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PwC's 5th annual Energy Visions Business Forum

At a crossroads: Considered a high cost oil and LNG producer, can Canada compete for capital in today's "post-peak oil" world?

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PwC's Energy Visions Business Forum 2014

At a crossroads: Considered a high cost and LNG producer, can Canada compete for capital in today’s “post-peak oil” world? At a crossroads: Considered a high cost and LNG producer, can Canada compete for capital in today’s “post-peak oil” world?

In May 2014, global analysts and energy industry leaders came together at PwC’s Energy Visions Business Forum to discuss and debate their perspective on Canada and the question: At a crossroads: Considered a high cost oil and LNG producer, can Canada compete for capital in today’s post-peak oil world?

The general consensus from event panelists and polling responses from more than 300 energy executive attendees was that Canada’s energy sector is, and will continue to be, a successful competitor for investment capital and that it can and must become a credible competitor for a share of global commodity markets.

Learn what industry leaders thought about the variables at play, and how we can successfully overcome the challenges of competing in the global market, including:

  • Government involvement
  • Biggest challenge facing the industry
  • Revisiting foreign ownership
  • Investment decisions on LNG projects
  • Competitiveness on the global platform

You can also click here or at right to download the main Energy Visions report.

For more details on the speakers at our 2014 Energy Visions event, please expand the section below. 

Featured speakers at our symposium:


Robert Hormats
Vice Chairman
Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Robert HormatsPrevious roles include:
• Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Environmental Affairs
• Vice chairman of Goldman Sachs (International) for 25 years
 

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Robert HormatsRobert Hormats is Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc., the New York
based strategic international consulting firm that assesses and navigates emerging
market geopolitical and macroeconomic risk for its clients. Previously Bob
served as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Environmental
Affairs. Before this Bob was vice chairman of Goldman Sachs (International) for
25 years. Earlier, Bob served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and
Business Affairs. He served as a senior staff member for International Economic
Affairs on the National Security Council.


Harbir Chhina
Executive Vice President, Oil Sands
Cenovus Energy Inc.

Harbir Chhina• Leads the Research & Development, Technology Department and Environmental Technology Investments teams, as well as the New Resource Plays team

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Robert HormatsHarbir Chhina is Executive Vice-President, Oil Sands of Cenovus Energy Inc.,
and is responsible for all oil sands activities, including operations at Foster Creek,
Christina Lake, Narrows Lake and the Greater Pelican assets. He also leads the
Research & Development, Technology Development and Environmental Technology
Investments teams, as well as the New Resource Plays team. Harbir was instrumental
in the initial application of steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology on a
commercial basis. Harbir has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of enhanced
oil recovery including technology, business and organizational development.


Robert Johnston, Chief Executive Officer
Director, Energy & Natural Resources, Eurasia Group

Robert JohnstonPrevious roles include:
• Managing director of equity research at Medley Global Advisors


 

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Robert HormatsRobert (“RJ”) Johnston is the CEO of Eurasia Group. He is also the director of
the company’s Global Energy and Natural Resources Strategy Group. Prior to
joining Eurasia Group, RJ was a managing director of equity research at Medley
Global Advisors.

 


Catherine Murray (Moderator)
Co-Host, Market Sense
Anchor, The Business News, BNN

Catherine MurrayPrevious roles include:
• Managing Director and Head of Institutional Equities at North South Capital


 

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Robert HormatsCatherine Murray is a co-host on BNN’s Market Sense and the anchor of The
Business News, Canada’s leading business newscast. Before joining the BNN
team in 2011, Catherine was the Managing Director and Head of Institutional
Equities at North South Capital, which she co-founded in 2009. Prior to cofounding
North South Capital, Catherine was Vice-President of Institutional
sales and Trading at Deutsche Bank, and an associate at Goldman Sachs for
Institutional Sales and Trading.

 

Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Jason BordoffPrevious roles include:
• Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Staff of the National Security Council
 

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Jason BordoffJason Bordoff joined the Columbia faculty after serving until January 2013 as
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate
Change on the Staff of the National Security Council, and, prior to that, holding
senior policy positions on the White House’s National Economic Council
and Council on Environmental Quality. One of the United States’ top energy
policy experts, he joined the Administration in April 2009. He is a member
of the Council on Foreign Relations, a consultant to the National Intelligence
Council, and serves on the board of the New York Energy Forum as well as the
Association of Marshall Scholars.


Jan Stuart, Head of Global Energy - Commodities Research
Credit Suisse

Jan Stuart Previous roles include:
• Global Oil Economist at UBS and later Macquarie, where he worked on equity sell-side research

 

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Jan Stuart Jan Stuart is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking
division, based in New York. He is the head of Global Energy Research,
specifically covering markets for oil and natural gas. Mr. Stuart joined Credit
Suisse in September 2011 after a combined six years as the Global Oil Economist
at UBS and later Macquarie, where he worked on equity sell-side research.
 


Reynold Tetzlaff
National Energy Leader
PwC

Reynold Tetzlaff Previous roles include:
• PwC’s Calgary Energy Service Leader and has over 20 years experience with PwC

 

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Reynold Tetzlaff Reynold Tetzlaff is PwC Canada’s National Energy Leader. He has over 20 years
experience with a focus in audit and related services. Reynold has assisted
clients through complex transactions like initial public offerings (including the
largest IPO in the Canadian energy sector in 2012), reverse takeovers and global
expansion of their operations. Reynold is a frequent speaker at energy events and
provides insights into Canadian oil and gas industry trends.
 

 

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