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"Unlocking Canada’s oil and gas industry — is Canada becoming an energy superpower?"
Energy Visions 2013
Eight videos featuring speakers and thought leaders who were present at the 2013 Energy Visions forum in Calgary, Alberta, who were collectively discussing the question: Can Canada become an Energy Superpower?
An energy superpower is a country that is both resource rich and able to leverage the full potential of those resources, both at home and abroad. To leverage its full potential, an energy superpower must excel in various areas.
Price realization – Canada has the 3rd largest proven oil reserves in the world. Can Canada overcome the market access challenges that continue to diminish the country’s ability to fully capitalize on opportunities?
External geopolitical influence – What is the connection between foreign investment in the oil and gas sector and Canada’s broader trade and foreign policy agenda?
Stable domestic policy environment – Do the federal and provincial governments have the right mix of regulatory and policy guidelines in place to sustain investment while upholding the social license to operate?
Technology capacity – Canada is recognized as a global leader in developing challenging unconventional oil and gas resources, but can our advantage be sustained in an environment of surging US natural gas and tight oil production? Can a high cost producer be a superpower?
It is Canada’s ability to capitalize on its abundant reserves base and make decisions that affect not only the energy industry, but the country as a whole that are key to achieving energy superpower status.
Energy Visions business forum 2013: Post-event summary report
For the past four years, PwC’s Energy Visions business forum has brought together globally respected industry analysts to provide context on issues affecting the Canadian energy sector. This year’s Energy Visions business forum brought together a group of globally respected analysts and industry leaders to present their thoughts on, and debate the topic: Is Canada becoming an energy superpower? During the event, PwC conducted an audience poll to gain insight into what industry players thought on topics related to the oil and gas industry.
Energy Vision Quarterly Newsletter: Combating cost escalation
The ability of energy companies to keep a miserly philosophy of “a penny saved is a penny earned” and maintain costs will be a closely monitored aspect of business performance. Making small adjustments and striving for “the complete elimination of waste” can make a big difference in overall performance, and in this publication, we look at three areas that Canadian energy companies should focus on to reduce costs and improve operational performance.
Energy Visions Quarterly Newsletter: Unsteady as she goes
This issue of our quarterly Energy Visions newsletter provides insight on how financial and geopolitical events have impacted crude oil prices, company share prices and the Brent-to-WTI differential, as well as what this means for Canada’s petroleum sector.