Opening KeynoteMonday, June 17th, 3:30pm, Hall E
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GeoConvention invites you to a thoughtful discussion on the global energy climate and Canada’s low-carbon goals with Adam Waterous from Waterous Energy Fund and Strathcona Resources, Arjun Murti from Veriten, and Glen McCrimmon from Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN), moderated by Shelley Leggitt, VP Geoscience at Kiwetinohk Energy Corporation.  The Opening Keynote will be delivered June 17, 3:30pm on the Exhibit Hall E stage.

Shelley Leggitt

Shelley Leggitt is VP of Geoscience at Kiwetinohk Energy Corporation (KEC) and brings 35 years of technical and leadership experience in conventional and unconventional plays in Western Canada. Prior to joining KEC, Shelley was VP of Geoscience at Velvet Energy responsible for a large technical team working on leading-edge technologies to develop the Montney at Gold Creek and Pouce Coupe and further develop seismic techniques to exploit deep basin gas.

Before Velvet Energy, Shelley was VP of exploration at NAL Resources working on a large portfolio of assets extending from SE Sask to AB Sturgeon Lake Montney. A highlight of her career was her tenure as Exploration Manager at EOG Canada responsible for early development of the Horn River Basin and initial exploration and the first well in the Duvernay East Shale basin. Shelley has also held leadership roles at Enerplus and Encana/PanCanadian and worked early in her career at the Petroleum Recovery Institute where she focused on enhanced oil recovery projects.

Shelley holds a Master’s degree in Geology from McMaster University and is a registered Professional Geologist in Alberta. Shelley has been active with the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (now CEGA) for many years, having served as finance director, education director, Geoconvention chair, Calgary Geoleaders co-chair, and is currently President-Elect .


Adam Waterous

Prior to founding Waterous Energy Fund in January, 2017, Adam served as Global Head of Investment Banking and Head of Energy and Power, North America at Scotiabank, where he was responsible for all of Scotiabank's global Equity and Advisory activities and Scotia Waterous.

Under Adam’s leadership from 2005 to 2016, Scotia Waterous was among the most active advisors in the oil and gas acquisition and divestiture market with transactions roughly evenly split between Canada, the United States and other countries.

Adam co-founded Waterous & Co., a predecessor firm to Scotia Waterous, in September 1991 where he was a member of the firm's Executive Committee and the head of the firm. Scotia Capital acquired Waterous & Co. in 2005.

Before co-founding Waterous & Co., Adam worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions department with First Boston Corporation in New York and in management consulting with McKinsey & Company in Toronto.

Adam has been active in many industry, community, health, arts, and education organizations. From 2013 to 2019, Adam served on the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee. In 2013, Adam was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to the community and, along with his wife Jan, the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2022 for their work in advancing sustainable transportation solutions in their hometown of Banff. In 2017, Adam received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oil and Gas Council. Adam received the 2019 Lefaivre Award, presented to an individual each year by the United Way of Calgary for exceptional volunteer service and community involvement.

From 2018-2020 Adam was Chair of Calgary Economic Development’s Economic Strategy CEO Roundtable. From 2020-2021 Adam was a founding board member of Invest Alberta Corporation, the Government of Alberta agency that promotes the province and provides services to attract businesses in key growth sectors and high impact investment opportunities.

Adam holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Being in the top five percent of his class at Harvard, he was designated a Baker Scholar.

Arjun Murti

Arjun Murti has spent over 30 years on Wall Street as a sell-side equity research analyst, buy-side investor, advisor and board member covering the global energy sector. Since November 2021, Arjun has published Super-Spiked, a Substack newsletter and podcast about the energy transition. He spent 15 years of his career at Goldman Sachs. He retired from Goldman Sachs in 2014, after serving as Co-Director of Americas Equity Research in addition to his responsibilities as an equity research analyst. Prior to joining Goldman in 1999, Arjun was a buy-side Equity Research Analyst at J.P. Morgan Investment Management. His career began in 1992 at Petrie Parkman & Co, a Denver-based oil & gas boutique investment bank. Arjun currently serves as a Director on the Board of ConocoPhillips, a Senior Advisor to the Energy Group at Warburg Pincus and an Advisory Board member for Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, ClearPath, and the India Advisory Board at The Nature Conservancy.

Arjun joined Veriten as he wants to extend the reach of Super-Spiked and help Veriten’s clients navigate what is a very messy energy transition environment. Arjun deeply believes in the founding mission of Veriten, “truth in energy,” and engagement with all perspectives on energy and environmental policies in a civil, inclusive, and intellectually honest manner.

Outside of the office, Arjun is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.

Arjun graduated from the University of Denver, with B.S.B.A. in Finance, in 1992.


G. Glen McCrimmon MSc. P. Geo

Glen McCrimmon is currently the Director of Operations at the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN).

He is a senior energy sector leader and influencer with extensive experience in corporate innovation, subsurface technical, portfolio management, strategic planning, stakeholder relations and governance. He inspires much needed change by reminding all that “…better is always different.”

Appointed Husky Energy’s Chief of Innovation in 2018, Glen built on the expertise of technical leaders and out-of-the-box thinkers from across the industry, providing a coordinated approach to foster innovation. Prior to this role, he had been appointed Chief Geologist in 2016 and started with the company in 2013 as Manager of Frontier Exploration. He began his career as a geoscientist with Imperial Oil in 1996. Over his career Glen has held multi-year assignments based out of Houston, Texas, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and in Calgary.

Glen received a BSc in Geology from the University of Regina and an MSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Ottawa.

Outside of work Glen is an avid cross-country skier and runner.