PADA hosts a series of educational breakfasts on relevant topics related to A&D as well as social events throughout the year, connecting people and disciplines across the industry.


January 10, 2023

PADA Breakfast Meeting - January 10, 2023
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Calgary Petroleum Club - Devonian Room

Riders on the Storm: After a Wild 2022, What’s in Store for the 2023 Oil and Gas Markets?

Featuring Guest Speaker: Martin King, RBN Energy


Martin “Marty” King has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Calgary. His work experience spans being an Economist at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa from 1990 to 1993, and at the National Energy Board in Calgary from 1993 to 1997. From 1997 to 2018 he was with FirstEnergy Capital Corp., later GMP FirstEnergy, in Calgary, where he eventually served as Director of Institutional Research and was responsible for the analysis, modeling and price forecasts of the crude oil and natural gas markets. He is currently a senior analyst with RBN Energy LLC, a Houston-based energy consultancy.

This event is open to members and their guests only.

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February 14, 2023

PADA Luncheon Meeting - February 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Calgary Petroleum Club - Devonian Room

Please note: 2023 is about trying new things - for PADA, that means trying lunch meetings! This meeting will take place in our usual location at the CPC, but over the noon lunch hour rather than 7:00 AM. 

Headwinds in Every Direction - Government Relations for Oil & Gas in 2023

Featuring Guest Speaker: Tim Moro, Vice President, Hill + Knowlton Strategies 


About the Speaker:

Tim has more than 30 years of business experience, working extensively government relations, communications and market research.  The challenges and opportunities of the energy sector have been the primary focus of his career.  Tim has worked for energy industry players across Canada and the United States and continues this focus at Hill + Knowlton Strategies taking on assignments for clients in the oil and gas, pipeline and electricity sectors.  

Tim’s agency experience includes being Managing Partner at Cohn & Wolfe, Senior Vice President at Ipsos and Vice President at the Angus Reid Group.  Tim’s clients in these roles cover the full spectrum of the energy sector including conventional and renewable electricity generation companies, electricity transmission and distribution companies, electricity retailers, natural gas utilities, upstream and downstream oil and gas companies, pipeline transportation companies, energy industry associations, industry regulators and government energy departments.  Before moving to roles with consulting firms, Tim worked for the Government of Canada and at TransAlta.

Tim holds a BA (first class) from the University of Victoria and a MA in Political Science from the University of Calgary.  His academic background includes studies in economics, psychology and sociology. 

Tim frequently lends his experience to non-profits and is currently on the Board of Calgary Counselling Centre and recently ended completed terms on the Board of Discovery House (7 years) and the Public and Government Affairs Strategic Advisory Committee of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce (5 years).

This event is open to members and their guests only.


March 14, 2023

PADA Breakfast Meeting - March 14, 2023
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Calgary Petroleum Club - Devonian Room


Creative Deal Structures in an Evolving M&A Environment

Featuring Guest Speaker : Chris Redgate, Managing Director | RBC Capital Markets |Global Energy Investment Banking

Improving commodity prices have driven significant MA&D activity over the last two years.  Strengthening business fundamentals, changes in capital availability and commodity price volatility have led to creative deal structures in proposed and consummated transactions.  These deal structures have been used to facilitate sizeable acquisitions, increase cash consideration and bridge value gaps between buyers and sellers. Please join us for a discussion on the MA&D market backdrop and creative structures that have been utilized to get deals across the finish line.

 About the Speaker:

Chris is a Managing Director in RBC Capital Markets’ Global Energy Investment Banking Group.  He has spent the last 15 years in investment banking and has coverage responsibilities for a broad range of domestic oil and gas producers with experience that includes numerous MA&D transactions, equity and debt offerings and strategic advisory mandates.  Prior to pursuing his MBA, Chris worked for Colt Engineering as a mechanical engineer on the Talisman / Colt Prime Alliance.  Chris holds a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and is a CFA Charterholder.

This event is open to members and their guests only.


April 11, 2023

PADA Breakfast Meeting - April 11, 2023
7:00 am Breakfast 7:30 am - 8:30 am Presentation
Calgary Petroleum Club - Devonian Room


This event is open to members and their guests only.



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