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Calgary Branch AGM & Luncheon: Energy Outlook for Oil Sands

11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Register by January 20, 2019

This luncheon will begin with the APEGA Calgary Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM), where branch business will be discussed and the new branch executive will be elected.

The Canadian upstream oil and gas industry is being confronted with a number of challenges that could potentially threaten its long term viability. Market access, international competition for capital, and government policy all play a role. Upstream oil and gas investment declined in 2018, and this trend is expected to continue in the near future. Oil sands investment in particular declined for the fourth consecutive year. This presentation will explore these issues and their underlying dynamics, with a view to what we can expect in the year ahead. This presentation will also offer ideas and potential options to address these challenges. 

About the Presenter

Ben BrunnenBen Brunnen is the Vice-President, Oil Sands and Fiscal Policy, with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Ben is responsible for a wide range of technical, regulatory, and fiscal policy issues facing Canada’s oil sands industry, where he advocates for a competitive, safe, and environmentally and socially responsible energy industry. 

Prior to joining CAPP, Ben was an independent policy and economic consultant, and also served as the Director of Policy and Chief Economist with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Ben has published and consulted in the areas of energy policy, municipal finance, labour policy, and economic forecasting.

CAPP represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop, and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s member companies produce about 85 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil. CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together, CAPP's members and associate members are an important part of the national industry with revenues from oil and natural gas production of about $120 billion a year. CAPP’s mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry, is to advocate for and enable economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance. 


Fairmont Palliser

133 9 Ave SW

Calgary, AB T2P 2M3


January 24, 2019


11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Registration: 11:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.
Annual General Meeting: 12:05 p.m.

Presentation: 12:15 p.m.


Ben Brunnen

Vice-President, Oil Sands and Fiscal Policy

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers


Member: $50

Non-Member: $60

Students: $25

Registration Deadline

January 20, 2019

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