Wellsite Abandonment

Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta

1110, 833 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3T5 [Map]
Date and Time: May 14, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm MST


As a broker, underwriter, or adjuster you will gain an understanding of the issues related to Well Abandonment, the Regulations and Inspection requirements.

    Well Status:
  • Dry Hole
  • Producing Wells
  • Suspended Wells
  • Abandoned Wells

  • Emergency Preparedness Requirements

      Downhole Equipment and Abandonment:
    • Typical Downhole Equipment for Producing Wells
    • Oil
    • Natural Gas

      Abandonment Requirements
    • Downhole procedures

      Drilling Waste Management
    • Disposal Procedures
    • Drilling Waste Inspections
    • Oilfield Waste Liability Program
    • Disposal Well Requirements
    • Swan Hills Waste Recovery

    Surface Equipment
    Surface Clean Up & Reclamation
    Orphan Well Fund
    Surface Development in Proximity to Abandoned Wells.

    Insurance Topics Include:

    • CGL Exclusions
              - Oil & Gas Limitation Endorsement
              - MSA Agreements
    • Nuclear Exclusion & Radioactive Isotopes used in oil & gas
                          - Pollution Exclusions
              - Absolute Exclusion
              - Sudden & Accidental Coverage
              - Contractors Pollution Coverage
    • Environmental Impairment Liability (EIL)
    • Professional Liability Exclusion
    • Errors & Omissions Liability
              - Claims Made vrs Occurrence
    • Transportation of Dangerous Good - Reclamation & Removal
              - Automobile
    • Control of Well (OEE) & Abandonment
    • Claims Examples

    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. 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: 8:15 a.m.
    Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    2 x 15 minute breaks
    Includes Lunch, beverages and snacks

    CE Credits: AIC Course ID # 51098, 6 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 IISA from issuing a CE certificate for the seminar.

    Registration deadline May 8, 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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