Crude Market Opportunities, New Regulations, and the Impact of Price Volatility
April 14 - 15, 2015 · Calgary, Alberta
Featuring These Industry Experts
John Broadley, John H. Broadley & Associates; Former Chief Counsel, Federal Railroad Administration
John Broadley specializes in domestic and international transportation law and litigation, and domestic and international privatization, regulatory and institutional matters. His practice includes representation of domestic clients in Surface Transportation Board regulatory matters, including regulated transactions (acquisitions and abandonments), rate and service litigation, and in related proceedings before the federal courts. He also represents domestic clients in safety issues before the Federal Railroad Administration; and represents international clients in rail construction, concessioning, financing, regulation, and related institutional matters.
Jenna Delaney, Senior Energy Analyst, BENTEK Energy
Jenna Delaney has been with Bentek since December 2013 where she has written the Crude Oil Market Call, and worked on price forecasting. She previously worked at Musket Corporation where she was in the Business Development group, and also worked as a unit train scheduler. Jenna Delaney has a Bachelor's in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Nick Forbes, Vice-President Engineering and Operations, TransRail Innovation Group
Nick Forbes has been working in technology applications for the oil and gas, aerospace and Agriculture industries for over 10 years. He deals with all aspects of product development, implementation and returns analysis for customers using new and disruptive technologies. He is the Vice President of Operations and Engineering at TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG). TRIG's purpose-built XLOAD rail car level measurement sensor significantly improves Crude-by-Rail trans loading efficiency and worker health and safety, and reduces environmental risks.
Derek Fraser, Director, Client Services, Petroleum Division, Maxxam Analytics International
Derek Fraser's experience covers both petroleum and environmental laboratory analysis, which includes sampling and analysis of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids along with soil and water contamination. He has over 15 years' experience in the laboratory services industry. Currently, Derek is the Director of Industry Services for the Canadian Crude Oil Quality Technical Association and on the advisory board for the Crude Oil Quality Association in the United States. His contributions include presented technical whitepapers on Crude Oil Quality and Crude Oil Sampling at the Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CsHm) from 2011 to 2014. He has participated in the Industry Measurement Group subcommittee for AER Directive 017 Section 8 on Gas and Liquid Sampling and Analysis; AER Directive 039 – Revised Program to Reduce Benzene Emissions subcommittee.
Nicole Girard, Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Transport Canada
Nicole Girard has over 15 years experience in transportation rulemaking having been involved in complex aviation files. She has also been involved in providing safety policy advice over the years to determine appropriate courses of action on emerging safety issues. She joined the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) in October 2013 as Associate Director General. Her area of focus has been to support and provide leadership to the TDG Directorate in its transformative agenda to allow the organization to better respond to emerging issues. She was appointed Director General in July 2014. Before joining Transport Canada in 1998, Nicole Girard was in private practice and was a lecturer at the University of Ottawa's French Common Law Program, where she taught in the area of family law, negotiations, contracts, and creditors' rights.
Jeff Goutcher, Director, Chemical Sales, CSX Transportation
A seventeen-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 and 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 and logistics.
Richard Kloster, Senior Vice-President, Business Strategy and Technical Services, AllTranstek
Richard Kloster is primarily engaged in the analysis of the various segments that make up 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 has thirty years of extensive experience in the rail industry, having spent ten years with several railroads before moving over to the rail equipment side. He worked for a major rail equipment leasing company for fifteen years and has been a key industry consultant since 2007. Richard is a frequent presenter to the industry and participant in industry taskforces.
Alex MacWilliam, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Alex MacWilliam advises Canadian and international clients on all legal issues relating to the environment. These include regulatory approvals, compliance, contaminated land, climate change, dealing with regulatory agencies, responses to government policies and the development of internal environmental practices and systems. Alex is widely regarded as one of the leading environmental law practitioners in Alberta. He is recommended by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in the area of Environmental Law, he is profiled in The Lexpert American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Who's Who Legal, and in Best Lawyers and is rated by Practical Law Company as a recommended Environmental Lawyer. He has appeared before the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, Natural Resources Conservation Board, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Federal Court of Canada and all levels of Court in Alberta.
Brigham McCown, Chairman and CEO, Nouveau Inc.; Former Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
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 (D—CA), 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.
Mike Miller, Vice-President, Western Canada Petroleum Rail Solutions, Savage Services
Mike Miller joined Savage in 2001. Prior to his current role in leading Savage's Western Canada Petroleum Solutions, he served in many roles including Financial, Operational and Business Development areas. Mike's work in Commercial Development has been a significant benefit to Savage's growth, both in its traditional organic business growth, as well as in Savage's aggressive M&A development. Mike's recent work has been focused on oil and gas with his current role focusing on the Savage's oil and gas strategy in Western Canada.
Shawn Mindrup, Senior Sales and Market Account Executive, Energy and Shortline Relations, Kansas City Southern Railway
Shawn Mindrup is part of the energy business unit at Kansas City Southern (KCS) where he focuses on bring crude by rail from multiple shale formation to the US Gulf Coast. Prior to arriving at KCS, Shawn spent five years as a Regional Sales Manager for Continental Disc Corporation where he specialized in pressure protection of storage vessels and manufacturing systems. Mindrup holds a Master of Business Administration from Baker University and a Bachelor of Science in public relations from the University of Central Missouri.
Greg Molaro, Vice-President, Operations, Altex Energy
Greg Molaro started his career as a steamfitter, advanced his education, and leveraged these skills to become an industry leader in crude by rail. The Altex concept for Crude by Rail was identified in 2005 and developed in 2007. Greg loaded Canada's first Bitumen by Rail tank car in October, 2011. He built Altex's first gantry in his backyard; deployed, commissioned and operated it during July, 2012 and for many months thereafter. Through Altex, Greg continues to pursue and advance the technologies employed by Altex in transload terminals. Altex's Lynton and Lashburn terminals are, arguably, the safest and most advanced transload terminals in the world. Greg has played a major role in the development of Altex Energy as it transitioned from a highly entrepreneurial enterprise to a structured corporate rapidly growing organization.
Malcolm Mullin, Chief Inspector, Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety for the Province of Alberta
Malcolm Mullin leads a team of seven Dangerous Goods Inspectors who are responsible for inspecting facilities and carriers that offer for transport, or that transport, dangerous goods in Alberta. They respond to dangerous good incidents; spills, collisions, rollovers, and derailments, providing expert technical advice to emergency first responders, emergency response teams, and facilities regarding; emergency response, remedial measures, and clean-up operations. Malcolm also leads the investigational team, when non-compliances are identified, working with companies, through a progressive discipline model, to ensure the safe and compliant handling of dangerous goods in Alberta and throughout western Canada.
Alan 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.
James W. Rubin, Counsel, Dentons
James Rubin is counsel in the global Energy, Transport and Infrastructure sector at Dentons. His practice focuses on environmental and natural resources regulatory and litigation matters, including air pollution, climate change law and policy, natural resource laws, and federal, state and citizen enforcement matters, particularly related to the energy sector. He also provides counsel to businesses on domestic and international compliance matters in the environmental context and on corporate transactions.
Peter Stunden, Vice-President Sales and Marketing, TransRail Innovation Group
Peter Stunden has 30 years of wireless, sensor and computing technology experience in oil and gas, agriculture and industrial industries in Canada and the United States. He has held sales and leadership positions with Sprint and Verisign, and was the co-founder and President of Fifth Era Knowledge (TSX). He has designed, developed and delivered wireless sensor technology for oil and gas pipelines, liquefied pressurized gas vessels, and dry and liquid storage tanks. He is the Vice President Sales & Marketing at TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG). TRIG's purpose-built XLOAD rail car level measurement sensor significantly improves Crude-by-Rail trans loading efficiency and worker health and safety, and reduces environmental risks.
Gary Weimer, Consultant, Weimer Consulting
Gary Weimer is a Performance Management Specialist with more than 20 years experience in developing and institutionalizing process/program initiatives to improve plant and organizational performance. He has worked as a consultant and manager for organizations in the nuclear power, chemical weapons disposal, oil and fertilizer industries. Recently Gary completed a contract with a Canadian Oil company to implement a crude by rail product quality and regulatory compliance program. In implementing that program he has been able to observe the collection of samples at multiple transload company's loading and offloading sites. He was also a member of the API team of industry professionals whose task was to develop a recommended practice for the classifying and loading of crude oil into rail tank cars (RP 3000).
Abudi Zein, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, ClipperData
Abudi Zein specializes in energy market pricing, information product development and fundamental analysis. He most recently lead efforts at Genscape to create new information products based on the Company's proprietary energy data. Prior to joining Genscape, Mr. Zein worked in the energy information industry in Tokyo, Singapore, London, Houston and New York. During his career, Mr. Zein held management positions in editorial, product development, marketing, sales and general management. He was CEO for Argus Media, Inc, a Senior Vice President at Oxford Analytica and Sales Director at Platts London.