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Back to Basics: Peter Tertzakian - Future looking Forecast of the Canadian Energy Industry

Back to Basics: 
Peter Tertzakian - Future looking Forecast of the Canadian Energy Industry

Date: Wednesday, October 4 
Speaker: Peter Tertzakian, Executive Director of ARC Energy Research Institute
ICT 102, main campus U of C, 2500 University Dr. NW
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm  
Cost: $5 SPE Members


The Back to Basics Special Interest Group and the SPE Student Chapter (University of Calgary) are hosting their opening fall event featuring Peter Tertzakian; he will be presenting a brief history and forecast of the Canadian oil and gas industry with a focus on new technology unlocking economic development and leading the path ahead. A networking reception will follow where Jackie Forrest, Director of Research, will join us. 

Speaker Bios:

Peter Tertzakian is an economist, investment strategist, author and public speaker on issues vital to the future of energy.

He has clocked over 30 years of experience in the business of energy, spanning all systems from oil and gas to renewables. Peter’s passion is studying how society evolves its energy use and applying the lessons of the past into today’s strategic business issues. His holistic knowledge of physics, innovation, finance and economics allows him to give audiences thought provoking advice on how to think about the pressing issues on the future of energy systems.

An accomplished author, Peter’s two best-selling books, A Thousand Barrels a Second (McGraw-Hill, NY 2005) and The End of Energy Obesity (John Wiley & Sons, NY 2009) provide insight into the dynamic world of energy transitions through a thoughtful and highly readable examination of economic, environmental and geopolitical pressures. He has written over 600 weekly columns, current issues of which are distributed through various media channels.

In 2015 Peter was seconded to the four-person Royalty Review Panel for the province of Alberta – the world’s 8th largest producer of oil and gas – where he led the redesign of the fiscal policy. In 2016 Peter was inducted into the Alberta Petroleum Hall of Fame.

Peter has an undergraduate degree in Geophysics from the University of Alberta, a graduate degree in Econometrics from the University of Southampton UK, and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. In addition to his principal roles at the ARC Energy Research Institute and ARC Financial, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary and has lectured at many leading universities and conferences around the world.

Peter Tertzakian is the Executive Director of ARC Energy Research Institute.


The SPE would like to thank our sponsor for this luncheon:

This luncheon is sponsored by Schlumberger. Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production.


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