Oil & Gas - Learning From Losses and their Insurance Implications (MST)


Regina, SK [Map]
Date and Time: May 26, 2022 9: a.m. - 12:15 p.m. MST

 *This is the registration page for IISK members. Please register with your local Institute office for IIBC, IISA, IINA,IIM


This course is considered to be a secondary level to the Basic Oil and Gas course previously taught by the George Sutherland and Arnie Zippel.  This session will cover six specific case studies of common Oil and Gas losses resulting from cold weather conditions, corrosion, erosion, faulty workmanship and poor training and or supervision.

Insurance topics include:

- Gross Negligence in oilfield contracts
- Indemnity Agreements and the JOA
- Pollution on/off lease site
- Overlapping Insurance policies
- Exclusion of Faulty Workmanship and Consequential Loss

In each case study we will provide an overview of the loss, provide detail on root causes and explain basic industry best practices.  Then as part of the case study, a review will be completed of the insurance concepts relating to the specific loss.


George Sutherland has over thirty years of experience in all facets of petroleum technology, project management, needs assessments and training, having worked extensively in Asia, South America, Africa and Canada. As head of the Petroleum Technology Department at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for eight years, he successfully managed a program with 500 full and part-time students per year. During the last thirty years he has conducted numerous workshops internationally and in Canada on all aspects of petroleum technology for participants from over 70 countries. He has designed petroleum engineering curriculums for schools in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan and carried out Petroleum Engineering Needs Assessments for Universities and Governments in Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Iraq,Nigeria and Pakistan. 

Arnie Zippel, B.Comm, CIP : Arnie has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years. The insurance business has provided a variety of learning opportunities for him, from underwriting to managing, marketing, and product development. Recently retired, Arnie has worked with Intact Insurance, and prior as Branch Manager at Travelers Canada and as Manager of Market Segmentation at AXA Pacific Insurance, Arnie lead the underwriting team's  training and development in specialized classes of commercial business, including oil and gas, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, public sector and other significant Western Canadian industries and institutions.


Registration:  8:45 a.m.
Presentation: 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
1 x 15 minute break

Registration Deadline: May 19, 2022

Fees: Insurance Institute membership required

Graduate           $85 
IISK Member     $100
Non Member     $100+$85 New Member (includes membership exp May 31, 2023)

Corporate Rate: $80 per attendee for groups of 5 or more (membership is additional for non-members).  To register with a corporate rate, please contact iismail@insuranceinstitute.ca.

CE Credits: 3 CE Hours General & Adjuster Please be aware that tardy arrival to or early departure from any seminar or, in the case of a webinar an incomplete session as a result of unresolvable technical difficulties, will preclude IISK from issuing a CE certificate for the seminar.

Cancellation Policy:   Participant substitutions accepted up to 24 hours prior to webinar (substitute must be current member). IISK reserves the right to cancel the webinar due to unforeseen circumstances.

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