27 April - 29 April 2020
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, Calgary, Canada

Argus Canada Energy Markets: Clean Fuels, Crude and NGLs

Opening cocktail reception

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  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Opening cocktail reception
Join attendees from all three conferences at the opening cocktail reception to start your networking in a relaxed and informal setting.

Plenary morning

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  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chair's opening remarks and antitrust compliance
  • 07:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and breakfast
  • 09:10
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  • 10:15
  • Business leader’s panel: Canada’s role in the global energy market
  • How are Canada’s hydrocarbons competing in the global energy market?
  • How are Canada’s energy operators navigating today’s market and overcoming challenges?
  • What impact does the current regulatory landscape play on Canada’s energy opportunities?
  • What investments and projects are in place to move Canadian supply to the global market, and how likely are they to move forward?
  • How is Canada’s energy sector preparing for a low-carbon future and the push towards cleaner energy sources?

Speakers
Derek Evans, CEO, MEG Energy
Tim McMillan, President, CAPP

  • 10:15
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  • 10:45
  • Networking break
  • 10:45
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  • 12:00
  • Navigating the political landscape: What will the next year bring for Canada’s hydrocarbons?
  • How are federal and provincial regulations driving the current energy environment?
  • How is the government working with the industry to attract new investment to the region?
  • How will Canada’s climate policy evolve under Justin Trudeau’s second term as prime minister?
  • How can the project approval process in Canada become more efficient? Will bill C-69 further delay infrastructure and discourage investment?
  • How have continuous court challenges and environmental opposition impacted the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline? Will uncertainty influence potential investors?
  • 12:00
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  • 13:30
  • Lunch

Crude agenda day one

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  • 13:30
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  • 14:00
  • Keynote address: The future of Canadian oil production Derek Evans - CEO, MEG Energy
  • How are Canadian oil producers navigating in today’s market?
  • How might Canada overcome challenges to access capital?
  • Are Canadians adopting ESG to ensure their role as a future player in energy?
  • How is the market overcoming transportation challenges?
  • What investments are in place to move Canadian oil to market?
  • 14:00
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  • 15:00
  • Session 3: Canada’s role in supplying heavy barrels to the US and beyond
  • How might Canada benefit from global dislocations in the heavy crude market?
  • How has IMO 2020 impacted Canadian netbacks?
  • What is the appetite for heavy sour crude at the US Gulf coast? What crude blends do refiners need?
  • How will diminishing supply from Venezuela and Mexico impact global trade flows, and how might Canada backfill heavy crude demand?
  • What are the opportunities for re-exporting Canadian heavy crude out of the US Gulf coast to Asia?
  • What does the refining capacity in China look like, and will we see more capacity additions?
  • What are the opportunities for Canadian Heavy in India?

Speakers

Neil Earnest, President, Muse, Stancil & Co.

Naomi Esfahani, Senior Advisor Corporate Strategy, MEG Energy

Brent Osmond, President, Clover Oil & Gas

 

 

 

 

  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Networking break
  • 13:30
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  • 17:00
  • Session 4: The future of the North American refining kit and crude quality concerns
What are the factors affecting US refinery demand for Canadian crude?
How are refiners valuing Canadian blends and what type of crude do they need?
Where are we seeing a crude quality mismatch on in the market?
What do Canadian barrels look like once they arrive to at the US Gulf Ccoast?

Speakers
Randy Segato, Crude Quality Specialist, Suncor Energy
  • 17:00
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  • 17:05
  • Chair's closing remarks
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Networking reception

Crude agenda day two

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  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and breakfast
  • 09:00
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  • 10:30
  • Session 5: Transportation strategies out of Canada
  • Pipeline progress – What is the status on Trans Mountain, Keystone XL, and Enbridge Line 3? When are they expected to come on line?
  • Evolution of crude-by-rail/DRU – What is the future of crude-by-rail and what role will rail continue to have in moving Canadian crude to market? What are the limitations to moving crude by rail?
  • Creative solutions to bring Canadian crude to market – How are producers finding alternative ways to navigate pipeline constraints? Do partial upgrading, full upgrading, and refining in Alberta play a role? Is the use of solvents in oil sands production a sustainable solution?

Speakers
Buck Rogers, VP of Petroleum and Chemical, CN Rail
John Zahary, President, Altex Energy

  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 12:00
  • Session 6: Risks and opportunity for Canada’s condensate market
  • Will railbit become a new grade? How will the railbit market evolve? What is railbit’s refining value? What is the market access advantage of railbit versus dilbit?
  • Who is investing in diluent recovery units (DRU)? What is the status of the new projects? What are the risks and uncertainties?
  • What is the outlook for condensate supply and demand, as well as production from the Montney and Duvernay fields?
  • How will condensate pool quality change over time? How will Southern Light’s reversal impact the diluent differential and WCSB takeaway capacity?
  • 12:00
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  • 13:30
  • Lunch
  • 13:30
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  • 15:30
  • Argus pricing workshop Jeff Kralowetz - Vice President Business Development