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Our data tells stories. Explore some of our key regulatory topics through these interactive, visually-driven data narratives.

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Drilling & Production

We regulate oil and gas activity and are responsive to changes in activity levels, in order to protect the integrity of B.C.’s environment and water resources. As technology evolves, average reserves per new well continues to increase, enabling drilling to replace and increase production with fewer new locations.

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Water Allocation & Use

Water is an essential component in many energy resource operations, used for purposes such as hydraulic fracturing, drilling wells, and dust control. This data narrative covers the annual allocation and actual use of water authorized by the Regulator for energy resource activities across the province.

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Northeast B.C. Seismicity Map

The BCER has taken a leadership role in the detection and oversight of induced seismicity associated with unconventional gas development. This map displays recent and past seismic events of greater than local magnitude 1.5 that were recorded in the northeast region of British Columbia.

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Dormant Sites Map

This map allows users to identify information on dormant sites, filter by operator and status, and search for dormant sites by location and well authorization number. Orphan Sites can also be shown on the map and include wells, facilities, pipelines and associated areas where a company is declared bankrupt or cannot be located.

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Well Emissions

Reducing gas emissions is a priority for the BCER. This data narrative delves into our current data on surface casing vent flow and gas migration, two types of fugitive emissions from wells.

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Compliance Management: Verification

There are over 1000 individual regulatory requirements of varying types and scope against which the BCER is responsible for verifying compliance. This data narrative summarizes the numbers of application reviews, administrative reviews, audits and inspections that we carry out annually.

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Compliance Management: Field Inspections

This data narrative takes a deeper dive into field inspections, the primary means through which on-site regulatory compliance is evaluated. Data includes numbers of field inspections and activities inspected, and observed non-compliances, broken down by severity.

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Compliance Management: Enforcement

This data narrative explains our graduated approach to non-compliances and summarizes the number of enforcement actions by type over the past five years.

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