This course is intended for industry personnel who require a detailed understanding of the surface documents used in the oil and gas industry. Those of interest will have desire for a greater understanding of the different surface documents available.
This course is for the purposes of having detailed discussions about land agreements that are most commonly used during the surface acquisition process. Types of agreements include the Alberta Surface Lease, Alberta Right-of-Way Agreement, Amendments, Damage Releases, and Temporary Work Space Agreements. Other miscellaneous surface documents will be discussed as to when, where and how they are to be used. This course also covers the basic concepts of contract law, the Dower Act, Surface Rights Act, and Land Agent"s Licensing Act, and how these relate to surface land acquisition.
Nikki has over 20 years of oil and gas experience in Mineral and Surface negotiations at several energy companies. She is currently Manager of Integrity and Operations at Aim Land Services Ltd. Nikki is an active member of CAPL and AAPL. For CAPL, she was chairman of the Field Acquisition and Management Committee and the Education Committee Team Lead, New Surface Course Development. She was a member of the CAPL Board of Directors from 2010 to 2017, serving as Professionalism Director, Finance Director, Member Services Director, Vice President, President and Past President. Nikki currently represents CAPL on the AAPL Board and is a member of the AAPL Membership and Publications committees. Nikki is the Chair for CAPL"s Energy in Action committee. Nikki developed and teaches the Surface Rights & Regulations Overview course in the Petroleum Land Business Extension Certificate Program at Mount Royal University.