Announcements

For all historical news releases and announcements, please contact the Customer Contact Centre at 1-855-297-8311 (toll-free) or Inquiries@aer.ca 

Name Description Date
Announcement - February 14, 2017 Lexin Interim Order February 14, 2017
Announcement - February 1, 2017 The AER is hosting several industry information sessions in Calgary and Edmonton to introduce the integrated decision approach. February 01, 2017
Announcement - December 16, 2016 2016 AER Office Holiday Closure December 16, 2016
Announcement - December 14, 2016 Duvernay Reserves and Resources Report released December 14, 2016
Announcement - December 10, 2016 AER System Outage Update - AER systems are operational December 10, 2016
Announcement - November 1, 2016 The OneStop Reclamation Certificate Application tool will be unavailable from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday November 5 while the AER performs maintenance and updates to the system. November 01, 2016
Announcement - October 20, 2016 The Alberta Energy Regulator has become an associate member of the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC). October 20, 2016
Announcement - October 6, 2016 The OneStop Reclamation Certificate Application tool will be unavailable from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday October 11. October 06, 2016
Announcement - October 5, 2016 The Lieutenant Governor in Council appointed Stan Boutin, Monica Norminton, and Jack Royal as members of the board of directors of the Alberta Energy Regulator October 05, 2016
Announcement - September 29, 2016 Well Spacing Map and AER Order System Outage September 29, 2016
Announcement - September 13, 2016 Field Centre Boundary Map now available September 13, 2016
Announcement - August 9, 2016 OneStop: Reclamation Certificate Tool Updates August 09, 2016
Announcement - August 5, 2016 Planned outage for the Reclamation Certificate Tool August 05, 2016
Announcement - July 27, 2016 A new National and International Relations page has been created to outline the AER’s formal partnerships, delegation visits, and contact information. July 27, 2016
Announcement - July 26, 2016 A revised version of the AER Products and Services catalogue has been released, highlights are inclusion of service ‘Alberta Geological Survey’, 55 products now have attributes itemized for enhanced search capability, and a list of products offered by subscription. July 26, 2016
Announcement - June 30, 2016 AER offices are closed Monday, July 4, 2016. June 30, 2016
Announcement - June 27, 2017 Additional training session for the new Reclamation Certificate Application System June 27, 2016
Announcement - June 21, 2016 The Alberta Energy Regulator Releases its 2015/16 Annual Report June 21, 2016
Announcement - May 4, 2016 Fort McMurray Regional Office Evacuated May 04, 2016
Fort McMurray Wildfires 2016 Information regarding the wildfires at Fort McMurray May 03, 2016
Announcement - April 20, 2016 The AER’s new 2016-19 strategic plan and overview is now available. April 20, 2016
Announcement - April 15, 2016 An update to base of groundwater protection (BGWP) elevations within Township 076, Ranges 12 and 13, West of the Sixth Meridian has been released. April 15, 2016
Announcement - March 15, 2016 A new version of the AER Products and Services Catalogue has been made available March 15, 2016
Announcement - February 29, 2016 Alberta has lost a regulatory pioneer. February 29, 2016
Announcement - February 11, 2016 The Alberta Energy Regulator will undergo a full systems outage from 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25 until midnight on Monday, February 29 in order to upgrade its computer infrastructure. February 25, 2016
Announcement - February 3, 2016 AER has published the February 2016 edition of AER Focus, our quarterly newsletter February 03, 2016
Announcement - February 3, 2016 A revised version of the AER’s Products and Services Catalogue has been posted. February 03, 2016
LLR Information Session Due to demand an additional session is being held on Thursday, 21 January 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. January 20, 2016
Announcement - January 20, 2016 Systems Service Disruption January 20, 2016
Announcement - January 7, 2016 Service Alberta has a planned outage scheduled this weekend, from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8 until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 10. This outage will affect access to all AER and AGS on-line systems, tools, and map viewers. January 07, 2016
Announcement - December 11, 2015 2015 Holiday Closure December 24, 2015
Announcement - December 2, 2015 AER Online Product & Services Catalogue updated December 02, 2015
Announcement - November 4, 2015 The GIS migration, which was postponed in mid-October due to technical issues, has been rescheduled for November 13 - 15. November 04, 2015
Announcement - October 22, 2015 The AER will undergo a full systems outage from 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 29 to 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 2 in order to update its computer infrastructure October 22, 2015
Announcement - September 22, 2015 Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative Update September 22, 2015
Announcement - August 19, 2015 AER Online Product & Services Catalogue updated August 19, 2015
Announcement - July 23, 2015 Well Spacing Map and AER Order System Outage from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2015 July 23, 2015
Announcement - July 15, 2015 AER has released its 2014/15 annual report July 15, 2015
Announcement - July 15, 2015 AER has published the July 2015 edition of AER Focus, our quarterly newsletter July 15, 2015
Announcement - July 13, 2015 AER launches new on-line Product and Services Catalogue July 13, 2015
Announcement - July 10, 2015 Planned systems outage July 17 to 18, 2015 July 10, 2015
Announcement - July 7, 2015 Grand Rapids Pipeline Project – Change to Hearing Start Time July 07, 2015
Announcement - June 11, 2015 The Alberta Energy Regulator will undergo a planned systems outage from 6 p.m. Friday June 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, in order to update its computer infrastructure. June 11, 2015
Announcement - June 10, 2015 Announcing AER's weekly web update June 10, 2015
Announcement - June 8, 2015 The AER is holding industry information sessions to help licensees understand the impacts of the 2015 LLR changes and discuss available options for managing their deemed liabilities. June 08, 2015
AER Systems Outage - May 2015 The technical issues experienced by the Alberta Energy Regulator last week have been resolved. All external systems and tools are back online. May 29, 2015
Announcement - May 27, 2015 Effective Monday June 1, 2015, applicants will have the option to attach their consultation adequacy decision with their application submission through the Electronic Disposition System (EDS) May 27, 2015
Announcement - May 14, 2015 Shapefiles of Appendix E: Crude Bitumen Pay Thickness and Geological Structure Contour Maps from AER ST98-2014 Alberta's Energy Reserves 2013 and Supply/Demand Outlook 2014-2023 are now available online May 14, 2015
Announcement - April 2, 2015 ESRD Core Network Devices will be unavailable from Thursday April 02, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. until Tuesday April 07, 2015 at 6:00 a.m. Electrical power will be shut down for upgrades for theses 5 days. April 02, 2015
Announcement - March 25, 2015 A revised version of the AER Products and Services Catalogue (2015-03) has been posted March 25, 2015
Announcement - March 19, 2015 Well Spacing Map and AER Order System Outage March 19, 2015
Announcement - March 6, 2015 March Blog Post: AER’s quick response to seismic events in Fox Creek March 06, 2015
Announcement - March 5, 2015 Initial release of the Authorizations Business Process Descriptions. March 05, 2015
Announcement - February 23, 2015 The Well Spacing Map and the AER Order System will be unavailable from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 26, 2015. February 23, 2015
Announcement - February 18, 2015 Effective Monday Feb 23, 2015, access to the Order Fulfillment area on the 10th floor of Centennial Place will be closed to the public. Requests for information and support will be provided over the phone by calling 1-855-297-8311, or e-mail at informationrequest@aer.ca. February 18, 2015
Announcement - February 17, 2015 The Alberta Energy Regulator will undergo a planned systems outage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, in order to update its computer infrastructure. This outage will affect the Digital Data Submission (DDS) system. February 17, 2015
Announcement - February 2, 2015 AER published a new blog post: Mindful Mediation – Resolving Disputes Across the Province February 02, 2015
Announcement - January 29, 2015 New FAQs are available on the Directive 56 web page January 29, 2015
Announcement - January 17, 2015 AER System Outage Update January 17, 2015
Announcement - January 16, 2015 Please be advised that AER is experiencing technical issues. Digital Data Submission (DDS), Integrated Application Registry (IAR), and e-mail systems are temporarily unavailable. For general inquiries, call 1-855-297-8311 (toll-free). To report an energy or environmental emergency, call the 24-hour response line at 1-800-222-6514. January 16, 2015
Announcement - January 13, 2015 AER quarterly newsletter launched January 13, 2015
Announcement - January 8, 2015 Georeferenced TIFF images of Appendix E: Crude Bitumen Pay Thickness and Geological Structure Contour Maps from AER ST98-2014 Alberta's Energy Reserves 2013 and Supply/Demand Outlook 2014-2023 are now available online January 08, 2015
Announcement - January 5, 2015 The Bonnyville Field Centre is closed today, Monday, January 5. January 05, 2015
Announcement - December 19, 2014 All offices of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will be closed for the holidays from December 25, 2014, to January 5, 2015. AER systems will remain running during this time. To report an energy or environmental emergency, call the 24-hour response line at 1-800-222-6514 (toll free). December 19, 2014
Announcement - December 10, 2014 A new version of the AER Products and Services Catalogue has been made available December 10, 2014
Announcement - December 5, 2014 As part of ongoing efforts at the Alberta Energy Regulator to move closer to becoming a best-in-class regulator, the Operations Division has established a new Pipeline Sector. December 05, 2014
Announcement - December 1, 2014 Read the AER blog post for December about seismicity in the province. Our expert Ryan Schultz sheds light on Alberta’s seismic activity and how we monitor it. December 01, 2014
Announcement - November 10, 2014 Starting November 2014, the AER will begin posting the weekly Winter Drilling Report – 2014/2015 Season to our website. November 10, 2014
Announcement - November 3, 2014 The AER has released its latest blog post. This month’s topic is a recent coal mine reclamation inquiry near Wabamun, Alberta. November 03, 2014
Announcement - October 24, 2014 The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has resolved the file transfer protocol (FTP) outage as of 10:00 am this morning. October 24, 2014
Announcement - October 21, 2014 UPDATE-The Alberta Energy Regulator will undergo a full systems outage from 6:00 a.m. October 25 to 6:00 a.m. October 27 in order to update its computer infrastructure. October 21, 2014
Announcement - October 17, 2014 Intermittent performance issues with the Scheme Approval Area Map Viewers October 17, 2014
Announcement - October 14, 2014 Directive 060 Modelling Tools Update October 14, 2014
Announcement - October 13, 2014 Calgary Head Office Operational Tuesday October 14, 2014 October 13, 2014
Announcement - September 19, 2014 New procedure to order core September 19, 2014
Announcement - September 15, 2014 Operations resume at Twin Atria September 15, 2014
CNRL Primrose The AER continues to investigate the cause of flow-to-surface (FTS) events at the Canadian Natural Resource Primrose East and South Locations on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range. September 15, 2014
Announcement - September 15, 2014 The September 2014 version of the AER Products and Services Catalogue has been posted. September 15, 2014
Announcement - September 11, 2014 Twin Atria building will be closed on Friday due to an electrical outage September 11, 2014
Announcement - September 10, 2014 Core Research Centre - CLOSED TODAY September 10, 2014
Announcement - September 10, 2014 Core Research Centre - Power Restored September 10, 2014
Announcement - September 3, 2014 Manual 009: Play-Based Regulation Pilot—Application Guide has been revised. September 03, 2014
Announcement - September 2, 2014 Effective September 2, 2014, the Library and Order Fulfillment at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in Centennial Place will be secured by card reader. September 02, 2014
Announcement - August 27, 2014 Reminder: Winter Drilling Season – AER Information Session for Industry August 27, 2014
Announcement - August 8, 2014 Effective August 8, the priority list for Public Lands Act applications will be closed. August 08, 2014
Announcement - August 6, 2014 Reminder: AER Information Session: Inactive Well Compliance Program August 06, 2014
Announcement - June 12, 2014 Directive 65 information session Q&A are now available June 12, 2014
Announcement - May 22, 2014 AER Directive 065 Information Sessions May 22, 2014
Announcement - April 4, 2014 The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is issuing a correction to a notice of hearing that it issued on March 24, 2014, for Application No. 1764137. April 04, 2014
Announcement - April 4, 2014 AER REP Phase 3 Industry Information Sessions - Request for Industry Feedback April 04, 2014
Announcement - March 12, 2014 Reminder: AER Phase 3 Implementation – Industry Information Sessions March 12, 2014
Announcement - March 4, 2014 A new version of the AER Products and Services Catalogue has been posted. March 04, 2014
Announcement - March 4, 2014 This page provides updates and deadlines to CSA Group documents posted for public review as they pertain to AER scope. March 04, 2014
Announcement - February 21, 2014 Reminder: AER REP Phase 3 Industry Information Sessions - Request for industry input February 21, 2014
Announcement - February 20, 2014 AER Industry Education Workshop - Pipeline Performance: Shaping the Next Era February 20, 2014
Announcement - February 14, 2014 AER REP Phase 3 Industry Information Sessions - Request for industry input February 19, 2014
Announcement - January 28, 2014 Permanently Confidential Well Logs January 28, 2014
Announcement - January 16, 2014 All reportable events required under section 164 and 165 of the Public Lands Administration Regulation can be called in to the Industry Self-Reporting Line at 1-780-422-4505. Information recorded will be passed on to the AER for review and further action. January 16, 2014
Announcement - January 16, 2014 Video recordings of REP Phase 2 Implementation - Industry Information Sessions held December 2013, are now available. January 16, 2014
Announcement - November 26, 2013 - Reminder Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Phase 2 Implementation - Industry Information Sessions December 09, 2013
Announcement - October 8, 2013 Notification requirements for drilling waste disposal activities October 08, 2013
Announcement - September 16, 2013 Alberta Energy Regulator Information Fairs for Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Employees September 16, 2013
Announcement - September 13, 2013 Two new map products have been added to the Products and Services Catalogue September 13, 2013
Announcement - September 6, 2013 Manual 005: Pipeline Inspections has been released and is in effect October 6, 2013. Directive 066: Requirements and Procedures for Pipelines will be rescinded effective October 6, 2013. September 06, 2013
Announcement - August 2, 2013 Guide 1, the catalogue which contains externally available products and services, will now be referred to as the "Products and Services Catalogue." August 02, 2013
Announcement - July 29, 2013 The Drayton Valley Field Centre invites you to attend Pipelines: Safety, Compliance, and Collaboration. October 9, 2013 » MacKenzie Conference Centre, Drayton Valley - An interactive forum July 29, 2013
Announcement - July 24, 2013 CSA Group Public Review: New Draft has been posted July 24, 2013
Announcement - June 12, 2013 Systems unavailable starting Friday June 14 @ 6 PM June 12, 2013
Announcement - May 9, 2013 Reminder: Hydraulic Fracture Fluid submissions now due May 09, 2013
Announcement - May 7, 2013 Revised Guide 1 Product Catalogue available, including new products: "Gas Well Liquid Classification" and "Critical Sour Well Listing." May 07, 2013
ERCB Production Outage Update The ERCB is currently experiencing a production outage. All external ERCB systems will be down until further notice. April 07, 2013
Announcement - March 26, 2013 Energy Development Category Type Calculator for Surface Facilities - Assists industry in preparing a Directive 056 Facility application. March 26, 2013
Announcement - March 4, 2013 Government of Alberta consultation sessions on regulations to support the Responsible Energy Development Act March 04, 2013
Announcement - January 21, 2013 ERCB Table of Noncompliant Events and Associated Risk Rating of ERCB Requirements – Update to the table format. If you have questions or comments, please contact ComplianceCoordination@ercb.ca. January 21, 2013