CAPPA Conference 2014
Paving the Road 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

 TIME: Thursday, October 23, 2014
 LOCATION: BMO Centre, 20 Round Up Way SW, Calgary, Alberta
 PRICE: Members - $275.00 + GST
Non-Members - $425.00 + GST
 DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 @ 3:00pm

Sponsorships and Trade Show: Click here to learn more about sponsoring the 2014 CAPPA Conference or attending as a trade show presenter.


Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Linda Edgecombe The Degree of Difference

With Linda’s humorous life experiences and approaches, you will laugh out loud while you consider “accountable thinking”.  In this upbeat, highly interactive session, Linda will delve into a variety of aspects of what it means to be a leader today, the realities of our times and how we can become change resilient no matter what the challenges are.  In this session you be inspired to unleash your leadership potential.  Leading change ready cultures has never been this painless.

Linda will explore with the group 1) The key steps to move towards accountable attitudes, 2) Change, why we love it and dread it, 3) Three keys to creating a healthy “change resilience” personality, 4) How to develop a plan for shifting perspectives, facing our fears and dumping excuses in the face of change, 5) Strategies to Just Do It! Vs a Perfection Plan, 6) Strategies to Re-Energize Yourself, Your Team, Your Family and 7) How accountability is a simple solution to a truly balanced life. 

Speaker Profile


Breakout Sessions

Pascal Bonnet Battery Subtype's - What are the differences?

This session will review the differences between the various facility sub-types including their sampling and well testing requirements. Specifically, we will explore what equipment and layout should be in place for frequently used facility subtypes.  The presentation will also provide insight into some of the most common errors in facility determinations where producers often use incorrect facility subtypes. 
    
Speaker Profile
Robert Elliott &
Norbert Czypionka
Verifying Your Allocation Results

This session will discuss various aspects of gas and liquid allocations and will share some ideas for verifying the accuracy of the results. Allocation methodologies, compositional requirements, and system configurations will be reviewed. The discussion will focus on various diagnostics and analytical tools such as yield analysis, component analysis, operated versus non-operated streams, and shrinkage analysis. 

Speaker Profiles
Maureen Evers-Dakers Midstream Measurement

This session will take a look at the wide variety of inlet streams and how they are measured.  As well, specific measurement procedures and equipment will be detailed.  The presentation will include an emphasis on how to determine the correct volumes for the customer, while in consideration of the regulatory environment.

Speaker Profile
Bruce Lerner Improving Measurement in Saskatchewan - Adopting Directive 017 and EPAP

Many of the regulatory requirements with respect to oil and gas measurement in Saskatchewan are outdated and lack clarity.  In order to enhance those regulatory requirements and to improve compliance enforcement, Saskatchewan plans to adopt its own version of Directive 17 and to follow that up with implementation of EPAP, which will include significant reporting changes in Petrinex.  This session will review Saskatchewan’s plan for improving measurement.

Speaker Profile
Al McCue

So Your Metering Difference Looks OK….

Most PAs are aware that they should be doing a metering difference across their flow networks to ensure volumetric balances are within +/- 5%. There is a second metering difference balance that can be done at the component level that will tell a PA about the quality of their hydrocarbon gas and liquid analysis data in the network.

In this session we will: 1) Review why metering differences occur, 2) Review AER’s expectations around metering differences, 3) Introduce metering difference calculations at the component level, why it’s important and what it tells you, 4) Look at how to calculate the component metering difference, and 5) Look at Case Studies of plant data and component balances.

Speaker Profile
Yogi Schulz Fuel Flare and Vent Measurement and Reporting

Significant misrepresentation of the oil & gas industry operational performance has created baseless opposition to proposed developments and has stirred up public anxiety about various supposed adverse industry impacts.

Yogi will contrast the divergent positions for the following topics that are frequently discussed or ignored in the media: 1) Drilling, 2) Transportation, and 3) Economic Development

Yogi will show that the oil & gas industry is pivotal to our economic well-being and that the performance of the oil & gas industry is commendable.  Nonetheless, there’s always room for improvement.  This presentation provides information that anyone can use to articulate thoughtful positions about the actual operational performance of the oil & gas industry.

Speaker Profile
Tina Varughese 50 Shades of Beige: Communicate with the Cross Cultural Advantage

Successful organizations understand that being able to communicate cross-culturally in the workplace leads to enhanced productivity, performance and employee engagement.  Managing diversity drives profitability, leads to innovation and promotes an inspiring workplace culture.

Key takeaways of this session will be: 1) Cultural differences in communication; Indirect vs. direct speaking styles; 2) Individualistic and collective cultures; How values change the way we communicate; 3) Effective day-to-day communication when English is a second language; and 4) Non-verbal communication; Why the “unspoken” word is the most important of all.

Speaker Profile
Tina Varughese Ctrl-Alt-Delete Give the Re (Boot) to Work Life Balance

Only 23% of working Canadians are highly satisfied with life.  In fact, one-third of Canadians feel they have more work to do that time permits.  Work-life balance is not a gender issue.  Men have the same issues balancing career and family as women do and also struggle with obtaining work-life balance.  With technological advances coupled with more women in the workforce due to economic pressures, work-life balance can seem evasive and unobtainable for all.  In this relevant, practical yet humorous session, participants will learn essential tools, tips and strategies to minimize stress, maximize efficiency, improve productivity and boost positivity both at work and at home.

Key takeaways of this session will be:  1) Why more time does not mean more balance, 2) Five key stress busters that are essential for a healthier, happier and more balanced life, 3) Tips and tools for difficult conversations at work and at home, 4) The high cost of always saying “yes”, and 5) Retrain your brain for positivity.

Speaker Profile
Ross Weaver &
Wally Goeres
Petrinex is on the Move

Petrinex are excited about our current areas of focus and we enthusiastically embrace the future in our ongoing pursuit of PETRoleum INformation EXcellence.

CAPPA and all Industry Stakeholders will continue to have a major influence on the direction of Petrinex.  Join us to find out how YOU can be a part of our exciting future.

Speaker Profiles
Lee Rogers Fuel Flare and Vent Measurement and Reporting

Over the last few years Fuel, Flare and Vent have moved into the regulatory spotlight. With the added focus, it is crucial for producers to understand the requirements to successfully manage these volumes. This session explores the fundamental requirements for compliant fuel flare and vent measurement, estimation and reporting.

Speaker Profiles


Fitness Breaks

Erin Power

Time to Recharge! – Energizer Stretch & Wellness Breaks

Speaker Profile


CAPPA Hosted Reception

The Aaron Scholpp Quartet

Aaron graduated with a Diploma in Jazz Performance from Mount Royal College in Calgary in 2008, and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees at the University of Calgary. Aaron has performed with several jazz ensembles including the Aaron Scholpp Quartet. He participates in several local jazz jams at venues such as the Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club and Broken City Social Club.

Listen to
"Told You So"


Speaker Biographies


Linda Edgecombe – Opening Keynote: The Degree of Difference

Linda is a Re-invention Strategist, motivational coach and engagement expert.  Linda offers insightful, amusing, and practical advice on building creative, energetic, and engaged teams and what it means to be a leader today.  

Linda is an internationally renowned, award-winning speaker that creates massive impact where ever she goes.  Just inducted into the Canadian Speaker Hall of Fame, Linda has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal as an Expert in Shifting Peoples Perspectives on their work and home life to stop living in the "when this then that" paradigm.  

Linda is also a bestselling author and has been invited to speak across Canada and the US as well as New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland and Nepal.  Linda's message is as welcome as a good belly laugh and as profound as an honest look in the mirror. Get ready to Be Energized!


Pascal Bonnet – Battery Subtype’s – What are the differences?

Pascal attended the University of Alberta with a major in genetics.

He spent 16 years in the analytical laboratory business starting in environmental work before transitioning into Oil & Gas in 1997 when he joined Core Laboratories and ultimately was the Manager for their northern AB & BC operations.

Pascal left Core Lab in 2006 to join Prophet Consulting and then subsequently to Critical Control in the role of  Director of Measurement Solutions in which he provided lead management and oversight in the development and implementation of measurement solutions including:  (a) the Industry leading ProTrend Fluid Analysis & Measurement management software, (b) development of Database Driven schematics and Production Measurement Drawings services, and (c) Integrity Services, which provides services in Corrosion, Risk analysis and mediation plans for pipelines.

Pascal left Critical in 2012 to join Cenovus Energy as a Production Measurement Analyst where he provides EPAP auditing, Property measurement reviews and expertise on Operational and Production Accounting issues to the business.


Robert Elliott & Norbert Czypionka Verifying Your Allocation Results

Robert Elliott

Robert has 25 years of upstream oil and gas experience where he has worked for regulatory, service, and producer companies. He is a CAPPA instructor who has taught conventional oil and gas production reporting and currently facilitates CAPPA’s Schematics Seminar. Robert works at CNRL where he is a Supervisor of Property Accounting.



Norbert Czypionka:

Norbert has over 25 years of industry experience and has been active with CAPPA by serving as chairman of the Education Committee and as an instructor for various modules in the CAPPA Certificate Program. Norbert works at CNRL on the PA Resource Team where he provides property accounting training, mentorship, and support.


Maureen Evers–Dakers, P.Tech (Eng) – Midstream Measurement

Maureen was born and raised in Edmonton and graduated from NAIT in 1982 in Hydrocarbon Engineering Technology. She started her career with a major producer and has worked in the field of measurement, instrumentation and automation.  She has worked both at the head office level as well as field and district office locations. She has extensive experience in Heavy Oil, Pipeline, Oil and Gas Production Midstream and Waste operations.

She is the now the Manager of Technical Services at Tervita in Calgary.

Maureen is active in the Industry Measurement Group (IMG) Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement. She has published papers and technical articles and given numerous given presentations on topics pertaining to measurement. Maureen is a Professional Technologist-Engineering with the ASET.


Bruce Lerner – Improving Measurement in Saskatchewan – Adopting Directive 017 and EPAP

Bruce Lerner is the Director of the Petroleum Data Management and Compliance (PDMC) Branch within the Petroleum and Natural Gas Division of the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy.  Bruce has been an employee of the Ministry in various capacities since he graduated with an Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1980.  Most of his tenure in the Ministry was spent as a Senior Engineer within the Petroleum Royalties Branch, but more recently (Sept. 2009 – March 2012) he was the Project Lead on the Registry Saskatchewan Inclusion Project (RSIP), the project through which Saskatchewan successfully joined Petrinex in March 2012. 

Bruce continues to be actively involved in the Ministry’s major internal business process renewal initiative referred to as PRIME and is currently the project sponsor of the Well and Facility Infrastructure Project, the largest of the remaining PRIME projects due to be implemented in late 2015.


Al McCue - So Your Metering Difference Looks OK….

Al holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the UofC and a CAPPA certificate from SAIT. Al has spent most of his career working with computerized production accounting systems in the development, support, implementation, sales and marketing and training departments.

Prior to becoming a computer geek, Al spent several years in the field working on well cementing, acidizing and fracturing crews, on pipeline crews, and as a field operator for Texaco in the Drayton Valley area.

Al is a senior instructor in the CAPPA program and also teaches in the Gas Allocation seminars for CAPPA.  He is currently president of his own consulting company called Apogee Services and current projects include implementing a large scale field data capture system and working with companies on PAS implementations.    


Yogi Schulz – Pushing Back Against the Mispresentation of the Oil and Gas Industry

Yogi Schulz is a partner at Corvelle Consulting, a firm specializing in project management and information technology related management consulting.

Yogi has 30 years of Information Systems experience, of which over 25 have been spent as a consultant.  He holds a B. Comm. from The University of Calgary.  He is a member of PMI and CIPS and holds its ISP designation.

Yogi has presented at many conferences and writes a monthly blog at ITWorldCanada.com.  He has written monthly columns for Computing Canada and The Calgary Herald that address IT management issues.


Ross Weaver & Wally Goeres – Petrinex is on the Move

Ross Weaver is President of PrimeQuest Resources Inc., a firm that consults to organizations in the areas of corporate strategy and governance, business development and project management. Ross has been contracted by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC) since November 2000, as Industry Manager at Petrinex.

Ross has over 35 years of broad experience in the oil and gas, and chemical sectors, holding a variety of senior executive positions, including President, Pan-Alberta Gas Ltd., Vice President Marketing, and Vice President Administration with Suncor Inc. Ross holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a BSc from the University of Waterloo.



Wally Goeres & Ross Weaver

Wally Goeres is Executive Director of Petrinex, a position which he has held for the past 12 years. 

Wally’s background is in accounting and finance and he holds graduate degrees in both these fields. His work history includes senior finance, accounting, and Information technology positions in the Canadian banking Industry and in government at the federal and provincial levels.

Wally splits his time between the Petrinex offices in Edmonton and Calgary.


Lee Rogers - Fuel Flare and Vent Measurement and Reporting

Lee currently works with Intricate Group, an Energy Services firm.  Lee brings experience working with instrumentation and automation as well as measurement from his time with Conoco and ConocoPhillips.


Tina Varughese – 50 Shades of Beige: Communicate with the Cross Cultural Advantage & Ctrl-Alt-Delete Give the Re (Boot) to Work Life Balance

Tina is President of t Works, as a professional speaker and trainer specializing in cross-cultural communication, work-life balance and inclusive leadership.

Prior to t Works, she worked with Alberta Employment and Immigration where she spearheaded international recruitment missions in response to Alberta’s labour shortage.

She is a contributing writer for the Human Resource Institute of Alberta’s Network magazine, Calgary Real Estate News, and Home to Home magazine.  She is a professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. Tina has been the face of diversity, literally, when she was chosen to be in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty representing beauty in diversity.


Erin Power


Erin Power is a seasoned wellness veteran in Calgary. Having run the gamut in the wellness world for the last 20 years and counting - from athlete, personal trainer and fitness instructor, to holistic nutritionist, meditation practitioner and green-smoothie-swigging yogini - there’s almost no fitness trend or diet fad she hasn’t tried!

Erin works with GoodLife Fitness as a Group Exercise instructor at a variety of their Calgary locations, and is a member of the corporate wellness team that helps facilitate workplace wellness events and initiatives. By day, she works as Marketing Manager and Director of Nutrition for local smoothie company, The Funky Banana.

As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Erin also helps coach clients toward effortless health through nutrition counselling and support (www.eatsimple.ca). In her spare time, she keeps busy on her hobby farm in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies, tending to her vegetable garden and training her horses.

Aaron Scholpp



Cancellation Policy

Conference attendees must contact the CAPPA office in order to cancel their registration. Cancellations must be received in writing by email (cappacom@telus.net).

The following refund policy is in place:

  • Full refunds will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to Midnight on October 14th, 2014.
  • A 50% refund will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to Midnight on October 17th, 2014.
  • Refunds will not be given after October 17th, 2014.

Cancellation Policy

 

Conference attendees must contact the CAPPA office in order to cancel their registration.  Cancellations must be received in writing by email (cappacom@telus.net).

 

The following refund policy is in place:

 

Full refunds will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to Midnight on October 14th, 2014. 

A 50% refund will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to Midnight on October 17th, 2014

Refunds will not be given after October 17th, 2014

Cancellation Policy

 

Conference attendees must contact the CAPPA office in order to cancel their registration.  Cancellations must be received in writing by email (cappacom@telus.net).

 

The following refund policy is in place:

 

Full refunds will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to Midnight on October 14th, 2014. 

A 50% refund will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to Midnight on October 17th, 2014

Refunds will not be given after October 17th, 2014

Cancellation Policy

 

Conference attendees must contact the CAPPA office in order to cancel their registration.  Cancellations must be received in writing by email (cappacom@telus.net).

 

The following refund policy is in place:

 

Full refunds will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to Midnight on October 14th, 2014. 

A 50% refund will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to Midnight on October 17th, 2014

Refunds will not be given after October 17th, 2014.  

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