Mark Taylor, B.E.
Mark Taylor has almost 35 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, the regulatory space and government policy development. Prior to forming Taylor Energy Advisors Mark was the Executive Vice President of the Operations Division at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). Prior to this Mark was senior vice president of Climate Policy Assurance at the AER and also had roles as the vice president of the Closure & Liability Branch and the vice president of the Industry Operations Branch. In these roles Mark led collaboration with regulators across Canada and around the world in developing methane regulations, enabling creation of the Area Based Closure Program and implementation of the One Stop platform. Mark also led teams that worked with the World Energy Congress and countries including Mexico, Columbia, Ukraine and Argentina to develop new national regulators or regulations for unconventional development and methane reduction.
Mark graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining the AER Mark worked in field and office roles for Amoco, Alberta Energy Company and Encana. Mark has led teams responsible for the early development of unconventional oil and gas resources in western Canada. These include 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.