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Alliance Pipeline Seminar - Shale Plays: Four Fundamental Supply Chain Themes for 2017

In the oil & gas industry, one of the most significant developments recently has been the ability to extract oil economically from shale. This has been particularly more so in the integrated North American market where shale plays has allowed the USA to increase its oil and gas production tremendously. The extent of this effect on the export of Canadian oil to the US is evident, with the degree of future impact dependent on Canada’s ability to adapt.

Like other industries undergoing growth, the shale play supply chain is also in flux. Even the most established supply chains are subject to disruptive flux, especially in industries experiencing growth.  Our recent work with both operators and suppliers has highlighted the need for integrated and adaptive supply chains.  This is particularly evident with shale plays, which are experiencing an unprecedented rate of technological and operational change in response to changing oil prices and geopolitics. 

At this latest Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics Alliance Pipeline Seminar you will learn about:

  • primary drivers of current industry trends;
  • industry leading practices.

Please register early as seating is limited. This event is free to attend but registration is required.

Registration deadline: Thursday, May 25, 2017

About the speaker:

Tim Thompson leads Oliver Wyman's Upstream Energy Practice in Calgary. With over 28 years combined industry and consulting experience, he has assisted developing various elements of the strategic agenda for clients spanning the entire energy value chain. His primary focus is North American Upstream producers. Tim is one of the firms leaders in developing Intellectual Capital and has co-led and/or directly led a number of recent articles and initiatives on behalf of the firm; Oil & Gas – What does the Future Hold ?, Shale 2.0, Furthering Productivity – Canadian Heavy operators, The Necessity for Changing the Nature of Operator Supplier relationship in Oil & Gas, Energy Recalibrated – Three Ways to Survive in the New Normal, et al.

Prior to Management Consulting, Tim had an 11 year Midstream career, with functional focus on Engineering, Planning, Regulatory and ultimately P&L responsibility related to delivering Major Projects. More recently, Tim was the CEO of a wildcat upstream exploration firm seeking to develop Canada's geothermal energy resources.

Tim holds an MBA in Business Administration (Operations Specialty) from Queens University – Kingston (Summa Cum Laude), an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Dalhousie University , Halifax (Summa Cum Laude), and also an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics, from Queens University – Kingston.

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The Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics (CASL) is led by the Haskayne School of Business and the Van Horne Institute. The purpose of CASL is to develop and disseminate world-class knowledge on supply chain and logistics strategies and practices through focused education, specialized research and industry engagement.


May 30, 2017


11:30 am to 1:00 pm


University of Calgary
Downtown Campus - 906 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
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Additional information:

  • 11:30 a.m. – Buffet lunch
  • Noon - 1 p.m. – Speaker presentation followed by Q&A

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