Unconventional Gas Technical Forum
The British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas and the BC Oil and Gas Commission are pleased to announce that the 7th B.C. Unconventional Gas Technical Forum will be held on June 17 and 18, 2013 at the Victoria Conference Centre.
Potential themes for 2013 Forum will be:
- Natural Gas Liquids/oil
- Seismic Imaging and Seismicity
- Resource Assessments
- Operational Updates
- New Developments
If you would like to speak on one of these or other topics, have a suggestion for a speaker, or you would like to present a poster at the Poster Session, please contact one of the UGTF 2013 Committee members below.
New Building Bylaw
The Peace River Regional District has released a new building bylaw that expands the existing mandatory inspection area to include the entire area of the regional district. This includes buildings in the oil and gas sector. For more information, including a Q&A, see “Building Bylaw effective March 18, 2012” on the PRRD’s website.
Aboriginal Education and Career Fair
The Commission is attending the Aboriginal Education and Career Fair in Northeast B.C. It is being hosted by Northern Lights College and Saulteau First Nation.
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Time: 12 to 3 p.m.; lunch will be hosted from 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: Saulteau First Nation Administration Building Gym, near Chetwynd B.C.
The event is open to all students, job seekers and community members who are interested in post-secondary education and employment. For more information on careers with the Commission visit http://www.bcogc.ca/careers.
Improved Northeast Water Tool
The Northeast Water Tool (NEWT) has been updated to improve functionality. Click here to view NEWT Version 2. NEWT has the following enhancements:
- The ability to query individual section 8 approvals or water licences on the map screen throughout the entire province.
- The detailed compilation of all section 8 approvals and water licences in the PDF output.
- The addition of major oil and gas roads to the map.
- An improved tool box.
- Significantly improved model performance for mountainous regions.
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