business PROGRAM

program subject to regular updates

May 1, 2023

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Don Kent Core Workshop

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ice Breaker Reception - Exhibition Area

All delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors welcome

May 2, 2023

LOCATION: Trentino/Tuscany 

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Hot Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:05am

Welcome Remarks, Land Acknowledgement and Prayer

Erik Nickel, Chief Operating Officer, Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC)


Elder Jim Pratt

8:05 am - 8:10 am

Introduction of Hon. Scott Moe, Premier, Government of Saskatchewan

Heather Ryan, President and CEO, Federated Co-operatives Limited

8:10 am - 8:30 am

Keynote Address

Honourable Scott Moe, Premier, Government of Saskatchewan

8:30 am - 9:00 am

In conversation with Jon McKenzie, President & CEO, Cenovus Energy

Jon McKenzie, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cenovus Energy


Ken From, CEO, SaskEnergy (retired)

9:00 am - 10:00 am

A Decade of Saskatchewan CCS Successes & a Bright Future


Ranjith (Ran) Narayanasamy, President and CEO, Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC)




James Millar, President & CEO, International CCS Knowledge Centre

Adlai Majer, Director, New Energy, Whitecap Resources

Rupen Pandya, President & CEO, SaskPower

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30 am - 10:35 am

Global Affairs Canada - At Your Service

Kimberly Brown, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

10:35 am - 10:45 am

Canadian Collaboration for a Clean Energy Future


Learn about the Clean Resource Innovation Network's (CRIN) partnering and convening capabilities and how the ecosystem map helps members make connections and find the resources necessary to navigate the complex cleantech innovation ecosystem in Canada.

Stephanie Bailey, Manager Member Engagement and Outreach, Clean Resource Innovation Network

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Saskatchewan's Energy Transition

As the world moves towards a clean energy future, we'll hear from four companies who are leading Saskatchewan's Energy Transition. We'll learn about the opportunities and the barriers from these experts, and what it will take for Saskatchewan to be an energy transition leader. 

Moderator: Kevin Chung, Director of Innovation Investments, Innovation Saskatchewan



Zach Maurer, Executive Director, Arizona Lithium

Kirsten Marcia, President and CEO, DEEP Corp.

Guy Lonechild, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Power Authority

Dave Allen, Executive VP Exploration & Planning, North American Helium

11:45 am - 12:00 pm



Welcoming Remarks

Chris Lane, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Regina


Her Worship Sandra Masters, Mayor, City of Regina

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Networking Break

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm


12:40 pm - 12:50 pm

SGS Technical Advisory Committee Presentation


The SGS is developing a technical advisory committee as a means for industry to provide input and feedback to the SGS on its subsurface and Phanerozoic research program. The presentation will provide information about the purpose and involvement of the committee and invite industry to indicate their interest in involvement.

Dan Kohlruss, M.Sc., Assistant Chief Geologist - Director, Petroleum Geology Unit Resource Development Division, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Ministry of Energy and Resources

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

In Conversation with Hon. Jim Reiter, Minister of Energy & Resources, Government of Saskatchewan

Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Energy & Resources, Government of Saskatchewan


Ranjith (Ran) Narayanasamy, President and CEO, Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC)

1:20 pm - 2:05 pm

Depositional Model of Mission Canyon and Charles Stratigraphy east of the Nesson Anticline, Williston Basin: A New Perspective

Dean Potter, Executive Chairman, Burgess Creek Exploration Inc 

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

Networking Break

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Technical Conference

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Exhibition Area

May 3, 2023

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Hot Breakfast

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Technical Conference

LOCATION: Trentino/Tuscany 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Wes Jickling, Vice President, Technology Development and COSIA, Pathways Alliance 


Drew Leyburne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Technology Sector,  Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Technical Conference

May 4, 2023

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

CCUS Workshop