Day 1 - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

8:00
Coffee and Registration
9:00
Opening Remarks by Conference Co-Chairs:
9:15
What is Alaska’s Estimated Oil & Gas Potential? The Latest from the USGS
9:40
Exploring How the Alaska LNG Project Will Impact Future Exploration and Development on the North Slope and Beyond
10:10
Networking Coffee Break
10:30
Getting the Alaska LNG Project Built: How the State is Working with Partners to Achieve this
11:00
The Federal Role and Politics Surrounding the Export of Alaska LNG
11:30
KEYNOTE ADDRESS (via Skype)
11:45
Meeting Critical In-State Natural Gas Needs: Moving Forward with the All-Alaska Pipeline and LNG Trucking Project
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:45
Assessing the Aftermath of the Alaska Oil Tax Reform Referendum: How Will the Result Impact Future In-State Oil Exploration and Development?
2:25
Local Stakeholder Perspectives on Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Development in Alaska
3:15
Networking Coffee Break
3:35
Examining the Role of the North Slope and OCS Development – Reducing North America’s Dependence on Mid-East Imports
4:15
The Latest Supply and Demand Developments in World LNG Markets and Where Alaska Ranks
5:00
Co-Chairs Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

8:30
Coffee is Served
9:00
Opening Remarks by Conference Co-Chairs
9:15
Keynote Address: The Northwest Territories: Transforming Northern Energy Potential into Shared Prosperity
9:40
Exploring Incentives, New Opportunities and Technologies Contributing to Alaska’s Renewed E & P Activity
11:00
Networking Coffee Break
11:20
Examining the Meaning of the EPA’s 404 (c) Decision and Its Potential Impact on Future Resource Development in Alaska
11:50
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:05
Japan’s Demand for LNG and Where the Cook Inlet LNG Project Fits In
1:40
Networking Coffee Break
1:55
Report and Update on New Federal Regulations and Developments for Offshore Drilling, Exploration and Production in Alaska
2:25
Spotlight on the Labor Force: Identifying Future Skilled Labor Requirements as Alaska Gets Set to Build Out Its Energy Infrastructure
3:05
Evaluation Prize Draw
3:20
Co-Chairs Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns

Day 1 - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

8:00
Coffee and Registration
9:00
Opening Remarks by Conference Co-Chairs:

Senator Cathy Giessel

Alaska State Legislature

Bill Popp
President & CEO
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation

9:15
What is Alaska’s Estimated Oil & Gas Potential? The Latest from the USGS

David Houseknecht
Research Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey

9:40
Exploring How the Alaska LNG Project Will Impact Future Exploration and Development on the North Slope and Beyond

Drue Pearce
Senior Policy Advisor
Crowell & Moring LLP

  • Examining efforts to increase North Slope production – both producer & government lead
  • How will developing the pipeline help increase investment in future exploration and development?
  • Realize new infrastructure with the anticipation of connecting to the main pipeline once built

10:10
Networking Coffee Break
10:30
Getting the Alaska LNG Project Built: How the State is Working with Partners to Achieve this

Daniel Fauske
President
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

  • Identify the role each project partner will play to get the pipeline developed
    • What will the State’s participation look like?
  • How will the project be funded? Are Alaska taxpayers at risk?
  • Examine timelines and cost estimates for project completion

11:00
The Federal Role and Politics Surrounding the Export of Alaska LNG

Larry Persily
Oil & Gas Special Assistant
Kenai Peninsula Borough

  • How is the federal government working with the state and industry to streamline pipeline development?
  • What are the federal rules and regulations that impact the project build?
  • Discuss the politics in Congress and Alaska to commercialize North Slope Gas: What are the potential hurdles?
  • The latest status update on the Alaska LNG project

11:30
KEYNOTE ADDRESS (via Skype)

Senator Mark Begich
United States Senate

11:45
Meeting Critical In-State Natural Gas Needs: Moving Forward with the All-Alaska Pipeline and LNG Trucking Project

Dave Haugen
Director, Project Management, Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP)
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

Gene Therriault
Deputy Director, Energy Policy and Outreach
Alaska Energy Authority

  • Overview of schedules, cost estimates and timelines; next steps for both projects
  • How does the Alaska LNG project impact this project?
  • Outline the challenges for distributing natural gas within the Fairbanks region
    • How will transportation routes be impacted along the route to Fairbanks?

12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:45
Assessing the Aftermath of the Alaska Oil Tax Reform Referendum: How Will the Result Impact Future In-State Oil Exploration and Development?

Kara Moriarty
President/CEO
Alaska Oil and Gas Association

Scott Hawkins
Chair of the Board
ProsperityAlaska.org

Dan Dickinson

CPA

  • Overview of the referendum’s results; What are the next steps in the process?
  • How will this impact planned exploration and development going forward?
  • What affect will this have on future state revenue and resources?
  • How does the referendum change Alaska’s competitive position as a destination for energy investment?

2:25
Local Stakeholder Perspectives on Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Development in Alaska

L. Tiel Smith
Vice President Land & Natural Resources
Bristol Bay Native Corporation

Sarah E. Obed
VP, External Affairs
Doyon, Limited

  • Realizing local sentiments around oil and gas development and identifying key areas of concern
  • Examining the expectations around environmental stewardship and sustainable development
  • Identifying best practices for community engagement and project awareness initiatives
  • Discussing proven strategies for effective relationship management
  • Exploring the potential socioeconomic benefits of specific projects

3:15
Networking Coffee Break
3:35
Examining the Role of the North Slope and OCS Development – Reducing North America’s Dependence on Mid-East Imports

Governor Frank Murkowski


4:15
The Latest Supply and Demand Developments in World LNG Markets and Where Alaska Ranks

Bob Gibb
Associate Director, Energy
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

  • What projects are being built? What is in the pipeline? Who will be the winners and who will be left out?
  • Explore the terms buyers are demanding? How is pricing changing?
  • What are the biggest risks for Alaska? How does Alaska compare with the competition?

5:00
Co-Chairs Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns

Cocktail Reception to Follow
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

8:30
Coffee is Served
9:00
Opening Remarks by Conference Co-Chairs
9:15
Keynote Address: The Northwest Territories: Transforming Northern Energy Potential into Shared Prosperity

The Honourable Robert (Bob) R. McLeod
Premier
Government of the Northwest Territories

With significant mineral and energy resources – including substantial onshore and offshore oil and gas reserves – the Northwest Territories has the potential to be a leading energy supplier and engine of economic growth. Premier Bob McLeod will discuss how the Government of the Northwest Territories will use newly acquired responsibilities for regulating resource development within its borders to encourage responsible, balanced development in partnership with NWT Aboriginal governments with the goal of bringing NWT resources to market, creating new jobs and economic opportunities and contributing to national and territorial prosperity. The Premier will also discuss the importance of pursuing strategic partnerships with other jurisdictions in the region, including Alaska, to share knowledge and explore ways to advance common Northern interests.

9:40
Exploring Incentives, New Opportunities and Technologies Contributing to Alaska’s Renewed E & P Activity

Aaron Schutt
President & CEO
Doyon, Limited

Ed Duncan
CEO
Great Bear Petroleum

J. Benjamin Johnson
President
BlueCrest Energy Inc.

  • Understand how tax incentives are helping to increase exploration activity outside of traditional activity areas
  • Examining other critical factors behind the increase in production
  • Overview of North Slope, Cook Inlet and Interior activity
  • What is the resource potential for each region?
  • How much of the increase in activity is from enhanced recovery from existing gas wells vs. new drilling?
  • Examples of successful technologies to improve recovery rates and increase well production
  • What are the infrastructure needs to get product to market?
  • Examining recent results and future plans

11:00
Networking Coffee Break
11:20
Examining the Meaning of the EPA’s 404 (c) Decision and Its Potential Impact on Future Resource Development in Alaska

Tom Collier
CEO
The Pebble Partnership

  • Overview of the EPA decision;
    • How does 404 (c) process operate?
    • What makes the case so controversial?
  • Understand what makes this case critical to other potential resource projects in Alaska? How might this impact Alaska’s ability to attract investment?
  • Explore how this could affect the regulatory process going forward? How might this be used by opponents to block resource development?

11:50
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:05
Japan’s Demand for LNG and Where the Cook Inlet LNG Project Fits In

Mary Ann Pease
Vice President
Resources Energy Inc.

  • The latest on Japan’s demand for LNG
  • Status update on the Cook Inlet LNG project
  • How will the project benefit Cook Inlet producers?

1:40
Networking Coffee Break
1:55
Report and Update on New Federal Regulations and Developments for Offshore Drilling, Exploration and Production in Alaska

Cameron Leonard
Senior Environmental Counsel
Perkins Coie LLP

  • What is the current status of proposed offshore drilling regulations?
  • How will the new regulations impact future offshore exploration and development?
  • How is the federal government working with local agencies and industry to ensure a balanced result?

2:25
Spotlight on the Labor Force: Identifying Future Skilled Labor Requirements as Alaska Gets Set to Build Out Its Energy Infrastructure

Kathleen Castle
Executive Director
Alaska Construction Academies

Wanetta Ayers
Director, Division of Business Partnerships
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

  • Examine the labor challenges Alaska faces as new projects get come on stream and demand for skilled workers increases
  • What skills will be in most demand? How is the state preparing to accommodate these labor shortages?
    • How is private industry and government cooperating?
    • Developing, training and investing in programs and apprenticeships
  • How do you ensure local communities benefit from increased economic activity?

3:05
Evaluation Prize Draw
3:20
Co-Chairs Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns