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Geology

Stacks of core samples are stored up to 8.5 metres high on specially designed racks.
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A core picker selecting core samples at the Core Research Centre.
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Core drilling samples stored at the Core Research Centre.
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Bitumen core samples.
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Conglomerate core samples.
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Core samples are examined under microscopes for various elements.
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Frank Slide area on top of Turtle Mountain near Blairmore, Alberta.
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A slide sensor network station monitors slide activity on top of Turtle Mountain.
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A solar panel powering the stations to monitor slide activity on top of Turtle Mountain.
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The Frank Slide measures 150 metres deep, 425 metres high and one kilometre wide.
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Seismic equipment used for measuring mountain tremors.
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Sensor network station and target. By comparing photos, geologists can tell how much a target has moved over time.
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Field Surveillance

Air Monitoring Units (AMUs) monitor air quality across Alberta.
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Mobile Incident Command (MIC) is deployed across Alberta when energy-related incidents occur.
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A field inspector inspecting a section of pipeline to ensure compliance with AER requirements.
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Operations

An oil sands mine near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
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A mining shovel digging and loading oil sands ore onto trucks.
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Pipeline construction during the winter months.
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A pumpjack in the Alberta prairie.
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A sour gas facility near Balzac, Alberta.
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A flare stack flaring excess gas. Flaring is the controlled burning of natural gas during routine oil and gas production.
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Office Locations


Head office in Calgary, Alberta.
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An AER flag flying outside a local field centre.
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Core Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
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Leadership

Gerry Protti, Chair.
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Jim Ellis, President and CEO.
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