Western Canada: At the heart of CCUS

Tuesday, May 10th | 10:00am

The Western Canada: At the Heart of CCUS presentation and panel discussion will provide an up-to-date perspective on Western Canada's CCUS landscape from a regulatory, economic, and technical perspective. McDaniel and Associates are excited to bring together representatives from several companies in the process of advancing Alberta's CO2 storage hubs. The presentation and discussion will provide insight into understanding where CCUS is today to inform how CCS will continue to develop on a larger scale.

Western Canada is a global leader in carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) and continues to advance the technology roadmap that will ultimately reduce emissions and lower barriers to entry for novel CCUS applications. In addition, the technical expertise, geological suitability, and legal, regulatory and policy frameworks established in Canada's hydrocarbon producing provinces have enabled the safe and successful operation of numerous CCUS projects that lay the foundation for future development.

The Alberta government is managing the growth of the CCUS industry by issuing carbon sequestration rights through a competitive process that enables the safe development of carbon storage hubs. These carbon sequestration hubs will be overseen by companies trusted to provide safe and effective sequestration services from various emission sources to several industrial clients. The Request for Full Project Proposals (RFPP) is currently underway, with six successful proponents having already been announced on March 31, 2022 to move to the next stage for further evaluation. These proponents are invited to work with the province to further evaluate the identified area of interest through an evaluation permit supported by a Monitoring, Measurement, and Verification Plan.

McDaniel and Associates have provided CCUS regulatory and subsurface advisory services to over two-dozen clients across Western Canada to help delineate optimal storage solutions and resolve technical and economic modelling ahead of regulatory approvals. McDaniel's experience across regulatory, financial, and subsurface advisory provides a holistic perspective of the CCUS landscape across Alberta.

Presenters and Panelists

  • PanelistAdam Chalkley

    Director, Low Carbon Development | Enbridge
    Adam Chalkley joined Enbridge in January 2020 and is the Director of Low Carbon Development for Enbridge’s liquids pipelines business unit. He is responsible for low carbon development opportunities across Enbridge’s liquids pipeline footprint, spanning from Alberta to the US Gulf coast, including the recently announced Open Access Wabamun Carbon Hub. To be located west of Edmonton, the Wabamun Carwbon Hub has the potential to sequester a significant portion of the emissions anticipated to originate from the Greater Edmonton Area by 2030. It represents a unique collaboration among a broad range of industries, including downstream oil and gas, power generation, cement manufacturing, and local Indigenous groups. Before joining Enbridge, Adam was the founder and owner of a crane and rigging company servicing Western Canada. He also worked in various strategic and operational roles at Flint Energy Services, including President of Flint’s specialized transportation division – ENTREC Transportation Services, and Vice President of Strategy and Development of Flint’s maintenance services division – FT Services.
  • PanelistStephen Mason

    Chairman & CEO | Reconciliation Energy Transition Inc.
    Stephen brings over 40 years of success in developing domestic and international energy business opportunities. He has led the start-up of seven companies, the most significant being Artumas Group Inc. which reached an enterprise value of $1 billion with over 200 employees in Canada, Tanzania and Mozambique. Steve brings extensive experience with high-level government policymakers, First Nations communities and non-governmental agencies.
  • PanelistFabrizio (Fab) Chiacchia

    Vice President of New Ventures | Pembina Pipeline Corporation
    Fab is currently the Vice President of New Ventures at Pembina Pipeline Corporation, a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. At Pembina, he is responsible for ‘building new platforms for growth’ in the Marketing and New Ventures Division. These platforms include LNG, chemicals, and opportunities in the emerging lower-carbon economy. Fab has held leadership positions across industries ranging from medical technology to energy infrastructure across North America over the last 20 years. He holds an MBA from Queen’s in Kingston Ontario, a Masters and Bachelors in the sciences from Calgary, and a PMP designation. Fab is an active member in the S.T.E.M. community, awarded the Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award, and was a delegate of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.
  • PanelistLisa Tebbutt

    Director of Business Development, Carbon Business Unit at Wolf Midstream
    Lisa is currently the Director, Business Development, of the Carbon Business Unit for Wolf midstream. In that capacity, she is responsible for business development and execution of Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCUS) opportunities. Wolf Midstream owns and operates energy infrastructure assets in Western Canada including the Access Pipeline System, the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line and NGL North. Wolf is a portfolio company of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments). Prior to joining Wolf, Lisa worked for 6 years at Scotiabank in Global Banking and Markets and several E&P companies in various capacities.
  • PanelistMatthew Brister, P.Geol.

    President | Bison Low Carbon Ventures Inc. & Bison Oil and Gas Ltd.
    Matthew is the President at Bison Low Carbon Ventures Inc and Bison Oil and Gas Ltd. He is a founding team member (VP, CEO Dir.) of nine energy start-ups that developed production focused across western Canada, North Africa, and the North Sea. Matthew served as Director or Chair of >20 companies, half of which were public on the TSX, AIM or Oslo bourse, and CAPP. He is the current Director of three ‘not for profit' education-focused entities and a Fellow in the energy stream of the CDL Rockies tech accelerator.
  • Presenter & ModeratorFrancis Morin, P.Geo.

    Senior Geologist, McDaniel & Associates
    Francis Morin P. Geo joined McDaniel after gaining experience at an international E & P company, his recent focus has been on the evaluation of carbon sequestration projects including saline aquifers and enhanced oil recovery projects. His proactive personality allows him to directly lead scoping and site selection projects for carbon sequestration in saline aquifers. His technical and carbon regulatory expertise enables him to advise directly C-suite level executives.
  • Presenter & ModeratorChase Gilbert, P.Geo.

    Geologist, McDaniel & Associates
    Chase Gilbert P. Geo gained his early experience and a major Canadian oil and gas company before joining McDaniel. Chase is proficient in geological and petrophysical interpretation and mapping and has experience in the site selection and scoping for saline aquifers and depleted oil and gas reservoirs, carbon sequestration advisory and carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery.

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