Western Canadian Petrochemicals: The Business Case

Learning Outcome:

After attending this course, attendees will:

  • have an understanding of the business drivers for Western Canadian natural gas and NGL production and processing as well as the requirements to compete successfully in the petrochemical industry.
  • have an understanding the long-term competitiveness of producing petrochemical products in Western Canada versus other locations in the world.
  • where to focus business development resources and efforts to progress, or be involved as a supplier to the next wave of petrochemical projects in Western Canada.

This live course is delivered by Gerald Goobie, P. Eng., Principal and Dave Tulk, P. Eng., Partner, Goobie Tulk Inc., in partnership with JWN Energy and the Daily Oil Bulletin.

Goobie Tulk Inc. delivers independent, unbiased advice to ensure clients are able to make fully informed business decisions. Goobie Tulk Inc. has sound understanding of the inter-relationships between the technical, commercial, strategic, and economic aspects of the various sectors of the industry we serve.

Principals Gerry Goobie and Dave Tulk have over 75 years of combined experience in Western Canada’s natural gas, natural gas liquids, and petrochemical industries and are experts in the interrelated economic, market, regulatory and commercial dynamics.


Gerald Goobie, P. Eng. Principal

Gerry Goobie is a principal with GTI and has over 40 years of experience in the energy industry including project management, strategic planning, acquisitions and divestments and general management. Gerry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is also a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

David Tulk, P. Eng, Principal

Dave Tulk is a principal with GTI and has over 38 years of experience in the Western Canadian petrochemical and midstream industries with much of that time in leadership positions developing petrochemical and related infrastructure projects.  He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alberta.

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