Registration has now opened for our final event of 2014, a dinner and speaker event at the University of Alberta Faculty Club on December 4th, with guest speaker Ken Paulson, COO of the BC Oil & Gas Commission!  The event is FREE however we require a $10 deposit during registration which will be refunded at the event in cash.  We are using the deposit system for this event as we are providing a $30 value dinner, to participants and YPAC must cover the cost if the registrants do not attend. Tickets are limited so be sure to register early to ensure you get a spot at this event, which is a great opportunity for networking and learning! Details can be found below.

Speaker: Ken Paulson, COO of the BC Oil & Gas Commission

Topic: “Pipeline Regulation in Canada”
Canada’s regulatory landscape for oil and gas facilities varies widely between provinces and federally with one notable exception – pipelines.  The national consensus standard, CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems, provides a common technical basis for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and ultimate decommissioning and abandonment of pipelines across Canada.  This presentation provides an overview of provincial and federal pipeline regulatory frameworks in Canada with a focus on the Onshore Pipeline Regulations under the National Energy Board, the Pipeline Regulation under the BC Oil and Gas Commission and other regulations across Canada (including Alberta).  Particular emphasis will be provided on the merits of standards adoption through regulation as a key element in regulatory rationalization.  An overview of oil and gas production in Canada and, in particular, BC will be included as well.

Speaker Biography:

Ken Paulson is the Chief Operating Officer with the BC Oil and Gas Commission with more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas sector including more than 15 years in regulatory roles for Canada and the province of British Columbia. His full biography can be found on the Eventbrite listing below.

 Thursday, December 4th, 2014


5:30pm – 6:00pm – Registration & Networking

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Speaker Presentation

Location: University of Alberta Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton

Cost:    Free with a $10 deposit that will be refunded in cash at the event.

A full buffet dinner ($30 value!) is included with your ticket reservation therefore we have set up a deposit system for this event as we are liable for costs if registrants do not attend.

Registration: Register Here


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