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Our name has changed! We’re now known as the BC Energy Regulator (BCER) and you can find us at This name change is part of legislation that also modernizes our board structure and will expand our mandate later this year. For more information, see the provincial government’s news release. Check back regularly as we continue making updates to our webpages to reflect these changes.

The BC Energy Regulator offers access to a variety of online applications, tools, services and documents to help make it easier to do your job.

You can find information and resources for all stages of oil and gas activity, from pre-application through to post-permit requirements.


Online Systems

The BCER offers access to a variety of online applications and tools.


Application Documentation & Guidance


Operations Documentation & Guidance


Core Research Facility

The BCER's Core Research Facility archives and provides public access to inspect and examine petroleum well cores and drill cutting samples. We also allow for core removal from our warehouse for shipping to private laboratories.


Frequently Asked Questions

This page lists a number of Frequently Asked Questions related to our Online Systems and other topics relevant to Energy Professionals.

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