Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is executive vice president of the Operations Division at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). Prior to this Mr. Taylor was senior vice president of Climate Policy Assurance/Closure & Liability.

Mr. Taylor graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Mechanical Engineering and has worked in field and office roles for various companies throughout his career. Those companies include Amoco/BP, Alberta Energy Company (AEC)/Encana, Sinopec Daylight, and Mosaic Energy. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Taylor has led teams responsible for developing unconventional oil and gas assets in western Canada.  These assets include the Horseshoe Canyon coalbed methane, Horn River shale, Montney gas, and Cardium oil.

Mr. Taylor has served on the board of directors for the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources and as the chair of both the stakeholder engagement committee and the regulatory committee with this organization. Mark has been engaged firsthand with stakeholders in developing strategies that allow for the appropriate and continued development of western Canada’s resource plays.