The BC Oil and Gas Commission’s office in Dawson Creek is home to a Resource Centre where landowners, industry and the general public can learn more about the history of the oil and gas industry, the current regulations and the latest technology. Come and learn more about the industry’s environmental remediation programs, economic benefits and safety initiatives in British Columbia.
The Resource Centre is available for school group tours, as well as individual visits by appointment or drop in. Along with a timeline of the history of oil and gas in B.C., you will find landowner resources including local artifacts and information about how the oil and gas industry currently operates in northeast B.C.
The Resource Centre includes a well-casing model detailing the cement and actual casings used in the drilling process in B.C
Samples of actual rock cores taken from the subsurface formations in northeast B.C. are displayed in the entrance. The cores show the different levels of porosity in the conventional drilling formations and unconventional shale formations where activity is currently taking place in northeast B.C.
There are three audio-visual touch screens embedded into the display showing a Blueberry River First Nations elder’s perspective on oil and gas development, a drilling demonstration and a horizontal shale gas drilling video.
Contact the Dawson Creek Resource Centre:
#3-1445 102 Avenue
Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 2E1
Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30, closed from 12:00-1:00
To book a school group tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.