Presentations

Opening Plenary

Co-Chairs
Mimi Fortier, Director General, Northern Oil and Gas Branch, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
John Payne, Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative

30 November 2010
Time Title
8:40 am - 8:55 am Opening Remarks from Canada

Patrick Borbey
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Verbal Presentation Only

8:55 am - 9:10 am Increased Demands Globally and Locally

Mark Myers
State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources

9:10 am - 9:25 am Overview of Canadian Northern Oil and Gas Research Programs

Genevieve Carr
Science Advisor, Northern Oil and Gas Branch, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

9:25 am - 9:35 am Overview of Canadian Northern Oil and Gas Research Programs

Marc D'Iorio
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Alaska Region

9:35 am - 9:50 am Restructuring of BOEMRE and Related Regulatory and Sciences Issues

John Goll
Regional Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Alaska Region

9:50 am - 10:00 am OIRA, Regulatory Review and its Relevance to Northern Oil and Gas Management

Nathan Frey
Policy Analyst, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Executive Office of the President

Presentation not provided

Management Panel: U.S. And Canadian Research Needs And Priorities

Co-Chairs
Mike Peters, Manager, Northern Canada Operations, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Mark Myers, Coordinator, Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources

30 November 2010
Time Title
10:30 am - 10:45 am Alaska's North Slope is Very Under-Explored

Mark Myers
Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, The State of Alaska

10:45 am - 11:00 am NEB's Arctic Offshore Drilling Review: Research and Risk Assessment in the Context of Safety and Environmental Regulation

Robert Steedman
National Energy Board

11:00 am - 11:15 am USGS Study on Science Needs to Inform Decisions on OCS Energy Development in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas

Brenda Pierce
U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, Reston, VA

11:15 am - 11:30 am Environment and Wildlife Co-Management in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Frank Pokiak
Inuvialuit Game Council, Joint Secretariat

Presentation not provided

11:30 am - 11:45 am North Slope Science Initiative: Background, Mission, Accomplishments and Future

John Payne
North Slope Science Initiative, Anchorage, AK

Research Priorities and Resource Management on Alaska's North Slope: Old Problems and New Opportunities

Bill Streever
Chair, North Slope Science Initiative's Science and Technical Advisory Panel

Environmental Conditions In Exploration Areas

Co-Chairs
Leslie Holland-Bartels, Deputy Alaska Regional Director and Director Alaska Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Henry Huntington, Science Director, Oceans North/Pew Environment Group

30 November 2010
Time Title
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Resource Development on Alaska's North Slope: Western Science Meets Traditional Knowledge: A Legacy of Sharing

Richard Glenn
Lands and Natural Resources, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm The Beaufort Sea Environment and its Relation to Oil and Gas Activities: What Do We Still Need to Know and How Do We Get There?

Louis Fortier
ArcticNet Networks of Centres of Excellence

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Monitoring Effects Related to Offshore Petroleum Development in Coastal Alaska

Dee Williams
Environmental Studies Section - Alaska, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, The State of Alaska

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Oil and Gas and Its Environment – Building a Petroleum and Environmental Management Tool (PEMT)

Giles Morrell
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Overview: Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program

Robert Day
ABR Inc.

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm An Integrated Chemical and Biological Study of the Benthos of the Chukchi Sea: Preliminary Results From COMIDA-CAB

Kenneth Dunton
Marine Science Institute The University of Texas at Austin

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Collaborative Research to Characterize Biological, Physical and Geotechnical Conditions in Support of Beaufort Sea Drilling Operations

Mike Curtin
Imperial Oil

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Assessing the Effects of Seismic Exploration Activities on Bowhead Whale Call Distribution in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea: 3 Year Summary

Susanna Blackwell
Greeneridge Sciences Inc.

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Updated Characterization of Permafrost Thermal Conditions in the Mackenzie Delta Region

Sharon Smith
Natural Resources Canada

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Hydrology of the Outer Mackenzie Delta in the Vicinity of Proposed Natural Gas Development

Philip Marsh
National Hydrology Research Centre Environment Canada

Safety On Northern Offshore Platforms And Emergency Evacuation And Response Issues

Co-Chairs
Anne Barker, Project Engineer, National Research Council Canada
Jim Regg, Petroleum Engineer, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

30 November 2010
Time Title
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Regulating Safety When Authorizing Offshore Operations

Bharat Dixit
Conservation of Resources, National Energy Board

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm United States Outer Continental Shelf Regulatory Review

LT Darin Qualkenbush
Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise, United States Coast Guard

2:10 pm - 2:30 pm Safety and Inspections for Drilling Operations on the Alaska OCS

Jeffrey Walker
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, The State of Alaska

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Seasonal Strategies for Evacuation From Offshore Structures in the Beaufort Sea

Anne Barker
National Research Council Canada

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm Arctic Emergency Evacuation and Rescue: Present and Future

Frank Bercha
Bercha Group

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Ice Forecasting for Offshore Operations

Chris Hill
Canatec Associates International Ltd.

Industry Panel: U.S. And Canadian Research Priorities

Co-Chairs
Martin Fortier, Executive Director, ArcticNet
Richard Ranger, Upstream/Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute

1 December 2010
Time Title
8:30 am - 8:50 am Northern Canada Activity and Role of Research and Development

Mike Peters
Northern Canada Operations, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Calgary, AB

8:50 am - 9:10 am Canada and United States Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum

Susan Childs
Shell Exploration and Production Company

9:10 am - 9:30 am Ecological Studies in a Mature Arctic Oilfield: North Slope, Alaska (Calgary, 2010)

Bill Streever
Science and Technical Advisory Panel, North Slope Science Initiative

9:30 am - 10:00 am Research Needs in the Beaufort Sea: Unique Challenges of Exploring in Deepwater Regions

Jim Hawkins
Imperial Oil Resources

Monitoring For Cumulative Effects In The Arctic

Co-Chairs
Lisa Loseto, Section Head, Ecosystem Impacts, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Robert Suydam, Wildlife Biologist, North Slope Borough, Department of Wildlife Management

1 December 2010
Time Title
10:30 am - 10:45 am Cumulative Effects Assessment for the Canadian Beaufort Sea

Cynthia Pyc
North American Arctic Exploration, BP Exploration Company

10:45 am - 11:00 am Assessing Cumulative Effects: Data Needs and New Tools

Robyn Angliss
National Marine Mammal Laboratory, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration

11:00 am - 11:15 am Monitoring Terrestrial Ecosystems in the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska for Effects from Oil and Gas Activities

Dave Yokel
Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management

11:15 am - 11:30 am Implementing the Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program 2010 - 2011

Marc Lange
Environment and Conservation, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

11:30 am - 11:50 am Modelling Habitat of Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma) in the Canadian Western Arctic to Support Ecosystem-Based Management

Neil Mochnacz
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

11:50 am - 12:10 pm The Petroleum and Environmental Management Tool

Doug Mason
Nunami Stantec

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Traditional Knowledge and Scientific Information About the Sensitivity of Bowhead Whales to Anthropogenic Sounds

Robert Suydam
North Slope Borough, Department of Wildlife Management

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm Zooplankton of the Coastal Beaufort Sea – Past, Present and Future Studies

Wojciech Walkusz
Freshwater Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Transportation Logistics For Exploration And Development In The Arctic

Co-Chairs
Ivana Kubat, Project Engineer, National Research Council Canada
Jeffrey Walker, Regional Supervisor for Field Operations, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Alaska Region

1 December 2010
Time Title
10:30 am - 10:50 am Regulating Transportation in Harsh Arctic Environments

Ross MacDonald
Design, Equipment and Boating Safety, Transport Canada

10:50 am - 11:10 am Bering Strait Port Access Route Study

David Seris
U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security

11:10 am - 11:30 am The Impact of Ice Roads and Ice Pads on Tundra Ecosystems

Scott Guyer
Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management

11:30 am - 11:50 am Canadian Research to Improve Navigation in the Arctic

Ivana Kubat
Canadian Hydraulics Centre, Natural Resources Canada

11:50 am - 12:10 pm Alaska North Slope Oil and Gas Transportation Support Systems: Taking Alaska Forward Into New Development

Michael Lilly
Watersheds Scientific, Cold Climate Housing Research Center

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm The Application of Seismic Shothole Drillers' Log Records to the Understanding of Permafrost, Ground Ice, Bottomfast Ice, and Granular Aggregate Resources in the Mackenzie – Beaufort Region

Rod Smith
Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm Variability of Active-Layer Freezeback in the Outer Mackenzie Delta, NWT Implications for Winter Overland Travel

Julian Kanigan
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Interaction Of Oil And Gas Activities With Sensitive Coastal Habitats

Co-Chairs
Linda Graf, Manager, Environment and Stakeholder Engagement, Canadian Arctic, ConocoPhillips
Wayne Svejnoha, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management**

1 December 2010
Time Title
2:10 pm - 2:30 pm Interaction of Oil and Gas Activities with Sensitive Coastal Habitats

Frank Pokiak
Inuvialuit Game Council, Joint Secretariat

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Regional Biology and Activity on the North Slope

Craig George
Department of Wildlife Management, North Slope Borough

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm Evaluating Source Waters for Ice Road Planning

William Schnabel
Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Environmental Considerations of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production on Alaska’s North Slope

Caryn Rea
ConocoPhillips Company Alaska

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm Oil Development Impacts on Subsistence: Monitoring and Assessing Mitigation in the Vicinity of Nuiqsut, Alaska

Stephen Braund
Stephen R. Braund & Associates

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm Displacement of Whales and Seals by Seismic and Exploratory Drilling in the Canadian Beaufort Sea

Lois Harwood
Canada Arctic Aquatic Research Division, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Available Ice Thickness Data Sets (5) Collected in the Canadian Beaufort Sea with Helicopter-Borne Sensors

Simon Prinsenberg
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Ice Engineering For Offshore Operations

Co-Chairs
Humphrey Melling, Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Kyle Monkelien, Senior Petroleum Engineer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Alaska Region

1 December 2010
Time Title
2:10 pm - 2:25 pm Four Approaches for Addressing Ice Forces on Offshore Platforms

Garry Timco
Cold Regions Technology, Canadian Hydraulics Centre, Natural Research Council Canada

2:25 pm - 2:40 pm Design Challenges for Offshore Structures in the Arctic

Karen Muggeridge
ConocoPhillips Canada

2:40 pm - 2:55 pm Sea-Ice Predictions and Integrated Observations for Offshore Operations

Hajo Eicken
University of Alaska Fairbanks

2:55 pm - 3:10 pm Ice Related Arctic Pipeline Design Issues and Research Needs

Michael Paulin
INTECSEA, WorleyParsons Group

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Recent Observations of Thick Multi-Year Ice in the Canadian High Arctic

Humphrey Melling
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm The Impacts of Increased Open Water on Arctic Summer Storms

William Perrie
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Presentation not provided

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm Ice Thickness Information for Safe and Environmentally Responsible Offshore Operations

Christian Haas
University of Alberta

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Extreme Ice Features and Offshore Arctic Petroleum Structures and Operations

Scott Tiffin
Canatec Associates International Ltd.

Oil Spill Prevention In The Arctic

Co-Chairs
Sharon Smith, Permafrost Research Scientist, Natural Resources Canada
Cathy Foerster, Commissioner, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

2 December 2010
Time Title
8:30 am - 8:45 am Oil Spill Prevention Research Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development Deep Water Canadian Beaufort Sea

Steve Blasco
Natural Resources Canada

8:45 am - 9:00 am An Approach to Oil Spill Containment for Floating Drilling Operations in Canadian Beaufort Sea Pack Ice Conditions

Bill Scott
Chevron Arctic Center, Chevron

9:00 am - 9:15 am Spill Prevention and Response in Alaska's Arctic Waters

Larry Iwamoto
Spill Prevention and Response Division, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, State of Alaska

9:15 am - 9:30 am Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement: New Regulatory Requirements

Kyle Monkelien
Alaska Region Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, State of Alaska

9:30 am - 9:50 am Arctic Offshore Oil Spill Probabilities

Frank Bercha
Bercha Group

9:50 am - 10:10 am Citizens Promoting Environmentally Safe Operation of the Alyeska Terminal and Associated Tankers

Mark Swanson
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council

Oil Spill Management In The Arctic

Co-Chairs
Sonia Laforest, Emergency Operations Officer, Environment Canada
Capt. Carl Uchytil, Chief of Plans, 17th District (Alaska), US Coast Guard

2 December 2010
Time Title
10:40 am - 11:00 am Oil Spill Countermeasures in Ice-infested Waters

Ken Lee
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

11:00 am - 11:20 am Alaska Clean Seas

Ron Morris
Alaska Clean Seas, Alaska North Slope Spill Response

11:20 am - 11:40 am Oil Spill Management: Biological Considerations

Jeep Rice
Habitat Assessment & Marine Chemistry, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) in Arctic Waters

Elizabeth Logerwell
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Earth Observation Data to Support Emergency Response and Wildlife Management in Case of an Oil Spill in Canada's Northern Coastal Ecosystems

Jason Duffe
Environment Canada

Presentation not provided

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Shore-based, High-Frequency Surface Current Mapping Radars in Remote Arctic Settings

Thomas Weingartner
Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm Understanding Ice Movement for Oil Spill Monitoring and Cleanup

Roger Pilkington
Canatec Associates International Ltd.

Presentation not provided

2:10 pm - 2:30 pm FEX 2008/2009 Experiments: In Situ Burning

Steve Potter
SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd.

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Review Of Oil Spill State of Knowledge for the Beaufort Sea and Identification of Key Issues

Steve Potter
SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd.