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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.       


Update - May 15

On Monday, May 15, all external AER systems are operational following a preventative outage in response to the current worldwide ransomware attack. For more information, read the announcement.


Effective April 28, 2017, Alberta Environment and Parks in collaboration with Alberta Energy Regulator, is improving the application requirements for submitting an application for a public lands disposition. On April 27 (Calgary) and May 10 (Edmonton), AEP and the AER will be hosting information sessions to discuss these changes.

For more information please visit:

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 Alberta Responsible Energy Policy System (AREPS) - NEW

The AREPS portal provides access to public policies relating to the development of upstream oil, gas, oil sands and coal. Users are able to identify and access policy documents from this easy to use platform.

AREPS gives access to directives, interim directives, information letters and manuals from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and polices from the Government of Alberta (Energy and Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD)). The lower Athabasca Regional Plan and the Wetlands Policy from ESRD are fully searchable.

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 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 OneStop: Reclamation Certification Tool

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.

Reclamation Certificate Application Tool User Guide

Reports available:

- Reclamation Certificate Application Statistics Report

- AEP Reclamation Certificate Application Summary

Expand to view OneStop: Reclamation Certification Tool Public Map Viewer

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.

Reports available:

- Reclamation Certificate Application Statistics Report

- AEP Reclamation Certificate Application Summary


Expand to view Publication of Decision

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.