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The 36th annual CAPL Conference
held in Jasper on September 21-24,
2014 left its delegates with ample
food for thought. The conference began
to companies when dealing with their complexity
with Kyle Cease, who took us through the four stages
Markets, Chrysten Perry, Norton Rose Fulbright,
of evolutionary growth and gave us the tools to defy
and Thomas Schenk, Grafton Asset Management.
our way of thinking. This new way of thinking helped
Ken Taylor then took the podium and regaled his
us with a panel of experts as they navigated through
insights on negotiated, diplomatic solutions. He
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the connections of a joint venture. Joint ventures
alluded to the fact that this may be Canada’s only
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have many benefits but they can provide challenges
solution to protect its Northern borders.
2014 Conference Chair
and longevity. Greg Andrusiak did a tremendous
job moderating the panel consisting of Kris Bylbow,
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Greg Heath, RBC Capital
On the final day, Stephen Carter parted with his method to
Mayor Nenshi’s campaign and the successful strategy used to
target the popular vote. Nenshi’s campaign was successful using
the social network on the soccer field – he reached out to the
grade eight students who got the word to their moms and history
was made! He expanded this strategy to the energy industry and
challenged industry to do a better job of stewarding its reputation
with the public.
Our perspective with capturing market opportunities in the
global markets and receiving equivalent prices for Canada’s
energy products was confronted by Jihad Trayar’s insightful
thoughts on LNG’s and global consumption. Jihad, IHS, provided
guidance on energy trading analysis, trade controls, risk management and fundamentals of business development.
The conference wound up with philosopher Alex Epstein
and “The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels”. His book will be released
November 13, 2014 but everyone can read chapter one at ilovefossilfuels.com. Humanity worldwide has benefited from the use
of fossil fuels and Epstein shared his position on why we should
celebrate – not demonize the industries that create them.
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Ken Taylor
Kyle Cease
This year’s conference theme, “Making Connections” was
On behalf of my committee chairs Jim Mak, Jim Moore, Mary
accomplished by bringing the diverse aspects of our industry
Lou Ediger, Joseph Iaquinta, Peter Manchak, and Monica Nunn,
together to understand its current issues and provide solutions for
I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the volunteers who
future successes. As a collective, we have the tools to compete in
had put in an enormous amount of time and effort as well as the
the global markets as well as reshape negative perceptions about
contributors and exhibitors for their continued commitment to
the energy industry. To keep our connection with community, in
lieu of speaker’s fees, the 2014 CAPL Conference has donated the
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Oil and Gas, Mines
and Minerals
Security under the Alberta Builders’ Lien Act
against surface title at the Land Titles Office
unpaid contractors, labourers and suppliers who
registration of a lien against mineral titles at
While builders’ liens are commonly registered
(ALTO), the Alberta Land Titles Act prohibits the
have “improved” lands. This includes those provid-
the ALTO when the Crown is the owner of that
Brian P. Reid
ing materials or services in connection with the
mineral. Furthermore, the BLA provides that a
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recovery of a mineral on an oil and gas well site.
lien on a mineral lease is to be registered with the
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When registered in accordance
with the Alberta Builders’ Lien
Act (BLA), a builders’ lien provides security for
Minister of Energy. Accordingly, with the Crown owning approxi-
section attaches to all “estates and interests” in the “mineral”,
mately 81 percent of all mineral rights in Alberta, most mineral
other than the estate in fee simple in the “mines and minerals”.
liens will be registered with the Minister of Energy. Unfortunately,
This applies even if a person who holds a particular estate or
for those providing services or materials on oil and gas well sites,
interest in the mineral has not requested the work or materials.
a lien registered with the Minister of Energy may not provide the
However, if the person holding the estate in fee simple in the
same level of security as a lien registered with the ALTO.
mines and minerals expressly requested the work or materials,
the lien also attaches to the estate in fee simple in the mines
Mineral Liens under the BLA – Key Provisions
General
and minerals.
Section 6(3) of the BLA confirms that a lien attaches to an
As a creature of statute, a builders’ lien must strictly comply with
estate or interest in mines and minerals when they are in situ
the BLA and there are specific provisions in the BLA that deal
(i.e., while still “in the ground”), as well as attaching to the miner-
with liens on oil and gas wells and well sites. In particular, section
als once they have been severed from the land.
6(2) of the BLA allows a lien to be registered for the value of the
work actually done and materials actually furnished if a party has
Registration Deadlines
worked or furnished materials:
Generally speaking, a party has 45 days to register a lien on a
“conventional” construction site and 90 days to register a lien
• in preparation for the recovery of a mineral;
against a mineral interest on an oil and gas well or well site.
• in connection with the recovery of a mineral; or
This clock starts to run either from the date that the last mate-
• for an abandonment operation in connection with the recovery
rials or services are provided or from the date the contract
was abandoned.
of a mineral.
It is important to note that the terms “oil and gas well” or “oil
As mineral rights are often shared between different owners,
and gas well site” are not defined in the BLA. Accordingly, it may
identifying the various interests and estates can be a compli-
be prudent to apply a 45-day deadline when dealing with opera-
cated task. However, the BLA allows lien-holders to avoid some of
tions that may not be considered “traditional” oil and gas wells
these issues. In particular, section 6(2) confirms that a lien in this
(e.g., SAGD wells).
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To avoid the expiry of a registered lien, a lien-holder must
the Court’s supervision. The net proceeds of any receivership, or of
also register a certificate of lis pendens at the ALTO and
any sale made by a trustee, are then paid into Court and become
commence an action (i.e., sue) within 180 days from the date the
subject to the claims of all lien-holders, mortgagees and other
lien is registered.
parties interested in the property. The factors a court are likely
to consider when determining whether to appoint a receiver or
Enforcement of a Lien Against Oil and Gas Production
trustee include the lien-holder’s risk of loss if no order is made,
While the BLA expressly provides that a lien attaches to oil
the cost, the length of time that a receiver or trustee may be in
and gas interests both in the ground and once severed, a
place and the balance of convenience to the parties.
purchaser of oil and gas production may be unaware that the
production is subject to a lien. Furthermore, in the 1988 Alberta
Conclusion
Court of Queen’s Bench decision in Halliburton Services Ltd
It is important for anyone with a lien registered against mineral
v. Snowhawk Energy Inc, Justice Forsyth confirmed that a build-
interests to recognize that registration of a lien may do little to
ers’ lien does not attach to the sale proceeds from the sale of a
prevent the loss of security. Accordingly, legal counsel should
mineral, describing this as “an unwarranted extension of the law”
be consulted to ensure that proactive steps are taken to protect
(1988 Canlii 3433 (ABQB)). Accordingly, a lien on oil and gas interests may do little to discourage an owner from selling its oil and
that security. m
gas prior to the lien-holder obtaining a judgment at trial. This
This article is not intended to replace specific legal advice.
also creates the risk that a well could be “drained” before the lien-
Our lawyers at Bennett Jones LLP would be happy to provide
holder has obtained a judgment, leaving the lien-holder with no
you with legal advice particular to your circumstances.
security whatsoever.
However, section 54 of the BLA provides a lien-holder with
Reprinted with permission.
two options to protect its lien. First, a lien-holder can apply to the
First published June 24, 2014
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Mandatory Reporting
Standards for Payments
by Extractive Industry
Companies
In April of 2014, the Government of
Canada issued a Consultation Paper
regarding proposed mandatory
reporting standards (the proposed
implementation of a commitment made at
standards) for payments by extractive industry
Accounting Directives3 and the US through the
companies to governments, both domestic and
Dodd Frank Act.4
foreign.1 The proposed standards are Canada’s
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the 2013 G8 Summit2 and reflect similar initiatives in several other countries, including the
European Union (EU) through its Transparency and
Written by
Paul Lalonde,
Anthony Cole
& Erik Arnold
With respect to joint ownership or subsidiaries, extractive companies
operating in Canada will be required to report if they have a controlling
interest in any project in Canada or abroad.
The proposed standards will apply to companies operating
Affected companies would have to publish annual reports of
or headquartered in Canada that are involved in the commercial
payments of $100,000 and over, either cumulatively in one year
development of oil, natural gas, and minerals, whether in Canada
or on a one-time basis. The reports would have to be made on
or abroad. Companies involved in transportation within Canada
a project-level basis, and include payments made to all levels of
are, apparently, not subject to the proposed standards, although
government, both domestically and abroad. Under the proposed
the consultation paper is unclear as to how cross-border transpor-
standards, the following categories of payments would have to
tation undertakings are to be dealt with.
be reported:
The proposed standards will apply not only to publicly listed
companies, but also to medium and large private extractive
companies operating in Canada. Medium and large private
• T
axes levied on income, production or profits of companies,
excluding consumption taxes;
companies are determined as those which meet two of the three
• Royalties;
following criteria: (1) CA$20 million in assets; (2) CA$40 million in
• Fees, including license fees, rental fees, entry fees and “other
net turnover; and (3) 250 employees.
With respect to joint ownership or subsidiaries, extractive
considerations for licenses and/or concessions”;
• Production entitlements (including payments made in-kind);
companies operating in Canada will be required to report if they
• Bonuses, such as signature, discovery and production bonuses;
have a controlling interest in any project in Canada or abroad.
• Dividends paid in lieu of production entitlements or royalties
The proposed standards will adopt the International Financial
(excluding dividends paid to governments as ordinary share-
Reporting Standards (IFRS) definitions of “control”, “joint venture”,
holders; and
and “joint operation”.
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• Payments for infrastructure improvements (including roads,
electricity, etc.).
Payments to Aboriginal entities
The Consultation Paper originally indicated that the required
disclosures would also extend to payments made by companies
Consistent with the U.S. and the EU, it is proposed that compa-
to Canadian Aboriginal entities, including in relation to Impacts
nies would not be required to report social payments such as
and Benefits Agreements.
for community centres, schools, hockey teams, arenas, capacity
development, training and the like.
However, on August 26, 2014, the Minister of National Resources,
Greg Rickford, announced that the government had decided
It is proposed that the disclosure reports would be posted on
to defer by two years the requirements to report payments to
company websites, and would be available for free and unrestricted
Aboriginal entities. The reason for the deferral was stated to be to
use by the public. In addition the reports would have to be assured or
allow time for further consultation with Aboriginal groups regard-
verified by a third party, according to recognized accounting standards.
ing the proposed standards.
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This announcement represented a significant modification
time for introduction of the rules, companies operating in Canada
to the Government’s original plans and it remains to be seen
should start the process of evaluating and implementing the steps
whether certain rules are adapted to reflect concerns articulated
they need to take, to avoid being unprepared for the changes to
in the course of an ongoing consultation process with aborigi-
the Canadian regime. For companies with an international pres-
nal groups. However, it should not be forgotten that in all other
ence, compliance efforts in Canada will need to be addressed as
respects, the Government intends to move forward quickly with
part of wider efforts to comply with similar regimes to be intro-
the implementation of the proposed reporting standards.
duced in the EU, and proposed for the US.
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Implementation
The Government’s stated intention is to have mandatory reporting in place by April 2015, preferably through provincial measures
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adopted under the auspices of securities legislation. Failing the
Notes
timely adoption of such provincial measures, the Government
1.
Natural Resources Canada, Establishing Mandatory Reporting
of Canada has vowed to adopt federal legislation. To date, no
Standards for the Extractive Sector – Consultation Paper: Spring
province has yet adopted any relevant measures, or released any
2014, online: Natural Resources Canada http://www.nrcan.
proposed measures. It is, therefore, reasonable to expect that
gc.ca/publications/15753 [Consultation Paper].
federal legislation will indeed be necessary and that a bill will be
tabled in Parliament in the current session.
2.See item 5 of the G8 Lough Erne Declaration, online: http://www.
g8.utoronto.ca/summit/2013lougherne/lough-erne-declaration.html.
3.
The UK has recently published a draft statutory instrument
Conclusion
implementing this directive, providing that extractive sector
In addition to placing an obligation on extractive sector compa-
entities must report to Companies House any payment, or
nies to implement or adapt systems and processes to track and
payments, made to any government, or related subsidiary, with
record relevant payments to governments, the proposed rules
should be assessed in the context of business ethics and anti-cor-
an aggregate value exceeding £86,000 in a single financial year.
4. Consultation Paper, supra.
ruption compliance policies and controls. Given the short lead-in
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Competition for
Underground
Disposal Space
Decision commented on: Alberta Energy Regulator,
East Field, July 23, 2013. This decision involving
Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Application for
Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) illus-
Disposal, Lloydminster Field, 2014 ABAER 008.
trates that there may also be competition for good
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disposal sites and that the disposal operations of
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Previous posts on ABlawg have
commented on sub-surface resource
conflicts especially as between
gas storage operations and oil and
gas production: see Kallisto Energy Corp.
one party may affect the disposal operations of
Application for a Well Licence Crossfield East Field,
capture and storage, CCS) if that technology rolls
Nigel Bankes
2012 AERCB 005, February 24, 2012 and Kallisto
out as anticipated to mitigate Alberta’s greenhouse
B.A., M.A., LL.M.
Energy Corp Application for a Well Licence, Crossfield
gas emissions.
University of Calgary
another party. While this decision involves the use
of pore space for water disposal operations we can
also anticipate competition for the use of pore space
for carbon dioxide disposal purposes (i.e. carbon
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CNRL produces oil in the Lloydminster area which is associ-
On the question of alternatives the Panel noted that CNRL had
ated with high volumes of produced water that it must dispose
explored a number of different options including the recomple-
of. CNRL already has significant infrastructure in place for waste
tion of abandoned wells but the Panel agreed with CNRL (at para
water transport and injection but its increased production in the
31) that “the existing wells reviewed may have wellbore integrity
area means that it also needs to expand its disposal capacity
issues and that injecting into a new well, such as 3-17, will mini-
in order to avoid needing to shut in wells. Accordingly, CNRL
mize risk with regards to containment.” The Panel also noted (at
identified a new disposal target in the form of the 3-17 well
para 28) that CNRL’s proposal would tend to “minimize the effects
which was the subject of this contentious hearing and decision.
on the landowner by eliminating the need for additional surface
CNRL first proposed to drill and complete this well for injection
impacts of a new well or additional facilities.”
into the sandstone Dina formation but amended that applica-
The Panel also examined the alternative formations that
tion upon receipt of objections from Ener T (which owned the
might be proposed for disposal. CNRL preferred the Dina forma-
offsetting 16-7 injection well) so as to provide for completion in
tion because it was a proven disposal zone (with more than 300
the Moberly and Cooking Lake Formations instead. The Alberta
wells in the region disposing into that zone). The Panel agreed
Energy Regulator (AER) licensed the well for these two forma-
with that assessment and noted (at para 40) that alternative
tions but as a result of the poor injectivity that it encountered
formations proposed by Ener T would not typically be approved
CNRL renewed its initial application asking for approval to
for disposal since they were potentially oil bearing.
abandon the 3-17 well in those two formations and recomplete
The most interesting discussion in the decision relates to the
it for injection purposes in the Dina Formation. Ener T renewed
potential for CNRL’s activities to harm Ener T’s injection opera-
its objections resulting in the AER scheduling a hearing in which
tions at its offsetting 16-7 well. Here Ener T argued that CNRL’s
Ener T, having filed a statement of concern, was granted full
operations would prejudice its own disposal activities and it
participation rights.
therefore asked the AER to establish a protective set back or buffer
zone to recognize its priority in point of time in identifying and
The AER hearing panel identified four issues (at para 13):
developing this (disposal) resource:
[64] Ener T argued that it is not in the public interest to allow a
• the need for additional disposal capacity,
• the evaluation of alternative disposal zones,
large operator such as CNRL to effectively “wash out” a small oper-
• the capacity of the Dina Formation for injection fluids, and
ator’s operation. It also argued that it is not in the public interest
• the potential for adverse effects on Ener T’s AB/16-7 well.
to allow large operators like CNRL to select disposal locations that
have been established by small operators to be effective disposal
zones and drill its well in the same zone and vicinity as the small
On the question of need the Panel ruled as follows:
operator with no consideration of the effects. Instead, Ener T
[20] The panel acknowledges that CNRL has productive oil
submitted that it is in the public interest to reward people that
wells that are shut in due to insufficient produced water
“get somewhere first” and “incur the risk and the cost of drilling
disposal capacity. It accepts that CNRL’s ability to fully
into a certain area.”
exploit and maximize the recovery of oil reserves from its
To protect its interest Ener T asked the AER to impose a 1.6 km
land holdings in the area will be constrained if additional
buffer on “competing” (my term) injection operations. In effect
water disposal capacity is not obtained. The panel there-
Ener T was seeking some sort of exclusive or at least prior entitle-
fore finds there is sufficient evidence to support CNRL’s
ment to the disposal capacity of the Dina reservoir – which from
need for additional disposal capacity in the area.
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Plan for the future.
More generally however it would seem that Ener T’s claim failed on the
basis that it had not convinced the Panel of the likelihood of prejudice.
beyond the geography of its lease (although we actually learn noth-
also thought that if there were any impacts on Ener T’s opera-
ing in this decision about Ener T’s production or its disposal rights).
tions they would be limited because of the standard maximum
The Panel rejected Enert T’s claim for relief. As for the specific
wellhead injection pressure that would be imposed on CNRL’s
request that the AER establish a buffer:
operations. Given that the risk of adverse impact was low but
with the positive benefits of increased production and royalties
[74] The panel notes that the AER’s regulations do not
flowing to the province, the Panel approved the application.
restrict the distance between disposal wells. The AER’s
The Panel did not discuss what would happen if it was wrong and
Directive 065 does provide that notification of a disposal
the Dina formation in this location turns out to have a limited
application is to be given to unit operators, approval
capacity for taking injected water. Presumably it will be open to
holders, well licensees, mineral lessees and lessors, and
Ener T to apply to the AER to have it review its decision but it is
landowners within a 1.6 km radius of a proposed disposal
not clear that the AER believes that Ener T has any entitlement
well where the disposal zone is known to be present.
that the AER believes that it should protect. This seems quite
different from the two Kallisto decisions where the regulator was
More generally however it would seem that Ener T’s claim failed
on the basis that it had not convinced the Panel of the likelihood
of prejudice. The Panel thought that the evidence supported the
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idea that the target was “open and regionally extensive” rather
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at pains to develop conditions to protect the prior natural gas
storage operation from interference. m
Reprinted with permission.
than characterized by local barriers (at paras 62 and 76) and
First published August 1, 2014, on ABlawg.ca.
accordingly was likely a situation in which the reservoir should
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Board Briefs
of increasing course enrolment for 2015. The course calendar is
currently undergoing changes. The committee rolled out four
new courses for 2014 and all were well attended.
The key discussion items at the
CAPL Board of Directors’ Meeting
held October 7, 2014 at Range
Royalty’s offices were as follows:
• Gary Richardson updated the Board on the proposed CAPL
public relations booth and brochure redesign. Gary also updated
the Board on the Steer Raffle and discussed various alternatives
to the Calgary Stampede if necessary.
• Nikki Sitch updated the Board on the benefits of the new office
space proposed to be leased for the CAPL office when the
Chevron lease expires next July. The proposed space will accom-
In Attendance M. Radomski B. Reynolds
N. Sitch
G. Richardson J. Covey
J. Shea
M. Creguer
A. Weldon
C. De Ciancio A. Webb
Absent P. Mandry L. Buzan
M. Cookson
Guests
Ian Ross
K. Gibson
modate two classrooms/boardrooms having a 40 and 20 person
capacity that can be opened up to a larger class/meeting room
capacity of 60 people. There is proper storage and the renovated
space will have a more professional look. The BOD approved the
new lease offer.
• Gary Richardson provided an update on the initial collaboration
meeting between CAPL and CAPP which focus on two areas:
• Nikki Sitch, in the absence of Larry Buzan, Director of Finance,
presented a Treasurer’s Report as at September 30th, 2014,
ongoing communications (i.e. sharing of newsletter articles)
and regulatory policy initiatives.
showing CAPL investments totalling $978,180 CDN along with a
cash balance of $620,275 CDN. The CAPL Scholarship Fund has
• Michelle Radomski presented the results of the June 30, 2014
a balance of $243,895 CDN. There were no transfers made since
Special Resolution for approval of the proposed amendment
the last report.
to the by-laws voted on at the September 22, 2014, General
Meeting held at the opening breakfast of the Annual Conference
• In Mandy Cookson’s absence, Michelle Radomski advised the
in Jasper, AB. Approval required 75% (or 213 affirmative votes)
new website launch was running approximately one month
from the total 220 members eligible to vote in person at the
behind schedule. Discussion ensued to identify next website
Conference and those 63 votes received by proxy in advance
content/design priorities: i) personal profile page enhancements
of the meeting. Only 75 voting ballots were submitted at the
to include course history and re-certification credit status;
Conference from the 220 members in attendance, with 145 of
ii) general meeting registration; iii) suggestion box; iv) archived
these members abstaining. Of the total 138 counted votes there
standard form online download sales; v) online proxy/mail
were 114 FOR (82.6%), 23 AGAINST (16.7%) and 1 SPOILED.
ballot voting.
• Michelle Radomski reminded Directors of the following:
• Ian Ross was invited to inform the Board about the
Professionalism and Surface Land Agents presentation prepared
by the Professionalism Committee and suggested it would be
appropriate for the FAM Committee to deliver this presentation
to CAPP and EPAC to address historical concerns with respect
• The next Board of Directors’ Meeting will be held on November
4, 2014.
• The next General Meeting will be held at lunch at the Westin
on October 15, 2014. m
to professionalism of land agents in the field. Gary Richardson,
Andrew Webb
as the FAM Committee representative, volunteered to take this
Secretary/Director, Social
to CAPP.
Committee met for a spring planning session to review the
current courses, recommend new courses and brainstorm ways
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• Connie De Ciancio informed the Board that the Education
A majestic Orca… a frequent sighting at Langara
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Ninth Annual Salmon Fishing
Adventure – A Success on All Fronts!
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Time does not fly any faster than when fishing yet seems to go oh so slow when waiting
to go fishing. This was no truer than 2014 as the reports of
disappointment. I am pleased to say that this 2014 salmon fishing
potential record runs of salmon started to be predicted in 2013.
fishing grounds. Catching fish was not a problem and in fact it
These reports kept building and building, creating an almost
seemed like regardless of where you went… the salmon were
euphoria of excitement and expanding expectations. As we
there. We saw a large pod of about 100 killer whales move through
have learned at a young age, often over expectation leads to
the area right in the middle of a prolific salmon bite. Then almost
season lived up to expectations. On the Spring trip we witnessed
large numbers of Chinook Salmon spread out over almost all the
the seas were so flat you would swear you were on an icy lake. One
nice thing about fishing in the fall is the presence of hard fighting,
airborne silver cohos. These fish are very willing to take the bait
and they go on wild jumping frenzies. They averaged about 8-10
lbs and as big as 22 lbs. The biggest chinook this trip was 38.5 lbs
and won a free trip back in 2015.
As always safety is paramount on the open ocean. Langara
Fishing Lodge prides itself on ensuring guests have a safe and
enjoyable fishing adventure. They do regular boat checks, have a
patrolling safety officer and now have each boat wired with a satellite transponder so that everyone can be found fast and efficiently.
Wildlife also abounded once again at Langara Island. It was not
hard to find humpback whales feeding on herring and needlefish.
Louis Champagne and his nice halibut
Sealions are always around as are seals and river otters. There are
immediately after putting on a fantastic show and leaving the
sea otters around now but still a treasure to spot as they are not
salmon returned. The weather and waves and the fish all collab-
plentiful. Other whale sightings include orcas, minke whales and
orated nicely to make a great start to the fishing season. We had
fin whales.
great sea conditions which meant we were able to get out to the
Once again we are pleased to announce new trips for 2015
best halibut and lingcod grounds. We saw so many fish that I was
which is also our 10th annual trip! June 2-6, 2015 (66 guests) and
worried we would have too much weight to take off. I volunteered
Sept 1-5, 2015 (56 guests) are the next fishing adventures to get
to stay behind to help out but sadly the lodge fit it all on.
excited about. Please contact Kevin Egan at [email protected]
In the fall we saw once again that while I tell people “you don’t
go to the Queen Charlottes to sun tan”, the weather proved me
wrong. Everyone that forgot to use sunscreen got some red cheeks.
energy.com as soon as possible as these trips fill up very fast. m
Kevin Egan
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Paul Negenman
Get Smart
The CAPL Education Committee is pleased to present the following courses:
Contractual Issues Relating to Acquisitions and Divestments
Fiduciary Duties (morning)
(morning)
November 5, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:30am to 12:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This half day seminar will focus on problem areas arising in
This seminar will focus on the legal aspects of the acquisition of
the context of both transactions and day-to-day operations.
oil and gas reserves and facilities. Special emphasis will be on
Case examples and court decisions specific to land related issues
legal issues, such as the rights to deposit, basic tax issues, the
will be presented and discussed. Specifically, this course will
treatment of effective date vs. closing date, conditions precedent,
emphasize situations and circumstances where fiduciary duties
consents, ROFRs, due diligence and indemnities.
do and do not arise and the nature of these duties.
Principles of Contract Drafting and Interpretation (afternoon)
Indian Oil & Gas Canada (afternoon)
November 5, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November 6, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The principles of drafting and interpreting contracts that have
The session provides an overview of IOGC, the Indian Oil and
evolved in case law over the years will be presented. In addition
Gas Act and regulations, IOGC’s role in assisting First Nation
to reviewing case studies, the instructor will discuss the essential
develop their oil and gas, the two key approaches to negotia-
concepts in drafting and suggestions for improving essential parts
tions and a review of IOGC’s current sub surface and surface
of agreements.
disposition processes, applicable federal legislation and regulator
requirements.
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Give a best friend!
For nearly 20 years at Christmas, Scott Land & Lease has given
best friends to underprivileged children through our annual
Scott Land Teddy Bear Challenge. With the support of generous donations from our clients, staff and friends we collect
over 2,000 teddy bears for families in need throughout our
community.
Calgary
Edmonton
Grande Prairie
This year, we are hoping you’ll join in the cause. It’s as simple
as a $15 donation to the Rainbow Society who will buy a teddy
bear on your behalf. Find your inner teddy bear and help make
a difference to a child’s Christmas. Visit our website for more
information on The Teddy Bear Challenge and our community
involvement: www.scottland.ca
Fort St. John
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Regina
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Geophysics for Non Geophysicists
November 12, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1990 CAPL Operating Procedure Boot Camp
Nov 25 & 26, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This seminar will introduce the field of geophysics as it pertains
This is a challenging interactive two day course in which partic-
to hydrocarbon exploration in Western Canada. The instruc-
ipants work through case studies on the 1990 and 2007 CAPL
tor will focus on a number of personal cases to exemplify
Operating Procedures in small work groups for presentation
the use of seismic data. Simple in-class exercises will show
to the larger group. The case studies address subtleties of the
some of the limitations of seismic data in a cost-effective
Operating Procedure in the context of issues that could easily
exploration program. Ownership issues and legal obligations
arise on files, so that attendees improve their understanding of
of acquiring seismic data in Canada will also be introduced.
those topics. The course is also designed to build the capability
Sample show and tell scenarios employing geophysics will
of attendees to assess and resolve Operating Procedure issues
demonstrate how the information acquired in this course can
more generally.
benefit a non-geophysicist.
Drilling & Production Operations
Aboriginal Affairs
November 13, 2014
November 27 & December 2, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This seminar will give a non-technical overview of oilfield oper-
This session is especially useful for those interacting with
ations in Western Canada. The major topics of drilling, well
Aboriginal governments, businesses and communities, and helps
completion, and production operations will be covered. In the
in building positive relationships to enhance effectiveness with
drilling section, the instructor will discuss drilling and other
Aboriginal people.
operations such as logging, drill stem testing, coring and cementing. The completion section will include a discussion of the
2007 CAPL Operating Procedure
November 18, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
service rig, perforating, stimulation and downhole equipment.
Production operations will cover production facilities and equipment, methods of artificial lift and enhanced recovery techniques.
This one day course is an overview of the 2007 CAPL Operating
Procedure focused specifically on the changes between the 1990
and the new document. It is meant to enable personnel to appre-
Professional Ethics: Case Studies for Landmen
December 3, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ciate substantive differences between the 1990 and the 2007
In this course the participants will consider in depth several
documents.
case studies with the goal of identifying, understanding, and
Saskatchewan P&NG Regulations
November 19, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
applying the ethical implications for the professional landman.
Consideration of the CAPL code of conduct as well as current
ethical concerns for the landman will also be a part of this course.
The seminar will provide an overview of the Saskatchewan
Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulations. Emphasis will be placed
on the land tenure system, lease continuation, posting and
Preparing for a Surface Rights Board Hearing (PSL®)
December 04, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
bidding on Crown Land. A question and answer period will follow
This course will begin by covering the types of surface rights
the presentation.
board hearings, including compensation, rent review, damage
Saskatchewan P&NG Regulations
November 20, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
claims and back rent. The next section will focus on the structure of the hearing and deal with procedural elements, evidence
taken under oath, direct and cross examination of witnesses and
questions from the board. From there the course will focus on
Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulations. Emphasis will be placed
evidentiary issues like the burden of proof and discuss privacy
on the land tenure system, lease continuation, posting and
issues before closing by discussing the orders ultimately issued
bidding on Crown Land. A question and answer period will follow
by the board.
the presentation.
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The seminar will provide an overview of the Saskatchewan
Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
December 09, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This seminar is built on the assumption that great teams
attract great team players, and that great team players on great
teams achieve more collectively than they could on their own.
Using Patrick Lencioni’s book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team as
a template, this day long seminar teaches participants how to
strengthen their teams, improve their self-awareness and sharpen
their leadership skills. The course also includes a number of practical exercises that can be used to overcome hurdles that stand in
the way of building an effective team.
Directive 056: ERCB Energy Development Applications Public
Seeking
Renewed Depth
In A
Land Services
Provider?
Consultation Requirements (PSL®)
December 10, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The AER (the “Board”) believes that appropriate notification and
public consultation must be conducted well in advance of the
submission of an application to the AER. It must be thorough
enough to allow all parties who are affected to be sufficiently
aware of not only the proposed project, but the Board process
as well. The Board believes that the public must have sufficient
information to participate meaningfully in the decision making
process, to voice their concerns and have their concerns heard
and properly addressed, and if possible, resolved. The proponents
information must be extensive, consistent, factual and must be
disclosed in a timely manner, and if the proposal is part of a larger
project, the proponent should be prepared to discuss the entire
project and explain how its components compliment other energy
development plans in the area. This seminar helps proponents
understand the public consultation requirements, expectations of
Integrity
Runs
Deep
the AER and assists companies in completing the application or
audit processes for regulatory compliance.
Negotiation Skills for Surface Land Agents (PSL®)
December 11, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This seminar will examine the common struggle we often
experience between meeting our substantive needs in the negotiation while maintaining or improving the working relationship.
This workshop also provides a number of interactive industry
related negotiation scenarios during the day that allow the partic-
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ipants an opportunity to apply the skills learned during the early
stages of the workshop. m
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2014 5k & 10k Fun Run and Road Race
The 26th annual CSPG/CSEG and CAPL 5k fun
run and 10km road race, was originally scheduled for
take the title of fastest female and male Landman. Congratulations
September 10th, but due to the winter storm that blanketed the
to both Stephanie and Justin! A special shout out to Thomas “The
city the race was rescheduled for the following week. The race gun
Rocket” Crosley who cracked the male landman podium in third
went off under sunny skies a 20° C temps and once again followed
place. Rumor on the pathway is The Rocket is already training for
the Bow River pathway system: west from the Eau Claire YMCA to
next year’s event with the hope of upsetting Justin.
This year Stephanie Cicero and Justin Kangarloo managed to
Make sure to watch the May and June 2015 Negotiator and
This year 21 CAPL members participated in the race marking one
the CAPL and CSPG websites for details on the 2015 event that is
of CAPL’s strongest showings to date.
scheduled for Wednesday September 16, 2015. We look forward to
Afterwards, participants headed over to the Calgary Curling
Club for dinner. This well organized event proves to be one of the
best bargains on Calgary’s road race calendar. For the reduced
seeing you at next year’s race. m
Dan Cicero
entry of $40.00, CAPL participants received a souvenir running
shirt, free pasta dinner, refreshments and a chance to win one of
the many category awards and draw prizes.
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the east end of Edworthy Park and then back to Eau Claire YMCA.
The Negotiator’s
Message From
the Board
the annual 9-Ball tournament at the Garage and Chad Hughes’
committee kicked off Stampede season with the Dust Up at
National. The Junior Landman, PLM Alumni and CAPL golf tournaments highlighted the summer social events thanks to Josh Wylie,
Ryan Armstrong, Craig Stayura, and their respective committee
members. The summer was capped off with the annual Trap Shoot
hosted by Hugo Potts and the Road Race and Fun Run hosted by
Dan Cicero.
I want to thank all of the volunteers and sponsors that make
Social Committee
I have had the privilege of
working with many outstanding volunteers on the various
these events possible. Not only are they a great excuse to catch
social committees during my short time
the CAPL was able to donate to local charities including the
on the Board. These individuals work
Canadian Red Cross Flood Relief Fund, the Tour for Kids Alberta,
very hard to pull together the high qual-
EvenStart for Children Foundation of Calgary and our own PLM
ity social events the CAPL is known for, ensuring the experience is
worthwhile for both our members and our valued sponsors.
This year’s social calendar was kicked off by Kevin Koopman
and his committee who organized another successful curling
up with old friends, they provide an opportunity to expand
your network and create valuable relationships with fellow
CAPL members and industry contacts. Through these events
Endowment Fund.
I encourage anyone who wants to volunteer on a social
committee to contact the Chairs listed on the CAPL website. m
bonspiel at the Calgary Winter Club. Pat Burgess and his crew
Andrew Webb
hosted another excellent squash tournament at the Glencoe Club
Secretary/Social Director
followed by Natalie Carson and Will Glass’ popular ski trip to Lake
Louise. Derek Jacobus and Matt Rasula brought out the cues for
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Roster Updates
Carrie Fyfe
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
to Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
On the Move
Sandy Gagne
Progress Land Services Ltd.
to Scott Land & Lease Ltd.
Kyle Goulet
Lightstream Resources Ltd.
to Independent
Ty Hansen
Independent
to Lightstream Resources Ltd.
Brennan Kasper
Apache Canada Ltd.
to Twin Butte Energy Ltd.
John Levson
Predator Oil Ltd.
to Secure Energy Services Inc.
Terri Martin
TAQA North Ltd.
to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.
Kent O’Shea, PSL
Pengrowth Energy Corporation
to Whitecap Resources Inc.
Rodger Perry, P.Land
South Bay Resources Canada, ULC
to Manitok Energy Inc.
W. Jason Bezruchak, PSL
Visser Consulting Ltd.
to Traverse LandGroup Ltd.
Kim Buchanan
Independent
to Jupiter Resources Inc.
Rita Byers, P.Land
Nexen Energy ULC
to Independent
James Condon, P.Land
MFC Energy Corporation
to Independent
Margaret Curts
Independent
to Pengrowth Energy Corporation
Kellie D’Hondt
Independent
to Toro Oil and Gas Ltd.
Wayne Ellis
Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.
to Crescent Point Energy Corp.
Dorothy Else
PanTerra Resources Corp.
to Ikkuma Resources Corp.
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Brad Purdy
Independent
Travis Whitlock, PSL
Chevron Canada Resources
to Chronos Resources Ltd.
to Independent
Jeff Rideout, P.Land
Independent
Joshua Wylie
Independent
to Mammoth Land Services Ltd.
to Blackbird Energy Inc.
Rich Rowe
Panterra Resources Corp.
to Ikkuma Resources Corp.
Christopher Sillito
Penn West Exploration
to TransCanada
Cliff Smiley, P.Land
Shell Canada Energy
Robert (Bob) Peers
to Independent
It is with deepest sadness that the CAPL announces the recent
Michelle Sportak
Twin Butte Energy Ltd.
to Imaginea Energy Corp.
Jeremy Thornborough
Corinthian Exploration Corp.
to Independent
m
In Memoriam
passing of a member. Robert (Bob) Peers passed away on September
22, 2014 just one day short of his 70th birthday. He is survived by
his wife Dolli and several children and grandchildren as well as
many other relatives.
Bob was born in Selkirk, Manitoba and attended the University
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of Denver on a hockey scholarship. He played hockey for the
Perry Tse
PTM Enterprises Inc.
Calgary Spurs as well as for a year in Innsbruck, Austria and
to Bow River Energy Ltd.
continued to play hockey and coach throughout his lifetime.
Murray Wade, P.Land
Devon Canada Corporation
to Independent
Kevin Walz
Lightstream Resources Ltd.
to TriOil Resources Ltd.
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various oil and gas companies throughout his career. He was also
a member of the Calgary Old Time Hockey Players Association.
Bob will be missed by all of those that had the opportunity to
know him. m
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37th Annual
CAPL Trap Shoot
you again next year on Saturday, September 12, 2015, for the 38th
edition of the CAPL annual trap shoot.
The committee, also wish to express our appreciation and
gratitude to the following sponsors for their generous support;
without them we would not be able to hold the shoot every year.
Please make sure you thank these sponsors for their generosity
The 37th Annual CAPL Trap Shoot was held, as
usual, at the AHEIA Calgary Firearms Centre
(near DeWinton) on Saturday September 6, 2014. 48 members and
the next time you are doing business with them. m
Hugo Potts, Chairman
guests showed up for the shoot this year, on a gorgeous early fall/
late summer day. Everyone was able to participate in a great day
Trophy Sponsors
of networking, camaraderie, and of course shooting the 16 yard
McMillan LLP
singles event, the Slider event, and the Handicap event, as well
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
as the usual buddy shoot and Annie Oakley. All the shooting was
Pengrowth Energy Corporation
complemented by another delicious BBQ luncheon courtesy of
Scott Land & Lease Ltd.
Viper Consulting Inc. and 302 Consulting Ltd., and Messrs. John
Total Petroleum Land Services Ltd.
Kanderka and Dave Arthur. The committee members congratulate
Mr. Ed Grandan on winning the Scott Land High Overall Trophy
Lunch Sponsors
(again), Mr. Louis Champagne on winning the Class A 16 yard
Viper Consulting Inc.
event Trophy, Mr. Matthew Rasula on winning the Total Petroleum
302 Consulting Ltd.
Land Services Slider event Trophy, Mr. Chris Lizotte on winning
the Pengrowth Energy Corporation Class A Handicap event Trophy,
Sponsors
and Mr. Spencer McKay on winning the Norton Rose Fulbright
Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association
Inaugural Participant Trophy.
Carscallan LLP
On behalf of the committee, which includes Jeff Baggs, Ryan
Edwards Land Services Ltd.
Hall, and Kyle Huntley, I would like to thank all the members
Global Raymac Surveys Inc.
and guests that came out and gave it their all this year. We’ll see
Gowlings LLP
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November Meeting Speaker
Mark Milke
Mark Milke, Ph.D. is an author, policy analyst and columnist with
Winnipeg Free Press. Mark has a PhD in International Relations
four books and dozens of studies published across Canada and
and Political Philosophy from University of Calgary, is President
internationally in the last two decades. A Senior Fellow with the
of Civitas – a Society for Ideas, chairman of the editorial board of
Fraser Institute, his work has also been published in the United
Canada’s Journal of Ideas C2C Journal, a member of the Sir Winston
States and Europe by the American Enterprise Institute, the
Churchill Society of Calgary, and a past lecturer in Political Science
Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the
at the University of Calgary.
Brussels-based Centre for European Studies. Mark’s work touches
Mark Milke’s first book was described by former Vancouver
on everything from taxes, civil rights, and private property to
Sun editor Trevor Lautens as “written with style and wit, a must
airline competition, insurance, aboriginal policy, government
for the thoughtful, and a stimulus for the forgetful.” Toronto Star
monopolies and the folly of crony capitalism to lighter topics such
columnist Carol Goar describes Mark as a “skilled researcher who
as architecture, art, and hiking.
uncovers information governments would prefer to keep hidden.”
Mark is a Saturday columnist for the Calgary Herald and
Mark lives in Calgary, and his non-professional life includes
his columns also appear in the Globe and Mail, National Post,
interests in architecture, history, art, music, mountains and
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Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun and
photography; Mark is a regular hiker, skier and runner. m
Land Acquisitions
Freehold Mineral Secialists
Surface Acquisitions
Pipeline Right-of-Way
Rental Reviews
Damage Settlements
Crown Sale Attendance
Title Registration
Potash Projects
Wind Generation Projects
Suite 201, 2629 – 29th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 2N9
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WESTERN CANADA LAND SALE and DRILLING RIG REVIEW
September 2014
Land Sale Data
5000
BriƟsh Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
4500
4000
3500
3000
Average $/Ha
Total Ha
Sold
Average
$ / Ha
BC
13,432
$1,858
AB - Foothills
19,195
$286
AB - Plains
27,466
$247
AB - Northern
52,672
$615
SK
no sale
AREA
Manitoba
MB
no sale
NOTE: Numbers are rounded
2500
2000
1500
1000
500
0
Drilling Report for Last 5 Years
Drilling Rig UƟlizaƟon Rate
70%
60%
50%
900
800
40%
700
600
Drilling
500
Down
400
Total
300
Total
Down
Drilling
200
100
0
September
2009
September
2010
September
2011
September
2012
September
2013
September
2014
30%
UƟlizaƟon Rate
20%
10%
0%
September
2009
September
2010
September
2011
September
2012
September
2013
September
2014
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Student’s Corner
Note: From May to August, 2014, the Petroleum Land Management
(PLMA) students took a break from their intense classes to gain valuable
summer job experiences in the oil and gas industry. As a result, this article refers to events that occurred in March, 2014.
Crown Land Sales
and
Freehold Mineral Leasing
The 2013/2014 school year ended with a bang!
The Petroleum Landmen Undergraduate Society (PLUS) hosted
the final event of the year, PLUS Industry Night. This event took
place on March 26, 2014, and centered on a networking session
and a panel discussion. A variety of individuals were present at
the event including the third and fourth year Petroleum Land
Management (PLMA) students, in addition to new students interested in applying to the PLMA program. Also present were several
Landmen from different companies who came to interact with the
student groups.
After
taking
some
time to network over food
and drinks, the audience
sat down and listened
SYNERGY LAND would like to remind
to the panel members
introduce
all of our CAPL colleagues that we are
ready and able to assist with your mineral
leasing needs. Several of our agents are
well versed in negotiating freehold
mineral agreements, and we attend land
sales in all of the Western Provinces.
themselves.
Following the introductions, the audience, which
was mostly students, was
able to ask the panel
questions relating to the
Land profession and the oil and gas industry. Some of the questions that were asked were: ‘What type of work will I be expected
to do when I graduate?’, ‘What is the most important piece of
Call James McCorquodale at
(403) 930-3301, and our team will help
you develop the budget and timeline
for your 2015 mineral acquisitions.
advice you can give us to help us become successful Landmen?’,
and ‘What is the difference between a Contracts Landman and a
Negotiating Landman?’
The volunteers who sat on the panel included: Greg Strachan,
Team Lead, negotiators at Nexen Energy ULC; Sharlene Tamura,
a Senior Landman at ConocoPhillips Canada, Kevin Koopman,
Marketing/Crown Manager at Scott Land & Lease Ltd., Randy Berg,
VP of Business Development and Land at Renegade Petroleum, Ltd.,
and Paul Negenman, of Lawson Lundell LLP, and a PLMA professor.
Please note that as of November 1, 2014,
Synergy Land Services Ltd.
will be located at:
200, 2710 – 17 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2A 0P6
The PLMA student group would once again like to thank
these volunteers for taking the time to provide us with some
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additional guidance with respect to this career. We look forward
to learning from you further and possibly working with you
sometime in the future!
Stay tuned for more from Student’s Corner!
Dinora Santos
Fourth Year PLMA Student
30
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The Social Calendar
Event
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
COST
(INCLUDING GST)
CONTACT NAME
CONTACT PHONE
CONTACT EMAIL
REGISTRATION
DEADLINE
CAPL November
General Meeting
13-Nov-14
5:00 PM
The Westin
$52.50 for Student
Members
$105 for non-Members
Kaitlin Polowski
(403) 237-6635
[email protected]
6-Nov-14
CAPL Christmas
Networking
10-Dec-14
04:00 PM
Calgary Petroleum
Club
Free for Student Members
$94.50 for non-Members
Karin Steers
(403) 237-6637
[email protected]
3-Dec-14
CAPL Ski Trip
30-Jan-15
TBD
Lake Louise
TBD
Natalie Carson
(403) 476-7530
[email protected]
23-Jan-15
* Please note: Registration forms can be downloaded from the CAPL website:
General Meetings: http://landman.ca/events&meetings/general_meetings.php
Social: http://landman.ca/events&meetings/social_events.php
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The Right Direction
CAPL
Calendar
of Events
Dinner:
5:00 p.m.
Where:
The Westin
320 4 Avenue S.W.
5
5
5
Cost:
Members: No Charge
Guests: $105.00 (Includes GST)
Student Members: $52.50 (Includes GST)
Board Meeting
Wednesday British Columbia Land Sale
Wednesday Manitoba Land Sale
Wednesday
Contractual Issues Relating to Acquisitions
and Divestments (am)
Wednesday Principles of Contract Drafting and Interpretation (pm)
Thursday Fiduciary Duties (am)
Thursday Indian Oil & Gas Canada (pm)
Tuesday
Remembrance Day
Wednesday Geophysics for Non Geophysicists
Thursday Aboriginal Affairs (am)
Tuesday
2007 CAPL Operating Procedure
Wednesday Alberta Land Sale
Wednesday Saskatchewan P&NG Regulations
Thursday Saskatchewan P&NG Regulations
Tue-Wed 1990 CAPL Operating Procedure Boot Camp
Thursday Drilling and Production Operations m
December
1
2
2
3
3
4
9
10
10
11
17
25
26
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November 13, 2014
Speaker: Mark Milke, Ph.D.
Author, policy analyst and columnist
November
4 Tuesday
5
6
6
11
12
13
18
19
19
20
25, 26
27
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November
Meeting
Saskatchewan Land Sale
Tuesday
Board Meeting
Tuesday
Drilling & Production Operations
Wednesday Alberta Land Sale
Wednesday Professional Ethics: Case Studies for Landmen
Thursday Preparing for a Surface Rights Board Hearing (PSL®)
Tuesday
Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Wednesday British Columbia Land Sale
Wednesday
Directive 056: AER Energy Development Applications
Public Consultation Requirements (PSL®)
Thursday Negotiation Skills for Surface Land Agents (PSL®)
Wednesday Alberta Land Sale
Thursday Christmas Day
Friday
Boxing Day m
Monday
All student members and guests will be required to purchase a ticket.
Registration form is available on the CAPL website. Email responses to
Kaitlin Polowski at [email protected] Please purchase tickets prior
to noon on November 6, 2014. m
December
Meeting
December 10, 2014
CAPL Christmas Networking
Reception: 4:00 p.m.
Where:
Calgary Petroleum Club
319 – 5 Avenue S.W.
Cost:
Members: No Charge
Student Members: Free (Designated Meeting)
Guests $94.50 (incl. $4.50 GST)
All members are required to confirm their attendance by email.
Only guests are required to purchase a ticket. Guest tickets will be sent to
the member with an invoice. Jacket required (no jeans or T-shirts) please.
Registration please email [email protected] Please confirm your attendance by emailing before noon on December 3, 2014
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