Oil & Gas: From Exploration to Production to Insurance

Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta

1110, 833 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3T5 [Map]
Date and Time: February 12, 2019 8:15am - February 13, 2019 4:30pm MST


As a broker, underwriter, or adjuster are you involved in Oilfield Risks? Do you ever wonder exactly what processes are involved in the oil industry in Alberta? Have you ever been confused by oilfield terminology? Are you confused by figuring out the insurance coverages? If so we’ve planned the perfect two day session for you with two topic sections: O&G-The Technical Side and O&G-The Insurance Side.

O&G-THE TECHNICAL SIDE: We will first delve into the technical aspects of O&G exploration & production. This portion of the session will take you through the processes and contractors involved from drilling to pipelines and refineries:

  • An Understanding of Drilling, Completion and Workover Technology and the associated Risks
  • Replacement Costs of Equipment
  • The current level of activity in Alberta and Western Canada
  • The number of people employed for each type of activity
  • Training and certification requirements for people working in the Upstream Petroleum Industry
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Insurance Issues, Examples and Case Studies of Upstream Petroleum Activities

We will also cover how the Emergency Response Planning is managed in the oil patch with the use of the operatives that are in place and its use as a loss mitigation process, discussion relating to hydrofracking, and some discussion on heavy oil (although it is not a focus of his session we will touch on it as insite production now represent over 50% production in Alberta). (for a full outline of the O&G technical topics covered please email IISA)

Presenter: 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 twenty-seven 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, Nigeria and Pakistan.

O&G-THE INSURANCE SIDE: The afternoons will provide you with an introduction to the insurance side of the Oil & Gas Industry and will help you to understand the different types of Oil & Gas classes written and enable you to propose to your customer’s suitable coverages for liability, property, and auto exposures. You will learn about basic coverage, typical well exposures, claims examples, and prevention tactics.

Presenter: 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. Currently working 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 & gas, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, public sector and other significant Western Canadian industries and institutions.


Registration: 8:00am
Lunch, coffee, and snacks included on both days

CE Credits:
AIC Course ID #38182, 13.25 CE Hours General & Adjuster Please be aware that tardy arrival to or early departure from any seminar.

Registration Deadline:  February 5, 2019


Sorry, no refunds issued, with the exception of an incomplete session as a result of unresolvable technical difficulties. Substitution of another person is acceptable - please notify us of such changes so CE records can be adjusted appropriately. IISA reserves the right to cancel this seminar due to unforeseen extenuating circumstances - in such an event, all fees will be refunded.

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