Monday September 18 (AM)
Dealing with Difficult People – 9:00am – 12:00pm (3 Re-certification Credits)
Presented by: Gary McDougall
In this interactive 3 hour session, participants will engage in a discussion relating to how our individual perceptions, assumptions and mindset affect our thoughts, behaviors and attitudes and ultimately the outcome of our personal interactions.
We will discuss the need for professionalism, strategies for managing our own anger during difficult interactions and strategies for managing strong emotions in those difficult people we interact with. The session will conclude with strategies for defusing angry people and dealing with verbally aggressive subjects. In addition, we will explore the concept of response expectation and the “emotion/reason balance”. This provides some understanding of why people act as they do in conflict.
Gary McDougall Biography:
Gary is a retired police officer who served with the Calgary Police Service for 25 years; the last 8 years of his career, Gary was a member of the Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team.
He served as both a Team Leader and Training coordinator for the Calgary Hostage Negotiation team and upon retiring in 2006, Gary formed a company called Conflict Solutions. He is currently on the speaking circuit, delivering training in a number of disciplines which include effective negotiation skills, conflict management, dealing with difficult clients, ethics in the workplace and workplace violence issues.
Gary is both a graduate of the FBI Hostage Negotiators Training School and has also served as an Instructor at the FBI Training Academy in Virginia, assisting in the training of new FBI Hostage Negotiators.
Current Surface Rights & Aboriginal Issues – 9:00am – 12:00pm (3 Re-certification Credits)
Presented by: Daron Naffin & Blake Williams (Bennett Jones)
With the recent changes in the membership of the Alberta Surface Rights Board (SRB), as well as a change in government, there are many new developments at the SRB and changes in the way that the it approaches long-standing issues. From issues ranging from early access and resolution payments to the viability of empirical evidence as a means of determining compensation on Section 27 rent reviews, Part 1 of this course will cover a variety of emerging SRB trends and developments. A brief update on British Columbia surface rights developments will also be presented.
Part 2 of this course will serve as an update on Aboriginal issues facing energy companies and the manner in which such issues are being addressed, including issues that may arise in dealing with both the Alberta Energy Regulator and Aboriginal Consultation Office.
Monday September 18 (PM)
Introduction to Evaluations: A Case Study for Land Professionals – 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3 Re-certification Credits)
Presented by: Miles Hughes, P.Eng., Manager, Strategic Advisory at Sproule
This course is an introduction to the evaluation process set up as a simple case study, intended for land professionals.
- Introduction to the income method of valuing an asset (the evaluation process)
- Case study that goes step by step through a simple evaluation
- Estimating reserves and production forecasting
- Commodity prices forecasts
- Royalties and incentives
- Capital costs
- Operating costs
- Cash flows, time value of money and discounting
- Profitability indices and investment decision making
The material covered in the course is designed for those who are affected by the results of evaluations, but do not perform them. It is intended to give insight into the process, allowing to better understand the results and the assumptions used in an evaluation.
Miles Hughes Biography:
Miles has been a Sproule professional since 2014. He has over 4 years’ experience in Corporate Planning, predominantly at a large Canadian multi-national and 8 years’ experience as an exploitation and production engineer. He also has 1.5 years’ experience in New Ventures/Special Projects in Canada and the United States. Miles speaks conversational French.
How to Prepare for an Alberta Surface Rights Board Hearing – 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3 Re-certification Credits)
Presented by: Daron Naffin, Tim Myers & Rob Telford
Preparation is the key to a successful hearing before the Alberta Surface rights Board (SRB). This course will cover the preparation and presentation of empirical and “pattern of dealings” evidence, the expectations of the SRB regarding breadth and presentation of parties’ evidence, and tips for successfully overcoming a number of consistent and novel issues before the Board. Topics will be addressed from the perspective of legal counsel, appraisal experts and land agent witnesses.
Thursday September 21 (AM)
Data Analytics in Augmented and Virtual Reality: Applications to the Oil and Gas Industry – 9:00am – 12:00pm (3 Re-certification Credits)
Presented by: University of Calgary
The U of C has an oilfield virtual reality reservoir simulation research group and they are willing to have a 3.5 hr seminar about what they do, the impact of virtual reality and actual reality for the oil and gas industry and how their work is impacting economic decision making for reservoir production.
An Overview of the Integrated Decision Approach/One Stop System and the Implications of Participant Involvement – 9:00am – 12:00pm (3 Re-certification Credits)
Presented by: Jan Palsen & Jamie Legarie
What is the Integrated Decision Approach? We are changing the way operators provide information about proposed energy projects, and how we review and make decisions on energy development applications. The Integrated Decision Approach is our new approach to regulate energy development. It will see us review all aspects of a project in a single application—from start to finish, including how it will be built, how it will operate, and how—and when—it will eventually end, with the land reclaimed.
How does One Stop work? One Stop is a new system at the AER. It is used by industry to submit new pipeline applications and reclamation certificates. Want to know how it works…..
What is the impact to Participant Involvement? Existing engagement requirements do not fully accommodate the Integrated Decision Approach; new requirements must consider the big picture and engagement throughout the lifecycle of a project. The AER intends to use a multi-phased approach to engage with Albertans, Indigenous communities and Industry that will include information sharing, information gathering and the co-development of a new regulatory instrument.
Jan Palsen Biography:
Jan Palsen works for the Alberta Energy Regulator in Alberta Stakeholder Engagement Division. She is currently working on the Integrated Decision Approach as an Engagement Specialist. The work focusses on the engagement of Albertans and Indigenous Communities as the implementation projects and the Public Involvement Project roll out. Jan has over 12 years of extensive engagement experience with Industry.
Jamie Legarie Biography:
Jamie Legarie works for the Alberta Energy Regulator in New Business Capabilities. She is currently works as a business lead for the Integrated Decision Approach and OneStop technology delivery. She was one of the subject matter experts for the development of OneStop: Reclamation Certification Tool.
Thursday September 21 (PM)
LLR/LMR: Changing the Numbers – 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3 Re-certification Credits)
Presented by: Deidre Macht
This seminar is intended for: all surface, reservoir savvy mineral and all contract and JV landmen. The reach of these overlapping regulatory curve balls is into each of these corporately responsible disciplines. Those who are responsible for analyzing various situations in which liability or risk issues may arise and recommending or implementing appropriate corporate responses thereto. In the current A&D market the application to due diligence is priceless.
LLR/LMR – revamp. The AER has total revamped the LLR/LMR, what is still on the table and what is off?
- What has changed?
- How are the numbers actually calculated?
- How do they determine security and deposit requirements?
- How do they determine my Orphan Fund Levy?
- How do they effect acquisition and divestment?
- HOW CAN I CHANGE THESE NUMBERS TO GIVE MY COMPANY/CLIENT AN ADAVANTAGE?
- How can a working interest partner (WIP) wreak havoc on MY LLR/LMR?
The session will be devoted to a presentation of what has changed (May 2017) WHAT THESE CHANGES WIL MEAN IN A GO FORWARD PLAN FOR OPERATORS AND PARTNERS ALIKE. Then a precise process which the AER is looking for will be explained. This will allow participants to understand to working components when calculating: LLR – LMR – OFL (Orphan Fund Levy) what their effect is on securities and deposits, how they affect acquisitions and divestments.
Deidre Macht Biography:
Deidre is an ISO 14001 Lead Auditor which has influenced most of her contracts over the last 15 years. Deidre is currently the contract Instructor for “Environment Health and Safety Concerns in Oil and Gas I & II”. These courses are required as part of the Applied Bachelor Degree in Petroleum Engineering and the Petroleum Engineering Technology programs; at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, MacPhail School of Energy. She has designed and developed these courses, herself. They are a reflection of EH&S federal, provincial and municipal compliance requirements. Over the last 8 years she has coordinated both; an Oil and Gas internal advisory group along with a Synergy Group for Oil and Gas development in and around City of Calgary. Taking an integral role in all intercity and proximity locations dealing with Oil, Gas and Sour Gas well(s) or pipeline applications within municipal limits. Over the last 30 years she has worked with and trained a variety of Energy companies, First Nations Energy Bands and regulatory compliance boards across North America. She has provided compliance data modeling assistance to CAPP, CAPL, CAPLA, AEW, SEPAC and the AER. Deidre is currently chair of the “SEC One Voice” – A Stakeholder Engagement Committee comprised of an amalgamation of energy industry associations and synergy groups.
Professional Ethics – 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3 Re-certification Credits)
Presented by: Gary Lepine
This seminar is intended to increase the understanding of ethics and the dimensions to ethical behavior by stimulating the ethical thought process, giving a basic introduction to the nuances of ethics, introducing a number of methods used in ethical decision making, and providing a forum for discussions with respect to land related ethical issues. Case studies will encourage class discussion and give each participant insight into the morality vs legality question.
Gary Lepine Biography:
Dr. Gary Lepine has been providing ethics seminars and professional development for a variety of associations and companies for the past ten years. In 2008 he began Concord Professional Development where his work expanded to include workplace environment, team building, and organizational culture. Gary is also co-founder of Finishing Well, an organization that offers public education on advance care planning and living with a terminal or critical illness. He is currently a Clinical Ethicist with Alberta Health Services and Chairman of the Board at New Heights Learning School & Services, a Calgary school for children on the autistic disorder spectrum.