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North America's Leading Energy Event
June 9 - 11, 2020
Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada



Written By: Tran Mah-Paulson, TKP Associates

How do we secure a future for oil and gas?  It’s through the ingredients of collaboration, support and technology.  We need to continuously add these ingredients everywhere in our industry to improve the flavour of our future.

Indigenous Engagement

Dip your company into the secret sauce of collaboration and imagine enjoying the traditional indigenous cuisine, making friendships and soaking in the spirituality, while respecting the rule of law and order?  Indigenous peoples will characterise the future of oil and gas because of their values of culture, relationships, spirituality and law and the vast amount of territory they own that can intersect with an oil and gas project.  Collaboration means finding ways to create a win-win scenario so both the industry and indigenous peoples win.  Indigenous engagement was a critical element to building trust during oil and gas pipeline development at the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada Pipeline Conference in 2017.  Kelsy Kading from Steel River Group, an Indigenous business founded on the desire to help individuals, communities, and groups uncover collaboration opportunities, will be unveiling a business model that enables engagement and execution of oil and gas projects.  Kelsey will be speaking on Thursday June 13th at 10:30am in Palomino Room H at the BMO Round Up Center; be sure to join us to find out how we can better include indigenous participation in the development of future projects.  After all indigenous peoples are a critical ingredient in the future of the oil and gas sector.


Engagement and support of young people is critical to enhancing the flavour profiles of the oil and gas industry.  The industry is progressively becoming stale and, in some cases, moldy.  The next generation workforce needs more support, before the mold becomes a problem, and with the mold spreading faster, the next generation will need to move faster to combat the steep learning curve.  We will hear from Carol Howes of PetroLMI on Thursday June 13th at 11:30am in Palomino Room H at the BMO Round Up Center who will bring to our attention the loss of knowledge and leadership skills and suggest new ground breaking methods to elevate these skills in the next generation of workers within our organizations.  We will be immersed in a real case study to teach us how to deal with the mold and build a more competent workforce.


Nothing completes an industry without a sprinkle of technology, which is the final ingredient to a delicious future oil and gas industry.  Industry 4.0 is becoming a norm, ‘permeating’ to all sectors of our economy and making life easier and more efficient.  We see it as FinTech and BioTech and soon to become GasTech, another DMG Events conference held in Houston this September, and OilTech.  The technology wave has only begun to make the oil and gas industry spicy, and the prosperity of the oil and gas industry will depend on digital skill development for both current and emerging oil and gas professionals, such as those found in Young Women in Energy.  Find out more from Alexandra Cutean of the Information & Communication Technology Council (ICTC) of Canada who will be presenting on Thursday June 13th at 11:00am in Palomino Room H at the BMO Round Up Center.

You now know what can be done to enhance your flavour profiles.  Now it is time to get the real scoop at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from June 11th to 13th at the BMO Round Up Center to learn from the best so you can amp up your organization’s secret sauce to become a future oil and gas leader.

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