Crude Oil Transportation

Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta, 1110, 833 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3T5 [Map]
Date and Time: June 18, 2019 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MST


As a broker, underwriter, or adjuster you will gain an understanding of the issues related to Crude Oil Transportation, the Regulations as well as the Insurance Coverage.

    Transportation Introduction:
  • Types of Petroleum Products and their Properties
  • Transported Petroleum and Associated Products
  • Other Transported Fluids, Solids and Chemicals
  • Drilling fluids
  • Overview of Petroleum Transportation in Canada

    Regulatory Framework:
  • Federal
  • Provincial
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

    Train Transportation:
  • Size and Specifications of Tank Cars
  • Safety Requirements
  • Labelling Requirements
  • Loading and Offloading Terminals
  • Emergency Response Planning Specific to Trains

    Truck Drivers:
  • Driver Training

  • Truck Sizes
  • Truck and Tank Requirements and Certification
  • Repair Requirements

    Truck Transportation:
  • Loading Facilities
  • Terminals
  • Loading and Unloading Requirements

    Emergency Response Planning:
  • Design and Requirements of an Emergency Response Plan
  • Spills and Clean-up
  • Commodity Disposal

         Crude Oil Transporation - Insurance Topics:


  • Dilbit
  • Absolute Liability


  • Tank Car Leases


  • Fleet management
  • Carrier Profiles
  • Transporation of dangerous goods
  • Tanker Engineering
  • TPL Auto v. CGL & CEF


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: 8:00 a.m.
Presentation: 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2 x 15 minute breaks
Includes Lunch, beverages and snacks

CE Credits: AIC Course ID # 51096, 6.5 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.

Register by May 18, 2019 to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing. 

Registration deadline June 11, 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.

PRICES BELOW ARE BEFORE TAX. (For on-line registrants, please ensure you are being charged the correct price as shown below)


Pricing for this seminar varies based on your membership. Prices exclude tax

Fee Description Amount
Graduate $280.00
Member $300.00
Non Member(+$90 membership applied at checkout) $300.00