Learn from Industry Leaders and Make Plans to Attend

The NACE Northern Area Western Conference, with the theme “The Diversity of Managing Asset Integrity on the Prairies” will present studies on managing asset integrity and corrosion challenges in the North Western Canadian region, the prairies. This year’s main tracks are:

  • Coatings and Linings
  • Corrosion Modeling & Assessment
  • Infrastructure Asset Integrity
  • Mining Industry Asset Integrity
  • Oil & Gas Asset Integrity

Technical Presentations Hours:

Wednesday, February 5
7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 6
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Technical Program

Keynote Speakers

Growing Through Partnerships

Eric Anderson
Executive Director
SIMSA

Eric Anderson has been the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) for 3.5 years.  In that time, SIMSA’s membership has almost tripled, with the majority of this growth being attributable to partnerships.  In his presentation, Eric will discuss how partners were identified and the relationships developed.  Prior to his work with SIMSA, Eric was the Business Development Manager for the Flaman Group of Companies (Flaman Fitness, Flaman Trailers, Flaman Grain Cleaning, etc.).  Eric has also researched, created, voiced, and marketed “Prosperity Saskatchewan” for six years, which was a series of items focused on Saskatchewan’s resource sector.  The collection began as a syndicated radio commentary sponsored by PotashCorp and 49 North Resource Fund, and grew into a lecture series at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, a speaking career on Saskatchewan’s economy, and consulting on projects such as facilitating the development of the panels for the International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII).  He has also managed Platinum selling recording artists and performed with Grammy nominated artists.

Integrity Management… Our Pursuit of Excellence

Colin McGovern, CET
Advisor, Corporate Asset Integrity
Canadian Natural Resources

Colin has over 37 years of oil and gas experience and has held numerous roles over his career, including: Failure Analyst, Inspector, Integrity Lead, Chief Inspector and EHS Manager. His expertise includes all areas of integrity management including failure analysis, inspection, threat assessment, risk management and root cause analysis. Colin’s current focus is on leading a team of Senior Technical Specialists that support and develop integrity management tools and processes used at Canadian Natural.  Colin has participated in numerous NACE, CAPP, ABSA, AER, CSA Committees and work groups over the years and is currently part of the CSA-Z662 Risk Management Task Force, CSA Z662 Management Systems TSC and is Chair for the joint CEPA/CAPP Standardized Risk Matrix Task Force.