PipelinerX: Pipeline Regulation, Standards & Consultation

Interactive ONLINE Module Series

Next Offering: Fall 2024

Pipeline Integrity Institute within the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia is excited to provide an NEW five module series taught by experts in the field, Ken Paulson and Tran Mah-Paulson.

What will the courses cover?

A robust foundational knowledge of pipeline systems and a strong grasp of the issues facing pipelines today – issues ranging from the importance of today’s pipeline infrastructure to effective and collaborative indigenous consultation.

Improve leader’s pipeline safety senses, through improving their pipeline lifecycle understanding, including:

1) how pipelines are designed and constructed,

2) how to use management systems, and

3) how to positively interact with Government and regulatory agencies.

The PipelinerX experience brings leaders through five sessions with content ranging from the high-level context of today’s infrastructure in Canada to a discussion of many key areas of pipeline design, construction, consultation, and regulation.

Who should attend?

  • Those who want to gain a large breadth of understanding of the pipeline industry, and
  • Those working in environmental sciences, engineering, land, operations, construction and integrity with regulatory agencies, government ministries, the pipeline industry including owners/operators, suppliers, technical staff, and manufacturers.

Registration Fees:

2022 Registration Fees: $170.00 CAN per module, or $700.00 CAN for all 5 modules.

**PII Partners will save additional $50.00 when registering for full 5 modules** 


PII PARTNER REGISTRATION HERE (PII Partner? …Employees of FortisBC, BCOGC, Enbridge, Trans Mountain, TC Energy, Evraz, Shawcor, Michels Canada and a member of YEIP) (coming soon)

Module 1: ‘No More Pipelines?!’

October 11, 2022 (12:00-2:00pm PST) ONLINE FORMAT

Deeper understanding of the integration of pipelines in the Canadian economy and energy supply grid. Additional perspective around the practical implications of emerging issues.

Module 2: ‘Is It Safe or Will It Explode?’

October 18, 2022 (12:00-2:00pm PST) ONLINE FORMAT

Appreciation of the extensive engineering controls applied to pipelines during design and construction. Basic understanding of pipeline design and construction.

Module 3: ‘What..? We Need A System?’

October 25, 2022 (12:00-2:00pm PST) ONLINE FORMAT

Understanding of management systems required for Canadian pipeline systems today – how these systems are connected and their essential role in pipeline safety and environmental protection.

Module 4: ‘Understanding Consultation’

November 1, 2022 (12:00-2:00pm PST) ONLINE FORMAT

Basic understanding of Indigenous consultation from a historical context and how landmark rulings are necessitating rapid changes in the collective understanding of how we can work respectfully with Indigenous Peoples moving forward.

Module 5: ‘Who Knew – Regulations are Fascinating!

November 8, 2022 (12:00-2:00pm PST) ONLINE FORMAT

Understanding of how Governments ensure safety and environmental protection through the extensive regulatory requirements applied to the pipeline sector in Canada. Appreciation of opportunities for regulatory enhancement and approvals and skills necessary to engage productively with Regulators and Government at all levels.

Module Series Outline 2022 found here.

Pipeline Integrity Institute Partners and Sponsors of this Module Series

For further registration inquiries:

Please see Course Flyer or contact us.

Pipeline Integrity Institute Partners and Course Sponsors: 

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