Aucerna's 5th Annual Canadian Summit is being held in Calgary, AB where 75+ oil and gas operators, solution providers, financial firms and industry consultants gather from around the world to discuss new ways to leverage technology to meet business goals.

Find a local Upstream Planning Summit near you - they are held year-round, all over the world in 6+ cities from Calgary to Brisbane to London to Buenos Aires.

Registration opening soon!

UP Summit Calgary 2020: Speakers & Panelists

Tyler Blasetti

Director of Oil Sands Business Analysis


Caralyn Bennett

EVP & Chief Strategy Officer

GLJ Petroleum Consultants

Rebecca Keshen

Supervisor, AFE and Core Maintenance

Crescent Point Energy

Scott Rennie

Sr. Vice President Development

Hammerhead Resources

Michael Loughlean

Director, Innovation


Sean Petersen

GM Kaybob Asset

Murphy Oil Corp

What To Expect

What to expect at our UP Conference and Regional Upstream Planning Summits
Industry Experts

Who Attends UP Summit?

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Attendee Testimonials

“The UP Conference was well organized and had a good flow of presentations that related to upstream planning. I enjoyed listening to the many relevant use-case examples.”

“There are so few opportunities for corporate & business planners to network & share experiences. It’s the perfect time to grow and learn a thing or two about their craft. This conference fills a big void.”

“Thank you for holding this free event for the energy industry. I learned a lot about new technologies and best practices from numerous energy companies which has helped us to advance.”

“The UP Conference showed really positive industry participation and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the different perspectives & presentations from operators.”

"We loved the format of the UP Conference. Now that we know it is truly an industry conference, we plan to encourage more executives from our company to attend."

Past Upstream Planning Speakers & Panelists

Janeen Judah Chevron

Janeen Judah

Independent Director, Patterson-UTI

2017 SPE International President


Mark Bright

Vice President - Strategic Planning & Risk Management, Apache

Dr. John Lee Texas A&M

Dr. John Lee

Texas A&M University

SPE Honorary Member

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Tom Hiddemen

Managing Director, Strategy Advisory Practice, KPMG

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Stephanie Prior

Senior Vice President and Partner, Ernst & Young

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Lee Marchuk

Manager, Corporate Planning, Velvet Energy

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Edwin Suarez

Director of Talent, Technology, & Innovation, Marathon Oil


Glen Schmidt

Retired President, CEO and Founder of Laricina Energy

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Elizabeth DeStephens, P.E

Vice President Reserves & Corporate Development, California Resources Corporation

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Mark Maddox

Vice President and CIO, Apache

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Kentaro Kawamori

Chief Digital Officer, Chesapeake

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Brannon Kuykendall

Chief Information Officer, Alta Mesa