Standard & Poor’s Rating Services- Credit Trends in Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector

  • 23 Oct 2014
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Westin - British Columbia Room, 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton


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AFP Edmonton is pleased to present Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services analysts, Michelle Dathorne and Robert Palombi for a discussion of credit trends in Canada’s oil and gas sector. Robert will provide an overview of the macroeconomic conditions influencing demand for energy products and Michelle will share her views on a few topics including; (1) the potential credit implications of expanding regulatory scrutiny for Canadian oil sands producers, (2) current financing trends and their effect on companies’ financial risk profiles, and (3) Standard & Poor’s Canadian oil and gas industry credit outlook for 2014-2015.

Michelle Dathorne is a Director and credit analyst in the corporate ratings group at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in Toronto. She is responsible for analyzing the Canadian oil and gas industry. Her primary analytical responsibility includes coverage of exploration and production (E&P), oilfield services and integrated oil and gas companies. Michelle is also a voting member of Standard & Poor’s Global Industry Focus Team (GIFT) Governance Board. She is the lead author of Standard & Poor’s global criteria for the E&P sector.

Robert Palombi is Managing Director and head of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in Toronto. In this general management role, he is responsible for building relationships with financial market participants in Canada. Rob is also an active member of Standard & Poor’s economics and global fixed income research teams.  He’s responsible for publishing Standard & Poor’s views on Canadian macroeconomic conditions and monitoring the effect of broad changes in Canada’s economy on credit quality trends and rating transition behavior. 


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