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OneStop Outage – AppWorks (DCM) Upgrade 
May 13, 2024

OneStop will be unavailable on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. We strongly recommend submitting important draft applications and submissions before the outage period, as saved drafts may not always be retrievable after the outage. Following the outage, clear your web browser’s cache to access the latest version of OneStop.


Access the AER Order System

The AER order system is the official site for all regulatory orders and provides a graphical interface for field orders and pool orders. The order system also provides the capability to graphically query (locate) control wells (coalbed methane and shale gas), development entities (DEs), strike areas, and oil sands areas (OSAs).

Access the Dam and Pond Mapviewer

Our Dam and Pond Map displays all 119 AER-regulated ponds across the province. The interactive tool allows users to identify the names and locations of ponds and dams, as well as their size, type of fluid stored, related energy sector, operator, associated project, and the Canadian Dam Association's dam consequence classification.

Access the Digital data submission (DDS) tool*

The digital data submission (DDS) system is used to electronically submit information to the AER. The DDS is used by industry members to submit

- applications,
- well test data,
- licence transfers,
- well drilling completion data, and
- inspection notification data.

IMPORTANT: Please use Google Chrome browser to navigate within DDS. Note: DDS will not be compatible with other browsers including Microsoft Edge. Please make sure to allow pop-ups from DDS site on your PC in Google Chrome. Follow this link for Instructions and scroll down to “Manage pop-ups & redirects for a specific site”. If you need assistance, please contact the DDS Administrator.

Supporting documents:

Access the Electronic assignments program*

The electronic assignments program is part of the broader Electronic Transfer System (ETS) and facilitates the assignment of surface dispositions issued under the Public Lands Act within the province of Alberta, where over 15 000 oil and gas dispositions are approved annually. Electronic assignments encompass all transactions, documents, and data exchanges associated with the assignment of a disposition holder’s interest in a surface disposition to another party.

Under the ETS umbrella, the electronic assignments program can be used for accessing and conveying information for a number of different applications, such as land searches or e-transfers. Oil and gas agreement transfers include dispositions for easements, licences of occupation, mineral surface leases, pipeline installations leases, pipeline agreements, and vegetation control easements.

Access the Electronic Disposition System (EDS)*

The Electronic Disposition System (EDS) is an online tool that allows users to electronically submit specified applications, amendments, and associated documents for surface dispositions to the AER. In addition, clients can use the EDS to conduct monthly reporting and check on the status of previously filed applications and amendments. The EDS provides clients with access to its five subsystems:

- Public Land Disposition Applications and Amendments
- Disposition Maintenance
- Public Lands Disposition Enhanced Approval
- Application and Amendment Status Check Request

Important note: To access the EDS, a user must have a Government of Alberta account and ID.

Related Links: EDS Frequently Asked Questions

The AER is responsible for managing energy-related public land dispositions following the Public Lands Act, the Mines and Minerals Act, and other related legislation, regulations, and policies.

The Exploration Application System (ExAS) is an efficient and consistent service for geophysical clients that automates application, referral, approval, and mapping processes. ExAS users can submit geophysical plans and have them validated in real time. Clients with successful submissions will receive a geophysical number, and those with unsuccessful submissions will receive an error report to help guide them to a correct submission.

Submitting an Application to Exploration Application System (ExAS) [PDF]

Submissions to ExAS production must go to @email

Access the Historical Applications and Decisions Catalogue

Historical Applications and Decisions is a searchable database that contains summary information for AER applications from 1950 – 2002 and Decisions from 1951 - 2020.

Please note that Routine well licences, Pipeline permits and Routine facility applications are excluded.

Access the Integrated application registry query (IAR) tool

Use the integrated application registry (IAR) query tool to check on the status of applications registered with the AER.

Application attachments (supporting files and disposition documents) can be accessed through the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) query tool.

Refer to the AER Authorization Status Request Guide for tool definitions and how to use IAR Query.

Access the Oil Sands Information Portal

The Oil Sands Information Portal is a convenient, information-rich tool that provides detailed information about Alberta’s oil sands projects and associated data related to the environmental impacts of oil sands development. The portal features a searchable data repository that includes an interactive map, reports, graphs, tables, and downloads of current and historical oil sands information. 

The interactive map allows users to easily select and view information of interest such oil sands operations, facilities, and upgraders and to then layer areas of additional interest such as water usage, reclaimed land, and key wildlife and biodiversity zones—on top of the original base map.

Access OneStop

Tool for the submission of pipeline applications, Water Act applications, daily tour reports, and various notifications.

For more information, visit the OneStop landing page or the OneStop help page.

Access the OneStop Application Query Tool

Use the Onestop application query tool to access the status on and attachments associated with OneStop applications.

The tool is openly accessible. No login is required.

Access Petrinex*

Petrinex provides services that facilitate fast, standardized, safe, and accurate management and exchange of key volumetric, royalty, and commercial information associated with the upstream petroleum sector. Petrinex uses a login, web-based system for its automated business functions and processes. Some well, facility, and volumetric data files are available without login credentials, by clicking the public data tab in Petrinex. 

Note: Petrinex is a joint strategic organization supporting Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry and is represented by government (Alberta Department of Energy [DOE], the Alberta Energy Regulator [AER] the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy [ECON]), and industry (represented by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers [CAPP] and the Explorer and Producers Association of Canada [EPAC]). It operates under the overall guidance of a unique and proven Crown-Industry governance structure.

For Petrinex hours of operation, please refer to the Petrinex Hours & Reporting Calendars section on the Petrinex website.

Petrinex User Resource Centre

    Access the Proceeding Search

    The proceeding search allows users to access the hearing record for AER proceedings. The schedules and status for current AER proceedings can be viewed by clicking on the "hearing schedule" link on our hearings page or by contacting @email.

    Access the Public Notice of Application Tool

    Using the Public Notice of Application tool, interested parties can access and search specific areas of the province for applications filed with the regulator in the last 30 days (from the time of search). Searchable by keyword or location, applications are also segregated into groups - such as facilities, resources, and oil sands developments - providing the public another avenue to facilitate their search.

    Access Publication of Decision Tool

    Applications upon which a decision has been reached will be displayed. To review applications submitted in the last 30 days, use the Public Notice of Application tool. For other decisions, visit the Decisions webpage.

    Access the Scheme Approval Area Map Viewer

    This map viewer uses an interactive map application to show approval areas in Alberta for active conventional enhanced recovery (ER) schemes, in situ oil sands schemes, and mineable oil sands schemes. Supporting details include approval number, approval-holder name, scheme name (if applicable), scheme type, scheme subtype (if applicable), approval area description (if applicable), and associated field/pool or area/deposit. 

    Access the Water Conservation Policy Map Viewer

    The purpose of this map is to provide this area-based water availability information that is needed for the determination of which tier a Water Act licence application falls under.

    Access Water Use Reporting System (WURS)*

    WURS collects and reports information on actual water use by licence holders and aligns with the Water for Life: Alberta’s Strategy for Sustainability.

    In order to access WURS, interested parties must have an AEP-Government of Alberta account and ID.

    Instruction guides, manuals, and video for the WURS systems are also available online.

    Access WATERS - Temporary Diversion Licence (TDL)*

    Before diverting and using surface water and groundwater in Alberta, a licence must be obtained under the province’s Water Act. A temporary diversion licence (TDL) provides authority for this diversion for a maximum of one year.

    In order to submit a TDL application using WATERS, interested parties must have an ESRD-Government of Alberta account and ID. Once obtained, TDL applications and any supporting documentation can be readily filed; users can also retrieve historical temporary diversion licence information.

    Access the Well Spacing Map

    The well spacing map viewer uses an interactive map application to display all approved spacing unit orders since October 2007. These orders are based on decisions made by the AER to increase the number of drainage locations in a specific pool.