Canadian Energy Projects Forum
October 29, 2015Formerly part of the Canadian Energy Supply Chain Forum (CESCF), this single-day event is exclusively dedicated to improving the competitiveness of major project delivery in Canada through collaborative construction and effective project management.
BMO Centre, Calgary, Alberta
Thank you to the speakers, attendees and partners who made the 2015 Canadian Energy Projects Forum a success! With hundreds of attendees including project managers, procurement specialists, engineers and C-suite executives, the event addressed the very important issue of needing to improve major project delivery in Canada and offered solutions on how to get there. It is in events such as these that draw industry together that we are able to find the true meaning of collaboration, drive innovation and work towards leadership in major project delivery.
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Featured topics include:
The Game Has Changed Why and how we must lower capital construction costs to stay in business
To sustain and continue growing, our industry needs committed investor engagement and long-term supporting capital. This opening session will explore the global investor "attractiveness" of the Canadian Energy Industry.
The state of Alberta's capital project delivery What needs to improve and how we're going to get there
This presentation will begin with announcements and updates on a major industry initiative underway to improve project delivery in Alberta - Project Alignment and Delivery (PAAD). Then a panel of senior construction leaders will explore project delivery in Alberta, share experiences & perspectives, and discuss initiatives underway both within their companies and across industry to improve performance.
Moving to action: Getting new project delivery best practices adopted & implemented
One of the biggest challenges especially in large companies with large projects is actually getting new best practices implemented. This presentation and panel discussion will explore the change management required.
How Canada's Energy Sector can achieve construction excellence to secure its future - and the future of Canada's economy
Too many projects in our industry's past have been fraught with cost and schedule over-runs, causing investors and producers to reconsider future investments in our industry. Paul Giannelia, Director, SCI and former Project Director of Canada's Confederation Bridge shares his experience and expertise on major projects.
Alberta's New Construction Imperative PAAD (Project Alignment and Delivery)
PAAD (Project Alignment and Delivery) is a cross-industry, Alberta-based initaitve aimed at improving Alberta's track record of successful, productive, capital-efficient delivery of major industrial construction projects. PAAD has targeted 4 key priority areas that will improve project delivery in Alberta: collaboration, risk management, skills and competencies, and scope/front-end planning.
2015 speaker line-up included:
Presenting: Asset Lifecycle – Managing the transition from major projects to operations
With a proven track record, Ron has over 27 years experience in the construction industry.
Pieter has over 35 years of experience in the operations, business development and management of oilsands megaprojects.
Yogesh has over 24 years of engineering experience in EPC and engineering and construction technology companies.
Who will you meet?
Check out who has already registered!
- Suncor Energy Inc.
- Meg Energy Corp.
- Imperial Oil Ltd.
- Nexen Energy ULC
- Schlumberger Ltd.
- Crescent Point Energy
- Shell Canada
- Dovre Canada Ltd
- Graham Construction
- Cessco Fabrication & Engineering Ltd.
- Pembina Pipeline Corp.
- TransCanada Corp.
- Surerus Pipelines
- Worley Parsons
- ENMAX Power Corp.
- Spectra Energy
- Phoenix Industrial
- NWR Partnership
- Harvest Operations
- Civeo Canada
- Spartan Controls
And many more!
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.Register NowSubscribe
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
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
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.
Premium networking experience
Last year the Canadian Energy Supply Chain Forum attracted an audience of over 900 delegates, representing over 450 companies. With an exclusive focus on capital project construction the Canadian Energy Projects Forum will bring together a niche group of producers, project managers, senior management and suppliers all curently working on major projects in Canada.
Want more detail? Check out the complete past attendee lists from CESCF:
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.
POWERING THE DIGITAL OILFIELD
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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