BC OGRIS - Overview

The BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (BC OGRIS), formerly the Science and Community Environmental Knowledge (SCEK) Fund, is a not-for-profit society with membership from the BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission), the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), and the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC).

The BC OGRIS serves to enable relevant applied research to inform environmental matters related to oil and gas exploration and development in British Columbia. The BC OGRIS is results-based and generates improvements in conducting efficient, effective and transparent regulation of oil and gas activities in BC.

Research priorities are defined from knowledge gaps identified in conjunction with our stakeholders. Research priorities are documented in a business plan available on the “About” page. Opportunities for obtaining funding for research projects are listed on the “Opportunities” page.

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What's New

Date News
Feb 02, 2017 A link to the Groundwater Review Assistant tool developed under a BC OGRIS contribution is now available on the Completed Projects page of this website.
Jan 04, 2017 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Millennium EMS Solutions to conduct a low probability receptor analysis to quantify the probability of future occurrences and associated environmental impacts
Oct 14, 2016 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to the University of Victoria School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and Geoscience BC to develop a natural gas atlas for BC.
Oct 11, 2016 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to the School of Engineering, University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) to define a Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Greenness Assessment Method.
Jul 08, 2016 Final report and webinar from the BC OGRIS funded project to develop recommendations for applying ecological buffering criteria are now available on the Completed Projects page of this website.
May 19, 2016 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Foundry Spatial to design and develop a groundwater decision support tool.
Mar 18, 2016 Telemetry data on boreal caribou and wolf movements in North East BC has been posted to the Active Projects page of this website.
Nov 19, 2015 The BC OGRIS has provided grants to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia for two projects.
Sep 29, 2015 The BC OGRIS supports five new projects
Sep 18, 2015 The audited financial statements for the SCEK Fund (2014-15) are available on the About page of this website.