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Compliance & Enforcement

Inspections

Our inspection teams visits the various oil and gas sites across the Province and compare what they find to what is required by regulation or permit conditions. Where inspections identify an area of concern, the permit holder is notified of the deficiency. This may result in Enforcement Action if not corrected.

The findings of these inspections are posted regularly.

Tickets

The Commission has regulatory responsibility and can issue tickets under the authority of various provincial acts, including the Water Sustainability Act and the Environmental Management Act.

Warnings

In some circumstances, the Commission may issue a warning in response to a non-compliance. Warning Letters record the non-compliance and warn of a possible escalated enforcement response if the non-compliance continues.

Warning Letter

Name Proponent Location Act Regulation Act/ Regulation Section Act/ Regulation Section Sub-Section Act/ Regulation Section Paragraph Summary Date Issued
Warning Letter 20-028
Crew Energy Inc. Jun. 17, 2020
Warning Letter 20-001
NorthRiver Midstream Inc. Jun. 8, 2020
Warning Letter 20 067
Tourmaline Oil Corp. Jun. 4, 2020
Warning Letter 20 083
Canadian Natural Resources May 13, 2020
Warning Letter 20 092
Pieridae Alberta Production Ltd. May 11, 2020
Warning Letter 20 105
Saguaro Resources Ltd. May 6, 2020
Warning Letter 20 098
Velvet Energy Ltd. May 5, 2020
Warning Letter 20 099
Windward Resources Ltd. May 4, 2020
Warning Letter 20 090
Keyera Energy Ltd. May 4, 2020
Warning Letter 20 096
TGS Canada Corp. May 4, 2020
Warning Letter 20 087
Enercapita Energy Limited May 1, 2020
Warning Letter 20 024
Shanghai Energy Corporation Apr. 23, 2020
Warning Letter 19 111
Ridgeback Resources Inc. Apr. 22, 2020
Warning Letter 19 105
Canlin Energy Corporation Apr. 21, 2020
Warning Letter 20-025
Signalta Resources Limited Mar. 4, 2020
Warning Letter 20-049
TallahasseeExploration Inc. Feb. 28, 2020
Warning Letter 19-106
Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. Feb. 26, 2020
Warning Letter 19-123
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Dec. 18, 2019
Warning Letter 19-079
Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. Nov. 22, 2019
Warning Letter 19-103
Westcoast Energy Inc. Nov. 14, 2019
Warning Letter 18-139
Pavilion Energy Corp. Nov. 14, 2019
Warning Letter 19-108
InPlay Oil Corp. Nov. 1, 2019
Warning Letter 19-059
ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. Oct. 31, 2019
Warning Letter 19-056FSJ
PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd. Sep. 20, 2019
Warning Letter 19-075
Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. Aug. 21, 2019
Warning Letter 19-065
Enerplus Corporation Aug. 16, 2019
Warning Letter 19-067
Primavera Resources Corp. Aug. 15, 2019
Warning Letter 19-062
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Aug. 8, 2019
Warning Letter 19-057
Whitecap Resources Inc. Jul. 19, 2019
Warning Letter 19-030FSJ
ARC Resouces Ltd. Apr. 25, 2019
Warning Letter 19-019FSJ
Encana Corporation Mar. 1, 2019
Warning Letter 19-006
Ridgeback Resources Inc. Feb. 22, 2019
Warning Letter 19-001TE
Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. Feb. 7, 2019
Warning Letter 19-007
Taqa North Ltd. Jan. 31, 2019
Warning Letter 18-170
ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. Jan. 29, 2019
Warning Letter 18-145FSJ
Cancen Oil Processors B.C. Inc. Nov. 19, 2018
Warning Letter 18-001DC
Landowner Jul. 9, 2018
Warning Letter 18-013DC
Landowner Jun. 13, 2018
Warning Letter 18-073
Progress Energy Canada Ltd. May 23, 2018

Orders

The Commission can issue orders for activities and obligations under the Act to mitigate a risk to public safety, protect the environment, or to promote the conservation of petroleum and natural resources. The order specifies what action must be taken, stopped or modified by the permit holder and includes the date by which they must comply.

If a permit holder is unable or unwilling to comply with the requirements of the original Order (Section 49), the Commission may complete the work on its behalf and bill the permit holder for the costs. This is done through issuance of a specific order (Section 50(1)) allowing the Commission to take over the requirements and legally restricting the permit holder from conducting the work.

Enforcement Order

Name Proponent Location Act Regulation Act/ Regulation Section Act/ Regulation Section Sub-Section Act/ Regulation Section Paragraph Summary Date Issued
General Order 2020-1011-01
Arc Resources Ltd. Jun. 12, 2020
General Order 2020 010
Tallahassee Exploration Inc. Apr. 23, 2020
General Order 2020-001
Tourmaline Oil Corp. Feb. 13, 2020
General Order 2019-013
Sanling Energy Ltd Oct. 11, 2019
General Order 2019-012
Canadian Natural Resources Limited Oct. 2, 2019
General Order 2019-011
Pengrowth Energy Corporation Oct. 1, 2019
General Order 2019-010
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Sep. 24, 2019
General Order 2019-009
Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. Sep. 13, 2019
General Order 2019-008
Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. Aug. 28, 2019
General Order 2019-007
AQT Water Management Inc. Jul. 12, 2019
Action Order 2019-002
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Jul. 5, 2019
General Order 2019-006
AQT Water Management Inc. May 17, 2019
General Order 2019-005
Shanghai Energy Corporation May 14, 2019
Action Order 2019-001
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Apr. 30, 2019
General Order 2019-004
Sanling Energy Ltd Apr. 17, 2019
General Order 2019-003
Pengrowth Energy Corporation Apr. 11, 2019
General Order 2019-002
Canada Energy Partners Inc. Feb. 1, 2019
General Order 2019-001
Norcan Energy Corporation Jan. 21, 2019
General Order 2018-023
Pavilion Energy Corp. Dec. 13, 2018
General Order 2018-021
Pavilion Energy Corp. Nov. 23, 2018
General Order 2018-020
Leucrotta Exploration Inc. Nov. 11, 2018
General Order 2018-019
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Nov. 6, 2018
General Order 2018-018
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Sep. 26, 2018
General Order 2018-017
Pavilion Energy Corp. Aug. 22, 2018
General Order 2018-016
Plateau Pipe Line Ltd. Aug. 7, 2018
General Order 2018-013
Plateau Pipe Line Ltd. Jul. 31, 2018
General Order 2018-014
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Jul. 30, 2018
General Order 2018 015
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Jul. 30, 2018
General Order 2018-012
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Jun. 29, 2018
General Order 2018-011
1116331 BC Ltd. Jun. 21, 2018
General Order 2018-010
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Jun. 19, 2018
General Order 2018-009
Shell Canada Limited May 25, 2018
General Order 2018-008
Venturion Oil Limited May 22, 2018
General Order 2018-007
Success Energy Ltd. May 22, 2018
General Order 2018-006
Primavera Resources Corp. Apr. 27, 2018
General Order 2018-005
Shanghai Energy Corporation Mar. 15, 2018
General Order 2018-004
Pavilion Energy Corp. Mar. 8, 2018
Action Order 2018-002
Fortaleza Energy Inc. Mar. 8, 2018
Action Order 2018-001
Success Energy Ltd. Feb. 19, 2018
General Order 2018-001
Pavilion Energy Corp. Jan. 19, 2018
General Order 2017-108
ARC Resouces Ltd. Dec. 7, 2017
General Order 2017-107
ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. Nov. 6, 2017
General Order 2017-105
Saguaro Resources Ltd. Nov. 3, 2017
General Order 2017-106
Nexen Energy ULC Nov. 3, 2017
General Order 2017-102
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Oct. 23, 2017
General Order 2017-103
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Oct. 23, 2017
General Order 2017-100
Pavilion Energy Corp. Sep. 28, 2017
General Order 2017-099
Direct Energy Marketing Limited Sep. 15, 2017
General Order 2017-096
Progress Energy Canada Ltd. Sep. 13, 2017
General Order 2017-094
Progress Energy Canada Ltd. Sep. 13, 2017
General Order 2017-098
Progress Energy Canada Ltd. Sep. 13, 2017
General Order 2017-097
Progress Energy Canada Ltd. Sep. 13, 2017
General Order 2017-095
Progress Energy Canada Ltd. Sep. 13, 2017
General Order 2017-093
Progress Energy Canada Ltd. Aug. 25, 2017
General Order 2017-091
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Jul. 14, 2017
General Order 2017-090
Predator Oil BC Ltd. Jul. 14, 2017
General Order 2017-089
Pengrowth Energy Corporation Jul. 13, 2017
General Order 2017-087
KANATA Energy Group Ltd. Jul. 10, 2017
General Order 2017-088
Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. Jul. 10, 2017
General Order 2017-081
Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. Jul. 7, 2017
General Order 2017-084
Sukunka Natural Resources Inc. Jul. 7, 2017
General Order 2017-082
Spectra Energy Midstream Corporation Jul. 7, 2017
General Order 2017-086
Pembina NGL Corporation Jul. 7, 2017
General Order 2017-074
Prairie Provident Resources Canada Ltd. Jul. 4, 2017
General Order 2017-071
Secure Energy Services Inc. Jul. 4, 2017
General Order 2017-080
Gear Energy Ltd. Jul. 4, 2017
General Order 2017-079
Tamarack Acquisition Corp. Jul. 4, 2017
General Order 2017-072
Taqa North Ltd. Jul. 4, 2017
General Order 2017-068
ConocoPhillips Canada Operations ULC Jun. 29, 2017
General Order 2017 064
Plateau Pipe Line Ltd. Jun. 26, 2017
General Order 2017-066
KXL Exploration Ltd. Jun. 26, 2017
General Order 2017-063
Plateau Pipe Line Ltd. Jun. 26, 2017
General Order 2017-061
Whitecap Resources Inc. Jun. 23, 2017
General Order 2017-059
Painted Pony Energy Ltd. Jun. 21, 2017
General Order 2017-057
Veresen Midstream General Partner Inc. Jun. 20, 2017
General Order 2017-056
Suncor Energy Inc. Jun. 19, 2017
General Order 2017-050
Bonterra Energy Corp. Jun. 16, 2017
General Order 2017-053
Aduro Resources Ltd. Jun. 16, 2017
General Order 2017-046
Canbriam Energy Inc. Jun. 16, 2017
General Order 2017-049
Storm Resources Ltd. Jun. 16, 2017
General Order 2017-054
Venturion Oil Limited Jun. 16, 2017
General Order 2017-042
Pengrowth Energy Corporation Jun. 14, 2017
General Order 2017-044
Leucrotta Exploration Inc. Jun. 14, 2017
General Order 2017-040
Chinook Energy (2010) Inc. Jun. 13, 2017
General Order 2017-036
Murphy Oil Company Ltd. Jun. 9, 2017
General Order 2017-034
Progress Energy Canada Ltd. Jun. 7, 2017
General Order 2017-031
Crew Energy Inc. Jun. 1, 2017
General Order 2017-025
ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. May 19, 2017
General Order 2017-024
ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. May 19, 2017
General Order 2017-021
Encana Corporation May 16, 2017
General Order 2017-020
Pavilion Energy Corp. May 15, 2017
General Order 2017-019
Taqa North Ltd. May 4, 2017
General Order 2017-018
Shell Canada Limited May 2, 2017
General Order 2017-009
Procyon Energy Corp. Apr. 21, 2017
General Order 2017-014
Pavilion Energy Corp. Apr. 13, 2017
General Order 2017-013
Tourmaline Oil Corp. Apr. 12, 2017
General Order 2017-011
Venturion Oil Limited Apr. 7, 2017
General Order 2017-010
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Apr. 7, 2017
General Order 2017-008
Canada Energy Partners Inc. Mar. 16, 2017
General Order 2017-005
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Mar. 3, 2017

Contravention Decisions

After an investigation, the Commission may make a finding of contravention and may impose an administrative penalty. The decision may be reviewed or appealed by the non-compliant party.

Contravention Decision

Name Proponent Location Act Regulation Act/ Regulation Section Act/ Regulation Section Sub-Section Act/ Regulation Section Paragraph Summary Date Issued
Case File 2019-082
Secure Energy Services Inc. Jun. 25, 2020
Case File 2018-087
Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. Jun. 24, 2020
Case File 2019 001
Sanling Energy Ltd. Jun. 5, 2020
Case file 2018-090
Kelt Exploration Ltd. May 21, 2020
Case File 2017-004
Canadian Natural Resources Limited Oct. 8, 2019
Case File 2018-143
Sanling Energy Ltd Oct. 7, 2019
Case File 2018-078
1116331 BC Ltd. Sep. 17, 2019
Case File 2017-114
Taqa North Ltd. Sep. 13, 2019
Case File 2017-002
Crew Energy Inc. Mar. 21, 2019
Case File 2017-059
Venturion Oil Limited Mar. 11, 2019
Case File 2017-043
Cequence Energy Ltd. Sep. 6, 2018
Case File 2018-023
Pavilion Energy Corp. Aug. 9, 2018
Case File 2017-006
Crew Energy Inc. / FMC Technologies Canada Ltd. Jul. 23, 2018
Case File 2017-057
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Jun. 27, 2018
Case File 2017-061
Pavilion Energy Corp. May 29, 2018
Case File 2015-019
Synergy Land Services Ltd. Nov. 17, 2017
Case File 2015-107
Energy Fluid Services Ltd. Nov. 17, 2017
Case File 2016-171
Kanati Energy Incorporated Nov. 17, 2017
Case File 2016-066
Chevron Canada Ltd. Sep. 14, 2017
Case File 2016-062
Procyon Energy Corp. Apr. 21, 2017
Case File 2016-005
Aqua Terra Water Inc. Apr. 5, 2017

Reviews and Appeals

Once an order, contravention determination, and/or administrative penalty has been imposed, there is a right to request a review or an appeal of a contravention decision. Requests for review or appeal must be made in writing within 30 days of receiving notification of decision and must identify the grounds upon which the review or appeal is being requested.

A person cannot request both a review and appeal at the same time. Review requests are submitted to the Commission to a designated official who then reviews the decision and determines whether to uphold, vary or rescind the previous decision. Appeals are submitted and managed through the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal (OGAT), a specialized quasi-judicial agency established under OGAA. OGAT members hold an oral or written hearing to allow parties to present their evidence and then issue a written decision. OGAT decisions are summarized and made available online.

Enforcement Actions issued by the Commission prior to April 1, 2017 are available as quarterly summary reports.

Questions regarding Commission enforcement actions may be directed to C&E@bcogc.ca.

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