Candidate for Councillor, Tracey Stock, P.Eng.*
- Energy industry leader with 40 years of experience across Canada, the US, and SE Asia in upstream oil and gas, and pipeline management
- Extensive practice in economic evaluation of oil and gas development, information systems development, regulatory compliance, and mediation
- Experience on APEGA Investigative Committee, Joint APEGA-ASET Investigative Committee, Legislative Review Champions Collaborative, and University of Calgary Student Liaison Committee
Tracey Stock earned a chemical engineering degree at the University of Toronto and started as a petroleum engineer with Texaco. Later, with Canadian Superior he envisioned and developed software to provide a framework for economic evaluation of drilling proposals. He is currently president of Ares Engineering Inc. providing economic evaluation of oil and gas properties.
The National Energy Program impacted Tracey’s engineering career and motivated him to study law. His blended practice in law and engineering allows him to evaluate resource properties, negotiate transactions, draft agreements, and manage closings, including data transfer.
Tracey’s blended practice equips him as a mediator and part-time Hearing Commissioner for the Alberta Energy Regulator.
Tracey teaches survey law for the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, and business law and management information systems at Mount Royal University. He has provided courses and seminars to APEGA and speaks at many industry conferences and luncheons about issues facing the petroleum industry.
Tracey currently serves as a member of APEGA’s Investigative Committee.
Tracey’s diverse, interdisciplinary career provides him with a unique perspective on the challenges facing APEGA members during Alberta’s ongoing economic transitions and equips him to effectively support APEGA’s self-governing responsibility to the people of Alberta.
Answers to 4 APEGA 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 and ethical practice.
What do you bring to Council?
I can add value to the APEGA Council table with depth of experience and skill across all 15 of the skills and experiences of a Councillor. In addition to being an experienced reservoir 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 regulated professions during Alberta’s ongoing economic transitions and equips me to effectively support APEGA’s self-governing responsibilities to the people of Alberta.
As the regulator of engineering and geoscience, what challenges does the regulator face?
I support APEGA’s 30 by 30 goal to increase representation of women in the engineering and geoscience professions by 30% 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 8-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 license with APEGA?
A professional license demands a high measure of knowledge, skill, and competence, and 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.