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Morning Keynote: Business at the Speed of NOW!

In this session Steve Dotto will dive into the seeds of change, and how we react to it. We will explore how social media is changing our value system, effecting our relationships, jobs and industry. Most importantly, he will arm you with a better understanding of the forces that you probably feel you have little or no control over.

Steve Dotto Session Info
Noon Keynote: High Performance Recovery Dr. Karen MacNeill
Breakout Sessions
Alberta Energy Compliance & Audit

In this session we will look at Alberta Natural Gas Royalties. The department will review specific areas of audit, touching on expectations, common issues and challenges. The session will also include guidance in how to reduce audit time.  

Alberta Energy, Compliance & Audit department Session Info
Conflict Resolution ( 2 Sessions Available)

Learning Outcomes:

  • To gain skills for effectively managing strong emotions and challenging communications
  • To develop effective communication skills
  • To develop practical strategies for effectively moving past conflict into more productive and satisfying work relationships
Sue Wazny Session Info
GIS & GOR – What are these?

In this session we will look at detailed examples of where and how GIS (Gas in Solution) factors and GOR (Gas-to-Oil Ratios) should be used, how they are reported, and also describe the different methods to determine these factors.

We will then review how to interpret GIS results from the labs for use by the Production Accountant.

This will be followed by a review of examples of the needed controls to manage these factors as part of the reporting activities for Vent or Flare under EPAP Themes 10 and/or Theme 13.

Pascal Bonnet Session Info
Freehold and Overriding Royalties

In this session, we will look at the variety of royalty interest structures such as Freehold Lessor Royalties and various types of Overriding Royalties including sliding scale, net profit , net carried and production volume royalties. 

Kathy Luther Session Info
How to achieve a leaner, meaner EPAP Program

This presentation will focus on how to improve the quality and efficiency of EPAP programs within producer companies. Attendees will be provided time-tested, proven ways to reduce their EPAP costs/fees, while maintaining and/or improving levels of compliance. Core EPAP requirements vs “nice to have” tasks will be identified and discussed. Differences between AB and SK EPAP requirements will be outlined.

Ali Hasnain Session Info
Integration of North American Heavy Crude Oil market

Increasing volumes of Canadian heavy oil from the oil sands are expected to make their way down to the United States Gulf Coast region.  The US Gulf Coast is home to the world’s largest concentration of heavy complex refineries—an ideal match for growing Canadian heavy supply from the oil sands. This presentation explores the long-term relationship potential between US Gulf Coast heavy oil refiners and upstream oil sands heavy oil suppliers.

Vijay Muralidharan Session Info
Joint Venture Accounting Basics for Production Accountants

Production Accountants – want to know more about Joint Venture Accounting?  This session is an ideal introduction to the basics of Joint Venture Accounting.

This workshop is an interactive, instructor-led session. Participants will develop an understanding of Joint Venture Accounting basics by looking at specific examples and through class discussion.


Kent Geddes Session Info
Proposed Regulatory Changes & the Future of Canadian Production Accounting

With recent changes initiated by the Federal Government and potential Provincial Government changes being developed with Industry regarding the Methane Emissions and other regulatory reporting regimes changes, the role of the Production Accountant is more important than ever. This presentation will provide an overview of some of these changes and identify the potential role(s) that the Production Accountant can play in addressing the changed future business environment that we are headed for. Recent International Experience will be discussed as well in highlighting how other countries/regions deal with these roles.

Wayne Olson Session Info
Respect in the Workplace ( 2 Sessions Available)

Learning Outcomes:

  • To distinguish between what is bullying/harassing behaviour and what is not
  • To build an awareness of the legal obligations employers have to ensure a safe and respectful workplace
  • To identify what to do if people feel they are not being respected (or being harassed)
  • To identify effective responses in addressing concerns from others about behaviour
Sue Wazny Session Info