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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.
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).
The digital data submission (DDS) system is used to electronically submit information to the AER. The DDS is used by industry members to submit
- well test data,
- licence transfers,
- well drilling completion data, and
- inspection notification data.
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
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 IAR query tool for 30 days after an application has been decided.
Refer to the AER Authorization Status Request Guide for tool definitions and how to use IAR Query.
The Landscape Analysis Tool (LAT) is a web-enabled mapping tool that allows users to plan activities on Crown land. It provides a consistent platform for spatial information required for disposition planning and applications. Through the use of LAT, clients can virtually “site” their proposed project activities and identify areas with any operational constraints or higher levels of risk that would require mitigation planning. Users can then institute changes to that proposed activity to help mitigate concerns prior to application.
Once a client correctly inputs their planned activities, the systems generates a report that provides provincial and sensitivity section approval standards and operating conditions that are specific to the proposed activity. The approval standards and operating conditions identified in the report form a part of the disposition document and allow a user to make informed decisions about their planned course of action. Users are required to submit the report as part of a surface land application.
Related Information: Surface Land-use Application
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.
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 web-based system for its automated business functions and processes.
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.
The AER manages energy-related surface dispositions on public land in accordance with the Public Lands Act (PLA) and its related legislation and policies. In accordance with the PLA, each application or amendment for a surface activity on public land requires the inclusion of a plan (sketch or survey) indicating the activity to be conducted and its proximity to existing dispositions.
Prior to the digital submission of activity plans to the Electronic Disposition System, they must first be submitted to the secure Plan Confirmation Services (PCS) system for metadata input, virus and level checking, zipping, and encryption. Plan packages that are approved by the system will be processed and sent back to the applicant with a confirmation number. All surface disposition plans identified for digital submission MUST be processed by the PCS system.
Related links: Disposition Plan Requirements
The proceeding search allows users to access information from, and participate in, select AER proceedings. Users can register to participate in a proceeding, see the hearing schedule, and view, download, and submit information for a proceeding.
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.
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