Annual Meeting of The Petroleum History Society
and presentation of PHS Awards for 2017
Speaker Bob Brawn – Veteran Oilman Reflects on the National Energy Program
Bob Brawn was president of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada – IPAC – and president of Turbo Resources when the Liberal government in Ottawa announced the National Energy Program in 1980. During his talk Bob will review his career and set the stage for his reflections on how the NEP affected the independent producers in Canada. He had a frontline seat on energy policy at the time, watching as Ottawa and Alberta battled for control over natural resource development and revenue. He will explain how the NEP affected Turbo Resources and looking back almost 40 years will provide wise perspective on the role of oil policy, a topic that is much in the news today and as important as ever.
Bob Brawn is a chemical engineer and has been active in the Canadian petroleum industry since 1958. He has served as president of many companies and also as a leader of the Calgary Economic Development Authority and the Calgary Winter Festival Foundation. He served as a director of the Calgary Olympic Organizing Committee, as a past president of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and is currently a director and chairman of the Van Horne Institute, a member of the Alberta Economic Development Authority, and a director of ATB Financial.
4:00-4:45 Annual Meeting
4:45 2017 P.H.S. Awards
5:15 Speaker: Bob Brawn
5:45 Questions, Answers and Discussion
6:00 Mix and Mingle with snacks and cash bar
$20 each PHS Member, or Student Member, or Guest (most welcome)
Cash or cheque only at the door
Please reply if you wish to attend no later than noon, Monday, March 26, if not sooner to:
Micky Gulless 403-283-9268