Denis Lavoie, Natural Resources Canada
The search for oil and gas is taking us to new settings
on the Canadian landscape, testing the limits of our technology
and geological knowledge. Among the more publicly discussed
of these innovative ventures has been the exploration in
shale, where large quantities of natural gas may be found.
Researchers with the Geological Survey of Canada are beginning
to understand how unconventional sources of oil and gas
form in these underground structures, which will be important
to assessing the challenges of extracting these resources.
Denis Lavoie, an expert on the oil and gas potential of
the sedimentary rocks of Eastern and Northern Canada, will
explain just how much we know — and don’t know
— about operating under these conditions. As a research
scientist at the Quebec Office of the Geological Survey
of Canada, Lavoie leads projects on the conventional hydrocarbon
potential in Arctic regions, as well as on shale gas and
tight oil exploration and development in southern Canada.
He served as an external expert in hearings that investigated
shale gas potential in Southern Quebec, seismic exploration
in the St. Lawrence estuary and that produced the first
quantitative assessment of the conventional oil and gas
potential in Eastern Canada.
This will be a bilingual presentation.
Organized by: The Partnership Group for Science
and Engineering (PAGSE) and Mr. Joe Comartin, Deputy Speaker
of the House of Commons.
Supported by: CANARIE inc. and Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC)
--the Speaker of the Senate
--the Speaker of the House of Commons
October 23, 2014, 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Location: Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre
Cost: No charge to Members of the House of Commons, Senators
and Media. All others $25. Payment must be made in advance
by credit card. No refunds for cancellations after October
Registration: Please register by contacting Donna Boag,
PAGSE 613-991-6369, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: Monday October 20, 2014