Speakers for Keepers of the Water VI: Our Waters are One
September 26-29, 2012 · Fort Nelson, BC
Chief Operating Officer, BC Oil and Gas Commission

Ken Paulson is the Chief Operating Officer with the BC Oil and Gas Commission and prior to that was the Chief Engineer until October 2011 when he assumed his current position.

Mr. Paulson has more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of pipeline engineering and inspection. Prior to graduating from the University of Saskatchewan in 1986, he worked as a pipeline inspector. As a past chair of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division and a former Board member of the International Petroleum Technology Institute, Mr. Paulson is well connected with engineering communities within the oil and gas sector in North America and globally. He maintains an active involvement in the industry through ASME and other industry organizations, including a leading role in the Canadian Standards Association.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Paulson was Technical Leader at the National Energy Board, where he provided oversight and direction to technical work within their Operations Business Unit. He was actively involved in the development of goal-oriented regulatory approaches for the energy sector and has assisted other governments within North and South America developing safety and engineering regulations as they apply to the oil and gas sector.

Mr. Paulson and his wife reside in Victoria and he divides his time between the Commission offices.