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Oil and Gas Best Management Practices Symposium

Best Management Best Practices for Oil and Gas Development in the North
Inuvik, NT 2007

The Government of the Northwest Territories, the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, the Yukon Government and the Inuvialuit Game Council co-hosted the second annual symposium on Best Practices for Oil and Gas Development in the North. The symposium was an exciting opportunity for oil and gas industry operators, their contractors, Aboriginal communities, regulatory agencies, management and co-management bodies and boards and NGO’s to meet and discuss issues with each other and to help each other understand the challenges and progress made in operating in unique environments.


Best Management Practices 2005 ConferenceOil and Gas Best Management Practices Symposium
Whitehorse, Yukon 2005

The Oil and Gas Best Management Practices Symposium was held in Whitehorse, Yukon on April 25 to 27, 2005. The symposium agenda  97 KB, poster abstracts and presentation abstracts are posted on this page.

If you would like to obtain a copy of these presentations, please email Kirstie Simpson, Sustainable Resource Development Coordinator with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources Oil and Gas and Mineral Resources Division.


2005 Poster Abstracts

Posters: Snowmobiles and Caribou; Industrial Disturbance on Caribou; Devon’s 2D and 3D Seismic Projects in the Eagle Plains and Kotaneelee Areas - Best Management Practices for Minimizing Disturbance; Landslides and Climate Change; Arctic Alpine Seeds; Interactive Geological Mapping Project; Yukon Oil and Gas Resource Assessments; Seismic Surveys in the Whitehorse Trough. Download a copy of the poster abstracts  25 KB.


2005 Presentation Abstracts

Download the following presentation abstracts  245 KB

  • Yukon’s Development Assessment Process (DAP) – Status and Implications to the Oil & Gas Industry
    Diane Brent, Development Assessment Coordinator, Department of Energy Mines & Resources, Government of Yukon
  • An Oil and Gas Perspective on a Changing Environment
    Ian Scott, CAPP
  • Evolving Approaches to Minimize the Footprint of the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry
    Ian Scott, CAPP
  • Barriers to the Deployment of Environmental Technologies in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
    Denis Gaudet, PTAC
  • Oil and Gas Development on Alaska’s North Slope: The Role of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Jim Zelenak, Project Planning Branch, Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office
  • The Development of an Ecological Landscape Model for Yukon Oil and Gas Best Management Practices
    Kirstie Simpson, Oil, Gas & Mineral Resources Division, Energy Mines & Resources, Yukon Government
  • TransCanada and Environmental Stewardship in the Boreal Forest
    Karen Etherington, Community Safety & Environment, TransCanada Pipelines
  • Footprint Reduction in Alaska North Slope Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
    Mark Major, ConocoPhillips, Alaska, Inc.
  • Understanding, Evaluation and Application of Indigenous Knowledge in Oil and Gas Exploration: Applicant and Regulatory/Affected Party Perspectives
    Gordon Brower, North Slope Borough Planning Department and Mark Major, ConocoPhillips, Alaska, Inc.
  • How Songbirds are Affected by Seismic Lines
    Craig Machtans, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada
  • The Boreal Caribou Committee and the Hay Zama Wetlands Committee – a Multiparty Collaborative Approach to the Development of Industrial Guidelines for Woodland Caribou Habitat and Operation in a Sensitive Wetland in Northern Alberta
    Pat Cabezas, Hay-Zama Committee and the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society
  • Woodland Caribou – Use of Empirical Models to Maintain and Restore Habitat and Mitigate Risks
    Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow, University of Alberta
  • Regional Response of Boreal Birds to the Energy Sector Footprint
    Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow, University of Alberta
  • Caribou and Development in the Carcross Winter Range
    Rob Florkiewicz, Department of Environment, Government of Yukon
  • Flying in Sheep Country
    Jean Carey, Department of Environment, Government of Yukon
  • Preventing Wildlife Injuries from Right-of-Way Brushing
    Morris George, Department of Environment, Yukon Government
  • Environmental Study Programs and Research Sponsored by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
    Caryn Rea, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
  • The Use of Biophysical Mapping in Integrated Land Use Planning and Resource Management: the North Yukon Biophysical Mapping Project
    Caryn Rea, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. and Shawn Francis, North Yukon Planning Commission
  • The Oil and Gas Business from a Forester's Point of View: Changes and best practices we are seeing on the ground
    Myles Thorp, Forest Management Branch, Yukon Government
  • Enbridge Norman Wells to Zama Pipeline Monitoring: An Overview of Monitoring Results Since Construction in 1981
    Shaun Kavajecz, Enbridge Energy Company Inc.
  • Best Management Practices Associated with Stream Crossings
    P. Tobler and R.J. Redden,  Environmental Dynamics Inc.
  • Mackenzie Delta Low Ground Pressure Vehicle Trial
    ConocoPhillips Canada
  • Soil Bioengineering for Restoration of Difficult Sites
    David F. Polster, Polster Environmental Services Ltd.
  • Yukon Oil and Gas: Where have we been … where are we going?
    Debra Wortley, Oil and Gas Management Branch, Yukon Government