Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show

INDUSTRY PANEL: Oil Sands Companies’ Technologies Targeting Net Zero Emissions, presented by Emissions Reduction Alberta

Steve MacDonald -

President and CEO

Emission Reduction Alberta

September 15, 2021 -

2:30 pm

Additional Speakers

Joy Romero, Vice President, Technology & Innovation • Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Wes Jickling, Chief Executive • Canadian Oil Sands Industry Alliance

Alan Reid, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement & Member of Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero • Cenovus

Alberta’s oil sands companies are accelerating net zero innovation and Alberta’s oil sands companies are developing and deploying technologies targeting net zero emissions. Their efforts will play a critical role in helping the province reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while aiding the global transition to a low emissions future. This transformation will require significant investment in technology that can be deployed at scale to reduce per-barrel intensities and lower overall emissions. Emissions Reduction Alberta has invited three expert panelists to join us to share their experience and perspectives about Albertas role in addressing climate change and how oil sands technology solutions can benefit not just the energy industry, but cleantech across the country.

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Steve MacDonald

President and CEO

Emission Reduction Alberta

Steve MacDonald is CEO of (ERA), an Alberta-based, board-governed not-for-profit corporation with a mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and grow Alberta’s economy by accelerating the development and adoption of innovation technology solutions. To date ERA has invested approximately $607 million in 183 technology projects worth over $4.1 billion. Prior to taking the leadership role at ERA, MacDonald had an extensive career in the Alberta Public Service, serving in a range of ministries including Treasury Board, Energy, Human Services, Innovation and Advanced Education and Executive Council. During this time, he led major initiatives to guide and transform policy and delivery systems to improve outcomes for Albertans including Alberta’s Social Policy Framework and province-wide economic and environmental initiatives. Steve holds the ICD.D designation and is a Director on the Board of the Canada West Foundation. He is also a part-time instructor in the University of Alberta’s MBA and Executive Education programs. In 2018, Steve was honored to become a member of the Kainai Chieftainship.

Joy Romero, Vice President, Technology & Innovation • Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Vice President, Technology & Innovation

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Joy Romero is Vice President Technology & Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited. Joy has worked in steel, iron ore, coal and oil and gas. She joined Canadian Natural in 2001 to develop the Horizon Oil Sands Project.

Wes Jickling, Chief Executive • Canadian Oil Sands Industry Alliance

Chief Executive

Canadian Oil Sands Industry Alliance

Wes Jickling assumed the role of COSIA Chief Executive in August 2019. Prior to joining COSIA, Wes was the Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Saskatchewan and Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs for Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe.

Alan Reid, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement & Member of Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero • Cenovus

Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement & Member of Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero

Cenovus

Al is an independent consultant currently serving as Director of the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative, a unique alliance of oil sands companies responsible for over 90% of Canada’s oils sands production. Pathways members are working collectively to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil sands operations by 2050 to help Canada meet its climate goals, including its Paris Agreement commitments and 2050 net zero aspirations. Al retired from Cenovus Energy Inc. (Cenovus) in March, 2021 after more than 21 years with Cenovus and its predecessor companies where he held a variety of roles, most recently serving as Cenovus’s Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement, Safety, Legal and General Counsel. Al has more than 30 years of experience in various roles in the oil and gas industry. Prior to his executive role at Cenovus, he was head of the company’s Christina Lake and Narrows Lake assets, where he was accountable for the overall development and operation of those oil sands projects. Al worked as a regulatory lawyer where he was active in matters before the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, the National Energy Board and the Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board. He joined Cenovus’s predecessor company in 1999. Al has a Bachelor of Physical Education, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Calgary. He also holds an Executive MBA, with a focus on global energy, from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. Al is a member of both the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association.