30 September-2 October 2019

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | BMO Centre at Stampede Park

Opening General Session

Opening General Session

Positively Impacting the World Through Responsible Energy Development

Monday, 30 September | 1000–1200
Stampede Corral, Level 1

Every day, energy professionals and SPE members positively impact the world by supplying much needed energy to the planet. We provide energy by managing a careful balance between economic growth, social development, and environmental stewardship. Economic growth is more than just heating, cooling, and transportation, but includes providing feedstock for infrastructure, steel, concrete, and even agriculture through fertilizer production. This energy and infrastructure enablement fosters social development and removes people from the grip of poverty, and in doing all of this, we must be responsible environmental stewards.

Integration of economic growth, social development, and stewardship has massively impacted society. Imagine a world without fuel, special chemicals, concrete, and 40% less food production. Our mission of providing cleaner, portable energy sources positively affects the daily lives of people everywhere, today and in the future.

Still, as a collective group, we must ask ourselves the following:

  • How can we balance economic growth, social development and environmental stewardship better? 
  • What does the public expect from us?  
  • How can we excel technically to be the most efficient energy provider while protecting the sourceand the planet? 
  • What new technologies could help us to be more effective?

As energy professionals, we proudly provide these invaluable resources and exercise good environmental stewardship as we work in E&P. It is critical that we continue to be the best oil and gas professionals we can be, and continue to collect, exchange, and disseminate technical knowledge that improves the lives of people all over the world. This is our mission and ATCE is our flagship event to help advance our industry goals. Join ATCE to be a part of this noble cause and make a positive impact!


Eithne Treanor
E. Treanor Media
Leigh-Ann Russell
Jeanne-Mey Sun
Baker Hughes, a GE company
Aleksey Vashkevich
Gazprom Neft


Eithne Treanor

Eithne TreanorEithne Treanor runs a specialist media consulting company based in Dubai. She is a professional conference moderator and facilitator and an expert media and communications trainer.  She is a seasoned energy industry commentator and currently acts as OPEC’s official on-air conference and webcast moderator.

Eithne has moderated at a large number of other conferences and is CNBC Arabia’s Special Consultant.  She has worked as an international television journalist for ABC News,

Sky News, BBC World, Bloomberg Television and CNBC Europe interviewing thousands of leading politicians, dignitaries, energy ministers and high-ranking business people around the world. She is a guest presenter on Dubai Eye radio on the award winning Business Breakfast show and writes a weekly column for www.oilbarrel.com.

She studied Politics and Sociology at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and has a degree in Broadcast Communications from Columbia College in Chicago and a post-graduate diploma in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

Leigh-Ann Russell

Leigh-Ann RussellLeigh-Ann Russell is Head of Upstream Procurement & Supply Chain Management (PSCM).  In this role, she is accountable for maximizing the value from third party spend through a safe, ethical and competitive supply chain. Upstream PSCM partners closely with businesses to manage c $20 billion through suppliers. This represents over 70% of all spend in BP’s Upstream segment.

Jeanne-Mey Sun

Jeanne-Mey SunJeanne-Mey Sun is Executive, Energy Transition and Clean Energy Solutions at Baker Hughes, a GE company. Previously, she held the role of Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Baker Hughes, Inc.

Prior to joining Baker Hughes, she was Vice President, Strategy at Sysco Corporation, the $59 billion foodservice marketer, distributor, and supply chain company. Prior to Sysco, she was Principal at global management consultancy A.T. Kearney, where she served clients in multiple industries including consumer products, retail, and automotive.

Dr. Sun earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium, and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the University of Toronto.

She is active in the Houston community, including serving as an advisor on the Rice Alliance Energy Advisory Board, serving on the board of the Houston Hispanic Forum, serving as a mentor to energy-focused start-ups at accelerators at Rice University and the University of Houston, and acting as a judge in the annual Rice University Business Plan Competition. She has also consulted for the Center for Houston’s Future, the long-range strategic planning arm of the Greater Houston Partnership.



Aleksey Vashkevich

Aleksey VashkevichAleksey Vashkevich has been Head of Exploration at Gazprom Neft since 2012. Prior to joining Gazprom Neft he worked at Hess Corporation (which he joined in 2004) where, in 2011, he led the Project team involved in the Bakken shale development. Prior to this he was responsible for managing offshore operations in Equatorial Guinea, as Offshore Facilities Manager. His early career was spent on various projects in Russia within the Hess Corporation and Yukos.

Mr. Vashkevich graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University in 2001, majoring in Petroleum Engineering. He gained a MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University (UK) in 2002. Completed his EMBA at IMD Business School (Switzerland) in 2017.

In October 2012 Aleksey Vashkevich was appointed Chairman for Northwest Russia Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).


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