Incoming President: Tracey Stock, P.Eng.

Tracey Stock

Candidate Overview

  • Experience as APEGA president-elect, vice-president, Council member, and executive, governance, and several other Council committees; eight years on APEGA’s Investigative Committee on more than 30 investigative cases and chairing 18; Legislative Review Champions Collaborative; and three years on the University of Calgary Student Liaison Committee
  • Leader in engineering and law with more than 40 years in upstream oil and gas, and pipeline management
  • Practice in economic evaluation of oil and gas development, information systems, regulatory compliance, and mediation

Personal Statement

Tracey Stock graduated in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and started with Texaco as a petroleum engineer. Later, with Canadian Superior, he envisioned and developed software for economic evaluation of drilling prospects. He’s currently president of Ares Engineering Inc., providing economic evaluation of oil and gas properties.

The National Energy Program impacted Tracey’s engineering career and led him to study law. His blended professions allow him to evaluate resource properties, negotiate transactions, draft agreements, and manage closings, including data transfer. His background equips him as a part-time hearing commissioner for the Alberta Energy Regulator.

Tracey teaches survey law for the geomatics engineering department, University of Calgary, and business law, management, and management information systems at Mount Royal University. He provides APEGA seminars and speaks at industry conferences and luncheons on current issues.

Tracey is APEGA vice-president and a member of APEGA Council. He served eight years on the Investigative Committee and Joint APEGA-ASET Investigative Committee, three years on the University of Calgary Student Liaison Committee, and two years with the Legislative Review, Champions Collaborative.

Tracey has a unique perspective on the challenges facing professional engineers and geoscientists during Alberta’s economic transitions that equips him to effectively support APEGA’s self-governing responsibility to Albertans.

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Get to Know the Candidate in Four Questions

What does self-regulation mean to you as a member of APEGA? 

Responsible self-governing regulation of professional engineering and geoscience practice is APEGA’s core role. APEGA has a duty to protect and serve the people of Alberta and a duty to support its professional members and permit holders in the delivery of effective, ethical practice.

What would you bring to Council?

I add value and leadership to APEGA Council with depth of experience and skill, including experience as APEGA vice-president and Council member, eight years on the Investigative Committee and Joint APEGA-ASET Investigative Committee, three years on the University of Calgary Student Liaison Committee, and two years with the Legislative Review, Champions Collaborative.

In addition to being an experienced petroleum engineer, I am also a corporate lawyer, mediator, adjudicator, and educator and serve on several corporate, not-for-profit, and charitable boards.

My interdisciplinary background gives me a unique perspective on the challenges facing APEGA during Alberta’s ongoing economic transitions and equips me to effectively support APEGA’s self-governing responsibilities to Albertans.

As the regulator of engineering and geoscience, what challenges does APEGA face?

I support APEGA’s 30-by-30 goal to increase representation of women in the engineering and geoscience professions by 30 per cent by 2030. I am interested in working within this framework, but my experience as a member of the Legislative Review, Campions Collaborative suggests opportunities for enhancement. For example, the Legislative Review advocated extension of the eight-year time limit for an individual to become a professional member and support for individual circumstances, such as a woman taking time for family building.

What is the value of a professional licence with APEGA?

A professional licence demands a high measure of knowledge, skill, and competence, and it is an indicator to the pubic of the individual’s integrity, ethical commitment, and willingness to be subject to peer oversight. Licensing is also a starting point for a professional’s ongoing growth and development through continuing education and association engagement.