BC OGRIS - Overview

The BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (BC OGRIS) supports practical studies that develop credible and relevant information to address knowledge gaps to inform environmental, operational and health and safety policy and industry practices related to oil and gas exploration and development in BC.

Research priorities are defined from knowledge gaps identified in conjunction with our Members, Board of Directors and stakeholders. Opportunities for obtaining funding for research projects are listed on the “Opportunities” page.

Research findings from BC OGRIS funded projects are shared with organizations in the oil and gas industry as well as regulators and government agencies, First Nations and other stakeholders.

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

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What's New

Date News
Aug 25, 2019 The BC OGRIS provides a grant to Patching Associates Acoustical Engineering to conduct an ambient noise study in the Farmington Development Area
Aug 25, 2019 The BC OGRIS provides a grant to Clearstone Engineering to prepare an inventory of methane emissions from storage tanks and compressor seal vents
Aug 25, 2019 The BC OGRIS provides grant to Integra Forest Consulting to conduct an analysis of the Cumulative Effects on Stream Health and Riparian Function in Oil and Gas Development Areas in B.C.
Jun 26, 2019 The BC OGRIS provides grant to the University of Manitoba to study soil productivity following restoration of pipeline corridors
Mar 25, 2019 Assessing Risks to Pipelines from Corrosion and Geo Hazards--new BC OGRIS research project
Mar 20, 2019 Performance of Enclosed Combustors--the BC OGRIS is participating in a research project by the Saskatchewan Research Council to collect third party independent emissions and performance data on enclosed combustors used in oil and gas operations.
Dec 06, 2017 The BC OGRIS is soliciting proposals for developing a cost-effective estimation of vegetative regrowth on anthropogenic features in Northeast BC.
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.