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The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is the regulatory organization established under the 2012 ''Responsible Energy Development Act''. Under the Act the AER is charged with “the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources over their entire life cycle”<ref>Alberta Energy Regulator. 2015 [http://www.aer.ca/about-aer/who-we-are "Who we Are"]. Retrieved 11 May, 2015</ref>  within the province of Alberta. The AER was created to centralize and simplify the regulatory structure around oil and gas development, consolidating enforcement of the energy development aspects of the ''Water Act'', the ''Public Lands Act'', ''The Mines and Minerals Act'' and the ''Environmental Protection Enhancement Act.''<ref>Alberta Energy Regulator. March 2014[http://www.aer.ca/documents/about-us/AER_Brochure.pdf "The Alberta Energy Regulator"].Retrieved 11 May, 2015</ref> The current Chair of the board of directors is former executive officer of the Encana Corporation Gerry Protti, and the Chief Executive Officer, is former Executive Director of the Alberta Environment Support and Emergency Response Team, Jim Ellis.
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== Operator Details ==
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{| class="wikitable welldetails" style="width: 100%"
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| Operator Name: Alberta Energy Regulator
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|-
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| Other Operator Alias:  
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|-
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| Country: Canada
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|-
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| Registered Alberta Address: 1000, 250 - 5 Street SW Calgary AB T2P 0R4
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|-
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| Registered Alberta Phone Number: (403) 297-8311
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|}
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Addresses listed above are those on file with the relevant regulator.
  
==Scope==
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For data sources see<ref name="AB_operator_refs1">{{cite web
According to its own data the AER is responsible for regulating the world’s largest reserves of hydrocarbons as well as the infrastructure associated with these resources including pipelines wells and processing facilities. In order to ensure the development of these resources is carried out safely and in accordance with existing regulations, the AER is empowered to review proposed energy developments, inspect and oversee energy projects at all stages of their life cycle, penalize non-compliance, and hold public hearings on proposed oil and gas projects.  <ref>Alberta Energy Regulator.June 2014[http://www.aer.ca/documents/enerfaqs/AER_EnerFAQs01_WhatIsAER-Web(1).pdf "What Is the Alberta Energy Regulator"].Retrieved 11 May, 2015</ref>
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| title = Business Associate Codes (ST104A)
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|publisher = [[Alberta Energy Regulator]]
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| date = 2020-05-20
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| url = http://wellwiki.org/wiki/Alberta_Oil_and_Gas_Data_Sources
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| accessdate = 2020-05-20 }}</ref>
  
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== Operator Well Data ==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="95%"
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!scope="col" | Well ID
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!scope="col" | State/Province
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!scope="col" | County/Division
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!scope="col" | Municipality/Subdivision
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!scope="col" style="white-space: nowrap"| License/Permit Date
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!scope="col" style="white-space: nowrap"| Spud Date
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!scope="col" | Unconventional
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!scope="col" | Configuration
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!scope="col" | Well/License Status
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!scope="col" | Well Pad ID
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|-
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| [[0124053110030]]
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| AB
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|
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| [[Medicine Hat, Alberta|Medicine Hat]]
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| 1972-09-22
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| 1972-09-13
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|
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|
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| RecExempt
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|
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|-
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| [[0504262312020]]
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| AB
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|
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| [[Leduc County, Alberta|Leduc County]]
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| 1932-01-01
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| 1948-05-30
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|
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|
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| RecExempt
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|
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|-
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| [[0504262312030]]
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| AB
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|
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| [[Leduc County, Alberta|Leduc County]]
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| 1932-01-01
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| 1948-05-27
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|
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|
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| RecExempt
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|
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|-
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| [[0534240814000]]
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| AB
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|
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| [[Edmonton, Alberta|Edmonton]]
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| 2018-05-08
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|
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|
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|
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| Issued
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|
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|-
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| [[0835213106020]]
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| AB
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|
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| [[Peace River, Alberta|Peace River]]
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| 1932-01-01
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| 1955-06-23
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|
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|
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| RecExempt
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|
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|-
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| [[0855202913000]]
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| AB
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|
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| [[Northern Sunrise County, Alberta|Northern Sunrise County]]
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| 2002-02-22
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| 2002-03-20
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|
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|
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| RecCertified
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|
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|-
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| [[0855203104020]]
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| AB
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|
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| [[Northern Sunrise County, Alberta|Northern Sunrise County]]
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| 1982-10-07
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| 1955-07-22
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|
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|
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| Abandoned
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|
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|-
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| [[0855203104030]]
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| AB
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|
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| [[Northern Sunrise County, Alberta|Northern Sunrise County]]
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| 2002-01-17
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| 1982-10-10
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|
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|
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| Abandoned
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|
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|-
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|}
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For data sources see<ref name="AB_refs1">{{cite web
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| title = General Well Data File - Licensing Data
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|publisher = [[Alberta Energy Regulator]]
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| date = 2020-04-22
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| url = http://wellwiki.org/wiki/Alberta_Oil_and_Gas_Data_Sources
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| accessdate = 2020-04-22 }}</ref><ref name="AB_refs2">{{cite web
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| title = General Well Data File - Drilling Data
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|publisher = [[Alberta Energy Regulator]]
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| date = 2020-04-22
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| url = http://wellwiki.org/wiki/Alberta_Oil_and_Gas_Data_Sources
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| accessdate = 2020-04-22 }}</ref><ref name="HIFLD_operator_ref">{{cite web
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| title = Oil and Natural Gas Wells
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|publisher = Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data
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| date = 2019-09-24
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| url = http://wellwiki.org/wiki/HIFLD_Oil_and_Gas_Data_Sources
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| accessdate = 2020-09-12 }}</ref><ref name="USGS_operator_ref">{{cite web
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| title = Petroleum related wells
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|publisher = U.S. Geological Survey
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| date = 2014-08-06
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| url = http://wellwiki.org/wiki/USGS_Oil_and_Gas_Data_Sources
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| accessdate = 2020-09-12 }}</ref><ref name="TX_operator_ref">{{cite web
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| title = RRC Production Data
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|publisher = Railrod Commission of Texas
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| date = 2020-10-15
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| url = https://wellwiki.org/wiki/Texas_Oil_and_Gas_Data_Sources
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| accessdate = 2020-10-15 }}</ref>
  
Under the ''Responsible Energy Development Act,'' the AER has the authority to oversee all energy related applications for development made under the ''Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act,'' ''the Water Act'', the ''Public Lands Act'', and the ''Mines and Minerals Act.'' As the single energy regulator the AER is authorised to regularly inspect oil and gas developments, and utilize enforcement mechanisms to ensure regulatory compliance. <ref>Alberta Energy Regulator.June 2014[http://www.aer.ca/documents/enerfaqs/AER_EnerFAQs01_WhatIsAER-Web(1).pdf "What Is the Alberta Energy Regulator"].Retrieved 11 May, 2015</ref>
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==References==
 
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The AER is also responsible for responding to concerns from landowners, and other stakeholders including first nations. Where statements of complaint have been issued by stakeholders regarding a proposed energy development the AER is authorized to hold a public hearing conducted by a panel of AER hearing commissioners. The hearing determines whether complainants “rights might be directly and adversely affected by an application”<ref>Alberta Energy Regulator.June 2014[http://www.aer.ca/documents/enerfaqs/AER_EnerFAQs02_Hearings-Web.pdf"Have your say at an AER Hearing"].Retrieved 11 May, 2015</ref> and have the capacity to withhold or revoke a development application.  Additionally, the AER manages the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which is intended to resolve disputes between members of the public and oil and gas companies, or between two or more oil and gas companies by providing mediation and arbitration services.<ref>Alberta Energy Regulator.2014[https://www.aer.ca/applications-and-notices/alternate-dispute-resolution"Alternative Dispute Resolution"].Retrieved 11 May, 2015</ref>
 
 
 
==Mechanisms for Inspection and Enforcement==
 
 
 
As the primary regulatory agency for energy development in Alberta, the AER is empowered by the ''Responsible Energy Development Act'' to inspect oil and gas projects and penalize non-compliance to regulations through fines site closures, and other measures. Furthermore, because the AER is responsible for investigating and ensuring regulatory compliance at all stages of energy development, the organization undertakes inspection and enforcement during exploration, facility construction, operation and decommissioning. 
 
 
 
 
The AER has adopted an escalating system of enforcement mechanisms to compel compliance. Specifically the AER is authorized to issue warning letters, suspend licenses, or issue orders to restrict specific practices or correct particular issues. Additionally, a suite of punitive enforcement tools are available to the Regulator including  administrative penalties (fines), prosecution, restriction of operations, and the closure of an operation until full compliance is demonstrated.
 
 
 
==Governance structure==
 
The governance structure of the AER is divided into an adjudicative branch responsible for conducting hearings on development applications, and providing technical advice to support regulatory change, and a Corporate Branch which is responsible for all other aspects of the AER’s mandate.
 
 
 
 
 
The corporate branch of the AER is governed by a board of directors responsible for determining organizational policy and setting performance expectations, and as well as an executive responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of the AER.  The board of directors is appointed by Lieutenant governor in Council. The board is made up of eight directors including the chair. The Executive of the AER is headed by the Chief executive Officer who reports directly to the board, and is responsible for overseeing day to day operations. currently the CEO is appointed by the Lieutenant governor in Council with the recommendation of the chair of the board.  The current board of directors chairperson is former executive officer of the Encana Corporation Gerry Protti. The AER’s current Chief Executive Officer, is former Executive Director of the Alberta Environment Support and Emergency Response Team, Jim Ellis.
 
 
 
  
The Adjudicative branch of the AER is made up of hearing commissioners, who report to a chief commissioner. These commissioners are responsible for conducting hearings on applications and regulatory appeals. A key feature of the adjudicative branch is its independence  from other officials within the AER or other departments of the Government of Alberta, its decisions  may only be reviewed by the Court of Appeal of Alberta. the current chief commissioner of the AER is Alex Bolton, a former member of the Energy Resources Conservation Board.
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[[Category:Alberta Operators]]
 
 
 
 
===Funding===
 
Similar, to other North American regulatory agencies such as the BC Oil and Gas Commission and the Alberta Utilities Commission, the AER is funded exclusively by mandatory payments from the industry.  The AER proposes budgets, which are subject to review by the Government of Alberta. Once budgets are approved, the ''Responsible Energy Development Act'' authorizes the AER to levy administrative fees on operators in order to fund its operations.
 
 
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 04:03, 6 November 2020

Operator Details

Operator Name: Alberta Energy Regulator
Other Operator Alias:
Country: Canada
Registered Alberta Address: 1000, 250 - 5 Street SW Calgary AB T2P 0R4
Registered Alberta Phone Number: (403) 297-8311

Addresses listed above are those on file with the relevant regulator.

For data sources see[1]

Operator Well Data

Well ID State/Province County/Division Municipality/Subdivision License/Permit Date Spud Date Unconventional Configuration Well/License Status Well Pad ID
0124053110030 AB Medicine Hat 1972-09-22 1972-09-13 RecExempt
0504262312020 AB Leduc County 1932-01-01 1948-05-30 RecExempt
0504262312030 AB Leduc County 1932-01-01 1948-05-27 RecExempt
0534240814000 AB Edmonton 2018-05-08 Issued
0835213106020 AB Peace River 1932-01-01 1955-06-23 RecExempt
0855202913000 AB Northern Sunrise County 2002-02-22 2002-03-20 RecCertified
0855203104020 AB Northern Sunrise County 1982-10-07 1955-07-22 Abandoned
0855203104030 AB Northern Sunrise County 2002-01-17 1982-10-10 Abandoned

For data sources see[2][3][4][5][6]

References

  1. "Business Associate Codes (ST104A)". Alberta Energy Regulator. 2020-05-20. Retrieved 2020-05-20. 
  2. "General Well Data File - Licensing Data". Alberta Energy Regulator. 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2020-04-22. 
  3. "General Well Data File - Drilling Data". Alberta Energy Regulator. 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2020-04-22. 
  4. "Oil and Natural Gas Wells". Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data. 2019-09-24. Retrieved 2020-09-12. 
  5. "Petroleum related wells". U.S. Geological Survey. 2014-08-06. Retrieved 2020-09-12. 
  6. "RRC Production Data". Railrod Commission of Texas. 2020-10-15. Retrieved 2020-10-15.