Jan 25 2018 Encana’s Transformation: Powerful Leadership, Pragmatism & Pollination

Jan 25 2018 Encana’s Transformation: Powerful Leadership, Pragmatism & Pollination

Business Breakfast Series Special Interest Group: 1H2018 Line-up
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Business Breakfast Series SIG:
1H2018 Line-up
Encana’s Transformation: Powerful Leadership, Pragmatism & Pollinatio

Date: Thursday, January 25
Location: Calgary Petroleum Club (329 5 Ave SW)
Time: 7:30-9:30 am
Speaker: Kim Williams, Senior Manager, Dawson South, Peace River Arch & Wheatland, Encana Corporation
Cost: $40 SPE Members, $50 Non-members 
20% volume discount: $128 per 4 Lectures Members
$160 per 4 Lectures Non-Members

SPE Calgary Innovates and Launches a New Special Interest Group!

Based on success from our latest business breakfast series, the SPE Calgary Section has created a Business Breakfast Series Special Interest Group. This Special Interest Group is created to provide commercial and business-themed professional development during breakfast hours to target managers and other E&P professionals. Topics are chosen based on their business relevance and overall attendance is limited to 50 attendees to promote quality discussion. Our upcoming Topic will be “Transformation and Re-positioning for Success”. All events are from 7:30-09:30 am and are held at the Calgary Petroleum Club.

Session 1 of 3:


In 2013 within months of becoming President & CEO, Doug Suttles launched a Strategy to transform Encana into a highly competitive company that was resilient to the cyclical nature of the industry.  Core to this strategy was a transition to a balanced, high-margin portfolio of top-tier assets, strict capital discipline, operational excellence and proactive balance sheet management.  Under Doug’s leadership, and during a period of challenging market conditions, Encana completed one of the industry’s most impressive organizational transformations, and is now deriving significant value from its high-quality, multi-basin portfolio.  Encana has returned to growth in 2017, and recently unveiled an updated 5-year plan that is self-funded post 2017, and has a return on capital employed that climbs to 10-15% with prices assumed flat at $50 WTI/$3 NYMEX.

Kim had a front row seat during the entire transformation.  Shortly after the strategy launch, she was asked to lead the Canadian portion of the portfolio transformation efforts from the Operations side.  Over the next three years she helped present, evaluate and negotiate over $5B of property divestitures.  She also worked as a member of an ad-hoc Strategy Refresh Team to determine if any changes were prudent considering the collapse in oil prices from >$100/bbl to $50/bbl.  Since late 2016 Kim has served as the Senior Manager for the Peace River Arch, Dawson South & Wheatland teams where she is primarily responsible for efficient value growth in the AB & BC Montney. 

Kim Williams will talk about the Encana’s incredible transformation in the context of leadership, pragmatism, and the pollination effect.

Speaker Bio:

Kim Williams is currently Senior Manager, Dawson South, Peace River Arch & Wheatland Development in Northern Operations at Encana.  Her hometown is Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000 with a Chemical Engineering degree.

Kim has worked at Encana her entire career, starting as summer student at 19 and then moving into a variety of roles in production, reservoir, development, facilities, and strategic planning.  In 2010 she took on her first formal leadership role as a Development Manager and in 2012 was promoted to Senior Manager of Development.  From 2013-2016 Kim helped execute a number of Encana’s property divestitures and was seconded to the Corporate Strategy Refresh Team leading a review of Encana’s asset portfolio, and developing the Alberta Montney play.  In December 2016 Kim’s role expanded to Senior Manager Dawson South, Peace River Arch & Wheatland Development

In her free time, Kim plays oboe & clarinet in the Sherwood Community Band, enjoys tournament poker, quilting, and is attempting to learn to play the fiddle.  She and her husband Zane enjoy travelling, scuba diving, camping, fishing, and hunting together with their two dogs Cooper & Doug.

Kim is a recent recipient of the Inspirational Team Leader award at the 2017 North American Women in Energy Forum.

Upcoming lecture events in the series:

Theme: Transformation and Re-positioning for Success
Date: 22 February 2018
Speaker: Mark Taylor, Executive Vice President Operations Division, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
Topic: “AER’s Transformation to the Integrated Decision Approach”

Theme: Transformation and Re-positioning for Success
Date: 22 March 2018
Speaker: Caralyn Bennett, Chief Strategy Officer, GLJ Petroleum Consultants
Speaker: Wayne Sim, Chief Executive Officer, 3esi-Enersight
Topic: “3esi-Enersight & GLJ: A Partnership to Adapt and Lead in the Future of Reserves Evaluation, Data Analytics, and Management Solutions”

Theme: Scientific Research and Experimental Development
Date: 26 April 2018
Speaker: Gary Wilton, P.Eng., Partner KPMG Canada, SRED Practice, KPMG
Topic: “Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SRED) Incentive Program and how it adds value to your organization”

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January 25, 2018
From 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Calgary Petroleum Club