Understanding the Surface World


  • May 24, 2017 from 8:30am to 4:30pm


This course is provided for professionals such as mineral landmen, engineers, geologists and other project managers who either work with their surface land department or manage their surface land group as part of a larger team.  Individuals new to the land industry would also benefit from this course; some knowledge of surface land is beneficial but not required.


The course is designed to provide an overview of how the surface land department works by examining the surface land process from project kick-off to licensing.  Areas discussed include the acquisition process on both private property and crown lands, applicable acts and regulations, compensation calculations, documentation requirements and addendums, survey plans, AER participant involvement and consultation requirements, AER non-routine license applications, Surface Rights Board applications and how to use these processes to gain access to land.  While the focus of the course will be from an Alberta perspective, much of the material is relevant to other jurisdictions also.

Registration Fee includes beverages and snacks.


Andrew Fulford, PSL

Andrew Fulford is currently employed at Birchcliff Energy Ltd. as the Manager of Surface Land.  He has been active in surface land since 1985 and has experience managing surface land teams at both large and small energy companies and at land brokerages.  Recently Andrew has been an instructor at CAPL, SAIT and CAPLA and has designed various courses for certificate programs, seminars and on-line training programs.

Len Moriarity, P.Land

Mr. Moriarity is currently Stakeholder Relations, Surface Land Manager at Jupiter Resources Inc.  In the past eighteen years he has supervised/managed small to large company's Land departments working closing with administrators, coordinators and land agents.  He has worked in the Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Western United States and briefly in the Oil Sands.  In addition to supporting a number of exploration and operations teams he actively contributes to making changes with regulators.  Mr. Moriarity has his P.Land designation and is a licensed land agent.

CAPL Credits: 6 Credits
AAPL Credits: 6 Credits
Fee: CAPL Member $350 plus GST
  Non-Member $450 plus GST
This course is Complete.