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.Â 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.Â 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.Â While the focus of the course will be from an Alberta perspective, much of the material is relevant to other jurisdictions also.
Andrew is currently employed at Birchcliff Energy Ltd. as the Surface Land Manager. Andrew has been involved with surface since 1985 and has experience managing surface land groups both in-house and at land brokerages. He teaches several courses for CAPL, CAPLA and in the past was a course developer and instructor for SAIT"s Land Administration program.
Len is the Stakeholder Relations Manager at Jupiter Resources Inc. In this role, Len also manages Jupiter"s compliance-related activities with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). Over the past twenty years, Len has managed land departments for private and public companies engaged in upstream and midstream operations throughout North America - working closely with landowners, Indigenous Communities, and other stakeholders. He has appeared as a witness at public hearings before the Alberta Surface Rights Board and has participated in alternative dispute resolution programs administered by the Alberta Surface Rights Board and the AER. Len has worked in most jurisdictions in Canada as well as the Western United States to facilitate energy project development. In addition to supporting a number of exploration andÂ operations teams, he actively contributes to making changes with regulators. Len has his P.Land designation and is a licensed land agent. Â