Upcoming Sessions

See All Upcoming Sessions

What would happen to your business tomorrow if you could no longer use water? Water is an essential input to operations and influences the frequency and cost of key asset maintenance. These risks are found across the entire span of business operations and have material impacts on operations, sustainability strategies, and balance sheets. Water is also a unique and deeply emotional resource, with the United Nations recognizing water access as a human right. Both shareholders and stakeholders increasingly demand meaningful disclosures on water in the ESG context. Sustainability leaders in oil and gas need to be able to understand, mitigate, and communicate about their companies’ water risks, impacts, and opportunities. They need practical approaches to manage regulatory changes and challenging scenarios, such as water shortages, floods, and sharp changes in water quality. To do this, companies need a water strategy. After this course you will have a clear understanding of how a water strategy prepares businesses to respond, adapt, and lead as risks and opportunities emerge around this essential resource. This live course is delivered by Kim Sturgess, CEO & founder and Edwin Piñero, special advisor, WaterSMART in partnership with JWN Energy and the Daily Oil Bulletin.   Who should attend? This course is recommended for oil and gas professionals in all streams of oil and gas production, including those creating alternative products within the oil and gas value chain (e.g. hydrogen, petrochemicals, etc.). It is recommended those attending have a post-secondary degree. It is beneficial if those attending have a base level of knowledge where water is used/required within their company.   Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Duration: 3 hours (PDH – 2.5) Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT) Cost: US$400 Discounts: Special pricing is available for students and discounts also apply for multiple company registrations. For more information contact customerservice@jwnenergy.com See below for cancellation policy.   After attending this course, attendees will be able to: Relate frameworks for water strategy development to their team for further consideration Identify where their company would benefit from a water strategy Understand the importance and role of water within their company Describe what a water strategy is to their company and their peers Articulate key water metrics Practice the initial steps to develop a water strategy on a page Communicate initial actions to undertake to better manage water   Instructors: Kim Sturgess, CEO & founder, WaterSMART Kim’s lifelong passion for water is exemplified throughout her career. As the founder of WaterSMART Solutions Ltd., Kim has served as CEO since its inception in 2005. She is also the executive director of the non-profit Alberta WaterPortal Society, which provides education on water issues in Alberta and around the world. Kim has extensive experience in technology start-ups and management, as well as in oil and gas, pipelines, and industrial products and services. She has served on the boards of CCI Thermal Technologies, the Alberta Chamber of Resources, the Alberta Land Institute, the Alberta Water Council, the Calgary Airport Authority, the Council of Canadian Academies, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the National Research Council, APEGA, the Alberta Economic Development Authority, and Queen’s University. She also served as president of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. She holds a degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from Western University. She received an Honorary Doctor of Science from Queen’s University and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Calgary. Kim also received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2015, she was awarded the Order of Canada.   Edwin Piñero, special advisor, WaterSMART Ed joined WaterSMART as special advisor in 2016. He also serves as the president of EcoMetrics LLC, and has extensive expertise in oil, gas, mining, and water issues and governance within the private, public, and service sectors. For EcoMetrics LLC, Ed collaborates with international teams, engages stakeholders, and interfaces with government agencies, NGOs, and academic institutions. He also provides sustainability consulting services as the president of The Piñero Group LLC. Ed supports WaterSMART by advising clients on water-related issues such as strategy, best practices, reporting, metrics, and making the business case for water stewardship. Over his career, Ed has been engaged in many water-related initiatives, including the UN CEO Water Mandate and Alliance for Water Stewardship. He served as director of Water Programs with the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development; as senior vice-president for Sustainability for Veolia North America; and as a White House Federal Environmental executive, developing sustainability policy within the U.S. Federal government. He has a long history addressing the business case for water and environmental stewardship. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the State University of New York—Brockport and a Master of Science in Geology from Texas A&M University.   Cancellations   Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.   A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made two (2) or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply.   Cancellation made less than two weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees.   JWN Energy reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organizations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed.     Read More

This four-hour live course is designed to guide participants through the regulatory issues from the pre-deal preparation to post-transaction implementation. Attendees will understand how regulatory, ESG, and policy awareness are integral to the business considerations of any A&D transaction in the upstream exploration, production or midstream markets. This course will also provide an overview of the changes made to liability management programs and how these changes could impact their operations. An experienced instructional team brings over 45 years of combined experience with the Alberta Energy Regulator will provide practical and actionable advice.    Who should attend? The course is ideal for A&D professionals within oil and gas companies and in related sectors, such as banking, investment and land management. Date: January 18, 2022 Duration: 4 Hours Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (MST) Includes a 30-minute break Price: US$400 Special pricing is available for students. Discounts also apply for multiple company registrations. For more information, contact regsupport@jwnenergy.com.    See below for course policy   Instructors: Mark Taylor Mark is a seasoned energy sector leader who brings decades of industry, regulatory and government experience for his clients. He is an industry pioneer in Canada’s unconventional resource sector, overseeing and leading such innovations as 100 per cent saline water usage in natural gas stimulation, as well as influencing pad development to ensure reduced surface footprint impact. As well, Mark helped develop the first induced seismicity protocol in North America – a move critical to the sustained health and acceptance of the unconventional resource sector. Mark has led industry and regulatory teams at Amoco, Alberta Energy Company, Encana, and Sinopec. He has held a variety of roles at the Alberta Energy Regulator in roles including COO, EVP Operations, and VP Closure and Liability.   Alanda Allum Alanda Allum was employed at the AER for 20 years working in several different branches and groups, and held several leadership positions. Her background at the AER includes the full life cycle of energy development. She worked in the compliance policy development, energy hearing coordination, review and approval of energy applications, creating audit processes, field surveillance activities and senior leadership. Allum is currently president at Allum Energy Advisory Service Ltd., providing regulatory advice and guidance to local oil and gas companies.   Rob Cruickshank Rob Cruickshank is an experienced senior leader with expertise in regulatory affairs, risk management, change management and staff development. Rob has worked as a manager and director at the Alberta Energy Regulator. He has also worked as an exploration geologist in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as involvement with A&D companies. He has led and co-led various joint government/stakeholder initiatives designed to improve the efficiency of all parties involved including Pathfinder (Indigenous relations), AER/Alberta Parks and Environment collaboration, and the Integrated Water Management Working Group (IWMWG). Rob has also acted as the Statutory Decision Maker for the AER and presented recommendations to an executive committee with respect to potential hearings including providing expertise in hearings and preparing staff for the knowledge required in the hearing environment.   Cancellations:  Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.  A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made two (2) or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply.  Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees.  JWN Energy reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organizations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed.  Read More

In June 2021, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) published a new directive for public comment: Licensee Life-cycle Management. This directive affects liability, closure and reclamation for every operator in Alberta.  Specifically, the purpose of the directive is to describe the following new and update life-cycle management requirements: Holistic assessment of a licensee’s capabilities and performance Licensee capability assessment system Introduction of the Licensee Management Program Introduction of the Inventory Reduction Program Updates to the licence transfer process, and Security collection under this directive  This four-hour course will review the new directive and updates to liability management programs and new regulatory requirements.     Course Details: Date: Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 (course date is subject to change dependent on AER announcements) Duration: 4 hours Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (MT) Price: US$400 Discounts: Special pricing is available for students and discounts also apply for multiple company registrations. For more information contact customerservice@jwnenergy.com See below for course policy Who Should Attend:  Oil and gas executives – CEO, CFO, VP Regulatory, VP Corporate Development, board members   Regulatory professionals   Operations and engineering professionals Closure and abandonment professionals Regulators     Attendees to the course will understand:   Changes made to liability management programs and how these changes could impact their operations.    The nuances needed to navigate through AER policy.    How this contributes to reducing provincial oil and gas liabilities.     Presenters: The teaching team has combined more than 35 years of regulatory expertise within the energy industry. This team will explain how stakeholders can avoid common mistakes and misconceptions about the regulatory process and how to maximize the efficiency of application approvals.   Mark is a seasoned energy sector leader who brings decades of industry, regulatory and government experience for his clients. He is an industry pioneer in Canada’s unconventional resource sector, overseeing and leading such innovations as 100 per cent saline water usage in natural gas stimulation, as well as influencing pad development to ensure reduced surface footprint impact. As well, Mark helped develop the first induced seismicity protocol in North America – a move critical to the sustained health and acceptance of the unconventional resource sector. Mark has led industry and regulatory teams at Amoco, Alberta Energy Company, Encana, and Sinopec. He has held a variety of roles at the Alberta Energy Regulator in roles including COO, EVP Operations, and VP Closure and Liability.   Alanda Allum was employed at the AER for 20 years working in several different branches and groups, and held several leadership positions. Her background at the AER includes the full life cycle of energy development. She worked in the compliance policy development, energy hearing coordination, review and approval of energy applications, creating audit processes, field surveillance activities and senior leadership. Allum is currently president at Allum Energy Advisory Service Ltd., providing regulatory advice and guidance to local oil and gas companies.   Rob Cruickshank is an experienced senior leader with expertise in regulatory affairs, risk management, change management and staff development.  Rob has worked as a manager and director at the Alberta Energy Regulator. He has also worked as an exploration geologist in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as involvement with A&D companies. He has led and co-led various joint government/stakeholder initiatives designed to improve the efficiency of all parties involved including Pathfinder (Indigenous relations), AER/Alberta Parks and Environment collaboration, and the Integrated Water Management Working Group (IWMWG). Rob has also acted as the Statutory Decision Maker for the AER and presented recommendations to an executive committee with respect to potential hearings including providing expertise in hearings and preparing staff for the knowledge required in the hearing environment. Cancellations:  Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.  A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made two (2) or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply.  Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees.  JWN Energy reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organizations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed.  Read More

Natural gas consists primarily of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. The energy industry is facing increased pressure from regulators and stakeholders to reduce methane emissions and must do so to remain competitive in a low-carbon future. Energy companies often go above and beyond regulatory requirements,  which suggests that investing in methane reductions is sound business strategy. Meanwhile, there is a growing expectation to demonstrate low emissions through voluntary disclosure. This poses a challenge: methane emissions are invisible to the human eye and often unpredictable. How can you manage what you cannot measure?  Current and emerging methane detection and quantification technologies offer a staggering diversity of services and data products that cover many spatial and temporal resolution orders. They differ just as much in terms of sensitivity, survey speed, and cost. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet solution, so understanding and selecting among these options can be a daunting task. To make matters worse, the competitive landscape is fierce, and no standards exist for comparing different solutions. Mechanisms for verifying performance are underdeveloped, so vendors are incentivized to overstate their value.  This course will overview the current state of methane measurement, giving participants the ability to clearly understand the value of different approaches for detecting and quantifying methane emissions. Participants will leave this course knowing whether to use methane measurement technologies and how to choose them.    Participants will leave this course with the ability to:  Discern among the full range of methane measurement technologies, including handheld instruments, satellites, and everything in between.  View claims about performance from vendors through a critical lens.  Navigate technology selection by understanding value proposition, relevant performance metrics and common pitfalls.  Understand existing and probable future regulatory measurement requirements  Weigh the pros and cons of Alternative LDAR (Alt-FEMPs) and demonstrating emissions reduction equivalence.  Understand the value of methane technology models like LDAR-Sim  Anticipate future opportunities for leveraging methane measurement data through voluntary disclosure and responsible gas certification.    Who should attend?  The course is recommended for anyone working in the energy sector seeking to benefit from rapidly evolving innovation in methane measurement. It does not require a strong technical background.  Specific target audiences are:  Environmental and regulatory energy sector employees who are tasked with emissions reduction efforts  Senior leadership who set the vision for their company and need good data to inform strategic decision making  Innovators and vendors of emerging methane measurement technologies  Regulators seeking to better understand emerging solutions  Service providers of LDAR exploring the use of new technologies    Date: January 11, 2022  Duration: 3 hours (PDH – 2.5)  Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (MT)  Cost: US$400  Discounts: Special pricing is available for students and discounts also apply for multiple company registrations. For more information  contact customerservice@jwnenergy.com  See below for cancellation policy.    Instructor: Thomas Fox, President, Highwood Emissions Management. At Highwood, Thomas works with clients from the energy sector to design and implement and cost-effective emissions management strategies. His team specializes in emissions data analytics, abatement project planning & optimization, LDAR programs, methane measurement (including reconciliation), carbon markets, regulatory reporting, differentiated gas certifications, and voluntary disclosure (e.g., ESG reporting). With expertise in methane measurement and technology evaluation, Thomas also works with innovators and solution providers to build, demonstrate, and deploy new technologies. As the lead inventor of the open-source Leak Detection and Repair Simulator (LDAR-Sim), Thomas works with both technology and energy companies across North America to achieve regulatory approval for alternative LDAR programs. He completed a Ph.D. at the University of Calgary.   Cancellations:  Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.  A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made two (2) or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply.  Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees.  JWN Energy reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organizations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed.    Read More

Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty