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CAPPA Seminar: EPAP CAI Process – Unlock the Potential

May 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

8:30 am – 4:00pm

Venue: University of Calgary, Downtown Campus, 906 – 8th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB

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Day of Registration: 7:45 – 8:15

Meals provided: Light breakfast snack, morning coffee break, Lunch, afternoon coffee break

Please advise of any dietary restrictions


  1. To enable a facilitative workshop specific to the EPAP Compliance Assessment process.
  2. To provide PA’s the tools and techniques to manage the CAI process proactively, rather than just “react” to Petrinex workflows.

Attendees need to bring:

  1. Their own laptops, with their most recent EPAP CAI report. (For those not currently involved, unemployed, or consultants who may wish to attend, bringing your own data is optional.)
  2. List of questions they have about specific CAIs (optional).

Seminar format:

The entire seminar course content will be delivered via PowerPoint presentation.

During the seminar various excel spreadsheets will be used to engage in a discussion of working documentation.

Learning outcomes/value delivered:

At a general level, attendees will:

  1. Understand the EPAP Compliance Assessment process and how it fits into broader compliance with volumetric reporting.
  2. Know indicator intent, categories, weight, and how to prioritize indicators for resolution.
  3. Appreciate the unlocked potential with this process, namely the harnessing of the monthly reports for:
    • Improved PA processes.
    • Better communication with field staff.
    • Controls self-assessment, which can ultimately be provided to EPAP auditors.
    • Reporting results on annual basis to Management.

At a company-specific level, attendees will:

  1. Know how their own CAI report compares against industry average.
  2. Understand how to investigate/resolve their own most serious/concerning CAIs.
  3. Share their own experience/knowledge with peers in the PA profession.


MORNING (8:30 to noon)

Format: Presentation with reference to excel spreadsheets

  1. Introduction to the EPAP Compliance Assessment process.
    1. What are CAIs.
    2. How CAIs fit into your EPAP.
    3. CAI Categories and Weights.
    4. Regulator expectations of the CAI process:
      • AER
      • SK ER – and a discussion around differences between AB and SK.
    5. CAI Intent – We will review 5-6 EPAP areas (Themes) under which CAI’s can be grouped and discuss each area a bit.
      • Proration
      • Field Records and Trucked Volumes
      • Fuel/Flare/Vent
      • Master Data
      • PA Calculations
      • Monthly Reporting
  2. CAI List Review
    • We will review a spreadsheet with all CAIs and see how the “Intent” in Part e above, can be used to map each CAI to an EPAP area (Theme), and how a PA can use that information.
    • Attendees will bring their own experience to accepting and/or challenging the Instructor’s mapping of CAIs to EPAP Themes.
    • Result: We will have mapped each CAI to an EPAP area.
    • For the afternoon session, we will identify a list of Top-10 CAIs that generally cause heartache and/or are most often targeted for follow-up by the Regulators.
    • The results from this exercise will be used to drive the afternoon session

AFTERNOON (1 – 4pm)

Format: Workshop

  1. CAI Process Management (what the entire process can be used for):
    • From a Regulators point of view:
      • General follow-up
      • Targeted/producer-specific follow-up
      • Why a Regulator would decide to target
    • And as a producer:
    •  THE “P R V R” life-cycle: Prevent, Resolve, Validate and Report. We will review a process life-cycle.
      • Note: We will at this point have mapped all CAIs to Themes and selected our Top-10 most problematic CAIs.
      • We will now review the P R V R life-cycle

P (Prevent): How to prevent the Top-10 through implementation of controls.

We will:

  • Engage in group discussion of controls that can prevent the Top-10.
  • Attendees will share process/controls they have in place.

R (Resolve): Through investigation and often in working with Field Staff.

We will:

  • Identify specific steps to investigating and resolving Top-10 items.
  • Understand why 90% plus of producers ONLY resolve, without addressing the other 3 elements of the CAI life-cycle (PRVR)

V (Validate): In using CAIs to self-assess controls.

We will:

  • Review a process through which EPAP controls can be self-assessed using the monthly CAI reports.

R (Report): Aggregate results for the EPAP year.

We will:

  • Review what to report.
  • Review how to report it.
  • Walk through bar charts/pie charts, etc. and use of pivot tables to generate the data.
  • Discuss how PA’s can use the report to demonstrate value to Senior Management (as proactive managers of a tool, rather than reactive responders to workflows).


Ali Hasnain

Ali Hasnain is the Audit Project Manager with Ener-Controls Audit Services Inc.

Ali has over 20 years of Internal Audit and Measurement/PA expertise. From 2008 through 2011, Ali served as Team Lead of Production Audit at the AER, where he led the design and development of EPAP requirements and played a key role in leading EPAP education for producers in Alberta.

From 2016-2017, Ali was trusted by SK Energy and Resources (ER) to deliver EPAP training and program development for ER staff in Regina.  Since 2011, Ali has assisted well over 200 producers with EPAP compliance, close to 20% of all producers in Western Canada.


Members $429 plus GST

Non-members $519 plus GST

Please note there are no walk-up onsite registrations.

Registration deadline: Noon, May 17, 2019

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations must be received by email to office@cappa.org in order to cancel event registration.

The following refund policy applies to this event:

Full refunds will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to midnight on May 9, 2019

A 50% refund will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to midnight on May 15, 2019

Refunds will not be given after May 15th.

A $20 administration fee is applies to full and partial refunds.

Registration, however, may be transferred to another attendee without an administration fee. Please notify CAPPA of the transfer to another attendee. The original registrant would be responsible to sort the payment out offline with the new attendee.


May 23
8:30 am - 4:00 pm




Price for CAPPA Members
429 + GST
Price for Non-members
519 + GST


University of Calgary, Downtown Campus
906 8 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H9 Canada
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