January 2017

Oil and Transportation on the West Coast: Integrity and Response

Organized by the APEGBC Vancouver Island Branch

Please Note
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Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact the Vancouver Island Branch, at [email protected] for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Ramada Duncan Hotel - Driftwood Room, 140 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, BC
Formerly the Travelodge, it is located on the east side of Trans-Canada Highway. Coming from north, turn-off is at median across from Save On Foods.
Presenter: Graham Adams, P.Eng.,
Integrity Engineer, Pipeline Integrity Management, Stantec Consulting Ltd.,

Michael Lowry,
Manager, Communications, Western Canada Marine Response Corp.
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: APEGBC Member and Guest: $33.33 + GST = $35.00
EIT/GIT and Student Member Price: $19.05 + GST = $20.00

Price includes GST. Cash Bar is available until 6:30 PM. 
Contact: Fritz Fernandez, P.Eng., Duncan Representative
Phone: 250.480.9753
Email: [email protected]
Important Dates: Please register by 4:00 PM on Monday, January 23, 2017.
Please join the Vancouver Island Branch for our Duncan dinner meeting titled "Oil Transportation on the West Coast - Integrity and Response". In recent years, pipelines, oil spill preparedness, and response capability have become a topic of significant discussion and scrutiny on the West Coast of Canada. A close look from subject matter experts seeks to clarify a few critical aspects and help participants gain insight into key measures currently in place.


5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Registration and networking
6:15 PM – 6:15 PM: Branch business and announcements
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Buffet dinner  
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Presentations

Thank you to our Sponsor: 

Graham Adams is a pipeline integrity engineer who will be presenting an overview of integrity management practices for pipelines, including threat assessment, fitness-for-service assessments, and inspection and maintenance planning.

Michael Lowry will discuss how Western Canada Response Corporation (WCMRC) is preparing to meet the challenges of providing world class marine spill response within the changing risk and regulatory environment. He will discuss new technologies both in clean-up and in spill response mapping and planning. WCMRC is the Response Organization certified to respond to marine oil spills along British Columbia’s 27,000 km of coastline. First established in 1976 as an industry co-op, it became Canada’s first certified response organization in 1995 under the current federal spill response regime.

Disclaimer: This event is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Please do not drink and drive.

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