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Stories With Energy

Regulating energy development in Alberta is multifaceted and complex. We are passionate about telling the stories of how our work is done, how far we’ve come, and where we’re going in the future to ensure responsible resource development across the province. This is a selection of a few of these stories – with more to come. 

Prosecution is one option when companies skirt the AER’s rules
Good 2 Know
The Core Research Centre holds one of the largest collections of drilling history in the world
Did you know that the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) Core Research Centre (CRC) in Calgary holds one of the largest, most complete drilling histories in the world? Almost…
Safety & Enforcement
Low oil prices have companies seeking safe storage solutions.
This year has made us all think differently about the future; from spending more time at home to navigating a world of sanitizers and face masks, we’re all finding ways to…
Safety & Enforcement
The AER’s pipeline performance report is out and it shows incidents are down
This year's report is the fifth in the series since the AER's industry performance program began in 2017. And it appears industry is responding well, as pipeline…
Good 2 Know
Alberta pilots stretched the limits of aviation to develop resources in Canada’s north.
Wilfred "Wop" May was one of the first Canadian pilots with enough skill and grit to carry both oil and gas workers and gear north by air.
Good 2 Know
A look at the AER purely from numbers perspective
As tough decisions were being made at the organization, a plethora of other life-altering events took centre stage, one by one: a global pandemic, a drastic drop in energy…