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October 2010

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17th Annual PJVA/GPAC Joint Conference

New online format for CO&Os, Unit and Service Agreement courses!

Mini-Info Seminar: November 23

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17th Annual PJVA/GPAC Joint Conference

Natural Gas: Staying Competitive in Changing Times

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Westin Hotel
320 - 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

The 2010 Joint Conference theme of Natural Gas: Staying Competitive in Changing Times rings true this year as the effects of a slow global economic recovery still hamper the overall demand for natural gas, especially within North America. At this year's conference, the lineup of speakers will address the topics of facility operations and optimization, merger and acquisition trends in the Canadian marketplace, competitive alternatives to the WCSB natural gas supply (Shale Gas, LNG, etc.) and how the economic factors impact our industry to remain competitive.

Based on last year's successful panel discussion, our panel of representatives from across the industry will discuss "How Gas Processors are Staying Competitive". Speakers will provide their views in their particular areas of expertise.

Rob Nadalutti, Chair of the Conference Committee

Secure Online Registration

Please note, conference sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available. Contact Erika Rauser-Holter for further details at or 403-244-4487.

This conference is eligible for APEGGA credits and qualifies as an ASET CPD activity for engineers, technologists and technicians.

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New online format for CO&Os, Unit and Service Agreement courses!

PJVA is very excited to be launching this new venture over the next few months. It's in its testing stages right now, so watch for details coming out soon.

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Mini Info Seminar: November 23

Topic: Joint Venture Representative Development Electronic Tool
Presenters: Various members of the Committee that developed the tool
Location: ConocoPhillips Auditorium
Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am

In 2009, the Petroleum Joint Venture Association ('PJVA') Board established a Committee with a mandate to identify the competencies required to fulfill a Joint Venture Representative role and to develop a tool that would assist in planning Joint Venture Representative development. The model developed by the Committee identifies the broad competencies required for an individual in this position as well as the various skills that are employed on the job. The Committee also developed a guideline for ranking the 'Mastery' levels of each skill, from entry level (Novice) to a senior level (Expert).

We invite you to attend this Mini Seminar where the Committee will review the tool and the corresponding spreadsheet based application which allows users to assess themselves on each of the skills using Skill Descriptions and Mastery Levels as a guide. The application also allows for the incorporation of the employer's views of the importance of each of the skills in performing the Joint Venture Representative role within a particular company. The result is a weighted average score for each Competency and Skill as well as a visual representation of these scores. The intent of the spreadsheet tool is to help individuals assess their strengths and weaknesses relative to the needs of their position as identified within their company. By understanding the areas which would benefit from improvement, an individual will be able to focus on developing particular skills through educational programs, mentoring, or other means.

We believe this Mini Seminar will be of benefit to Joint Venture Representatives, Manager, Analysts that aspire to become Reps, and Human Resources personnel.

For registration information and to view previous seminars, visit the Mini Info Seminars page.
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PJVA was incorporated in 1985 to represent individuals and organizations involved in petroleum joint ventures. PJVA Joint Venture Views is written for you. Inside you will find articles about people active in the Association, articles in the Association, articles about current projects being worked on by the Association, information about coming events in the petroleum industry, courses and seminars offered and/or sponsored by the Association and some for people new to the industry.