The AER ensures that energy development rules, regulations, and requirements are followed and that continuous improvements to safe and efficient practices are made.
The AER ensures the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources over their entire life cycle.
The AER has comprehensive rules, regulations, and requirements that are designed to maximize safety during the exploration for and production of oil and gas resources. A project application will be approved only if all relevant rules and regulations are met or exceeded. If a decision is made to proceed with a project, the AER monitors the safe development and operation of a project throughout its entire life cycle through inspection, audit, and enforcement activities.
Regulation not only ensures efficient development, maximizing resource recovery in the interests of all Albertans, but also creates a safe and reliable infrastructure of energy facilities.