Americas

2021

CANADA | 2021

Alberta’s Key Challenges and Opportunities

Danielle Smith. Alberta’s key Challenges and Opportunities. 

Research and Analysis
CANADA | 2021

Leveraging the G20 Forum to Accelerate the Energy Transition

Leonardo Beltrán-Rodríguez and Juan Roberto Lozano-Maya. The key role of No-Carbon Oil Companies in Global Climate Action: Leveraging the G20 forum to accelerate the energy transition.

Research and Analysis
CANADA | 2021

Risks of Failure in Regulatory Governance

Dan McFayden and George Eynon. Risks of Failure in Regulatory Governance.

Research and Analysis
CANADA | 2021

The Oil Production Response to Alberta’s Government-Mandated Quota

Amir Hallak, Adam Jensen, Gilbert Lybert and Lucija Muehlenbachs. The Oil Production Response to Alberta’s Government-Mandated Quota.

Research and Analysis
CANADA | 2021

The Role of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Phillip Cross. Alberta’s Future: The role of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Research and Analysis
CANADA | 2021

The Surface Owner’s Burden: Landowner Rights and Alberta’s Oil and Gas Well Liabilities

Goodday, Victoria and Braeden Larsen. The Surface Owner’s Burden: Landowner Rights and Alberta’s Oil and Gas Well Liabilities.

Research and Analysis
CANADA (NUNAVUT) | 2021

Devolution Negotiation Consultations

Government of Nunavut | 3-Day Workshop

  • The ERGP team offered technical advice on the administration of oil and gas resources.
  • Writing and revising the cooperation and coordination agreement on straddling resources.
  • Providing advice on the probability of successful negotiation strategies.
Advising and Consultation
CANADA-PACIFIC | 2021

Sustainable Management and Regulation of Extractive Sectors

Pacific Alliance Governments | 3-part Module Workshops Over 32 Days

  • Delivered three executive certificates in extractive resource governance:
  • Fiscal management.
  • Regulatory Best Practices.
  • Public Engagement and Community Consultation.
Training and Education
COLOMBIA | 2021

Environmental Policy and Cross-Jurisdictional Regulation

Alinea International, Government Ministers | 2-Part Workshop Over 10 Days

  • Best practices in policy development in different regulatory regimes for petroleum and mining activities.
  • Engaging local communities, which underlined the importance of including indigenous knowledge in extractive resource projects.
  • Environmental stewardship.
  • ERGP technical experts shared Canadian best practices of responsible resource development.
    Guest speakers from Canadian provincial and federal agencies.
Training and Education
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | 2021

Environmental Impact Assessment Training

Ministry of Energy and Mining | 1-Day Workshop | Virtual Delivery

  • Local community participation in mining projects
  • Training and tools offered as mechanisms for successful engagement with communities strongly opposed to mining.
  • Workshop was aimed at local community leaders to show some of the benefits of resource development and the importance of environmental impact assessment to that process.
Training and Education

2020

CANADA | 2020

New Mining Markets

The ERGP traveled to the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention with the purpose of meeting with key stakeholders in the mining industry.

The team explored opportunities in new mining markets (Brazil, Chile, Uzbekistan, Mexico), and scheduled collaboration meetings with existing partners (Kenya, Senegal, Panama).

Conferences and Panels
CANADA | 2020

Owed Landowners: The Status of Orphan Well Rental Recovery in Alberta

Victoria Goodday and Braeden Larsen. Energy and Environmental Policy Trends: Owed Landowners: The Status of Orphan Well Rental Recovery in Alberta.

Research and Analysis
CANADA (NORTHWEST TERRITORIES) | 2020

Natural Resource Governance, Policy Making & Implementation

Government of the Northwest Territories | 4-Day Training Course

  • Provide policy training for public service.
  • Workshop for GNWT Department of Lands employees.
  • Covered a wide range of topics tailored to the NWT context.
  • Policy development, policy instruments, policy application and implementation.
Training and Education
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | 2020

ESG Management Consultation

30-member delegation consisting of senators, ministers, general directors of various mining agencies and departments; ESG Consultants. | 3-Day Workshop

  • Presentation on excellence in mining governance.
  • Targeted focus on mine closure and remediation.
  • Applications of Canadian Best practices abroad.
Advising and Consultation
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | 2020

Governance and Regulatory Consultations

50-member Delegation, various government agency and ministry leaders | 1-Day Workshop

  • Presentation on excellence in mining governance.
  • Targeted focus on mine closure and remediation.
Advising and Consultation
KENYA | 2020

Advancing Community Partnerships to Foster Innovation in Extractives: From Policy to Profit.

In partnership with Kipya Africa Limited, a technical consultancy and service firm operating in the extractive sector in Kenya, we co-hosted a virtual forum on Mining and Energy Innovation & Investment. The 2020 Forum focused on showcasing innovations from Africa’s young industrious minds to stakeholders and industry professionals with the potential for investment and development. As part of this Forum, the ERGP prepared and delivered three training sessions

The theme was “Advancing Community Partnerships to Foster Innovation in Extractives: From Policy to Profit.”

Conferences and Panels

2019

CANADA | 2019

International Financial Institutions

A 2-day boot camp on how to do business with International Financial Institutions (IFIs). The event included presentations by the World Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as lessons learned by industry stakeholders on how to write winning proposals for IFI funded projects. 

Conferences and Panels
CANADA | 2019

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention

At the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention, the ERGP gave a presentation to over 60 trade commissioners from Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC’s) Trade Commissioner Service.

Conferences and Panels
CANADA | 2019

Should Alberta Adopt a Land Transfer Tax?

Bev Dahlby and Braeden Larsen. Should Alberta Adopt a Land Transfer Tax?

Research and Analysis
CANADA | 2019

The Various Structures for Granting Petroleum Licenses around the World

Darryl Egbert and Brian Livingston. The Various Structures for Granting Petroleum Licenses around the World.

Research and Analysis
COLOMBIA | 2019

Development of Unconventional Resources

Agriteam Consulting Ltd., Senior Officials from Government of Colombia | 3-Day Intensive Workshop

  • Overview of Canadian best practices and principles on unconventional resource development.
  • Major areas of development of unconventional resources in Canada.
  • Comparison of Canada and Colombia’s geology, technologies used to develop unconventional share resources (special focus on hydraulic fracturing).
  • Common myths related to development of unconventional resources (water issues, induced seismicity).
    Public engagement strategies for consultation with impacted communities.
Training and Education
COLOMBIA | 2019

National Forum on Unconventional Resource Developments

Attended a National Forum on Unconventional Resource Developments organized by Acipet (Colombian Association of Petroleum Engineers). Brad delivered a presentation on Canadian best practices as it relates to hydraulic fracturing. After the Forum, conducted meetings with government agencies and educational institutions.

Conferences and Panels
MEXICO | 2019

Regulatory Governance & Public Engagement and Community Consultation

Industry Stakeholders, PEMEX, Regulators | Various Workshops (May-June) and Executive Certificate Training

  • Modules on Regulatory Governance and Public Engagement & Community Consultation.
  • Best practices of transparent and efficient regulation of the oil and gas sector. Teaching on regulatory governance, based on Canadian and Albertan experience.
  • Engaging with directly-impacted communities.
Training and Education
PANAMA | 2019

Legislative Governance, Lawmaking, and “Mining 101”

Department of Commerce and Industry | 2-Day Workshop

  • Essentials of mineral exploration, overview of extractive resource governance policy frameworks, introduction to public engagement and community consultation processes, etc.
  • After, a short online session was delivered where the participants learned about fiscal governance of mining operations, and principles of fiscal management.
Training and Education
PERU | 2019

Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining Development

US Department of State | 3-Day Workshop

  • Public participation in mining projects
  • Environmental and social impacts of uranium development.
  • Environmental impact assessment for mines in Canada with case studies;
  • Canadian best practices for public engagement and community
Training and Education
USA | 2019

Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

In 2019, in Washington D.C., we focused on climate-smart energy solutions in emphasizing the energy sector’s new investment priorities. The conference also offered some valuable advice to all the participants on how to successfully navigate the procurement process for IFIs. Attending the conference made the ERGP aware of the future priority changes, and business opportunities available to our program.

Conferences and Panels

2018

BRAZIL | 2018

Overview of oil and gas opportunities in Brazil

The School of Public Policy sponsored the Brazil’s New Wealth of Opportunities Conference, held by the Canadian Global Exploration Forum and EventWorx. The conference presented an opportunity to meet with a high-ranking delegation from Brazil, featuring an overview of oil and gas opportunities in Brazil as well as the legal framework and overall business practices.

Conferences and Panels
CANADA | 2018

Delegation from Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels.

Delegation from Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels.

  • The meeting took place after the Canadian Global Exploration Forum conference on oil and gas opportunities in Brazil, which The School of Public Policy sponsored.
  • Challenges and issues facing Brazil in its extractive sector.
  • Regulatory governance and capacity building.
  • ERGP gave an overview of the program and its services.
Advising and Consultation
CANADA | 2018

Northern Corridors Concept

The ERGP and Energy and Environmental Policy area held a workshop for Canadian and international participants during the 2018 Global Petroleum Show (GPS). The event included a presentation of the Northern Corridors Concept, an overview of the ERGP program, and a presentation on the Where in the World Project 2015 data results

Conferences and Panels
CANADA | 2018

The Alberta Electrical Grid: What to expect in the next few years

Livingston, Brian. The Alberta Electrical Grid: What to expect in the next few Years.

Research and Analysis

2017

CANADA | 2017

"Where in the World"

The ERGP held an event to launch the “Where in the World” research project during the 2017 Global Petroleum Show (GPS). The presentation included the methodology of the project, data results from 2011-13, as well as an interactive working demo of the “Where in the World” Map, which houses the project data.

Conferences and Panels

2016

BOLIVIA | 2016

Minister and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs from the Plurinational State of Bolivia in partnership with the University of Calgary’s International office

  • An overview of ERGP services.
Advising and Consultation
CANADA | 2016

A Fiscal Framework for Offshore Oil and Gas Activities in Romania

Daria Crisan. A Fiscal Framework for Offshore Oil and Gas Activities in Romania.

Research and Analysis
CANADA | 2016

Markets and Social Acceptability and Civil Society and Technology

The ERGP held a roundtable discussion for Canadian and international participants during the 2016 Global Petroleum Show (GPS). The discussion included topics such as “Markets and Social Acceptability,” and “Civil Society and Technology.”

Conferences and Panels
MEXICO | 2016

Status of Mexican energy reform

the ERGP held a panel presentation during the 2016 Global Petroleum Show (GPS). The panel featured two senior representatives from Mexico’s Secretaría de Energía (Ministry of Energy) and Comisión Reguladora de Energía (Energy Regulatory Commission) with discussion on

Conferences and Panels

2015

CANADA | 2015

"Where in the World"

As part of the Calgary Global Exploration Forum (CGEF) Annual Conference, the ERGP presented its “Where in the World” project, which tracks where publicly traded Canadian oil and gas companies undertake oil and gas activities internationally.

Conferences and Panels
CANADA | 2015

International Regulatory Roundtable for Extractive Resources

ERGP held a 2- day roundtable for international regulators during the 2015 Global Petroleum Show (GPS). The program was titled “International Regulatory Roundtable for Extractive Resources”

Conferences and Panels
CANADA | 2015

Mining Taxation in Colombia

Duanjie Chen and Guillermo Perry. Mining Taxation in Colombia.

Research and Analysis
COLOMBIA | 2015

Mining Taxation in Colombia

Following the release in Bogota of the Chen/Perry research paper on “Mining Taxation in Colombia” the ERGP hosted a secondary event for the Calgary business and academic community at the Palliser Hotel. The event featured a roundtable discussion with the participation of high- level Colombian policymakers including the Minister of Energy, Minister of Finance, and the President of Colombia’s Largest Mining Association.

Conferences and Panels
GUYANA | 2015

Developing a Natural Resource Development Framework & Implementing Sovereign Wealth Funds

Ministry of Governance, Natural Resources, and the Environment | 2-Day Workshop

  • Key elements in developing a natural resource development framework.
  • Best principles and practices in implementing Sovereign Wealth Funds.
  • Meetings were held with key government and academic stakeholders to better understand the unique governance challenges and opportunities faced by decision makers in Guyana.
Training and Education
MEXICO | 2015

Governance Consultation on Energy Reform Implementation

Ministry of Energy | 7-Day Consultation and Workshop

  • Foundations for Best Practices in Extractive Resource Governance
  • Lessons Learned on the Importance of Transparency and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Energy Security and Energy Market Regulation
  • Surveillance and Enforcement
  • 1.5-day inter-agency workshop on regulatory principles and best practices
Training and Education
MEXICO | 2015

Two Concept Notes

Two Concept Notes signed between the University of Calgary, Mexico Ministry of Energy (SENER) and the Mexican Academy of Engineering (MAE) respectively.

  • The Zero Incident Pipelines Knowledge Network
  • The Talent Observatory and Value Chain Knowledge Network
Training and Education Advising and Consultation Research and Analysis Conferences and Panels

2014

CANADA | 2014

Digging Deep for the Heritage Fund: Why the Right Fund for Alberta Pays Dividends Long After Oil is Gone

Ton Van den Bremer and Rick van der Ploeg. Digging Deep for the Heritage Fund: why the right fund for Alberta Pays Dividends Long After Oil is Gone.

Research and Analysis
CANADA | 2014

Emerging Issues in Extractive Resource Governance

ERGP held a full-day, invitation-only conference for international government and regulatory officials during the 2014 Global Petroleum Show (GPS) titled, “Emerging Issues in Extractive Resource Governance.”

Included approximately 75 delegates and representatives from industry, university, government and non-government organizations from over nine countries

Conferences and Panels
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | 2014

Governance Consultation on Regulatory Best Practices

Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministers, and Staff | 7-Day Consultation

  • General session on best resource governance practices with Ministry staff as well as targeted sessions on specific governance issues with several departments
  • Letter of Intent for long-term cooperation and collaboration.
Training and Education
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | 2014

Special Presentations

Minister of Energy and Mines, Deputy Minister of Hydrocarbons, Director of Cooperation and International Relations

  • Presentations on “Transparency Initiative for Extractive Industries,” “Design and Launch of a New Mining Policy,” “Update of Legal Frameworks for Mining,” “Strengthening of Technical Capacity in the Area of Energy and Mines,” and “Evaluating the Performance and Behavior of Future Markets.
Advising and Consultation
GUYANA | 2014

Discussion about current challenges and opportunities related to governance of Guyana’s oil and gas sector.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Chairman of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, and Technical Officer of the Ministry of Finance. With support from the Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana-Suriname.

Introduction of the School of Public Policy, the ERGP, and a discussion about current challenges and opportunities related to governance of Guyana’s oil and gas sector.

Advising and Consultation
MEXICO | 2014

Best Practices in Oil and Gas Governance

Consulate of Mexico in Calgary, Mexican Ambassador and Ministry of Energy Staff | 1-Day Workshop

  • The workshop focused on best practices in oil and gas governance with an emphasis on shale gas and related cross- jurisdictional issues in energy infrastructure planning and regulation.
Training and Education
MEXICO | 2014

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resource Development

The ERGP provided closing keynote remarks at the Alternatives Verdes Forum. While this forum focused primarily on renewable and alternative energy resource development, it was an honor to be invited by SENER to give the closing keynote address.

Conferences and Panels
MEXICO | 2014

U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Energy Forum

The ERGP was invited to offer a panel presentation on regulation of environmental impacts of energy development at the “U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Energy Forum”

Conferences and Panels
USA | 2014

Energy Regulation in Canada

The ERGP participated in the Brookings Institute/World Bank Shale Gas in Latin America Forum by presenting on the topic of energy regulation in Canada.

The forum was attended by numerous Latin American states with current or planned shale gas development. 

Conferences and Panels