Petroleum Safety Conference

As the national safety association for the oil and gas industry, Energy Safety Canada's commitment to safety carries through to the planning of the Petroleum Safety Conference (PSC).

In September 2020, a survey was sent to past delegates, sponsors and exhibitors to gauge interest and comfort levels in attending the 2021 Petroleum Safety Conference. Eighty-one per cent of respondents wanted to attend 2021 PSC in person and, to that end, a hybrid event—some virtual and some in-person sessions—was being developed. 

However, given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions many colleagues are facing, we feel running in-person sessions for the 2021 PSC in April is no longer a viable option. It would require sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to make concrete plans and commitments during the uncertainty of a pandemic.

In light of this, ESC is considering other options:
• Postpone the event until Fall 2021.
• Pivot to a fully virtual conference.
• Cancel 2021 PSC.

So what’s next? We will continue to explore these options and will be reaching out to those who transferred funds for the 2021 event to issue refunds. We don’t have all the answers right now, but we will keep you updated as decisions are made. In the meantime, feel free to reach us at

Our goal:

Zero injuries.

Zero incidents.