A Guide Through Ethics: Meeting Your Professional Requirements


Disciplines: Management

Course Description

SPE professionals are to exhibit the highest standards of competency, honesty, integrity, and impartiality. It is our duty as professional engineers to act “ethically” in all our dealings with co-workers, governments, competitors, contractors and the general public. 

Ethics relate to the study of standards of right and wrong, and those voluntary actions taken by an individual with sufficient knowledge of the options available to him or her. This workshop will review the SPE “Guide for Professional Conduct,” and is intended to meet the requirements of many professional societies and regulatory bodies for ethics training. 

The format is a highly interactive workshop where young professionals will be grouped with experienced practitioners to review the challenges associated with the 12 “pillars” of the SPE’s guide to professional conduct. The lead facilitator will provide an overview of what it means to be a professional engineer. Case studies, centered on the question, “What would you do?” will be worked in a small team environment. Each group will have an experienced professional to guide them and provide insights to the best solution.

Learning Level

Introductory to Intermediate

Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

SPE Professionals are to exhibit the highest standards of competency, honesty, integrity, and impartiality. It is our duty as professional engineers to act ethically in all our dealings with co-workers, governments, competitors, contractors and the general public. Organizations such as the SPEE and regulatory bodies require attendance in an Ethics course to comply with their requirements.

Who Attends

This course is highly recommended for all engineers. This is a great opportunity to interact with your peers on dilemmas we face and get feedback from seasoned professional on how to best handle ethical challenges.

Special Requirements

Students must bring their own laptop.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

Training sessions attached to SPE conferences and workshops follow the cancellation policies stated on the event information page. Please check that page for specific cancellation information.

SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will. Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Instructors

Bryce V. Kalynchuk, P.Eng., is an accomplished leader who has held executive positions in the petroleum industry. With over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas, he has held ever-increasing responsibility and management positions in his roles at Apache and ExxonMobil, Mobil Oil, and Imperial Oil. Kalynchuk successfully led the merger of BP Canada into Apache Canada post acquisition and Kalynchuk rebalanced Canada’s portfolio to focus on liquids, which increased profit.

He led the Net Asset Valuation initiative to quantify resource potential. Kalynchuk built rapport with energy regulators establishing credibility resulting in resolution of compliance issues. Kalynchuk held authority for financial and business affairs and was responsible for reservoir engineering, capital allocation, planning and regulatory. He has strong technical fundamentals in reservoir engineering and production engineering management. Kalynchuk engaged engineering teams to develop business software solutions improving employee efficiency.

He holds a B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and completed Thunderbird’s Advanced Management Program for Oil & Gas Industry Executives. He is a responsible member of APEGA registered in the Province of Alberta.

James (Jim) Gouveia, BaSc, Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto
Mr. Gouveia is a registered Professional Engineer with a diverse technical, business and operations background in the petroleum industry. He joined Rose & Associates in March, 2002 after 21 years with Amoco and BP Energy.  Mr. Gouveia has worked in a variety of technical and managerial assignments in exploration, production and reservoir engineering, strategic planning, and risk management.  Prior to BP's acquisition of Amoco in 1999, Mr. Gouveia was a Director of Risk Management for the Amoco Energy Group of North America.  In this role he was accountable for assurance of consistent project evaluation of major capital projects.  In his last roles Mr. Gouveia led BP's strategic initiative into unconventional gas resources in Western Canada. With BP, he was a member of several task forces including a world-wide task force focused on growth initiatives in mature basins and developing a portfolio management process for BP's North American unconventional gas assets. Mr. Gouveia is a key author in the development of Rose & Associates course on the assessment of Unconventional resource plays.  He has consulted with firms in North America, South America, the Middle East, S.E. Asia and Australia on the resource, reserve and economic evaluation of their Unconventional assets.  Mr. Gouveia has co-authored and presented papers, most recently as a contributing author to the SPEE’s 2011 Monograph 3, “Guidelines for the practical evaluation of undeveloped reserves in Resource plays”, and SPE 185077, 175527, 175888 & 121525.  Mr. Gouveia is a member of APEGA, SPE, SPEE and AAPG.  Mr. Gouveia is a partner in Rose & Associates.

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