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Detecting Earthquakes, Ice Quakes, and Everything in Between

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

Editors note: It’s almost time to turn the calendar on 2018 and look ahead to 2019.

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Solving Oil and Gas Mysteries

AER investigators sift through clues to find what caused incidents.

They wear hard hats instead of deerstalker caps and employ 21st-century investigative techniques rather than 19th-century methods.

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Keeping Up the Good Work

The AER values community groups such as SPOG

If there is ever any doubt that grassroots groups can incite change, one only need look to the Sundre Petroleum Operat

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The Oil Sands, Explained

AER video series unlocks facts about Alberta’s oil sands

It seems like everything about Alberta’s oil sands is big: big mines, big reserves, big production, big trucks, and big debate.

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Celebrating Alberta’s Oil and Gas History

Reflecting on energy resource development in Alberta for Canada History Week

Science, Creativity, and Innovation: Our Canadian Story—it’s the theme of this year’s Canada History Week, running from November 19 to 25. And there’s no question that from the very start, Canada’s… Read more

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Keeping Tabs on Industry Compliance

Five things to know about the AER’s Compliance Dashboard

Curious about what incidents, investigations, and enforcement actions are happening in Alberta’s oil and gas sector? Well the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has a tool for you.

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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. As the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) demonstrates, it’s also about using the latest… Read more

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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 announced that AER President and CEO Jim Ellis is leaving the very organization he helped create… Read more

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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. Most people associate it with something that makes you sick, but there are many types of good bacteria out there, such as probiotics that can improve gut health.

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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. Of particular interest are the effects of diluted bitumen in water, and how quickly… Read more

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