For 6 consecutive years this event has been the catalyst for companies interested in furthering their business interests in Canada; linking them to the relevant decision makers in the sector.
• An overview of the current LNG market globally
• The future of Asian pricing
• Will there be a return to long term offtake contracts or is flexibility here to stay?
• The potential competitiveness of Canadian LNG on global markets
The company that played a key role in British Columbia’s first LNG export brings together their partners to explain why that export went to China, what is driving the demand and why that demand can be expected to grow.
Speaker: Representative from British Columbia Construction Association
- Chris Klar, Apprenticeship Advisor
- Craig Woods, Industry Relations Advisor
“Northwest Territories: Canada’s Next LNG Opportunity”
Northwest Territories (NWT) in Canada’s North has substantial natural gas resources. These resources can be used to supply energy to northern communities and businesses to increase energy security and reduce reliance on imported diesel and other fuels. The supply of NWT natural gas resources is far larger than NWT energy demand will ever be, so these resources can potentially serve natural gas demand in global energy markets, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. This presentation outlines opportunities in NWT for small-scale LNG to meet local energy needs and larger-scale LNG for export by LNG tanker ship, either from the British Columbia coast or from the Beaufort Sea and through the Bering Strait to Asia-Pacific markets. It also provides an overview of lands available for petroleum exploration in the territory, and strategic transportation and energy infrastructure projects that will improve resource access and lower the cost of doing business in NWT.
- Menzie McEachern, Director, Mineral and Petroleum Resources, Department of Industry,Tourism and Investment, Government of Northwest Territories
- The capacity and capability of renewable energy sources to displace fossil fuels in the short to midterm.
- Is Canada a world leader in responsible gas extraction and transmission?
- The impact of LNG on Canadian air quality vs the potential gains around the world
- Provincial Canadian emissions commitments vs. a global GHG issue
- Andrew Wilkins, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Distributed Gas Solutions Canada
Simplicity in Complexity - what are the biases of developers and how does this impact project development?
Developers needing to fail fast in new markets - where to invest initial project development capital?
Optimization vs. Standardization - where do we need to engineer?
Supply led demand - if we build it, will they come?
Digital solutions that help Oil, Gas & Chemical companies manage complexity and increase connectivity.
- Brad MacDonald, P.Eng M. Eng, DCS Sales and Marketing Manager, ABB
- Kelly Newnham, Director, Advisian Worley Parsons Group
The UBC Campus as a Living Lab program has created the opportunity to demonstrate a range of advanced clean technology solutions in a city- scale environment.
Dr. Merida will highlight some of these experiences and ongoing research areas at the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre, including the creation of Natural Gas Futures, a program focused on addressing the needs of the natural gas industry.
Renewable natural gas has the potential to replace up to 50% of Canada’s fossil sources and deliver massive greenhouse gas reductions in the process. This session
will address how much biomass supply there really is and what technology solutions are out there to economically convert it to renewable natural gas.
- Sarah Smith – FortisBC: Utility perspective
- Douglas Singbeil – FP Innovations: Opportunities from forest residue
- Christopher Bush - Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society: Opportunity from farming waste
- Scott Stanners – BC Bioenergy Network
- Cliff Mui - Nexterra: Renewable energy from waste
- Tony Bi – UBC: Research into catalytic conversion of woody biomass
- Matt Babicki - G4 Insights: PyroCatalytic Hydrogenation for RNG production
- Timothy Abbott – UBC: Advances in anaerobic digestion
- Brad Douville – Greenlane Biogas: Upgrading to RNG for vehicles and pipelines
- Scott Stanners – BC Bioenergy Network
Innovative companies are pushing the boundaries of efficiency and emissions. Learn how these path finders are seeking to change the paradigm of how to produce and use natural gas.
- Peter Kostka - Etalim: Thermo-acoustic generators for CHP and remote power
- Gary Schubak – Ekona Power: Direct hydrogen production from natural gas
- Jaeson Cardiff - CleanO2 : Micro-carbon capture and utilization
- Michael Wolf – UBC: New catalysts for methane emissions reduction
- Todd Thompson - Carnot Compression : Isothermal compression technology
- Alan Clarke – iGen: Self-powered furnace
- Bo Yang – Jereh: Micro-Liquefaction
Drastic improvements to urban air quality are now being realised even as fleets save on fuel cost Renewable fuels enable similarly impressive green house gas emissions reductions. This session will examine the practicalities, experiences and potential.
- Iain Johnstone – Clean Energy Fuels: Advances in CNG refuelling
- Gary Olszewski – Port of Vancouver: Drayage truck emissions reduction project
- Charlie Ker – Cummins Westport: Near-Zero NOx engine options
- Sunny Li – UBC: Reducing fill time and increasing range with fast fill heat dissipation
- What makes a gas project bankable?
- Reconciling investor requirements with shrinking offtake contract lengths.
- Alternative financing structures and approaches for financing projects?
- Does there need to be a more collaborative approach between project proponents, government and financiers to support the Canadian gas & LNG industry?
10 Minute Case Study followed by Panel Discussion
- Can First Nations commercial engagement with the gas & LNG sector be a world leading example?
- The importance of project sponsors and global off-takers seeing First Nations as commercial partners to reach a timely Final Investment Decision.
- Understanding the aims of First Nations and building these in to project considerations from the outset.
A wider and wider range of applications are now open to be fuelled by natural gas thanks to the activities of engine manufacturers and their technology partners.This session will highlight that latest developments and the research that has gone in to enabling these advances.
- Dale Goudie - Westport Fuel Systems : Advances in gas engine technology for heavy-duty trucks
- Jeremy Rochussen – UBC: Combustion visualisation and emissions measurement research
- Les Gingell – MAN Diesel and Turbo: 2-stroke gas engines for open ocean shipping
- How can lessons learned from LNG projects around the world be implemented in Canada to reduce cost and time overruns?
- What innovate technical solutions are available to meet environmental and regulatory requirements i.e. FLNG, hydro-electric powered turbines?
- The need for closer collaboration with contractors from early stages to ensure a timely FID is reached.
Natural gas is an economical and clean alternative to diesel fuel for the generators powering remote industries and communities. Several projects are already
in progress in British Columbia. This session will highlight the progress made, while also exploring in more depth the technologies needed for liquefaction, transportation, transfer and vaporization ofthe LNG.
- Jason McIvor – Cryopeak: LNG logistics for remote power applications
- Amir Sharafian – UBC: LNG transfer optimisation and boiloff gas management
- Kevin Markey – GP Strategies: LNG vaporisation solutions for remote LNG power
- Derek Hosking – Siemens: LNGO solutions
A complex and seemingly fluid regulatory process can be difficult to navigate for proponents and even more so for those involved with it on a daily basis. This 30 minute slot will seek to lay out the tick boxes, hoops and hurdles for those on the outside looking in.
In an open audience question session, a cross-section of industry representatives pull together the lessons learned from the FID focus afternoon and look ahead to the theme of Day Three: Solutions.
- Ellis Ross, Former Chief Councillor, Haisla Nation
- How will local, provincial and federal government work collaboratively to support the Canadian gas and LNG industry?
- The Canadian gas and LNG industry as a critical part of a Canadian nation building strategy.
- What are the latest government initiatives to encourage and develop better First Nations and local community outreach and communication alongside the gas industry?
- Can carbon taxes be approached in a way which does not handicap the LNG industry?
- Status of the legislative reforms
- Will they lengthen already unacceptably long regulatory timeframes?
- Will they help to de-politicize the assessment process?
Al Hudec, Partner, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
- What is the current situation with piping gas to the coast?
- Is there a need for the Federal Infrastructure Fund to step in to ensure the necessary pipelines are built?
- How can risk be fairly distributed along the value chain in the construction of pipelines? How will regulators and government facilitate this process?
This session will close the conference with a critical discussion around how Canada can ensure that the industry builds a strong diverse and inclusive workforce.