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AGAT Presents: Science and Technology Talks 2019 - CALGARY


AGAT Presents: Science and Technology Talks 2019 - CALGARY

CALGARY - January 25th, 2019

Fairmont Palliser

133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2M3

EDMONTON - February 6th, 2019

Fairmont Hotel McDonald

10065 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6 


AGAT Laboratories' Science and Technology Talks 2019 offer the opportunity for industry professionals to join together to learn and discuss relevant topics in the Energy, Environmental, Industrial and Health and Safety Sectors. Additionally, it offers an opportunity to present their unique challenges and questions to our industry leaders from a variety of backgrounds such as governmental, laboratory, energy and environmental consulting professions.

Seminar registration opens at 7:15 AM on each day and will include a number of presentations, breakfast, lunch and networking breaks throughout the day.


This event is highly recommended for all industry professionals who have an interest in environmental, energy, and health and safety. This includes, engineers, producers, operators, environmental managers, environmental consulting firms, property developers, governmental/regulatory bodies, engineering firms and more.


Delegates may be eligible for Professional Development Credits, please inquire directly with the organization that you are a member with.

Confirmed associations:

Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA)

Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA)

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

Environmental Careers Organization Canada (Eco Canada)

Alberta Society of Professional Biologist (ASPB)

Each hour of talks attended at the seminars count as 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH). 

Environmental Stream

January 25th - Calgary,  February 6th - Edmonton

7:15 - Registration and Breakfast

8:10 - 8:15 Introduction and AGAT Technical Update

8:20 - 9:00 End of Life Abandonment and Reclamation in the Upstream Oil and Gas Sector - The Redwater Decision / Status and Implications of Bill C-69 - An Act to Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to Amend the Navigation Protection Act, Ken Lenz, Partner, and Brad Gilmour, Partner, Bennet Jones LLP

9:05 - 09:30 Update on Liability Initiatives, Robert Wadsworth, Vice President, Closure & Liability, Alberta Energy Regulator

9:35 - 10:00 Update from the Orphan Well Association, Lars De Pauw, M.Sc., P.Eng., Executive Director, Orphan Well Association

Coffee Break (Checkout of Rooms)

10:25 - 10:50 Area-Based Closure, Bryan Yu, P.Eng., Staff Well Abondonment Engineer, Husky Energy

10:55 - 11:20 Hydrovac Material Management, Dalene Meier, Environment Technical Specialist, Alberta Energy Regulator

11:25 - 11:50 Augmenting Traditional Analysis of Plume Chemistry with Advanced Geostatistics, John Banks, P.Chem., Principal Chemist, and Parker J. Banks, B.A.Sc., SWAT Consulting Inc. 

Full Course Lunch

12:55 - 13:20 Consideration in a Changing Climate, Lisa Neville, Ph.D., Director, Technical Sciences, AGAT Laboratories

13:25 - 13:50 Analytical Decision Trees: An Adaptive Management Approach to Analytical Testing for the Identification and Delineation of an Oil Spill, Shaun Toner, P.Biol., PMP, Senior Environmental Scientist, Matrix Solutions Inc.

Coffee Break

14:10 - 14:35 Wetland Policy Field Perspective, Kristen Andersen, PWS, P.Biol., CPESC, Senior Environmental Scientist, Associated Environmental Consultants Inc.

14:40 - 15:05 Interpretation is More than Tabulation, Court Sandau, PhD, P.Chem, Principal, Chemistry Matters and Tom Knapik, P.Eng., Manager, Environment, Plain Midstream Canada

15:10 - 15:35 Alberta Environment and Parks Regulatory Update, Gordon Dinwoodie, Land Reclamation Specialst, Alberta Environment and Parks

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