• March 10 - 14, 2025

Kendall Dilling

Pathways Alliance


As President, Pathways Alliance, Kendall is responsible for the overall coordination of technology, project development and external relations on behalf of the Alliance members. Kendall took on the leadership role in June 2022. Prior to his role at Pathways Alliance, Kendall was Cenovus Energy’s Vice-President, Environment & Regulatory, where he was responsible for environmental strategy, managing the regulatory process for major approvals and leading environmental policy advocacy efforts with various levels of government. He also led the Cenovus military liaison team, which works closely with the Canadian military to coordinate oil and gas activities on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range near Cenovus’s operations. With nearly 30 years in the oil and gas industry, Kendall has expertise in various areas, including environment, regulatory, health and safety, Indigenous and stakeholder relations, surface land and business development. Prior to his work at Cenovus, Kendall worked in environmental consulting and for various Canadian and multi-national pipeline and energy companies. Kendall holds a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts and an MBA from the University of Calgary. He sits on several committees at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and serves on the boards of the Canadian Energy Research Institute and the Alberta Orphan Well Association.

Sessions With Kendall Dilling

Monday, 18 March

  • 05:00pm - 05:30pm (CST) / 18/mar/2024 10:00 pm - 18/mar/2024 10:30 pm

    Solutions to Decarbonize Hard-to-Abate Sectors

    Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Hard-to-abate sectors have many decarbonization approaches available to consider. These include changing manufacturing processes and operations to reduce costs and emissions; waste heat integration; utilizing lower-carbon materials and feedstocks; electrification; energy efficiency; using renewable power; as well as participating in low-carbon hubs with CCUS and hydrogen. How are different industries selecting viable solutions? Which solutions can save costs or boost revenue as well as cut emissions? What emerging solutions could transform some of these harder-to-abate sectors?  

Tuesday, 19 March

  • 04:50pm - 05:30pm (CST) / 19/mar/2024 09:50 pm - 19/mar/2024 10:30 pm

    What Are the Choices for Upstream Strategies?

    Upstream Oil & Gas

    Given the transition away from oil and gas to cleaner fuels, upstream oil and gas players face a conundrum—which assets and what regions should they invest in to stay in business. Long-term investments such as oil and gas require clear market signals, with significant business risks to staying solely in oil and gas. So where are the next “advantaged” basins or regions for oil and gas investment? Where does wildcat exploration make sense, given the typical long-term payback? To what extent can a decarbonized portfolio be achieved by an upstream company?  

Wednesday, 20 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 20/mar/2024 12:15 pm - 20/mar/2024 01:20 pm

    Future of Canadian Oil and Gas: Carbon, costs, and exports

    Canada is the fourth largest producer of oil and gas globally, yet nearly all its production has remained landlocked.  Over the course of this year, Canada will see the completion of new major export infrastructure, some of which are over a decade in the making, come online and permit more meaningful volumes of Canadian oil and gas to reach global markets. At the same time governments and industry have committed to ambitious decarbonization targets. Can Canadian sector meet its emissions targets while growing export volume? What new infrastructure will be required, and can it be built in a timely manner? What is the role of government, and what are the key challenges facing the industry?