Thursday, November 1, 2018
Calgary Telus Convention Centre
120 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Join PSAC at our 2018 Industry Insights Luncheon, 2018 Annual General Meeting (PSAC Core and Associate Core Members only) and the 2019 Canadian Oilfield Services Activity Forecast and Industry Outlook.

Event Schedule:

PSAC Annual General Meeting (Core and Associate Core Members only)
10:45 am – 11:30 am

PSAC Core and Associate Core Members will review the financial statements, appoint auditors for the upcoming fiscal year, meet newly appointed directors, and receive reports from the Chair and the President and CEO of PSAC. Long-standing Core and Associate Core Member Awards will also be presented.

Industry Insights Networking Reception
11:30 am – 12:00 noon

PSAC’s annual Industry Insights Networking Reception offers participants the opportunity to network with over 130 individuals, representing PSAC member company senior representatives, government officials and key industry contacts.

Industry Insights Luncheon – Limited Seating Available!
12:00 noon – 1:45 pm 

PSAC is pleased to have Allan Fogwill (Canadian Energy Research Institute), Jason Switzer (Pembina Institute) and Dr. David Layzell (University of Calgary) deliver presentations at our 2018 Industry Insights Luncheon. Moderated by Stewart Muir (Resource Works BC), our distinguished speakers will address the current disruption in Canada’s oilfield services sector, discuss various strategies and options for applying existing skills and competencies to other areas in Canadian energy development and provide insightful intelligence into how the future of transportation will impact our industry! The session concludes with a panel discussion.

Allan Fogwill: Internal Disruption within Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry

Much of the discussion about disruption to oil and gas is focused on external disruption, but trends and advances within Canada’s oil and gas industry is a major influencer on the rate of change. Allan will provide comments highlighting some of the key internal changes that have occurred within Oilfield Services and provide some thoughts as to how oilfield services can evolve to continue to be successful in the future.

Jason Switzer: Opportunities for Oil and Gas Services in the Transition

Jason will deliver a presentation focused on the drivers of energy transition, and share examples of how oil and gas service companies and innovators are finding new opportunities for economic growth by leveraging their hard-won expertise, by embracing new technology, and by rethinking the very nature of their business.

Jason Switzer is the managing director of the Pembina Institute’s Industrial Decarbonization program. He joined Pembina in April 2011, after nearly a decade in international development and corporate environmental management. His areas of expertise are in business–ENGO partnering, carbon management and facilitation. In his previous role at the Pembina Institute, he co-led the national consulting team, through which he managed multi-stakeholder processes for clients including Shell, TOTAL, Suncor, the shale gas sector and its stakeholders, and the Canadian Hydropower Association.

David Layzell: Transformation while Keeping Alberta in the Transportation Fuel Business

With over 70% of crude oil ending up as transportation fuels, Alberta is clearly in the transportation business and this business is on the cusp of major transformative and disruptive changes. What, when and how innovations are deployed to transform transportation are likely to have major impacts on Alberta’s oil, electricity and natural gas sectors. It is time for Alberta to consider the nature and implications of these forces and identify strategies that will keep the province as a major player in the (clean) transportation business of the future while continuing to produce oil and gas.

David Layzell is a Professor at the University of Calgary and Director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) Initiative. In CESAR, he studies the energy systems of Canada and works to identify credible, compelling pathways that could transform these systems to address their adverse impacts on the environment, economy, health and social well-being of Canada and Canadians. Between 2008 and 2012, he was Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE), a cross-faculty, graduate research and training institute at the University of Calgary.

Stewart Muir: Moderator

Stewart Muir is the founder and Executive Director of the Vancouver-based Resource Works Society, which explores the long-term economic future of responsible development, extraction and transportation of Canada’s natural resources. An award-winning author and commentator with a national media profile, Stewart pursued a career journalism across Canada, in Australia, Asia and Europe. He is a historian of environmental issues and sat for two terms on the board of the Nature Trust of British Columbia, a land conservancy group committed to biodiversity.

2019 Canadian Oilfield Services Activity Forecast and Industry Outlook
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us at the 2019 Canadian Oilfield Services Activity Forecast and Industry Outlookto get insights on key industry trends and projected activity levels for Canada’s oilpatch to assist with business planning for the year ahead. Sponsored and moderated by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance.


Moderator: Russell Ketter, Senior VP of Sales, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

Russell Ketter currently acts as Senior Vice President of Sales for Wells Fargo Equipment Finance where he leads the Western Canadian team. Russell has led an asset based sales team in Western Canada for more than 17 years where he has been successful in driving year over year growth in new business volume and profitability within the region. His practical approach and smart business philosophy have given him the ability to lead business growth by simultaneously focusing on his customers and team. Russell has led the Western Canadian team for Wells Fargo for the past two years and prior to this, he worked for GE Capital for 16 years.

Service Outlook: Elias Foscolos, Equity Research Analyst, Industrial Alliance Securities Inc.

Elias Foscolos worked in the North American petroleum industry for nine years, most notably as a business analyst with Canadian Occidental Petroleum. He started in capital markets with Merrill Lynch in 1997 and since 2013, he has ben an equity research analyst at Industrial Alliance Securities (iAS). In 2018, Elias earned two Thomson Reuters Starmine Analyst Awards for stock picks and earnings accuracy in the energy sector. Since 2013, he has been a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary teaching Mergers and Acquisitions to MBA students.

E&P Outlook: Amir Arif, E&P Equity Research, Cormark Securities Inc.

Amir Arif joined the Cormark Research Team in October 2014. He brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience in petroleum engineering, investment banking, and investment research in the energy sector with a focus on upstream oil and gas companies. Amir received his BSc in petroleum engineering with distinction from the University of Alberta and his M.B.A. in finance from the University of Calgary. He also holds the CFA and CMT designations.

CAPP Outlook: Ben Brunnen, Vice President, Oil Sands, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Ben Brunnen is responsible for a wide range of technical, regulatory and social policy issues facing Canada’s oil sands industry, where he advocates for a competitive, safe, and environmentally and socially responsible energy industry.

PSAC Outlook: Tom Whalen, President and CEO, Petroleum Services Association of Canada

Tom Whalen brings over 35 years of domestic and international industry experience in oilfield services. Tom started his career in the energy sector in oil/gas well servicing, managing a rig fleet that provided a wide range of downhole services related to well completion, stimulation and work overs. His broad industry experience, combined with his MBA, gives Tom the combination of insight and leadership that delivers value for PSAC member companies.

2018 Industry Insights Luncheon featuring Allan Fogwill, Jason Switzer, David Layzell and Stewart Muir.
12:00 noon – 1:45 pm

Member Fee: Prior to October 12, 2018 After October 12, 2018
Single Ticket: $125.00 $140.00
Table of 8: $900.00 $1,008.00
Nonmember Fee: Prior to October 12, 2018 After October 12, 2018
Single Ticket: $150.00 $175.00
Table of 8: $1,080.00 $1,260.00

2019 Canadian Oilfield Services Activity Forecast 
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Prior to October 12, 2018 After October 12, 2018
Member Single Ticket: $110.00 $125.00
Nonmember Single Ticket: $130.00 $145.00

Ticket(s) for each session will be emailed to you within two to three business days once an order has been processed.

Cancellation Policy:
We regret that we cannot issue refunds on any cancellations. However, substitutions are permitted up to and including October 26, 2018. Please email a notice of any delegate substitutions to PSAC at