CSUR’s BC Day An Opportunity For Government, Industry To Connect

Government and industry often make the best energy bedfellows when their interests align.

That’s why the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) is for the second time collaborating with British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Commission and its Ministry of Natural Gas Development for its annual BC Day.

The purpose: to create a collaborative forum via which anyone with an interest in energy development in northeastern British Columbia can not only hear a comprehensive overview of what’s happening in the province, but also connect with those with similar interests, noted CSUR President Dan Allan.

“We think this is a pretty unique opportunity for key stakeholders to come together in a safe forum to openly share and air common issues,” said Allan. “It’s a way to keep pace and stay abreast of the key initiatives and policy dynamics affecting development in that part of the province."

On June 2, at the Glenbow Museum auditorium, delegates will gather to hear a diverse range of presentations from Commission and Ministry officials at a senior level, including Assistant Deputy Minister Ines Piccinino and Commission chief operating officer Ken Paulson. Topics include status reports and updates on some major initiatives, noted Allan.

  • BC Activity Update & Long Term Forecast
  • Processing & Transportation
  • BC's Climate Leadership Plan
  • Cumulative Effects Initiatives
  • Best Practices for Tenure Holders

Following each 45-minute information session there will be a Q&A period, allowing participants to interact with government officials.

In addition the afternoon session will include several industry consultation workshops, governed under "Chatham House Rule" (https://www.chathamhouse.org/about/chatham-house-rule#sthash.dicZTwj.dpuf). This will be a unique opportunity for industry to actively engage with Government on several transformative issues, he added.

“The ability for industry and government to get together collaboratively like this is so important to how these initiatives and policies actually roll out,” said Allan. “Our two government partners are putting a lot of effort into development and maintaining effective working relations.”

CSUR is currently planning similar events for Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Registration for the day is $50 for delegates from CSUR member companies and $100 for non-members. Individuals currently without employment can register for $25. For more information, contact Cynthia Lamont at clamont@csur.com