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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
Featuring These Industry Experts

Gerry David, Manager, NGL, Centrica Energy

Gerry David has been working in the Oil and Gas industry for 25 years. Starting in 1990, Gerry has spent time in Treasury (Interest Rates, Foreign Exchange), Natural Gas transportation and regulatory, and NGLs. Most recently Gerry has been managing the physical NGL portfolio for CQ Energy Resources Partnership.

Jamie Fisher, Director, Energy Exports, Altagas

Jamie Fisher is responsible for project management and commercial development of a 50,000 BBL/D LPG export terminal located on the west coast of British Columbia. Project involves interaction with oil and gas producers, large Asian off-takers, and international energy traders. He has a strong understanding of the issues and challenges facing the development of BC's energy exports.

Jeff Goutcher, Director, Chemical Sales, CSX Transportation

An eighteen-year veteran of CSX Transportation (CSXT), Jeff Goutcher joined the Chemicals leadership team in February, 2004. His team is the face of CSXT for many of the domestic crude oil, frac sand and LPG producers. Before assuming his current role, Jeff held positions in the Chemicals group in Dallas, TX and within the Food & Consumer group in both Renton, WA and Concord, CA. Prior to joining CSXT, Jeff spent two years at Frito-Lay, Inc. in Plano, TX as a Transportation Manager responsible for the inbound raw materials to 26 North American plants, and five years with Burlington Northern Railroad in Fort Worth, TX where he held various positions in Marketing & Logistics.

Blair Irwin, Founder and CEO, Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting Ltd.

Blair Irwin has been in the railway industry for 37 years. He started with BC Rail in 1980 working in various capacities from labourer, equipment operator to gang supervisor with 90 men. In 1988 he was promoted to Roadmaster then Senior Roadmaster overseeing regional Capital Programs on 250 miles of mainline, yards and industry tracks within his territory. In 2000 he decided to leave the Class 1 railroad, started Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting Ltd, incorporating 2003. He is passionate about the industry and Cariboo's place within the industry. In 2011 he decided to focus on growth and began carefully choosing others that share in his vision of a company focused on Quality, Safety, Efficiency, Knowledge and Trust. His vision is to pursue diversification of the company in other aspects of the railway industry.

Gary Janzen, Director of Business Development, Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting Ltd.

Gary Janzen has been in the railway industry since 1978. He started with CP Rail working in various administrative roles in operations, track work manufacturing, finance and supply services. He has developed an extensive network of business relationships within the North American supply chain. He is knowledgeable about the railway industry track standards, committed to continuous learning and passionate about the development of Cariboo Rail into a financially healthy long term employer. He has been with Cariboo Rail since the fall of 2012.

Richard Kloster, SVP, Business Strategy and Technical Services, AllTranstek

Richard Kloster is primarily engaged in the analysis/forecasting of the rail equipment supply chain. His insight and analysis is used by operating companies and investors for the purposes of strategic planning, investment decisions, acquisitions and many commercial activities. Richard is Senior Vice President of Strategic Development and Technical Services at AllTranstek, LLC, the leader in tank car fleet management and consulting services. He is also a Principal and Sr. Consultant with the FTR Consulting Group, a leading transportation economic forecasting/consulting firm. Prior to these roles Mr. Kloster spent 16 years with a large rail car lessor and 10 years with several railroads.

Eric Kuhle, Project Manager, Energy Advisory Group, ICF International

Eric Kuhle's expertise is in North America upstream, oil, gas, and NGLs markets with specific focus on fundamentals analysis. His experience includes strategy development, with a specific focus on modelling cost reduction efforts' impact to future business performance; presenting research and commercial views to client, business leads, and senior level management; and managing small teams from project design to deployment. Eric has proven ability to collect, analyze, and interpret various data sources for trend analysis and synthesis, resulting in topical high impact research reports.

Nicole Leonard, Senior Energy Analyst, S&P Global Platts

Nicole Leonard manages projects for the consulting division at Bentek Energy, a select team of experienced energy experts focused on the delivery of in-depth, customized market analytics to Bentek's clients. She specializes in global crude market dynamics with an emphasis on US and Canadian supply and demand fundamentals and has extensive experience in natural gas and NGL analytics. Ms. Leonard holds a B.A. in European Studies from Lake Forest College and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from King's College London, where she focused on oil and gas investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Brigham McCown, Chairman and Founder, Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure; Former Administrator, PHMSA; Member of Trump Transition Team

After 26 years of combined federal civilian and military service, Brigham McCown currently serves as a thought leader and attorney advisor to both public and private sector clients interested in matters pertaining to energy, transportation, homeland security, and the environment. Until 2007, Mr. McCown served as the federal government's chief energy transportation safety regulator as the administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in Washington, DC. Appointed by Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta (DóCA), McCown oversaw all shipments of hazardous materials by all modes of transportation including rail, truck, vessel, aircraft and pipeline which amounted to over one million daily shipments and two-thirds of all energy products consumed daily in the U.S.

Diana McQueen, Member, Board of Directors, MEG Energy; Former Alberta Energy Minister (2013-2014)

Diana McQueen has extensive energy and environmental public policy experience at regional, provincial and international levels, as well as entrepreneurial experience in operating an independent business. Diana has her own consulting business and is a Senior Policy advisor in the fields of Energy, Environment, and Municipal issues. Ms. McQueen also joined the board of MEG Energy in October, 2015. In public service, Ms. McQueen held various Alberta provincial cabinet roles, including Minister of Energy (2013-2014), Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and Climate Change, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Government House Leader.

Andrew Neal, Senior NGL Analyst, S&P Global Platts

Andrew Neal covers both quantitative and qualitative aspects of the market. He writes the NGL Supply Report and provides model support for the NGL Supply Monitor and Market Call: North American NGLs. Prior to joining Platts, he worked in the Geosciences Department at Penn State University. He holds a PhD in Hydrology from the University of Arizona and a BS in Science of Earth Systems from Cornell University.

Gerry Protti, Chairman of the Board, Alberta Energy Regulator

Gerry Protti has more than 35 years' experience in the energy industry, including 15 years as an executive officer of EnCana Corporation and one of its predecessor companies PanCanadian. Mr. Protti's corporate experience includes marketing, operations, new ventures and corporate relations. He was the founding president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and was executive director of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada. His extensive experience includes roles as assistant deputy minister with the Government of Alberta's Energy Department and senior positions with the Alberta Treasury Department and the Canadian Energy Research Institute.

Allan Roach, SVP Business Development, Watco Companies LLC

Allan Roach began his transportation career as a logistics manager with the U.S. Civil Service where he was responsible for air, rail, and truck shipments at Ft. Leonard Wood Mo. He then joined the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad where over the next 20 years he held numerous positions including Switchman, Brakeman, Locomotive Engineer, Trainmaster, Field Sales, Corporate Sales, Market Manager, Network Development and Director of Shortline Development.

Ziad Saad, Pipeline Safety Expert; Former Vice-President, Pipelines, Stantec

Ziad Saad has been active in the energy pipeline industry for over 25 years. Ziad had held senior roles in pipeline operating companies, service providers to the oil and gas industry, as well as, the non-profit sector. During that time, Ziad been an advocate for pipeline safety, helped author national codes and standards on pipeline safety, security and emergency response, was chair of the International Pipeline Conference for six years and served on many industry committees and Boards. Ziad recently served as Vice President, Pipelines for Stantec Consulting and Vice President, Safety and Sustainability for the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association prior to that. Ziad is currently an independent consultant to the pipeline industry.

Harrie Vredenburg, Academic Director of Global Energy EMBA, University of Calgary

Dr. Vredenburg is a leading scholar in the areas of competitive strategy, innovation, sustainable development and corporate governance in the global energy and natural resource industries and serves as the Suncor Energy Chair in Competitive Strategy and Sustainable Development. He was one of the visionaries who founded Haskayne's Global Energy Executive MBA and has served as its Academic Director since its inception. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 frequently cited articles in leading international publications including Strategic Management Journal,Organization Science, MIT Sloan Management Review and Harvard Business Review. He has also coauthored government reports on industry regulation, innovation and competitiveness and on nuclear energy and he consults to industry.

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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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