Active Projects

Collaboration and Communication

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First Nations Disturbance Restoration Program BC Oil and Gas Commission

Anticipated completion: March 31, 2020

Project (video) summary from the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission

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First Nations Environmental Monitor (Liaison) Program BC Oil and Gas Commission, BC Government

Anticipated Completion: April 30, 2020

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Overview Video

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Environmental Impacts

 
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BC Seismic Array Network Geoscience BC; Natural Resources Canada; BC Oil and Gas Commission; Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Year 1--Complete March 31, 2013.

Year 2--Complete March 31, 2014.

Year 3--Completed March 31, 2015.

Year 4--Completed March 31, 2016

Year 5--Completed October 31, 2017

Year 6--Completed March 31, 2018

Year 7--Completed March 31, 2019

Year 8--Anticipate completion March 31, 2020

Seismic Array Network data on Natural Resources Canada website

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Health and Safety

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Fugitive Gas Migration Database and Statistical Analysis on Occurrence, Attributes and Potential Causes of Gas Migration Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia

Anticipated completion March 31, 2020

Article in Greenhouse Gases Science and Technology Journal (23 February 2019)

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Methane and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Performance of Enclosed Combustors Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)

Anticipated completion: December 15, 2019

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Top Down and Bottom Up Comparison of Methane Emissions Bridger Photonics

Anticipated Completion: January 31, 2020

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Inventory of Methane Emissions from Storage Tanks and Compressor Seal Vents Clearstone Engineering

Anticipated Completion: March 31, 2020

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Water

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Establishing Regional Groundwater Chemistry Baselines for NEBC to Support Interpretation of Groundwater Analytical Results Simon Fraser University (Dr. Dirk Kirste)

Anticipated Completion: December 31, 2021.

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Analysis of Cumulative Effects on Stream Health and Riparian Function in Oil and Gas Development Areas in B.C. Integra Forest Consulting

Anticipated Completion: December 31, 2019

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Water Monitoring of Small Watersheds Program BC Oil and Gas Commission, First Nations in Northeast BC

Anticipated Completion: December 31, 2020

Project (video) summary from the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission

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Air

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North East Air Monitoring Program--Phases 4-5 (FY 2018/19--FY 2019/20) Tropospheric Measurement Systems

Anticipated completion: April 30, 2020

See Completed Projects (Health & Safety) for Phases 1-3.

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Engineering/ Safety Research

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Ambient Noise Study in the Farmington Development Area Patching Associates Acoustical Engineering

Anticipated Completion: April 30, 2020

Funding Envelope: Engineering / Safety Research: Wells, Facilities, Other.

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Soil Productivity and Soil Health Status Following Restoration of Pipeline Corridors on Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) Cropland in Northeast B.C. University of Manitoba (Dr. Francis Zvomuya)

Anticipated completion: April 30, 2021

 

Funding Envelope: Engineering / Safety Research: Pipelines

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Assessing Risks to Pipelines from Corrosion and Geo Hazards University of British Columbia—Dr. Solomon Tesfamariam (Okanagan Campus); Dr. Edouard Asselin and Dr. Dharma Wijewickreme (Vancouver Campus)

Anticipated completion: April 30, 2021

Funding Envelope: Engineering / Safety Research: Pipelines

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Best Practices for Earth Dam Construction and Maintenance in NEBC Dr. D. Tannant (University of British Columbia--Okanagan Campus)

Anticipated Completion: April 30, 2020.

Funding Envelope: Engineering / Safety Research: Wells, Facilities, Other

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