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Welcome to the AER's Systems and Tools portal. For details and supporting documentation on each application, please expand the arrow button.
This map viewer is an interactive map application that identifies all recorded surface locations of abandoned wells by area. Additional details include the abandoned wells’ licensees; and the latitude and longitude of each well’s surface location.
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).
This helpful tool is available to the public and allows registered users to view AER and ESRD authorizations issued under the Water Act or the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.
The base of groundwater protection (BGWP) query tool uses an interactive map application to provide BGWP depths (metres above sea level) for legal subdivisions (LSD) in Alberta. The BGWP is the best estimate of the elevation at which nonsaline groundwater is likely to occur.
(Note: LSDs for mountainous regions and the northeastern quarter of Alberta are not available for query.)
The coal mine map viewer is an interactive map application that facilitates map navigation through panning and zooming functions, and allows users to locate mines by their associated mine numbers.
Launched October 31st, 2013, the Disposition Spatial Processing Tool (DSPT) replaces the township Mylar maps previously used for outlining dispositions on provincial lands. The new inquiry tool lets users access spatial versions of proposed surface activities in real time (as they come in for processing). Users can now view dispositions using the Digital Integrated Dispositions (DIDs) function as well as access provisional and other background data layers using the DSPT.
Using the DSPT, members of the public are able to navigate to an area of interest and create, view, and print PDF maps. Activities of interest can also be located using search tools and specifying the associated land area(s).
The Environmental Site Assessment Repository (ESAR) is a searchable, online database that provides scientific and technical information about assessed and reclaimed sites throughout Alberta.
Environmental site assessments determine the quality of soil and groundwater of a site, such as retail gas stations and other commercial and industrial sites. A site assessment does not necessarily mean a site is, or ever was, contaminated.
ESAR makes available reclamation certificates issued by Environment and Parks (previously Environment and Sustainable Development) prior to March 24, 2014 for upstream oil and gas well sites and other specified lands on private land and the associated file information for the certificates (e.g., applications, reports). Reclamation certificates issues for sites on public land are available through InformationRequest@aer.ca.
All reclamation certificates issued by the Alberta Energy Regulator on or after March 24, 2014 are available through InformationRequest@aer.ca
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions, Tips and Tricks document or the User Guide if you are having any trouble accessing information on ESAR. If you do not find the information you require, please contact ESAR-Support@gov.ab.ca.
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.
Through this tool, applicants login with their DDS credentials and submit Reclamation Certificate Applications via their own secured workspace. Other features includes access to transactional map layers and related reports, attaching Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) submissions to Reclamation Certificate Applications, and greater visibility around decisions and the status of applications under review.
Using the maps, zoom in on a specific part of the province and turn on (or off) different layers to see what’s happening. In addition to showing specific regions – (like cities, protected areas, indigenous lands, and military bases), the maps in the tool also show all of the industry assets, including facilities, wells, compressor stations, pipelines and access roads across Alberta.
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.
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 ESRD-Government of Alberta account and ID.
Instruction guides, manuals, and video for the WURS systems are also available online.