|07:30 - 09:00
||Registration and Breakfast
|09:00 - 10:30
||Session 3: Future of Canadian Oil - Production, Challenges and Opportunities
- Get the latest production forecast and supply costs for Canadian crude, both conventional and oil sands and understand how much condensate will get produced in the Duvernay. Understand what foreign crude imports will be in Eastern Canada against potential domestic supply from the West. Understand the costs, emissions and economic implications
- Get a 30,000 foot view from a Canadian producer and understand how they are viewing market challenges
- Understand what the future might hold for Canadian oil and how Canada can compete in the global market
Dinara Millington, Vice President Research, CERI
Naomi Esfahani, Market Analysis and Research, Suncor Energy Marketing Inc.
|10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
|Presentation: Western Canadian Crude Flows and Price Differentials
- Crude inventories in Alberta have crossed into record territory and there has been little in the way of relief as pipeline congestion and required lead times for crude-by-rail alternatives have limited exports. What does market access look like and what is the arbitrage forecast for Canadian barrels in 2018 and beyond?
Eric Peterson, Director of Analytics, ARB Midstream
|11:30 - 12:00
||Presentation: Canadian Shale and Diluent Supply
- How well connected can the Montney and Duvernay fields bring diluent supply to market? Where is investment flowing and what is the future for shale development in Canada?
Tom Whalen, President and CEO, Petroleum Services Association of Canada
|12:00 - 13:30
|13:30 - 14:00
||Presentation: What is the Future of the National Energy Board (NEB)?
- Understand the role of the new Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and what that might mean for future projects
Martin Ignasiak, Partner, Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal and Land, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, LLP
|14:00 - 15:00
||Session 4: Risk Management and New Technology in a Changing Market
- Managing energy commodity price risk: Learn how to utilize hedging tools to lock-in forward prices and protect optionality
- Blockchain technology: What is the future of blockchain technology? Where have we seen it applied and what have we learned? What is next for blockchain and what might that mean for crude oil trading?
Pat Melia, Director Derivatives Trading, Koch Supply and Trading
Geoffrey Cann, Partner Oil and Gas, Deloitte
|15:00 - 15:30
|15:30 - 16:30
||Session 5: North American Refining and Quality Challenges
- Crude quality: Understand the difference between paraffin froth treatment crudes such as Kearl and Fort Hills as contrasted to dilbits such as WCS
- Refining outlook: What is the light-heavy spread outlook for North American refiners? Will increased supply of light sweet crude in markets put pressure on light-heavy spreads? As MARPOL 2020 approaches, what will be the impact on Alberta bitumen?
Bill Lywood, President, Crude Quality Inc.
Ed Arnold, Vice President, Argus Consulting
|16:30 - 16:45
||Argus Closing Remarks
Jeff Kralowetz, Vice President Business Development, Argus
|17:00 - 20:00
||Argus Canada Week Industry Reception