05 June 2007

NOIA conference: building a strong, competitive industry

NOIA's 2007 annual conference is titled East coast Canada oil and gas: building a strong, competitive industry.

Look at the speaker line-up. There are heavy-weight presenters on every major topic currently under discussion from land tenure issues (fallow field) to technological developments and harsh environments.

Nothing like starting off with a bang.

Premier Danny Williams is scheduled to deliver opening remarks on Day 1 - June 19. He'll be followed by the usual update on the past year and existing developments.

The luncheon speaker is federal energy minister Gary Lunn.

The closing keynote is former Alberta premier Ralph Klein.

It would be hard to build a stronger, potentially controversial program.