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
Oct 10, 2017 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus--School of Engineering) to evaluate the use of drones in monitoring fugitive gas emissions and land disturbance/reclamation.
Sep 29, 2017 The BC OGRIS is soliciting proposals for developing a Boreal Caribou Habitat Restoration Framework.
Sep 22, 2017 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to the University of Victoria to assess the use of drones and multisensory data to monitor the reclamation of well sites.
Aug 10, 2017 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to the University of British Columbia to develop a fugitive gas migration database and carry out a statistical analysis on the occurrence, attributes and potential causes of gas migration
Jul 27, 2017 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to EcoLogic Research to Assess Options for Aligning the Management of Cumulative Impacts through Area-base Analysis and Cumulative Effects Framework
Jul 27, 2017 Several projects have completed recently and final reports posted to the Completed Projects page of this website.
Jul 27, 2017 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to undertake monitoring of vegetation changes after the restoration of Zone 1 of the Parker (Boreal Caribou) Range.
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.