Martin Vandenbeld

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Following graduation from SAIT as a Certified Engineering Technologist, Martin spent 30 years with the Alberta Energy Regulator (and predecessor Boards) in various roles, including as an AER Board appointed Examiner and Section Leader and Senior Advisor. As an Examiner, Martin conducted numerous landowner public hearings on behalf of the Board throughout Alberta, and he was the designated signatory to approve industry permit applications for all well, facility and pipelines.

Recognized as a subject matter expert on pipelines, Martin was also responsible for the development and implementation of the AER Directive 56, Integrated Application Registry, Planning and Proliferation Guidelines and worked extensively with landowners, Municipalities, multi-stakeholder groups, First Nations to inform, educate on regulatory compliance of processes and requirements as they pertain to the oil & gas industry.
Upon leaving the AER, Martin worked for 7 years with Shell, leading a team of Regulatory Specialists in obtaining all needed regulatory approvals for Shell projects across Canada. His team assisted project managers in developing projects ranging in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Martin also worked overseas as the Environmental and Social Performance Manager in Iraq. Upon return to Canada, Martin led a team of Environmental Coordinators and developed and implemented a comprehensive regulatory compliance model.

Martin is an industry recognized subject matter expert in the assessment, interpretation, and provision of AER, AUC, NEB, and OGC regulatory statutes, and has been a guest speaker and instructor at SAIT, Olds College, Enform, CAPP, CAPL and numerous seminars, public forums and multi-stakeholder groups.

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