Upstream Oil and Gas Authorizations Guide
The ERCB, in partnership with Alberta Energy and Alberta Environment Sustainable Resource Development, is pleased to announce the release of the Upstream Oil and Gas Authorizations and Consultation Guide. The guide is a central reference tool that identifies common authorizations – approvals, licences, dispositions, permits and registrations – required for the development of upstream oil and gas activities. The scope of the guide includes conventional and unconventional oil and gas developments and activities, including in-situ oil sands but not including mineable oil sands projects.
Specifically, this guide focuses on authorizations required from Alberta Energy, the ERCB, and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development before the construction and operation phases and at the closure phase of projects. The guide does not deal with other aspects of the regulatory framework such as information reporting, inspections, and monitoring.