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18
January
2018
A new study led by an Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) seismologist sheds light on why the number and magnitude of earthquakes in the Fox Creek region of Alberta are on the rise. The Alberta Energy Regulator’s AGS branch worked with
15
January
2018

Detecting Earthquakes, Ice Quakes, and Everything in Between

AER’s extensive seismic monitoring system confirms “ice quake” west of Edmonton

In the late evening on January 1, residents of the village of Alberta Beach, about 70 kilometres west of Edmonton, may have felt some shaking that wasn’t the result of a New Year’s Eve
15
January
2018

Building a Regulator

The AER lends its peer to the North a helping hand

How do you build a great regulator? This was the million-dollar question James Fulford asked when the National Energy Board stopped its oversight of most of the Northwest Territories’ onshore
08
January
2018

Delving Into the Details

How one AER inspector gets to the nitty gritty of pipeline construction

Ask any field inspector what they like about their job and you’ll likely get a similar response: working with industry folks who just “get it.” This past fall, Phil Didow, an
18
December
2017

“A Witch’s Brew of Methane, Hydrogen Sulphide, and Liquid Hydrocarbon Vapour”

Alberta’s worst-ever well blowout was capped 35 years ago this week

On a chilly December 23, 1982, teams from Texas-based Boots & Coots and Canadian well-control specialists Safety Boss snuffed out one of the worst well blowouts in Alberta history at Lodgepole,
11
December
2017

No Smell, No Problem

How advancing technology makes monitoring methane more effective for the AER

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is typically not in the business of cool, but when you take a closer look at what we use to do our job a different kind of story emerges; one of the gizmos and
06
December
2017

Putting Companies Under the Microscope

The AER issues new regulatory requirements to weed out bad operators

Companies wanting to operate in Alberta’s oil and gas industry will find themselves being examined through a stronger lens before they’re given the green light to do business in the
04
December
2017

How the West was Won: Alberta’s First Oil Well

In 1902, the Lineham Discovery Well No. 1 became Western Canada’s First Oil Producing Well

When driving along the scenic Akamina Parkway through Waterton Lakes National Park, it’s hard to believe early entrepreneurs struck oil in the rustic valley over a century ago. In the late
28
November
2017

Getting the Global Party Started

The AER welcomes delegations from 13 countries for an energetic dialogue

What do you do when the international community knocks on your door some 30 times a year, eager to learn more about best practices in energy regulation? If you’re the Alberta Energy Regulator
23
November
2017

Recognizing Women in Energy

AER vice president awarded for her work in energy

According to Statistics Canada, women “remain less likely to choose a career in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.” Their report helps explain the