Systems & Tools


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Employee Remote Access

Employee remote access to AER systems. AER credentials will be required.



The OneStop Reclamation Certificate and Onestop Application tool will be unavailable from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Monday April 23rd while the AER performs maintenance and updates to the system.

Expand to view Abandoned Well Map

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.

Additional information can be found on the Government of Alberta's GeoDiscover Map and accompanying user guide

Expand to view 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).

Expand to view Authorization Viewer

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.

Expand to view Base of Groundwater Protection Query Tool

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.)

Expand to view Coal Mine Maps

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.

User Guide

Expand to view Environmental Site Assessment Repository (ESAR)

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

All reclamation certificates issued by the Alberta Energy Regulator on or after March 24, 2014 are available through

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

Expand to view 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.

Expand to view OneStop: Application Tool

Through this tool, applicants login with their DDS credentials and submit Reclamation Certificate and New Pipeline Applications via their own secured workspace.

Expand to view Scheme Approval Area Map

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.

User Guide

Expand to view 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 ESRD-Government of Alberta account and ID.

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

Expand to view 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.