Alaska Oil & Gas Congress Conference Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2016

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served

9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Chair
  • Mark GriffinMark Griffin
    Senior Project Manager
    Arcadis U.S. Inc
  • Paul FuhsPaul Fuhs
    Project Development Strategies
    Government Relations
OPENING PRESENTATION:
9:15
Creativity in Exploration and an Update on Project Icewine
  • Paul BasinskiPaul Basinski
    Founder & CEO
    BURGUNDY Xploration
  • Being creative, resilient and agile in exploration
  • Best practices and takeaways from the Eagle Ford Shale Play
  • Looking ahead to Project Icewine - what is the project's potential and what will be the next steps?

Global Trends Impacting the Energy Sector — Implications for Alaska

10:00
Alaska Energy Outlook
  • Deepa PoduvalBill Popp
    President & CEO
    Anchorage Economic Development Corporation
  • Forecasting oil and gas supply and demand trends for North America and beyond – how will they shape opportunities in Alaska?
  • Exploring potential investment growth areas
  • What are the assurances needed for investors to feel confident investing in Alaska? What are the concerns?
10:30
Networking Refreshment Break

10:45
Effects of Global Natural Gas Supply and Demand on Pricing and Future LNG Project Development
  • Deepa PoduvalDeepa Poduval
    Director
    Black & Veatch Management Consulting LLC
  • Global supply and demand and emerging trends for natural gas and LNG
  • Understanding the implications of current and projected oil and gas prices on the realization of future LNG projects
    • How are oil and gas prices projected to affect further development in Alaska and its competitors now and during the next decade?

The State of Alaska — Supporting a Sustainable Oil & Gas Industry

11:30
Keynote Speech- Arctic Development Opportunities
  • Mead TreadwellMead Treadwell
    President
    Pt Capital

    Former Lieutenant Governor, State of Alaska & Former Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
  • An in-depth look at US policy on Arctic development
  • What key projects are moving forward in the US and other Arctic Nations?
  • Exploring Arctic investment opportunities
  • Overcoming perceptions of high costs and regulatory risk
12:00
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
1:15
Update from the Alaska Department of Revenue: Fiscal Solutions for a Sustainable Future
  • Ken AlperKen Alper
    Director
    Tax Alaska Department of Revenue
  • Overview from the Department of Revenue – what are the next steps?
  • How will initiatives in place shape exploration and development going forward?
  • What will be the impact on future state revenue and resources?
PANEL:
2:00
Supporting Alaska's Oil & Gas Industry – Infrastructure and Services to Move Projects Ahead
  • Mark Van DongenMark Van Dongen
    Port Director/Port Engineer
    Port Mackenzie, Alaska
  • What infrastructure will be required to support project development? What is already in place and how can it be leveraged further?
  • Exploring innovations in the support service industry to drive projects ahead
  • Ensuring the logistics chain is efficient and fit for purpose
2:45
Networking Refreshment Break
3:00
Update from G7G — An All Commodity Rail Transport to and from Northern Pacific Tidewater
  • Matt  VickersMatt Vickers
    Chief Executive Officer
    G7G Railway Corporation
  • An overview of the project, its organizational structure and benefits to Alaska
  • Exploring the project timeline and opportunities at each stage
  • Community consultation – understanding the importance of early engagement and gaining broad support among First Nations and other affected communities
3:45
Workshop
Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) – Financing Projects in Alaska for Long- Term Growth and Prosperity
  • Mark Davis
    Chief Infrastructure Development Officer
    Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA)
  • Larry Persily James Hemsath
    Director - Project Development & Asset Management
    Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA)
  • An overview of AIDEA's mission and how it fulfills those goals
  • How AIDEA can assist in financing – what projects and industries does it support?
  • Exploring AIDEA's key programs, including loans and project and infrastructure development
  • Examples of projects and success stories supported by AIDEA
5:00
Closing Remarks from Chair Conference Adjourns

5:00
Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2: Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016

8:30
Refreshments are Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Chair

Exploring the Regulatory Framework Shaping Alaska's Oil & Gas Sector

9:15
Alberta's Experience – Sharing Best Practices in Streamlining the Regulatory Process through the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
  • Kirk BaileyKirk Bailey
    Executive Vice President, Operations
    Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
  • History of the AER – merging three regulatory bodies to manage energy development
  • Regulatory roles and responsibilities – the facts, figures, and what it all means
  • AER's strategy for becoming a protective, effective, efficient and credible regulator
  • Path to Regulatory Excellence – ensuring stellar competence, utmost integrity, and empathetic engagement
9:45
State of Alaska – Navigating the Permitting Process
  • Sara LonganSara Longan
    Executive Director
    Office of Project Management
    and Permitting

    Department of Natural Resources
  • Key permitting issues – what should be on your radar?
  • Spotlight on wetlands permitting – what are the key issues and challenges for compensatory mitigation in Alaska?
10:15
Update from the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
  • Cathy FoersterCathy Foerster
    Chair, Commissioner
    Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • An overview of the AOGCC's mandate, mission and objectives
  • Examining current initiatives and future plans
  • AOGCC's statues and regulations
10:45
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Update from the Bureau of Land Management
  • Bud CribleyBud Cribley
    State Director
    Bureau of Land Management
    Alaska State Office

    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Understanding the Bureau of Land Management's role and responsibilities, including the BLM-Alaska Energy Program
  • Exploring what the future of onshore leasing looks life for the state in the near and medium term
11:30
Update from the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Hanh ShawHanh Shaw
    Program Manager
    Alaska Operations Office, Region 10

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Overview of EPA's statutory responsibilities
  • Permitting and regulatory oversight for oil and gas activities
  • Other agency actions
12:15
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers

Exploring Projects Moving Resource Development Ahead

1:15
Great Bear Petroleum — North Slope Exploration and Production
  • Patrick GalvinPatrick Galvin
    Chief Commercial Officer & General Counsel
    Great Bear Petroleum
  • Incentives, opportunities and new technologies to support long-term success
  • Where Great Bear Petroleum stands and what may be expected for Alaska North Slope Resource Plays
1:45
Looking Ahead – What's on the Horizon for Cook Inlet?
  • Benjamin JohnsonBenjamin Johnson
    President
    BlueCrest Energy
  • Eiji MaezawaEiji Maezawa
    Director & Executive Vice President/COO
    Resources Energy Inc.
  • Brian MurkowskiBrian Murkowski
    Officer, Vice President & General Manager
    Resources Energy Inc.
  • An update on current energy projects and overview of continuing gas exploration potential
  • How will producers partner with the local community, government and businesses?
  • What are the anticipated markets for resources?
2:45
Networking Refreshment Break
3:00
Years of Political and Public Frustration Over North Slope Gas Commercialization
  • Larry PersilyLarry Persily
    Oil & Gas Special Assistant
    Kenai Peninsula


THOUGHT-LEADERS' ROUNDTABLE
3:30
The Path forward for Alaska's Oil & Gas Sector

Led by representatives from industry, government and the community, this interactive roundtable discussion is designed to encourage candid discussion on opportunities and challenges impacting Alaska's energy future. Collaborative approaches hold the potential for heightened support for a project, better certainty around timelines and costs, and effective regulatory review process. Gain insights from the experiences of roundtable discussion leaders that can be integrated into an actionable plan for your organization.

4:00
Closing Remarks from Conference Chair Conference Adjourns

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