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.
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
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
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?
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
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
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