Information Services

One of the AER’s key objectives is to provide easily accessible, relevant, and high quality data and information about the energy industry. There are a number of areas of the AER that form the major interfaces for access to public data and information:

The data and information available from each of these areas is described in more detail below.

Refer to the Products and Services Catalogue for detailed descriptions of information products and how to place an order.

Some information is held confidential for a period of time, before release for publication or examination. In general, only non-confidential material is available. However, a letter of release from the licensee is accepted for obtaining confidential material at Core Research Centre and Information and Dissemination Services.

All files and programs are processed to exclude confidential data. As the data is released from confidential status it is made available to consumers through various updating services.

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Mineral Core Research Facility

Mineral Core Research Facility
Capital Industrial Park
4504 Eleniak Road (63 Ave)
Edmonton, Alberta
T6B 2S1

Access is by appointment only.

To book, contact Rob Natyshen at (780) 466-1779

The AER’s Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) offers an excellent resource library with a collection of geoscience information available to government agencies, industry, students, and the public. The collection includes more than 150 journals and 25 000 books and documents. The Alberta Geological Survey Mineral Core Research Facility contains more than 58 572 metres of mineral core and 17 000 rock samples primarily extracted from the exposed Canadian Shield in northeast Alberta. These samples assist the Department of Energy in administering the Metallic and Industrial Minerals Regulations of the Mines and Minerals Act for Alberta.

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Information Distribution Services

Suite 1000, 250 - 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4

Telephone service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (403) 297-8311, press 2 (toll-free 1-855-297-8311)

To learn more about our products and services, please refer to the Products & Services Catalogue.

The AER retains the proprietary rights on all data sold.

Purchasers of AER data files are permitted to use the files to select and process data for internal or client use. Release of small portions of the files on electronic media is permitted. Copying of a complete file or a large portion of a file for resale is not permitted.

Arrangements may be made to obtain an initial copy and/or an update service for a full AER file or a substantial portion of an AER file from another purchaser, provided the supplier discusses with and receives approval from AER Data & Distribution prior to data transfer. The AER fee for granting such service will be based on a maximum of 75 per cent of the current rate for the file that may be obtained directly from the AER.

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