Resource Development Council

RDC’s 33rd Annual Conference Presentations (pdf) and Videos

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Alaska Resources Conference
November 14-15, 2012
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center

Wednesday – November 14th

7:00 a.m. Registration/Check-in/Exhibits Open
Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Alaska Cruise Association and Holland America Line

8:00 Opening Remarks
Phil Cochrane, RDC President, Vice President, External Affairs, BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. Mayor Dan Sullivan, Municipality of Anchorage video

Song by Steve Hites, Owner, Skagway Streetcar Company video

Resources: Alaska’s Advantage
Governor Sean Parnell pdf video

Alaska Industry 2012 Year in Review and 2013 Outlook
Oil & Gas:
Kara Moriarty, Executive Director, Alaska Oil and Gas Association pdf video
Fisheries: Glenn Reed, President, Pacific Seafood Processors Association pdf video
Forestry: Keith Coulter, Forest Manager, Koncor Forest Products pdf video
Mining: Mike Satre, Executive Director, Council of Alaska Producers pdf video
Tourism: Ralph Samuels, Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Holland America Line pdf video

10:00 Gourmet Break – Sponsored by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.

10:30 Moderator: Kara Moriarty, RDC Executive Committee Member, Executive Director, Alaska Oil and Gas Association

The Latest Update on the Alaska Gas Pipeline Project
Tony Palmer, Vice President, Alaska Development, TransCanada pdf video

The North Slope: Challenged Opportunities
Nick Olds, Vice President, North Slope Operations and Development, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. pdf video

The Future: Choices and Opportunities
John Mingé, President, BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. video

Moving Forward Together
Randy Broiles, Vice President – Americas, ExxonMobil Production Company pdf video

Noon Keynote Luncheon - Sponsored by Northrim Bank
Moderator: Phil Cochrane, RDC President, Vice President, External Affairs, BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc.
U.S. Petroleum Renaissance: What Does it All Mean?
Lucian Pugliaresi, President, Energy Policy Research Foundation pdf video

1:30 p.m. Moderator: Tom Maloney, RDC Past President, Vice President and Alaska Area Manager, CH2M HILL

Alaska LNG Exports: Know the Law, and Your Competition
Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects video

Alaska OCS Update and Perspectives
Cam Toohey, Alaska Government Affairs Manager, Shell Alaska pdf video
Doug Bannerman, Head of Social Responsibility, Statoil North America pdf video
Jacob Adams, Chief Administrative Officer, North Slope Borough video

3:00 Gourmet Break – Sponsored by Truth About Pebble

3:30 Moderator: Lisa Parker, RDC Executive Committee Member, Manager, Government Relations, Apache Alaska, Inc.

Cook Inlet Exploration Update
John Hendrix, General Manager, Apache Alaska, Inc. pdf video
Greg Lalicker, President, Hilcorp pdf video
Mark Landt, Vice President, Land and Business Development, Buccaneer Alaska, LLC pdf video

Alaska and Canada: Partners in the North
Edith St-Hilaire, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada, Seattle video

4:30 VIP Networking Reception – Hosted by Government of Canada
Open to all attendees

Thursday – November 15th

7:00 am Exhibits Open Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Hecla Greens Creek Mining

8:00 Moderator: Eric Fjelstad, RDC Treasurer, Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP

Alaska: Big State, Mega Projects
Hugh Short, Chairman, Alaska Energy Authority video
Dan Fauske, President, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation pdf video
Wendy Lindskoog, Vice President Corporate and Government Affairs, Alaska Railroad Corporation pdf video
Randy Ruaro, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska video

Making the Endangered Species Act More Effective and Less Burdensome
Sonja Jahrsdoerfer, Regional Endangered Species Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pdf video
Doug Vincent-Lang, Director, Division of Wildlife Conservation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game pdf video

Economic Impact of the Endangered Species Act on Alaska
Jim Calvin, Managing Principal, McDowell Group pdf video

10:00 Gourmet Break – Sponsored by Stoel Rives LLP

10:30 Moderator: Lorna Shaw, RDC Secretary, External Affairs Manager, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC

Major Alaska Mining Projects: 2013 and Beyond
Stan Foo, President and General Manager, Donlin Gold LLC pdf video
Karl Hanneman, Alaska General Manager, Tower Hill Mines, Inc. pdf video
Mike Heatwole, Vice President, Public Affairs, Pebble Partnership pdf video

Noon Keynote Luncheon: Sponsored by Anglo American US LLC
Moderator: Len Horst, RDC Sr. Vice President, Sr. Vice President, Commercial Loans, Northrim Bank

New Frontiers, Expanding Opportunities
Thomas Mack, President, Aleut Corporation video
Aaron Schutt, President, Doyon Limited video

1:30 p.m. Moderator: Ralph Samuels, RDC Vice President, Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Holland America Line

The NPR-A Preferred Alternative: The Federal Perspective
Bud Cribley, State Director, Bureau of Land Management pdf video

Federal Overreach in an Era of Congressional Gridlock
Michael Geraghty, Attorney General, State of Alaska video
Reed Hopper, Principal Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation video
Jack Belcher, Managing Director, National Ocean Policy Coalition pdf video

Moderator: Jeanine St. John, RDC Executive Committee Member, Vice President, Lynden

North Slope Exploration: A Look at the Year Ahead
Bill Hardham, Alaska Operations Manager, Repsol pdf video
Jack Laasch, Business Development Manager, Brooks Range Petroleum pdf video

3:30 Grand Raffle Drawing

Send-off Toast – Sponsored by Alaska Oil and Gas Association