Advanced Surface Rights (PSL®)


  • November 21, 2017 from 8:30am to 4:30pm


This seminar is directed towards members of industry with 5 or more years experience and is intended to summarize and describe all facets of surface rights within the oil and gas business. Registrants should consider Introduction to Surface Rights or at least 5 years of field experience as a prerequisite for this course.


The course will provide a complete overview of surface rights and will be structured as follows:

  1. History
  2. Contrast of Surface Rights and Mineral Rights
  3. Land Titles
  4. Land Agents
  5. Operators/Lessees
  6. Documents
  7. Application for Right of Entry
  8. Application for Well License/Pipeline Permit
  9. Reclamation
  10. Surrender/Termination of Interest

Registration Fee includes beverages and snacks.


Heidi Meldrum 

Heidi completed her articles with Swist & Company in 2004.  She joined Parlee McLaws in 2006, when Swist & Company joined the firm.  Heidi's oil & gas practice is focused in the areas of oil and gas development and surface rights relating to wellsites, facilities and pipelines, including licensing, surface access, and  reclamation issues under the jurisdiction of the Surface Rights Board (SRB), and the Alberta Energy Regulator.  In 2013, she opened her own practice, Surface Rights Law Office.  Her experience in these areas includes dealing with courts and administrative tribunals, and coordination and preparation of regulatory documents for oil and gas operators, including license application packages and right of way entry application packages.  Professional Associations and Memberships:  Member, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Expropriation Association and the CAPL.

Wendy Ross

Wendy is a Surface Land Consultant with twenty-five years regulatory and surface acquisition experience in the jurisdictions of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.  She appeared as a witness at public hearings before the Energy Conservation Board (ERCB) and the Alberta Surface Rights Board (SRB).  Wendy has demonstrated success in mediation and interested based negotiation, through practical experience and providing guidance to the ERCB through membership on the ERCB ADR Advisory Committee.  She has extensive experience in developing and maintaining relationships with First Nations and Metis communities and their leadership in order to facilitate energy development.

CAPL Credits: 6 Credits
AAPL Credits: 6 Credits
Fee: CAPL Member $350 plus GST
  Non-Member $450 plus GST
This course has been Cancelled.