Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry to meet future challengesJoin Katch Kan on May 3rd at the 65th annual Petroleum Safety Conference in Banff, for a forum entitled “Transforming the oil & gas industry to meet future challenges”. At a time when the petroleum industry in Canada is struggling to cope with a market downtown and a constant barrage of challenges from various environmental groups, Katch Kan has brought together experts to share their opinions on both potential challenges and opportunities available in oil and gas.

Mark Scholtz, CAODC petroleum industry

Mark Scholtz, Pres., Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors

President of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, Mark Scholz, kicks off the afternoon session tackling the idea that the future of the industry begins with respect. Scholz is the spokesperson for Oil Respect, a campaign designed to enable Canadians to stand up and demand respect for the country’s oil and gas sector. Mark is also a director of the Enform Board of Directors, the safety association of the upstream oil and gas industry, and a member of its Governance and Compensation Committee.

Mike Phibbs works in petroleum industry

Michael Phibbs. Pres. & CEO, Chemscape

This topic is followed by the President and CEO of Chemscape, Michael Phibbs CIH, ROH will discuss “Where the “H” is the Health in HSE, understanding Chemical Hazard Assessment and Management.”

Phibbs has spent 30 years working in industrial hygiene in resource industries at the plant, in the field, division, corporate and independent consulting roles. He has written thousands of MSDS’s and performed numerous health risk assessments. Along the way Phibbs has been able to make chemical hazard assessments and predict control measures. Our second speaker is the past chair of the AIHA Exposure and Control Banding Committee and has presented several times on the topic of occupational health assessments and hazard communication.

Kathryn Wilneff consultant in petroleum industry

Kathryn Wilneff, WSP Canada

The third and final speaker is an environmental engineer with WSP Canada. Kathryn Wilneff will look at environmental technology and how to prove to others that it works.

Wilneff is a consulting engineer who helps clients achieve their goals by identifying applicable requirements, then developing and implementing a strategy to meet those requirements. She has more than 25 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering, design, construction, remediation and environmental monitoring projects.  She recently managed the technical assessment of a spill containment system as part of an application for Environmental Technology Verification.

To register and join us on Tuesday May 3rd to hear about and discuss these important issues facing the petroleum industry “click here“.

Along with this afternoon of seminars, Katch Kan is also a proud sponsor of PSC which goes from from May 3-5, 2016.

PSC Conference HeaderKatch Kan is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada with offices in Denver, Colorado, Houston, Texas and Bahrain. The company works with industry oil and gas companies and drilling contractors to ensure access to tangible, efficient, safe and proactive solutions to prevent the loss of drilling fluids and the contamination of drilling sites. Katch Kan products are sold in more than 60 countries around the world.