Inside the Commission

We're making a splash for one of the many B.C. communities we live and work in. When three Victoria staff, including our CEO, promised to jump from the dock if we reached our fundraising goal, we jumped at the challenge!

Do you have an orphan oil and gas site on your property? The BC Oil and Gas Commission is hosting an information session for land owners on April 24, 2019 from 6:30–8 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel in Fort St. John.

On United Nations World Water Day, and every day, we're proud of the work we do to protect B.C.'s clean water.

 

Got an unresolved oil and gas issue? Let us help!

Mediation is a confidential process whereby an experienced mediator helps two parties have a conversation, which may lead to a resolution of differences.

As an innovative regulator, we are always looking for new and effective ways to safeguard the environment, especially at hard-to -reach oil and gas sites. We recently used laser technology to conduct an aerial survey of 103 decommissioned wells.

At the beginning of 2018, the BC Oil and Gas Commission announced a pilot program and partnership with several post-secondary institutions across the province.

What is the difference between an abandoned well, a dormant well and an orphan well? Here are six terms used to describe oil and gas sites, and what they mean.

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You may have been hearing a lot about “orphans” in the context of the oil and gas industry. But what are orphan sites, why do they matter and what are we doing about them?

It’s a lesson we learn when we’re young – if you use something, put it back when you’re done. It’s a simple idea but a good one, and it’s one we live by in regulating energy resource development.

Do you have a dormant oil and gas site on your property? The BC Oil and Gas Commission is hosting an information session for land owners on Jan. 24, 2019 at 7 p.m.

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