Canadians Speak Up at the 20th World Petroleum Congress

CALGARY, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada's energy sector is well featured at the 20th World Petroleum Congress being held in Doha, Qatar this December.  Industry members of the Canadian Association World Petroleum Council (CAWPC) along with a few non-members appear frequently in the five-day+ program as speakers or session chairs, reflecting Canada's increasing role as an emerging superpower in the energy field.

Under the thematic banner: "Energy Solutions for All: Promoting Cooperation, Innovation and Investment" the extensive program will attract a world-wide audience from more than 60 countries to present, discuss and debate key issues of concern to the petroleum and alternatives industry and to the public. The program format includes Special Sessions and Ministerial Sessions as well as Forums, Best Practice Keynotes, and Round Tables, the latter of which are organized around five thematic hubs:  1) Sustainability Commitment (including environment, social, economy, education, governance);  2) From the Well to the Consumer: New Exploration and Production Frontiers and Technologies;  3) Innovations in Refining, Transportation, Fuel Technology and Petro Chemistry;  4) Complementary Energy Sources; and  5) Natural Gas: The Energy that makes a Difference.

"The WPC is the most important gathering of industry leaders in the world and we are proud to be a sponsor," said Pierre Alvarez, Nexen Inc. Vice President of Corporate Relations. "We are making important presentations where we discuss the future of the oil sands, climate change, transparency and anti-corruption initiatives in the oil and gas industry, social responsibility and sustainability reporting. We're looking forward to sharing ideas with industry leaders from around the globe as we work to ensure petroleum resources continue to be developed safely and responsibly."

The following are some of the Canadian representatives currently scheduled to speak at the triennial 20th World Petroleum Congress.   Asterisk (*) indicates a CAWPC member. The full program can be found at :

Complementary Energy Sources
Best Practice: Feasibility of Hydrogen as an Energy Source        
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Potter, V.P. Engineering, National Research Council
Dec. 5, 2011
Sustainability Commitment: Environment, Social, Economy, Governance
Forum:   Industry Responses to Climate Change      
Session Chair:   Wishart Robson, Climate Change Advisor to the President, Nexen Inc.*
Dec. 5, 2011
Ministerial Session - Minister Cal Dallas, Alberta Ministry of Intergovernmental, International
and Aboriginal Affairs         
Dec. 6, 2011
Special Session:  Transparency and Anti-Corruption Initiatives in the Oil and Gas Industry     
Session Chairman: The Rt Hon.  Joe Clark, Former Prime Minister of Canada
Dec. 6, 2011
Special Session:  Social Responsibility          
Keynote Speaker:  Robert Rooney, Executive Vice President, Talisman Energy Inc.       
Dec. 6, 2011
Special Session: WPC-IPIECA Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting Dec. 6, 2011
Sustainability Commitment: Environment, Social, Economy, Education, Governance
Forum:  Latest Developments in Carbon Capture and Sequestration       
Keynote Speaker:  Sandra Locke, Exec. Dir., CCS Development and Energy Efficiency, 
  Ministry of Alberta Energy*
Plenary:  Solutions for Global Energy Challenges: Regulatory Certainty, Environmental Protection
 & Geopolitical Cooperation       
Session ChairSerge DuPont, Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada
Dec. 6, 2011
Dec. 6, 2011
New Exploration and Production Frontiers and Technology
Best Practice:   Advances in Extra Heavy Oil Development Technologies    
Keynote SpeakerDr. Eddy Isaacs, Exec. Dir., Alberta Energy Research Institute*
Dec. 6, 2011
Complementary Energy Sources
Forum:   Geothermal and Hydro Options       
Session ChairAlison Thompson, Chairman/Exec. Dir., Canadian Geothermal Energy Association
Papers:  1. The Canadian Geothermal Code for Public Reporting: The Road to Improve
Investor Confidence, by Brian Toohey, Nexen Inc.*

2. Power for Pumps from Co-Produced Water, by Tim Thompson, Borealis GeoPower Inc.,

Co-authors: Craig Dunn, Dr. Daniel Yang, Borealis GeoPower Inc.
Dec. 7, 2011
Plenary:  The Relationship between Good Governance, Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Session ChairFrancis Saville, Q.C., Chairman of Nexen Inc.*, Formerly Counsel to FMC Law,
Chairman of the Board, Pearson College, Canada     
Dec. 8, 2011
Plenary: Finding Energy Solutions through Innovation and Technology    
Keynote SpeakerMarvin Romanow, President & CEO, Nexen Inc.*
Dec. 8, 2011
Natural Gas: The Energy that Makes a Difference
Round Table: Wider Applications for Natural Gas, including CNG and Gas to Petrochemicals 
PanelistDavid Boone, President & CEO, Barrick Energy Inc.*, Canada
Dec. 8, 2011
Complementary Energy Sources
The Energy Mix of 2050
Panelist: John McDougall, President, National Research Council, Canada    
Dec. 8, 2011
Sustainability Commitment: Environment, Social, Economy, Governance 
Forum:  A Societal License to Operate: HSE and Community Development   
Paper:  The Oil Sands Leadership Initiative: A Unique Collaboration Model to Develop
Alberta's Valuable Oil Sands Resource in a Sustainable Manner
by Dr. Vincent Saubestre, Oil Sands Leadership Initiative,
Co-authors: Gord Lambert, Suncor Energy Inc.; Bob Mitchell, ConocoPhillips.
Dec. 11, 2011

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For more information about CAWPC, its members, and this year's sponsors of the 20th World Petroleum Congress, please contact:
Lea Chambers, Marketing and Communications Officer, CAWPC
Email:  or
Canadian Association World Petroleum Council
1000 - 250 5th St. S.W., Centennial Place, West Tower
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4 Canada
Tel.: +1 (403) 218-2000

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