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2020 Scotiabank CAPP Energy Symposium
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day

The 2020 Scotiabank CAPP Energy Symposium will take place on April 7-8 in a virtual format. This year’s keynote speakers, fireside chats and panels will be hosted via webcast.

Canada’s premier energy conference connects the upstream oil and natural gas industry with the investment community. Presentations, discussions and keynote speakers will address how the upstream industry is managing through the current unprecedented market conditions. You must be a member of CAPP to participate.


Tuesday, April 7,  7:15 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. MST / 9:15 a.m. – 3:35 p.m. EST

Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. MST / 9:00 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. EST

This business conference is not open to the public.


April 7

Opening keynote: Remarks from Sonya Savage, Alberta Minister of Energy, followed by a fireside chat with Jeff Tonken, President & CEO of Birchcliff Energy Ltd. and CAPP Board Chair.

Keynote speaker: Remarks from Alberta Premier Jason Kenney followed by a virtual audience Q&A.

Panel: Opportunities and Challenges to Unlock the Value of Western Canadian Natural Gas

  • Tracy Robinson, EVP & President, Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines, TC Energy Corp.
  • Darren Gee, President & CEO, Peyto Exploration & Development Corp.
  • Jeff Tonken, President & CEO, Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

Message from Tim McMillan

1:45 p.m. MST/3:45 p.m. EST

State of the industry in the current economic crisis and the road to recovery, Tim McMillan, president & CEO, CAPP

April 8

Keynote speaker: Canada in Crisis: Neglect of Essential Fundamentals and the Failure of Governance, Mac Van Wielingen, founder and partner, ARC Financial Corp. and council member of The Premier’s Economic Recovery Council

CEO Roundtable: Case Studies in Energy Sector Crisis Navigation – Canadian Energy Leadership Perspectives

  • Ian Dundas, President & CEO, Enerplus Corp.
  • Derek Evans, President & CEO, MEG Energy Corp.
  • Brett Herman, President & CEO, TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.
  • Andrew Phillips, President & CEO, PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.
CANCELLED International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement Conference & Expo
May 12 – May 14 all-day

This event has been cancelled.

Global Energy Show
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day
A message from dmg event organizers:

Over the last few weeks we have all experienced a flood of information and news concerning the spread of COVID-19. At dmg events we are taking the situation very seriously and have put teams in place to closely monitor the outbreak and advice from WHO, regional and local governments as well as public health authorities.

Please rest assured that the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, partners and staff remains our number one priority. We are doing our best to try and execute our events as planned but due to the uncertainty of the global situation some events might be affected.

Our senior management team will continue to assess each event individually and put contingency plans in place should we need to postpone. Frequent updates will be provided to our customers and stakeholders regarding the status of our events. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact a member of our team.

We ask our attendees to reconsider their participation if they have any concerns regarding travel restrictions, inbound or outbound quarantine, or are feeling unwell.

Following the local and national health guidelines our teams are taking efforts to:

  • Monitor Government mandates regarding public gatherings
  • Monitor travel bans and restrictions
  • Provide public health messaging before and during the event
  • Look into strengthening hygiene, sanitization at the event venues
  • Seek assistance to strengthen medical support

As the situation evolves on a daily basis we recommend that you to refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by the WHO Click here to read more.

For more clarification, please feel free to reach out to us on We will continue to update this page with vital information and get in touch with our customers when necessary. We thank you for trusting dmg events.

Geoff Dickinson

Downstream 2020 Exhibition & Conference
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day
Wood Products Safety Summit
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Canadian Shale Production 2020
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day
Canadian Well Site Automation 2020
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day
REFRAC Wells 2020
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
The premier forum for refracturing existing wells in North America

Welcome to the North American REFRAC WELLS 2020 Exhibition & Conference where shale operators and upstream service companies will meet with refracturing experts and technology providers in Houston to share the latest results and explore new methods for refracturing wells.

New developments and techniques have prompted a movement towards refracturing depleted or low producing wells to combat against the current challenges in the North American shale market. Producers are now looking at techniques already being used in tight rock and vertical wells to revive a large number of existing shale wells with lower costs of production.

Over time most horizontal wells will produce at a fraction of their initial rates and large volumes of oil and gas will remain trapped within the rocks which could now be extracted through a refracturing process. While the total cost of developing a horizontal well could reach as much as $8 million, the cost of a refracturing project could be as low as 25 per cent of this at around $2 million. In principle the technique appears to be logical, however as low oil prices have presented the challenges of keeping well production up and operating costs down, this conference will have a unique and timely emphasis on de-risking refracturing operations with overall cost reduction in mind.

With developments in technical know-how, refracturing methods offer new hope for shale operators looking to maintain economic margins in the current low-price environment. This year’s REFRAC WELLS 2020 conference is set to become North America’s leading event exclusively for shale operators and a large array of service providers to explore the opportunities in refracturing existing wells to accelerate production and enhance ultimate recovery.