PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada invites you to join us for this informative full-day event. Sustainable resource development and access to the resource are some of the leading challenges facing industry today. The oil and gas industry is committed to integrated resource management by managing physical footprint on the landscape and minimizing industry-based effects on species, ecosystems and ecosystem components. The challenge facing industry is to minimize impacts to all levels of biodiversity and ecological processes while continuing to develop oil and gas reserves, and to effectively restore impacted areas. At the same time, it is important that the policy and regulatory requirements governing oil and gas activity in these areas be based in science. Thus, research is needed to affect the direction of current and emerging policy and legislation
Oil and gas producers have in recent years invested millions of dollars in ecological related research projects to address these challenges. The broad focus areas of these projects include the role of predation in woodland caribou population declines; the effectiveness of industry footprint reclamation or functional restoration; the effectiveness of mitigation activities; and wildlife responses to oil and gas activity. This event will also provide technical updates of the 2017 industry sponsored research that have had oversight from industry and government technical champions. The intent of projects selected through multi-stakeholder review and funded through the AUPRF program is that they may lead to changes in best practices, policy and regulations. Interspersed among the project-based presentations will be presentations related to recently identified priority issues and initiatives for the oil and gas sector.
Session 1: Panel – Policy and Emerging Technology – Implications to Biodiversity Management
Management of biodiversity is an important component of effective resource management in Alberta. Over the last few years a number of policies and initiatives have been rolled out by the Government and the Alberta Energy Regulator that have implications on biodiversity and how industry operates on the landscape. Technologies will play a key role in supporting implementation and assessment of outcomes as they relate to biodiversity. The panel provide insight into some of these new initiatives, emerging technologies and the consequences for environmental management.
Session 2: Caribou
Session 3: Impact of Disturbance
Session 4: Cross Cutting Technologies
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Pre-Event Fee (before noon Nov 22):
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Contact Lorie Mayes mailto:[email protected] to discuss sponsorship.