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Taking Geology to New Dimensions

AGS’s 3D geological models help evaluate Alberta’s oil and gas resources

Geological work is much more than geoscientists wielding their rock hammers for the purpose of academic study.

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AER’s President and CEO Moves On

Jim Ellis is resigning after five years at the helm

In her first public statement in her new role as Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) chair, Sheila O’Brien

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A Remedy for Releases

Not so scary: bacteria can be a natural solution for cleaning oil spills

Bacteria can seem like scary stuff.

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Just Like Oil and Water

CanmetENERGY lab studies bitumen’s effects in marine environments

When it comes to energy development, it’s no secret that pipelines—and the products they transport—are a hot topic.

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Hope Springs Eternal

Landowner, company, and AER find solution to rejuvenate much-loved spring

When you visit Marlene Peacock’s home—a rural retreat hidden away from civilization near Rimbey, Alberta—you never want to leave. The property, which was purchased by Peacock’s father in 1982, is… Read more

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Talk About Your Oil Booms

Long before fracking, “Nitro Charlie” took an unconventional approach to get the oil flowing

Safety is a priority for workers in the oil patch, but how do you stay safe when your job is to blow up oil wells?

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Clearing a Path to Competitiveness

The AER seeks ways to make the regulatory system more agile

Since being created in 2013, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has focussed on doing things better: better processes that make our system stronger; better requirements that keep pace with innovati

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Lodgepole: the Blowout that Changed the Safety Landscape

How one tragic disaster ushered in a new era of sour gas regulations

If you were living in Alberta in 1982, chances are you remember the October day when massive flames and gas erupted from a well just southwest of Edmontonit washe worst sour gas blowout in Alberta’s… Read more

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Paint the Town Pink

A pump jack has been painted pink for breast cancer awareness

Fall colours are celebrated all over Alberta—the oranges, yellows, and pinks. Yes, pink.

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There May be an App for That

The AER’s first ever “hackathon” shows how collaboration can lead to innovation

If two heads are better than one, what happens when a few dozen noggins bang together to resolve challenges? As the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) discovered recently, the answer is possible… Read more

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