Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Westin Hotel
320 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB


Low commodity prices are driving new oil patch innovation and changing investment patterns in Western Canada. New investment is shifting away from the oil sands in Fort McMurray to other parts of Western Canada. Producers are now unlocking oil and gas from shale plays and other tight reservoirs that, for many decades, were widely believed to be too difficult to recover. Considering the outlook for commodity prices and markets, what are the expectations for future investment in Western Canada? What are the constraints? How will oil and gas producers position themselves to be suppliers of the future?

Join PSAC at our 2017 Industry Insights Luncheon to hear Peter Tertzakian on his views –Western Canadian Oil and Gas: Looking Forward.

On the same day, join us for our 2017 Annual  General Meeting (PSAC Core and Associate Core Members only) and the 2018 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast and Industry Outlook.

Event Schedule:

PSAC Annual General Meeting (Core and Associate Core Members only)
10:45 am – 11:30 am

PSAC Core and Associate Core Members will review the financial statements, appoint auditors for the upcoming fiscal year, meet newly appointed directors, and receive reports from the Chair and the President and CEO of PSAC. Long-standing Core and Associate Core Member Awards will also be presented.

Industry Insights Networking Reception
11:30 am – 12:00 noon

PSAC’s annual Industry Insights Networking Reception offers participants the opportunity to network with over 130 individuals, representing PSAC member company senior representatives, government officials and key industry contacts.

Industry Insights Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Peter Tertzakian
12:00 noon – 1:45 pm (1:00 pm – Keynote Presentation)

PSAC is pleased to have Peter Tertzakian, Executive Director of ARC Energy Research Institute, speak at our 2017  Industry Insights Luncheon.  Peter is an economist, investment strategist, author and public speaker on issues vital to the future of energy.

He has clocked over 30 years of experience in the business of energy, spanning all systems from oil and gas to renewables. Peter’s passion is studying how society evolves its energy use and applying the lessons of the past into today’s strategic business issues.

His holistic knowledge of physics, innovation, finance and economics allows him to give audiences thought provoking advice on how to think about the pressing issues on the future of energy systems.

An accomplished author, Peter’s two best-selling books, A Thousand Barrels a Second (McGraw-Hill, NY 2005) and The End of Energy Obesity (John Wiley & Sons, NY 2009) provide insight into the dynamic world of energy transitions through a thoughtful and highly readable examination of economic, environmental and geopolitical pressures. He has written over 600 weekly columns, current issues of which are distributed through various media channels.

Peter has an undergraduate degree in Geophysics from the University of Alberta, a graduate degree in Econometrics from the University of Southampton UK, and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. In addition to his principal roles at the ARC Energy Research Institute and ARC Financial, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary and has lectured at many leading universities and conferences around the world.

2018 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast & Industry Outlook
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us at the 2018 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast and Industry Outlook to get insights on key industry trends and projected activity levels for Canada’s oilpatch to assist with business planning for the year ahead.

Presenters include:

  Service Outlook:
Andrew Bradford, CFA, Head of Energy Research
Raymond James
Mr. Bradford originally joined Raymond James in an analyst capacity in 2000, and after a brief hiatus, returned to the firm in December 2007. He has been performing investment analysis for investment dealers on the energy sector and the energy services industry since 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Bradford spent two years with a Calgary-based energy-focused private equity firm. Andrew earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Calgary in 1996 and is a CFA charterholder.
  E&P Outlook:
Juan Jarrah, CFA, MBA, Equity Research
TD Securities
Mr. Jarrah joined TD Securities in November 2009 as an equity research associate to help support the research analyst covering the large cap Canadian E&P after spending two years at a competing investment dealer primarily focused on the junior and intermediate Canadian E&P space. He has been a primary covering analyst at TD Securities since November 2011, primarily focused on the junior and intermediate Canadian E&P universe. Prior to obtaining his MBA degree from McGill University (2007), Mr. Jarrah worked as a compound semiconductor production engineer for a privately held manufacturer of infrared optics. Juan obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) degree from McGill University in 2001, is a CFA charterholder, as well as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) licensed with APEGA.
  PSAC Outlook:
Mark Salkeld, MBA, President & CEO
Petroleum Services Association of Canada
As President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), Mark Salkeld brings over 35 years of domestic and international industry experience to the position. Mr. Salkeld’s extensive Canadian and international experience in oilfield services provides a depth of insight and leadership that delivers value for PSAC member companies.
CAPP Outlook:
Ben Brunnen, Vice President,
Oil Sands, Fiscal & Economic Policy
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Mr. Brunnen is responsible for for a wide range of technical, regulatory and social policy issues facing Canada’s oil and gas industry where he advocates for a competitive, safe, and environmentally and socially responsible energy industry.


Cancellation Policy:
We regret that we cannot issue refunds on any cancellations. However, substitutions are permitted up to and including October 26, 2017. Please email a notice of any delegate substitutions to PSAC at accounting@psac.ca.


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