Lots of networking opportunities and good overview of market.
- Business Development Analyst
Kinder Morgan
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Hydrocarbon Transportation

Providing you with market outlooks on LPG, crude, NGL and LNG for 2017 and beyond, and how to successfully transport them out of Alberta and into the markets.

April 11 - 12, 2017  ·  Calgary, Alberta
Day Two Program Agenda: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
7:30 - 8:30        Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:40
Opening Remarks from the Keynote with an Introduction by the Chair
The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta
8:40 - 9:40
Building a Transload: A How-to Guide
Blair Irwin, Founder and CEO, Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting Ltd.
Gary Janzen, Director of Business Development, Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting Ltd.
  • Introduction to railroad construction
  • Establishing a site location
  • Railway safety standards
  • Design and consultation
  • Tendering, construction, commissioning
9:40 - 10:00        Extended Networking Break
10:00 - 11:00
Pipeline Forecasts
Eric Kuhle, Project Manager, Energy Advisory Group, ICF International
  • Pipeline capacity forecast
  • Crude production and pipeline takeaway projection
  • Cost to move to various markets
  • Pipeline projects on the go and new infrastructure developments
  • Initiatives and regulations for and against pipelines
11:00 - 12:00
Outlook on Crude-by-Rail, LPG-by-Rail and NGL-by-Rail
Jeff Goutcher, Director, Chemical Sales, CSX Transportation
  • Crude-by-rail and LPG and NGL market update
  • Where flows are for crude, LPG and NGL
  • Rail expansion projects in Canada
  • Developments in terminals and markets accessible by rail
12:00 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:15
Status of New Terminals and Facilities
Allan Roach, SVP Business Development, Watco Companies LLC
  • Status of LPG, NGL and crude terminal projects in Canada, U.S. and Mexico
  • Status of new facilities in Canada, U.S. and Mexico
  • Terminal capacity and turnaround times
  • Canadian demand for new terminals and sufficiency of current facilities to meet market demand
2:15 - 2:30        Networking Break
2:30 - 3:30
State of the Tank Car Market
Richard Kloster, SVP Business Strategic Development and Technical Services, AllTranstek
  • Tank car specifications for NGL, LPG and crude
  • Update on safety regulations
  • Supply and demand dynamics for tank cars
  • Procurement strategies for buying or leasing tank cars
3:30 - 4:30
Pipeline Take-Away and Destination Markets for Canadian Natural Gas
Nicole Leonard, Senior Energy Analyst, S&P Global Platts
  • New pipeline expansions in Alberta relieve constraints on gas and liquids production
  • Outlook for North American LNG and opportunities for future Canadian LNG exports
  • Destination markets for exports to the U.S. in the wake of growing U.S. Northeast production
4:30        End of Day Two
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The transportation of Alberta's hydrocarbons is an important issue at the moment. As oil prices continue to stay low, companies needs to seek new opportunities to bring their products to new markets in order to stay competitive. There is good news, however, as prices are expected to rebound by the end of 2017. If this is the case, companies will be faced with a new set of challenges; specifically, how do we outcompete our competitors South of the border, who have a cheaper product and less stringent carbon policies? The answer is through transportation that is both time efficient and economically viable. Rail is expensive, and there is a current lack of pipeline capacity, so what does that mean for the Alberta oil and gas industry, and what can your company do to combat these issues?

Infonex Energy's Hydrocarbon Transportation will help your company explore its options and hear about new terminals and facilities being proposed. We will analyze market outlooks for LPG, NGL, LNG, and Crude, with a focus on how to successfully bring these products to markets. We will also look at the impending impact a new oil-friendly Republican government in the States will have on Alberta, and what we can do to prepare for any potential changes in regulations, policy, or trade agreements. Updates on transportation of dangerous goods will be given and case studies on how to effectively implement these regulations into your operations will be examined. We will examine both pipelines and railways more closely, explore their strengths and weaknesses, and potential opportunities and threats for both.

With the inevitable increase in oil prices just around the corner, you need to ensure your company is well positioned to tackle the upcoming challenges of stiff market competition and regulatory and policy changes. This conference is an opportunity for you to meet and network with other industry professionals from midstream, upstream, and downstream companies with the goal of attracting, retaining, and enhancing your business and its operations.

Join us in Calgary and find out everything you need to know to start moving hydrocarbons to market. Register today!

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