NOVEMBER 9, 2022

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Amy Henry
Time Zone: (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

All you need to know about NetZero ESG and Scope 3 emissions

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

•    Explore the rapidly evolving expectations related to the disclosure of environmental and social data
•    The recent International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Exposure Drafts and the implications for Canadian Oil & Gas companies
•    Proposed climate-related disclosure requirements by the Canadian Securities Administration (CSA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
•    Raters and rankers, too many or not enough?
•    Where requirements are going over the next decade?

Nathan Maycher
9:25 AM - 9:45 AM
Gerald Palanca
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

•    Listing existing challenges and obstacles major oil and gas operators and producers are facing in Canada to meet their emissions targets
•    What has been done so far? Is it enough? What else is missing to properly tackle ESG and reach NetZero by 2050?
•    Regulations and standards: Are our laws and regulations updated? What codes or standards should be put in place to guarantee accurate emissions tracking and reporting?
•    Technology: What available smart technologies should we use to enhance emissions tracking and reach NetZero? Is multi-sensor a solution?

Jan Gorski Eric Wen Sara Hastings-Simon Gerald Palanca Colleen Sherry
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

•    Discussing how collaboration is crucial in the energy transition 
•    Explaining the role of policy in emissions tracking and achieving net zero
•    Exploring how to measure and report emissions in the net zero journey 

Luisa Da Silva
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

•    An overview on the internal emission reduction program and set targets
•    Listing the different process and metrics used to track and report carbon
•    Discussing existing challenges and announcing the needed technologies to provide a sustainable traceability for the Co2 ecosystem

Greg Maidment
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

•    Brief overview of TIER facility emissions benchmarking, which is Alberta’s approach to reduce emissions from large industrial emitters
•    Using Alberta open data oil sands greenhouse gas emission intensity analysis 
•    Explaining insights gained from analysis via interactive dashboards
•    Highlighting pros and cons with dashboard analysis and open data

Roger Milley Bunmi Adeyinka
12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
Jesse Elcombe
12:35 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

•    Listing the challenges resulting from the complex existing supply chain in estimating inbound activities
•    Discussing existing carbon tracking and reporting processes to measure progress in meeting climate metrics
•    Evaluating how to properly estimate the environmental costs and the fees of Scope 3 emissions 
•    Examining the needed modifications in existing protocols and various metrics to get the job done 

Allan Fogwill Nathan Maycher Amy Henry Simon Geoghegan Colleen Sherry
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

•    Teck’s ESG goals and outlook (2030 & 2050) 
•    Where Teck ranks for ESG among competitors 
•    Dynamic Systems Thinking for Decarbonization 
•    Zero-GHG Haul Evolution Using Deep Reinforcement Learning

Allyson Stoll
Time Zone: (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

Discussing the important role of data in emission tracking and reporting

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Discuss key sustainability challenges focused on availability and access to data
  • Highlight ways organizations can accelerate their path to sustainable operations with advanced analytics TODAY
  • Actionable steps that can be made to drive progress toward net zero emissions by optimizing energy efficiency, minimizing impacts on the environment and streamlining regulatory reporting requirements
Morgan Bowling Kjell Raemdonck
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

To respond to rising consumer, investor, and regulatory pressure to increase scope 3 data transparency and emissions reduction, organizations must first identify the right tools to achieve data transparency and traceability across their value chain, and then directly engage across the supply base to achieve their decarbonization objectives. 

  • Examine the value chain’s disproportionate impact on an organization’s ability to meet their sustainability goals, and the inherent complexity of scope 3 management and improvement
  • Learn how new technologies and systems are enabling sustainability calculation, management, and disclosure for you and your suppliers
  • Propose an enabling ecosystem of assets and technologies that can be paired to improve your suppliers’ access to granular ESG data collection and support their own decarbonization journey
Curran Clere
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

•    Importance of high-quality ESG data – companies being measured by financial stakeholders; better decision-making; supporting the narrative for disclosure
•    Metrics and Materiality – There are several reporting frameworks that companies report to, each with their own set of metrics; materiality helps take a deep look inward to help determine what ESG issues matter most
•    ESG Data Collection – Tremendous effort goes into data collection and reconciliation from various sources; supply chain and other Scope 3 is even tougher
•    Validation and Assurance – Data collection processes sometimes don’t have an audit trail, so third-party assurance may be required to avoid scrutiny

Amit Bhargava Marie Jurcevic Roger Milley Sheldon M. Wuttunee Serena Sullivan
4:40 PM - 4:45 PM
Amy Henry
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
5:45 PM - 5:50 PM
Time Zone: (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

NOVEMBER 10, 2022

Thursday, November 10, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Amy Henry
Time Zone: (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

An update on regulations, laws, standards, and certifications

Thursday, November 10, 2022
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM

•    Drafting consistent and unified compliance requirements for the oil and gas industry
•    Working with local legislators to follow the existing federal modules 
•    Simplifying existing standard’s consistency and reviewing the importance of training, needed to successfully implement new regulations

Dave Gajadhar
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Continuing to attract bright and creative-minded talent to Alberta’s energy sector is a vital part of meeting the objectives and opportunities around the energy transition. Over the past decade or so, we’ve seen the interest in careers in the Oil and Gas sector decline amongst young people. This issue manifests itself in lower domestic enrollment in related programs in post-secondary as well as a talent shortage in the industry. In this talk, we’ll explore the importance of post-secondary institutions like SAIT, and Industry working together to solve this challenge collaboratively.

Dale Hansen
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

•    EO100 Standard certification process
•    Transparency - reporting metrics publicly available
•    Carbon intensity quantification for the natural gas supply chain

Heather Jones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

Utilizing innovative technology and carbon accounting to enhance emissions reports and supply chain

Thursday, November 10, 2022
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

•    Building knowledge around carbon accounting and its part in tracking carbon
•    Setting carbon reduction targets based on company’s carbon emissions
•    Exploring the vital role carbon accounting plays in assigning responsibility to different areas of the value chain
•    Assisting in making informed decisions when it comes to carbon mitigation and strategies
•    Utilizing climate accounting technologies to track and verify methane and carbon emissions 
•    Adopting energy and carbon tracking and reporting technologies to reach climate pledges

Andrew McCausland
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

•    Provide context on carbon reporting trends and regulatory updates
•    Explore the data transparency challenge: how to increase data accuracy and reliability?
•    How driving the adoption of accurate standard emissions estimation practices and using a source of trusted data can help organizations to develop digital solutions aimed at optimizing operations, tracking emissions and providing business context to carbon emissions data.

Francis Claude Guillermo Rivas
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Schaum Sethuram
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

•    Discussing how the industry is forcibly moving towards standardized reporting and measurements
•    Reviewing how we can work together and what it takes to report standards 
•    Is there a trigger point that is going to make that in the industry?
•    Is there a premium to have? Economics of methane reduction: How to lower the cost and sell the premium by reducing carbon and tracking Methane?

Dr. Steve Liang Andrew McCausland John Tang Dan Burt Corey Wood
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The world faces two important and related challenges. Delivering affordable and reliable energy for growing population and protecting the environment by removing the greenhouse gas emissions. To overcome this dual challenge we face, we will require tremendous effort and collaboration between the public and private sector, across industries, and between companies large and small.  For the industry to achieve its decarbonization commitments and zero-carbon energy 24/7, it is critical we expand the energy ecosystem and embrace new ideas, players, and partners.  

In 2020 Microsoft announced a bold commitment and detailed plan to be carbon negative by 2030. We built on that pledge with a series of industry-leading commitments to be a water positive, zero waste company, and develop a new Planetary Computer to better monitor, model, and manage the world’s ecosystems and protect more land than we use. Microsoft is committed to empower the Energy Industry by providing cloud capabilities to deliver the affordable and clean energy the world needs and work with the pioneers of new technologies such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).    

For these initiatives to be successful, we need to ensure that the world is working from a common taxonomy and common units and methods of measurement. We are working hard to build and provide this through a secure, scalable and extensible cloud platform built on open data standards to support the many innovative companies and individuals that are key to developing the solutions needed to address this problem. Microsoft collaborates with customers and partners to co-innovate and co-develop new solutions provides the digital backbone by standardizing digitized sustainability data for the net zero transition initiatives.  

For example, 
•    The Northern Lights project is a joint effort between the Norwegian government, Equinor, Shell, and Total which will be the first commercial CO2 storage as a service company that will go into production by 2024, sequestering 1.5MT of CO2 from a cement plant and a waste incineration facility and transported to a central location for storage in a well 100KM offshore in the Northern Sea. The Northern Lights project aims to standardize and scale carbon capture and storage across Europe and additional phases are in progress adding new customers. Microsoft is building a digital backbone based on open standards to integrate and harmonize the data from the assets across the value chain, by doing this we are providing digital twins to be used for planning and optimization of operations.  
•    Through an expanded partnership, Microsoft and Schlumberger offer a data and AI solution to the energy industry to standardize the access to data and provide integrated suite of applications. With a global cloud-based data solution that’s scalable and secure, energy companies are poised to improve productivity and performance across the enterprise. By harnessing AI technologies, companies can simplify their data to gain valuable insights and streamline workflows. Technical details of the platform will be presented together with the findings from the early engagements. 

Kadri Umay
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

•    Discussing the important role of the supply chain in tracking and including scope 3
•    Examining what best metrics should be used to track carbon at every function and step of the value chain
•    Utilizing industrial, mobile, and digital technologies – Can it be the solution?

Allan Fogwill Dave Gajadhar Brent Willett Kristy Bellows
3:00 PM - 3:05 PM
Amy Henry
3:05 PM - 3:10 PM
Time Zone: (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]