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16
January
2017
Oil sands development conjures images of giant trucks and shovels toiling in massive, open-pit mines. The fact is, over half of the production from Alberta’s oil sands occurs through in situ development, where wells are drilled to extract an ...
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11
January
2017
The potential is massive, but the question is, can all of it be tapped? The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) recently published an independent assessment of what’s contained within the Duvernay Formation, a swath of rock beneath the ...
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28
November
2016
Hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as “fracking”—is in the news a lot. But you may be surprised to learn that it’s not that new. Hydraulic fracturing—a technique to break up the rocks deep inside the Earth to ...
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28
November
2016
Crises take many shapes; sometimes it’s a well blowout, other times it’s a community in need. When the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) Bonnyville Field Centre staff learned that a local crisis centre was struggling to get on ...
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21
November
2016
On Christmas Day, 1974, Judy Winter and her husband took ownership of a family farm in a community that looks very different today. From her kitchen window, Winter can see the Rockies, cows in the field, and sunshine on the grain bins. For nearly ...
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07
November
2016
Almost seven decades ago, a drilling rig towering high over an empty field ignited more than just the ground it stood on. No one expected a 150-foot blast of oil to explode out of the Atlantic No. 3 well site near Leduc. But before sunrise on ...
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07
November
2016
For many Canadians, the closest we’ve come to war is by watching movies. However, for the 2.3 million Canadians who have served in the military, as peacekeepers or in other capacities, war is an all too real experience. Remembrance Day is ...
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31
October
2016
Each year, the AER receives more than 40 000 applications that can include everything from a request to access a parcel of land, to a request for approval to drill a well, to a request for water use. The AER is changing the way operators submit ...
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26
September
2016
Anyone who has driven through rural Alberta has seen them: old, rusty pump jacks, well heads, abandoned mines, and other energy development relics otherwise known as aging infrastructure. Some see these structures as scars on the landscape that ...
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