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Technical Innovation Day Conference Day One

Conference Day Two – May 18
LNG in Canada: Monetization and Next Steps

09:00 – 09:15:  Welcome & review from the Conference Chair
Greg Bury
, President / VP, Business Development, Canadian Operations, Universal Pegasus GPACGas Processing Association of Canada

09:15 – 09:45:  Securing the Confidence of Investors: Making Canadian LNG Projects More Attractive, Less Risky & More Cost-Competitive

Complex and high-cost LNG projects require enormous amounts of investment to proceed, so Canadian projects will need to raise significant equity and debt. How should those seeking investment best structure a project to attract investment that ensures the project remains cost-competitive and risk-averse?

Brad Crilly, Managing Director, Head of Energy – Canada, Mizuho
Paul de Jong, President, Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

09:45 – 10:00:  The Importance of Canadian Feed Gas
Gaku Takagi, Senior Vice President – Energy Resources Investment, JERA Inc.

10:00 – 10:45:  “Gas Monetisation Opportunities: “Securing Routes to Market & Prospering in Challenging Times”

This session welcomes leading Canadian gas producers to share the latest updates on their own gas production projects, reviewing the highs and lows during 2016 and beyond.

Jamie Fisher, Director, Energy Exports, Altagas
Jim Surbey, Vice President, Corporate Development, Birchcliffe Energy
Dave Tulk, Principal, Gas Processing Management Inc. (Moderator)

10:45 – 11:15:  Coffee & Networking break

11:15 – 11:45:  Keynote Address: “Risk, Regulation & Uncertainty”

Anyone seeking to invest in Canadian LNG projects must understand the magnitude of the risk and realise how projects can alter as they develop. Regulatory and legal complexity can drive uncertainty on prospective investors. This opening address helps to address clearly the risks and challenges LNG project developer face in Canada, particularly on the West Coast.

Paul Sullivan, Vice President, Projects, Steelhead LNG

11:45 – 12:30:  Will Canada’s East Coast projects benefit from proximity and direct access to Europe? Can the industry expect FID on these projects earlier than expected?

  • What is the progress with the East Coast projects?
  • Is it likely that these projects will come online before their West Coast cousins?
  • Does the East Coast offer a better route to market than the West?

Paul MacLean, Strategic & Regulatory Affairs Advisor, LNG Limited
Chris Pedersen, North American LNG Analyst, S&P Platts

12:45 – 14:00:  Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45:  LNG as an alternative fuel for Canada’s transport sector: How economically viable is LNG as a fuel and what does the future hold as environmental regulation increases pressure on traditional diesel engine users?

The use of LNG as a transport fuel is proliferating around Canada and North America. Here, some of the leading providers and users of LNG/dual-fuelled engines discuss the costs and benefits of making the transition and how they see the market developing.


Ian Burkheimer, Co-Chair NG Working Group / Director, Business Development, Plum Energy – Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) (moderator) 
Marcel LaRoche, Director LNG, Engineering, BC Ferries
Harly Penner, Seaspan Ferries New Construction Project Manager, Seaspan Ferries
John Hatley, Americas Vice President, Marine Solutions, Wartsila
Sarah Smith, Director, Natural Gas Transportation, Fortis BC

14:45 – 15:10:  Introduction to Sakhalin 2 LNG Terminal
H.E. Ms. Erin Chutte, Hon. Consul of Russia

15:10 – 15:30:  What financial and regulatory support is required to ensure Canada’s LNG shipping sector is ready to enable the export projects?

  • What do the new IMO regulations mean for the shipping of Canadian LNG exports?
  • Does Canada have the necessary regulatory framework in place for when LNG exports begin?
  • How can regulators and port authorities smooth the path for LNG shippers to allow Canada to compete on an international level?

Robert Lewis-Manning, President, B.C. Chamber of Shipping

15:30:  Conference Close