CEPA-APGA Pipeline Competency System (PCS) Introduction & Overview

The CEPA-APGA Pipeline Competency System is a comprehensive means of assessing and documenting competency across the full range of activities within the pipeline lifecycle. Through a collaborative partnership, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) and the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) have adapted APGA’s Pipeline Engineering Competency System (PECS) for use in Canada and are now broadening the system to include competency standards for other technical areas. This session included an introduction to APGA and CEPA, a brief description of competency and competency management system, history and background on this initiative, an overview of the CEPA-APGA Pipeline Competency System, potential applications for the system, how CEPA members can access and use the system, and what the future of this initiative looks like.

Ashley McLean, Advisor, Performance

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)

Ashley has worked at CEPA for the last 7 years, supporting and facilitating the collaboration of CEPA member companies and industry partners, in support of industry performance improvements in the areas of Control Room Management, Damage Prevention, Emergency Management, Environment, Pipeline Integrity, Safety, and Security.

Allen Yasemi, Project Manager

Jiva Consulting

Allen is an Engineer by training who has experience in refining prior to joining Jiva Consulting. Most recently, Allen has been supporting clients with System-related projects to effectively facilitate knowledge transfer within the midstream sector. Allen’s projects have covered topics such as Pipeline Construction Inspection, Pipeline Integrity, Emergency Management, Control Room Management, and Environmental Stewardship.