta Construction Magazine.


  • On Time, On Budget

    How eight megaprojects bucked the trend

    Melanie Collison.  Oilsands Review.  

    After years of sporadic and often disappointing project delivery performance, a number of oilsands producers are executing on time and on budget by sharpening their own engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) tools.  The oilsands sector has a reputation for projects being completed late and over budget. However, Tom Mansfield, a senior director in the province’s Economic Development and Innovation Department, says we could now be starting to see the results of better planning that began years ago. READ MORE.

  • Productivity, Not Just Price

    The Real Solution to Surviving Low Oil Prices

    David Yager.  Daily Oil Bulletin

    Exploration and production (E&P) companies and the oilfield services sector (OFS) are once again embroiled in the latter half of their historic love/hate relationship. It’s not pretty.

    With oil prices down 50 per cent, clients are demanding vendors cut prices. Contracts mean little. Sue if you like. Some oil company executives are publicly telling investors they’re firing suppliers that won’t cut rates. Established relationships are secondary to E&P demands that vendors share the pain.  READ MORE.

  • Suppliers Under the Squeeze

    What happens to "industry collaboration" when producers demand service cuts?


  •  Market Intelligence Report

    How to thrive in a $60/bbl environment

    Despite reductions in capital budgets, oilsands maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) is expected to approach $39 billion in 2017. Learn how service and supply companies can capture a share of this MRO spend in the CanOils Market Intelligence Report, Hunting opportunities: Following the producer spend in a bear oilsands market.


  • Using PLM to Solve Industry Interoperability Challenges

    On Demand Webinar

    Efficiency is the key to executing well in today’s tough project environment where trapped value impedes any successful execution.  However, a massive amount of technical and business value remains trapped in systems that were never designed to work together.


Collocated Events 

The Canadian Energy Projects Forum (on Thursday) is collocated with two other events the same week - on the Tuesday and Wednesday. Multi-day passes are available and we encourage delegates to participate in multiple days, as the two preceding days also offer excellent topics and networking relevant to the cost-effective delivery of major energy projects.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The event that started it all, the Canadian Energy Supply Chain Forum is Canada's largest event exclusively dedicated to improving the effectiveness and competitiveness of Canadian petroleum production through collaborative customer-supplier relationships and supply chain management excellence. This event has always delivered world-class construction and "major projects" content - and it will again. Given our major construction projects in the energy sector are planned, managed, and executed by contractors and suppliers in the supply chain, examining major projects through a supply chain "lens" is critically important to ensure effective alignment of construction supply chains and collaborative customer-supplier relationships that will achieve "on time, on budget" delivery of major projects. We strongly encourage delegates to attend both days as ideas, topics, discussions, and networks will flow across the days. Two-day bundled passes for the Projects + Supply Chain days are available at a discount.  

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Tuesday October 27, 2015

The intersection between technology and energy companies cannot be ignored as producers search for new ways to find cost savings, increase production efficiency, and improve operations. The Canadian Energy Technology Forum (CETF) is Canada's premier event dedicated to driving a more efficient and competitive energy industry through the innovative use of digital technologies. It will bring together leaders from both the energy and technology sectors to explore the many opportunities for innovation, technology enhancement and information management that will power the oilfields of the future. Three-day bundled passes for the Technology, Supply Chain, and Major Projects days are available at a discount.

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