Navigating the new AER regulations for liability management

Specifically, the purpose of the new directive is to describe the following new and update life-cycle management requirements:  

1. Holistic assessment of a licensee’s capabilities and performance

2. Licensee capability assessment system

3. Introduction of the Licensee Management Program

4. Introduction of the Inventory Reduction Program

5. Updates to the licence transfer process, and

5. Security collection under this directive 

This four-hour course will review the new directive and updates to liability management programs and new regulatory requirements and is taught by  three former Alberta Energy Regulator employees – Mark Taylor, Alanda Allum and Rob Cruickshank. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Oil and gas executives – CEO, CFO, VP Regulatory, VP Corporate Development, Board Members  
  • Regulatory professionals  
  • Operations and Engineering
  • Closure and Abandonment professionals
  • Regulators  

Attendees to the course will understand:  

  • Changes made to liability management programs and how these changes could impact their operations.   
  • The nuances needed to navigate through AER policy.   
  • How this contributes to reducing provincial oil and gas liabilities.  
  • The experienced instructional team brings over 35 years of combined experience with the Alberta Energy Regulator and can provide practical and actionable advice.  

Register today to reserve your seat!

Event Speakers

Alanda Allum

Alanda Allum

Alanda Allum was employed at the AER for 20 years working in several different branches and groups. Her 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. 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 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. 

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

He 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 including providing expertise in hearings and preparing staff for the knowledge required in the hearing environment.

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