Reports

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Report types found on this page include:


Report Series

The reports in this section are AER-developed and issued documents or are published by other agencies. In most cases, these reports are technical in nature. Reports not published in this section are out of print and can be viewed or obtained at the AER library.

Title Description
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Annual Report These reports detail the total number of hearings cancelled due to ADR, ADR files completed, and the resolution rate.
Alberta Ministry of Energy Annual Reports ISSN 1703-4574
CNRL Final Report - March 2015 Primrose Flow to Surface Final Report
Report 2013-B - August 2013 Pipeline Performance in Alberta, 1990–2012
CNRL Investigation Report - February 2011 Canadian Natural Resources Limited Primrose East Expansion In Situ Oil Sands Project Pad 74 Final Investigation Report
Report 2011-A - January 2011 Unconventional Gas Regulatory Framework – Jurisdictional Review
Report 2009-C - October 2009 Risk to Water Wells of Pathogens in Drilling Fluids
Report 2009-B - October 2009 Status Report on Enhanced Groundwater Protection Efforts Under Directive 044
Report 2009-A - July 2009 Updates to Storage Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry – Discussion Document on Directive 055
Report 2007-A - April 2007 Pipeline Performance in Alberta, 1990–2005
Report 2003-A - December 2003 Athabasca Wabiskaw-McMurray Regional Geological Study


Special Reports

The special reports in this section are either

  • published by the AER as unnumbered reports (not part of any AER numbered report series) or
  • distributed but not published by the AER as a convenience to our customers.
Title Description
Duvernay Reserves & Resources Report (updated March 2017)
- Supporting charts and ZIP files
- Duvernay Reserves & Resources Report Brochure
The Duvernay Reserves Report highlights the remaining oil, gas and condensate reserves and resources for the formation. This is the first formation-specific report produced by the AER.
2015 AER Survey of Albertans and Stakeholders - July 2015 The AER conducts annual public opinion research to measure its progress in increasing awareness and confidence amongst Albertans, First Nations and Métis communities, and other stakeholder groups. The collection of quantitative research data helps the AER create a baseline measure, tracks AER progress, and tracks key areas of concern among a variety of audiences and stakeholders.
Plains Midstream Canada Audit Report - August 2014 Completion of this audit is aligned with the commitments made by the AER in response to the Alberta Pipeline Safety Review—ERCB Response to the Minister of Energy, March 2013.
Primrose Flow to Surface Causation Report - June 2014 This report is to provide an explanation on what was the cause of flow to surface (FTS) at the Canadian Natural Primrose sites.
Potenital of EOR in Alberta Oil Pools - Phase Two Final Report for ERCB - March 2012 A study commissioned for the ERCB to identify Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in Alberta. The study was prepared from March 2011 to March 2012 and was conducted in two phases. This report presents the results of Phase 2.
Potenital of EOR in Alberta Oil Pools - Phase One Report for ERCB - June 2011 A study commissioned for the ERCB to identify Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in Alberta. The study was prepared from March 2011 to March 2012 and was conducted in two phases. This report presents the results of Phase 1.
Regulatory Action in Alberta’s Oil Sands - May 2011 Presented by Chairman Dan McFadyen in Washington, D.C.
Review of the Battle Lake Watershed Development Planning Project - March 2011 Report of the Multi-stakeholder Working Group
Safe Excavation Near Pipelines - September 2010 Requirements for Landowners and Industry
Review of Commingling from the Ardley Coal Zone in Development Entity No. 1 - May 2010
Total E&P Canada Ltd. Surface Steam Release of May 18, 2006 - February 2010 Joslyn Creek SAGD Thermal Operation ERCB Staff Review and Analysis
Total E&P Canada Ltd. Summary of Investigations - December 2007
Protocol for Increased Coordination Between the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board and Health Agencies in Alberta - May 2007
Report JP-05 - October 2005 A Recommended Practice for the Negotiation of Processing Fees


Public Safety Sour Gas Standing Committee


Recurrent Human Health Complaint Reports

The AER has process in place to respond to recurring complaints in communities across Alberta that involves human health concerns and energy resource development. This process allows the AER to evaluate recurrent complaints made over a period of time, identify the actions already taken by the AER, and determine if there are further actions necessary.

As part of this process, the AER completes a technical assessment to examine industry performance and to identify whether there are technical gaps that need to be addressed. The findings of the assessment, which may include recommendations to help address concerns, are outlined in a technical synthesis report.

Title Description
Fort McKay Recurrent Human Health Complaints Technical Synthesis - September 2016 Assessment of concerns about human health impacts from air quality and odours linked to oil sands mining operations
Didsbury Recurring Human Health Complaints Technical Synthesis - August 2015 Assessment of concerns about human health impacts from flaring, incinerating, and water contamination
Lochend Recurring Human Health Complaint Technical Synthesis - July 2015 Assessment of concerns about human health impacts from flaring, incinerating, and water contamination