Resource Development Council

RDC’s 29th Annual Conference Presentations and Videos

PDFs and videos of all conference presentations are now online. Videos are formatted to alternate between the presenter and the slides they reference in their PowerPoint presentations. The videos are large .mp4 files and may take some time to download.

Alaska Resources 2009: Alaska at 50
November 19-20
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center

Wednesday – November 19th

Alaska Flag Song Video

Opening Remarks
Rick Rogers, President, RDC, Vice President, Land and Resources, Chugach Alaska Corporation Video

Governor Sarah Palin Video
Mayor Mark Begich, Municipality of Anchorage Video

The North Slope: 2009 Outlook
Jim Bowles, President, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. Presentation Video
Doug Suttles, President, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. Presentation Video
Giuseppe Valenti, Senior President, Exploration, Eni US Operating Company Inc. Presentation Video
Doug Wilson, Alaska Exploration Manager, Anadarko Petroleum Presentation Video
Martin Cohen, Exploration Manager, StatoilHydro Presentation Video

The Impact of the Polar Bear ESA Listing on North Slope Exploration & Development
Kaush Arha, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Fish, Wildlife & Parks, U.S. Department of the Interior Video

First Independent on Alaska’s North Slope: Now What’s Next?
Moderator: Phil Cochrane, Vice President, RDC, Vice President, External Affairs, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. Video
Ken Sheffield, President, Pioneer Natural Resources Alaska Presentation Video

Cook Inlet Development Challenges and Opportunities: The Current Perspective
Steve Wright, Alaska Asset Development Manager, Chevron Presentation Video

Keynote Luncheon: The Future of North America Gas: Opportunity for Alaska
Moderator: Rick Rogers, President, RDC
Producers Challenge Grant: Kip Knudson, President, AMEREF Video
Peter Coleman, Vice President, Americas Region, ExxonMobil Production Company Presentation Video

Ballot Initiatives: Past, Present and Future
Moderator: Eric Fjelstad, Executive Committee member, RDC, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Lt. Governor Sean Parnell Video
Vic Fischer, Delegate to the Constitutional Convention Video
Representative Ralph Samuels Presentation Video

Canadian Energy Initiatives and the Policy/Regulatory Environment
John Foran, Acting Director, Natural Gas Division, Natural Resources Canada Presentation Video

The Alaska Offshore: Opportunities, Challenges and Local Issues

Moderator: Tiel Smith, Board Member, RDC, Manager, Land and Resources,
Bristol Bay Native Corporation Video
Jeff Loman, Regional Deputy Director, U.S. Minerals Management Service Video
Peter Slaiby, General Manager, Shell Alaska Video
Mayor Edward Itta, North Slope Borough Video
Sharon Boyette, Development Director, Aleutians East Borough Presentation Video

Solutions to Alaska’s Energy Crisis: A Long-term Approach
Steve Haagenson, Executive Director, Alaska Energy Authority Presentation Video

Thursday – November 20th

Gas Pipeline Updates

Moderator: Wendy Lindskoog, Senior Vice President, RDC, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Alaska Railroad Corporation Video

Federal Update on Alaska Gas Pipeline Projects
Drue Pearce, Federal Coordinator, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects Presentation Video

The TransCanada Pipeline Proposal: 2009 and Beyond
Tony Palmer, Vice President of Alaska Development, TransCanada Presentation Video

The Denali Pipeline Proposal: 2009 and Beyond
Bud Fackrell, President, Denali: The Alaska Gas Pipeline Presentation Video

The Pebble Project: 2009 and Beyond
John Shively, Chief Executive Officer, Pebble Limited Partnership Presentation Video
Greg Baker, Board member, Pacific Seafood Processors Association Video

Foreign Investment In Alaska: What Would We Do Without It?
Moderator: Karen Matthias, Board member, RDC, Consul, Government of Canada Video
Greg Baker, President, Westward Seafoods Video
Karl Hanneman, Director, Corporate Affairs – Alaska, Teck Alaska Presentation Video
Paul Henry, Chief Operating Officer, Anglo American U.S. Presentation Video

Keynote Luncheon:
Alaska Native Corporations: 2008 in Review, A Look at the Year Ahead
Moderator: Rick Rogers, President, RDC Video
Sheri Buretta, Chairman, Chugach Alaska Corporation ANCSA Corporations Presentation Chugach Presentation Video
Norm Phillips, President, Doyon Limited Presentation Video
Chris McNeil, President, Sealaska Corporation Presentation Video

The Endangered Species Act: Should Alaska’s Natural Resource Economy Be Listed As Endangered?
Moderator: Don Baur, Senior Partner, Perkins Coie LLP Presentation Video
Dr. John Schoen, Senior Scientist, Audubon Society Video
Denby Lloyd, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Presentation Video
Cherise Oram, Senior Partner, Stoel Rives LLP and Immediate Past Chair, American Bar Association, Endangered Species Act Committee Presentation Video

Financial Crisis and Global Economic Recession: Outlook for Alaska Resource Industries In 2009
Jonathan King, Principal, Northern Economics Presentation Video