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Navigating the energy regulator: Understanding changes to Directive 56

In late March the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) updated Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules and Manual 012: Energy Development Applications Procedures and Schedules. Changes have been made to align with well licensing procedures that have been incorporated into the OneStop platformEnhancements to well licensing that are scheduled to come into effect with the next OneStop wells release have also been included in the changes. The modifications include the following key areas:

  • New well licences
  • Amendments to well licences
  • Information update submissions on select well licence data to increase integrity
  • Re-entry, resumptions, and deepenings
  • Cancellation of approvals

This four-hour course will review the changes made to Directive 56 and help oil and gas operators navigate any new regulatory hurdles to streamline the application process.

Attendees to the course will understand:

  • Changes made to Directive 56 and how these changes could impact their operations.
  • The nuances needed to navigate through AER policy.
  • The impacts of OneStop and how this contributes to the Government of Alberta’s Red Tape Reduction Act.

All attendees to the course will receive 60 days access to TOP Regulatory, a $2000 value. With TOP Regulatory, you can view key dates and times for approval so you can better plan your application submission. 

Discounts: Special pricing is available for students and discounts apply for multiple company registrations. For more information contact customerservice@jwnenergy.com

Instructors:

The Instructional team has over 35 years of regulatory expertise and over 35 years of experience within the energy industry. This team will assist stakeholders avoid common mistakes and misconceptions about the regulatory process, maximizing the efficiency of application approvals.

Mark Taylor

Mark is a seasoned energy sector leader who brings to bear decades of industry, regulatory and government experience for his clients. He is an industry pioneer in Canada’s unconventional resource sector, overseeing and leading such innovations as 100 per cent saline water usage in natural gas stimulation, as well as influencing pad development to ensure reduced surface footprint impact. As well, Mark helped develop the first induced seismicity protocol in North America – a move critical to the sustained health and acceptance of the unconventional resource sector.

Mark has led industry and regulatory teams at Amoco, Alberta Energy Company, Encana, and Sinopec He has held a variety of roles at the Alberta Energy Regulator in roles including COO, EVP Operations, and VP Closure and Liability.

Alanda Allum

Alanda Allum was employed at the AER for 20 years working in several different branches and groups. Alanda's background at the AER includes the full life cycle of energy development. She worked in the compliance policy development, energy hearing coordination, review and approval of energy applications, creating audit processes, field surveillance activities and senior leadership. Alanda is currently President at Allum Energy Advisory Service Ltd., providing regulatory advice and guidance to local Oil and Gas companies.

Rob Cruickshank

Rob Cruickshank is an experienced senior leader with expertise in regulatory affairs, risk management, change management and staff development. A collaborative leader with sterling integrity, who develops strategies in response to changes/ economic swings that can affect the oil and gas industry.

Rob has worked as a Manager and Director at the Alberta Energy Regulator. Rob has also worked as an exploration geologist in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as involvement with A&D companies.

Rob has led and co-led various joint government/stakeholder initiatives designed to improve the efficiency of all parties involved including Pathfinder (Indigenous relations), AER/Alberta Parks and Environment collaboration, and the Integrated Water Management Working Group (IWMWG). Rob has also acted as the Statutory Decision Maker for the AER and presented recommendations to an Executive Committee with respect to potential hearings. This includes provided expertise in hearings and preparing staff for the knowledge required in the hearing environment.

Event Speakers

Alanda Allum

Alanda Allum

Alanda Allum was employed at the AER for 20 years working in several different branches and groups. Ms. Allum’s background at the AER includes the full life cycle of energy development. She worked in the compliance policy development, energy hearing coordination, review and approval of energy applications, creating audit processes, field surveillance activities and senior leadership.  

Ms. Allum is currently President at Allum Energy Advisory Service Ltd., providing regulatory advice and guidance to local Oil and Gas companies.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Mark is a seasoned energy sector leader who brings to bear decades of industry, regulatory and government experience for his clients. He is an industry pioneer in Canada’s unconventional resource sector, overseeing and leading such innovations as 100 per cent saline water usage in natural gas stimulation, as well as influencing pad development to ensure reduced surface footprint impact. As well, Mark helped develop the first induced seismicity protocol in North America – a move critical to the sustained health and acceptance of the unconventional resource sector.

Mark has led industry and regulatory teams at Amoco, Alberta Energy Company, Encana, and Sinopec He has held a variety of roles at the Alberta Energy Regulator in roles including COO, EVP Operations, and VP Closure and Liability.

Rob Cruickshank

Rob Cruickshank

Rob Cruickshank is an experienced senior leader with expertise in regulatory affairs, risk management, change management and staff development. A collaborative leader with sterling integrity, who develops strategies in response to changes/ economic swings that can affect the oil and gas industry.

Rob has worked as a Manager and Director at the Alberta Energy Regulator. Rob has also worked as an exploration geologist in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as involvement with A&D companies.

Mr. Cruickshank has led and co-led various joint government/stakeholder initiatives designed to improve the efficiency of all parties involved including Pathfinder (Indigenous relations), AER/Alberta Parks and Environment collaboration, and the Integrated Water Management Working Group (IWMWG). Rob has also acted as the Statutory Decision Maker for the AER and presented recommendations to an Executive Committee with respect to potential hearings. This includes provided expertise in hearings and preparing staff for the knowledge required in the hearing environment.

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