External Resources

The following list of organizations and their websites are provided as a resource for website visitors.
These websites primarily serve educational, research or public information needs. 

Alberta Energy is not responsible for the content or operation of third-party websites or electronic services.

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General Energy and Economic External Resources

Alberta Chamber of Resources (ACR)
ACR offers solutions and seeks balance to ensure the orderly development of Canadian resources.  The ACR has 187 members that create billions of dollars worth economic activity in Alberta every year.

Alberta Industrial Heartland Association (AIHI)
AIHA is a non-profit cooperative group of five municipalities dedicated toward sustainable eco-industrial development. AIHA was created in 1998 by the municipalities within the geographic area, including the City of Fort Saskatchewan, and the Counties of Lamont, Strathcona and Sturgeon. In 2010, the City of Edmonton became the fifth official municipal partner.

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)
AUMA aims to provide leadership in advocating local government interests to the provincial government and other organizations, and provides services that address the needs of its membership.

Canadian Centre for Energy Information
A non-for profit organization supported by research and vetted by reputable, independent sources, this is a key resource for credible, up-to-date energy information. The web portal covers the Canadian energy system from the mainstays of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and hydropower through to solar, wind, thermal, biomass, geothermal and fuel cells. 

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
CEPA represents Canada's transmission pipeline companies. Transmission pipelines transport nearly all of Canada's daily crude oil and natural gas production from producing regions to markets throughout Canada and the United States.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
CFIB works on behalf of more than 100,000 independent business owners in every sector and region in Canada to lobby for small and medium businesses at the federal, provincial and local levels of government. 

Canadian Geoscience Council (CGC)
CGC provides an open forum for communications, discussion and debate to ensure the effectiveness and influence of the geosciences in addressing the needs of the people of Canada, especially with regard to the quality of life, economic prosperity, and the maintenance and improvement of the natural environment.

Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP)
CAEP formed in 1998 is a regional alliance of 41 Alberta municipalities. CAEP facilitates the collaboration between communities, business and government by providing tools to assist member communities in economic development.

Consumers Association of Alberta
An independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-based, charitable organization, the Alberta chapter of the Consumer Association of Canada. They inform and educate consumers on marketplace issues, to advocate for consumers with government and industry, and work with government and industry to solve marketplace problems.

Consumers Association of Canada (CAC)
CAC, founded in 1947, is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-based, charitable organization. They inform and educate consumers on marketplace issues, to advocate for consumers with government and industry, and work with government and industry to solve marketplace problems.

Energy related government, government supported and research listings

Industrial Association of Southern Alberta (IASA) 
IASA represents and advocates for the interests of manufacturers and processors in Southern Alberta in order to maintain a positive climate for investment, economic diversity and wealth generation for Albertans.

International Energy Agency (IEA) 
The 26 Member countries of the IEA seek to create the conditions in which the energy sectors of their economies can make the fullest possible contribution to sustainable economic development and the well-being of their people and of the environment. IEA countries recognise the significance of increasing global interdependence in energy.

International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, IRWA has united the efforts of its members toward professional development, improved service to employers and the public, and advancements within the right of way profession.

Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA)
LICA was formed to provide residents with a timely response to concerns identified in the Lakeland area and to ensure the growing development is conducted in a responsible manner.

Petroleum Joint Venture Association (PJVA)
Joint Ventures have been a part of the oil and gas industry in western Canada since the first wells were drilled. PJVA enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of petroleum joint venture relationships and activities.

Schools offering Energy careers

Special Areas Board
Covering approximately 2.1 million hectares in southeastern Alberta, the board is responsible for the administration of the area as it relates to providing all municipal services as well as the leasing of public lands within the area. The Board is responsible for all local roads, comprising some 5,000 miles within the area. All revenue and expenditures are controlled by the Board through the Special Areas trust account.

Alternatives and Renewable (by topic alphabetical)

Alberta Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC)
CCEMC is a not-for-profit, independent organization with a mandate to expand climate change knowledge and provide funding to develop new ‘clean’ technologies. Its focus is to enhance the value of energy resources, conserve and use energy efficiently and support green energy production.

Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions
Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions is embracing and supporting new technologies and the creation of new ideas for the growing global bioeconomy. It builds on the strengths and successes of the Alberta Prion Research Institute and the former Alberta Agricultural Research Institute, Alberta Forestry Research Institute and Alberta Life Sciences Institute.

Alberta and Climate Change (ESRD)
Alberta’s climate change strategy reflects the Alberta government’s strong commitment to maintaining a healthy economy, securing Albertans’ quality of life and protecting our environment. 

Canadian Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Network
The federal/provincial/territorial government-based network was created under the direction of the Council of Energy Ministers (CEM) in September 2008 to address key CCS issues of common interest across Canada.

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)
Founded in 1994, the CRFA is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of renewable fuels for transportation through consumer awareness and government liaison activities.

Canmet Energy - Clean Fossil Fuels (NRCan)
The Carbon Capture & Storage Technology Roadmap is a consultative process that is designed to help industry, its supply-chain, academic and research groups, and governments come together to jointly identify and prioritize the technologies needed to support strategic research and development, marketing and investment decisions.

California Carbon Capture and Storage
California produces roughly 1.4 per cent of the world's, and 6.2 per cent of the total U.S., greenhouse gases and is looking for solutions to lower the state’s GHG emissions. Carbon Capture and Storage is one of those solutions.

Canola Council of Canada
The Council is a national, non-profit association funded by stakeholders in the canola industry. Its mission is to enhance the industry's ability to profitably produce and supply seed, oil and meal products that offer superior value to customers throughout the world. Members include canola growers, crop input suppliers, grain handling companies, exporters, processors, food and feed manufacturers and governments.

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)
A partnership of governments focused on developing technologies for CCS through collaborative efforts that address key technical, economic and environmental obstacles.

CCS Association
An industry-led group that promotes Carbon Capture and Storage activities in the UK and elsewhere.

Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA)
CASA is a non-profit consensus-based association of senior representatives from government, industry and non-government organizations (including health and environmental groups) who are committed to develop and apply a comprehensive air quality management system for Alberta.

Climate Change Central – BioFleet
BioFleet is a resource for fleet managers and the general public about using biodiesel and ethanol blended fuels. The program aims to demystify biofuels and their role in helping users reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining fleet performance. The website includes links to handling guides, quality standards, warranty information, federal and provincial regulations and more. From 2007 to 2009 Climate Change Central managed the BioFleet program in Alberta. The program, which ran across Western Canada, worked to develop and support the emerging biodiesel market. BioFleet provided participants with information, education, workshops, demonstrations, tools, common branding and financial incentives. 

European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP)
Founded in 2005, ZEP is a coalition of European utilities, petroleum companies, equipment suppliers, scientist, academics and environmental NGOs united in their support for CCS as a key technology for combating climate change.

Global CCS Institute
The institute announced by the Australian Government in 2008 aims to accelerate the worldwide commercial deployment of at-scale CCS.

Integrated CO2 Network (ICO2N)
A collaboration between coal and oil sands industries that is working to accelerate the adoption of carbon capture and storage technologies across Canada.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
NRCan plays a pivotal role in helping shape the important contributions of the natural resources sector to the Canadian economy, society and environment. This sector - forests, energy, minerals and metals, and landmass, as well as related industries - is one of the most productive, high-tech sectors in the global economy.

Norway - Ministry of Petroleum and Energy - Carbon Capture and Storage
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a central part of the Norwegian government’s policy on energy and climate change. A large scale CO2 capture plant at the Mongstad refinery on the western coast of Norway is just one of the efforts currently in development.

Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership (PCOR)
The partnership is a multiyear collaboration of over 80 U.S. and Canadian stakeholders to lay the groundwork for practical and environmentally sound carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration projects in the PCOR Partnership Region in the heartland of North America.

UK Carbon Capture and Storage Community
Hosted by the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, part of Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage(SCCS) the largest carbon storage grouping in the UK. Dozens of researchers extend world-class expertise in CO2 storage evaluation and injection, using petroleum and hydrocarbon geoscience (based on geology, geophysics, geo-engineering and subsurface fluid flow). The centre has the capacity for a full evaluation of business concepts and technology innovation appraisal.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Over a decade ago, most countries joined this international treaty, the UNFCCC to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. More recently, a number of nations approved an addition to the treaty: the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures.

US National Biodiesel Board (NBB)
The NBB is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry in the United States.

US Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)
As the national trade association for the United States ethanol industry, the Renewable Fuels Association promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of fuel ethanol. Members include a broad cross-section of businesses, individuals and organizations dedicated to the expansion of the U.S. fuel ethanol industry.

  • National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
    The National Renewable Energy Lab is the United States’ primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. The laboratory directly contributes to the U.S. goal for finding new renewable ways to power homes, businesses, and cars.

West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership
Established in 2003, WESTCARB is one of seven research partnerships co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to characterize regional carbon sequestration opportunities and conduct technology validation projects.

Western Canada Biodiesel Association (WCBA)
Formerly the three provincial biodiesel associations, this non-profit organization formed at the end of 2012. To promote biodiesel, collaborate with other stakeholders to advance the production of sustainable Canadian biofuels and to support biodiesel manufacture in compliance with Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) and ASTM industry standards. 

Coal and Minerals

Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA)
APEGGA is a self-governing association responsible to the people of Alberta for the licensing of professional engineers, geologists and geophysicists, maintenance of professional standards and upholding the Code of Ethics.

Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC)
AME BC traces the history of mineral developement in BC from 1912. Today AME BC promotes a healthy, sustainable and environmentally sound mineral exploration and mining sector in BC.

Calgary Mineral Exploration Group (MEG)
The Calgary MEG Society is a non-profit association incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta. The mandate of the MEG is to foster a recognition of the importance of mineral exploration and the development of mineral resources in Alberta.

Canadian Centre for Energy Information
A non-for profit organization supported by research and vetted by reputable, independent sources, this is a key resource for credible, up-to-date energy information. The web portal covers the Canadian energy system from the mainstays of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and hydropower through to solar, wind, thermal, biomass, geothermal and fuel cells. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on the planet, learn about it's history and future.

Canadian Clean Power Coalition
The Canadian Clean Power Coalition is an association of Canadian coal and coal-fired electricity producers. The coalition proactively addresses environmental issues to secure a future for coal-fired electricity generation, within the context of Canada's multi-fuelled electricity industry.

Canadian Geoscience Council (CGC)
CGC provides an open forum for communications, discussion and debate to ensure the effectiveness and influence of the geosciences in addressing the needs of the people of Canada, especially with regard to the quality of life, economic prosperity, and the maintenance and improvement of the natural environment.

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
CIM is the leading technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. With over 12,000 national members, CIM strives to be the association of choice for professionals in the minerals industries.

Clean Coal Centre (CCC) with the International Energy Agency (IEA)
The CCC under the IEA provides unbiased information on the sustainable use of coal world-wide. Funded by member countries and industrial sponsors IEA CCC products include in-depth topical reports and online databases of coal information.

Coal Association of Canada (CAC)
CAC, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, represents companies engaged in the exploration, development, use and transportation of coal. Its members include major coal producers and coal-using utilities, the railroads and ports, and industry suppliers of goods and services.

Coal is King
Provided by the Heritage Community Foundation (Alberta Online Encyclopedia),the "When Coal Was King: Coal Mining in Western Canada" website is collaborative collection of Coal history. Coal is the foundation of many communities in southern Alberta and southeastern British Columbia.

Mines and Minerals Sector (NRCan)
The Minerals and Metals Sector (MMS) of Natural Resources Canada is the federal government's primary source of scientific and technological knowledge, and policy advice, on Canada's mineral and metal resources and on explosives regulation and technology.

Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
MAC's mission is to promote, through the collective action of members, the growth and development of Canada's mining and mineral-processing industry, for the benefit of all Canadians.

Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB)
The NRCB provides an impartial forum for the review of natural resource development projects and regulates confined feeding operations in Alberta. The NRCB’s mandate is to determine whether these projects/developments are in the public interest, which means balancing the social, environmental and economic interests of Albertans.

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC)
NADC is a regional development council that indentifies and implements measures to advance northern development, as well as advise government on opportunities and issues. The NADC is involved with projects and initiatives in transportation, value-added agriculture, tourism, educational initiatives and inter-jurisdictional projects.

Prospectors Development Association of Canada (PDAC)
PDAC founded in 1932, represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. The association has over 6,000 individual members (including prospectors, developers, geoscientists, consultants, mining executives, and students, as well as those involved in the drilling, financial, investment, legal and other support fields) and 950 corporate members (including senior, mid-size and junior mining companies and organizations providing services to the mineral industry).

  • Mining Matters (PDAC) helps to educate students about Canada’s geology and mineral resource endowment and promotes awareness of the importance of rocks, metals, minerals and mining through the dissemination of information and the development and distribution of educational programs and material.

Special Areas Board
The Board is a unique rural municipal area covering approximately 2.1 million hectares in southeastern Alberta. The Board is responsible for the administration of the area as it relates to providing all municipal services as well as the leasing of public lands within the area. The Board is responsible for all local roads, comprising some 5,000 miles within the area. All revenue and expenditures are controlled by the Board through the Special Areas trust account.

World Coal Institute (WCI)
WCI is a global industry association comprised of the major international coal producers and stakeholders. Membership is open to companies and not-for-profit organizations with a stake in the future of coal from anywhere in the world.

Electricity

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
As a non-profit, independent system operator, AESO leads the safe, reliable and economic operation and planning of Alberta’s interconnected power system. The AESO also facilitates Alberta’s hourly wholesale electricity market.

Alberta Federation of Rural Electrification Associations (AFREA)
AFREA is a non-profit organization operating under the Rural Utilities Act. The AFREA represents it's members to industry and government stakeholders.

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)
The AUC regulates the utilities sector, natural gas and electricity markets to protect social, economic and environmental interests of Alberta where competitive market forces do not.

Balancing Pool
The Balancing Pool plays a prominent role in managing the Power Purchase Arrangements of several major power plants. The Balancing Pool was established in 1999 by the Government of Alberta to help manage the certain assets, revenues and expenses arising from the transition to competition in Alberta's electric industry.

Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA)
IPPSA was founded in 1993 as a forum for dialogue among Alberta’s power producers and a proponent of competition in Alberta’s electricity market.

Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA)
Alberta's MSA monitors Alberta's electricity and natural gas markets for fairness and balance in the public interest.

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
NERC ensures the reliability of the bulk power system in North America. NERC is a self-regulatory organization, subject to oversight by the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and governmental authorities in Canada.

Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA)
The UCA works to ensure Alberta consumers have the information, representation and protection they need in Alberta's restructured electricity and natural gas markets.

Western Governors' Association
The Western Governors' Association's Western Renewable Energy Zones initiative seeks to identify those areas in the West with vast renewable resources to expedite the development and delivery of renewable energy to where it is needed. Renewable energy resources are being analyzed within 11 states, two Canadian provinces and areas in Mexico that are part of the Western Interconnection.

Environment and Resource Services

Alberta Land Titles
Alberta's rich soil and picturesque recreation areas are two of the province's most valuable resources. To ensure that these resources continue to be owned and enjoyed by Albertans and other Canadians, the Agricultural and Recreational Land Ownership Act and Regulations were passed.

AltaLis
AltaLIS has the responsibility of making Alberta's base mapping infrastructure more available, accessible, accurate and affordable. Since April 1998 the AltaLIS team has been performing the continued updating, re-engineering, storage, distribution, value-added redistribution and general management of four primary provincial mapping data sets - Urban Cadastral, Rural Cadastral, Topographic and Small Scale.

Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA)
APEGGA is a self-governing association responsible to the people of Alberta for the licensing of professional engineers, geologists and geophysicists, maintenance of professional standards and upholding the Code of Ethics.

Canadian Geoscience Council (CGC)
The CGC provides an open forum for communications, discussion and debate to ensure the effectiveness and influence of the geosciences in addressing the needs of the people of Canada, especially with regard to the quality of life, economic prosperity, and the maintenance and improvement of the natural environment.

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
The primary goal of the CSPG is to advance the science of petroleum geology, foster professional development of members, and promote community awareness of the profession. Headquarters of the Society are located in Calgary, Alberta.

Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA)
CEMA is a registered not-for-profit, non-governmental organization established in 2000 in Fort McMurray. CEMA's mandate is to study the cumulative environmental effects of industrial development in the region and produce guidelines and management frameworks to protect the area.

Freehold Owners Association (FHOA)
FHOA was organized in 1999, in an attempt to level the playing field between freeholders and the oil and gas companies that lease their oil and gas interests. FHOA is a federally-incorporated, not-for-profit corporation currently registered to operate in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Geological Survey of Canada
The GSC is Canada's premier agency for geoscientific information and research, with world-class expertise focusing on geoscience surveys, sustainable development of Canada's resources, environmental protection, and technology innovation.

Indian & Northern Affairs Canada - Geoscience
Monitors and collects data on mining and mineral exploration in Northern Canada. Promotes mining investment and provides information and technical advice to a wide variety of clients, including the mining industry, other government departments, First Nations, schools and the general public.

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
URISA Alberta is a provincial chapter of URISA International, one of the longest-running Information Systems organizations in the world. URISA began in the U.S. in 1963, it is a non-profit organization focused on Information Technology education and issues. There are over 4,000 members internationally with sister organizations in Asia, Australia and Europe. 

Energy Processing

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)
CIAC formerly known as the Canadian Chemical Producers Association represents over 65 member-companies and Responsible Care Partners with more than 200 basic chemical and resin manufacturing sites across Canada, accounting for more than 90 per cent of basic chemical and resin manufacturing operations in Canada. Together, these companies generate revenues of more than $20 billion annually.

Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)
CPIA is an industry organization designed to deliver core services and value to members of the Canadian plastics community.

Alberta Industrial Heartland Association (AIHI)
AIHA is a non-profit cooperative group of five municipalities dedicated toward sustainable eco-industrial development. AIHA was created in 1998 by the municipalities within the geographic area, including the City of Fort Saskatchewan, and the Counties of Lamont, Strathcona and Sturgeon. In 2010, the City of Edmonton became the fifth official municipal partner.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
CAPP’s mission is to enhance the economic well-being and sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a socially, environmentally and technically responsible manner. Working closely with their members, governments, communities and stakeholders, CAPP analyzes key oil and gas issues and represents member interests nationally in 12 of Canada's 13 provinces and territories.

Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP)
CAEP formed in 1998 is a regional alliance of 41 Alberta municipalities. CAEP facilitates the collaboration between communities, business and government by providing tools to assist member communities in economic development.

Natural Gas

Alberta Utilities Commission
The AUC regulates the utilities sector, natural gas and electricity markets to protect social, economic and environmental interests of Alberta where competitive market forces do not.

American Gas Association (AGA)
The AGA advocates the interests of its energy utility members and their customers, and provides information and services promoting demand and supply growth and operational excellence in the safe, reliable and cost-competitive delivery of natural gas.

Calgary Mineral Exploration Group (MEG)
The Calgary MEG Society is a non-profit association incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta. The mandate of the MEG is to foster a recognition of the importance of mineral exploration and the development of mineral resources in Alberta.

Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC)
CAGC works pro-actively to develop and maintain a business environment in which the geophysical and support industries can earn a fair rate of return on invested capital and provide new employment opportunities for Canadians.

Canadian Oilfield Service and Supply Directory
This national directory first published in 1981 connects buyers to sellers across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin offering categories that are unique to the oil and gas industry.

Canadian Society for Unconventional Gas (CSUG)
CSUG supports the exploration and development of all forms of Canadian unconventional gas resources including: Coalbed Methane, Tight Gas Sands, Shale Gas, and Gas Hydrates.

Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC)
EPAC (formerly known as SEPAC, Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada) was formed in 1986 by a group of independent oil and gas executives to create a unified, dynamic voice for emerging and junior oil and gas companies. Supporting more than 300 member companies this association works together to solve industry challenges.

Farmers' Advocate
The Farmers' Advocate and assistants are available for public information meetings on subjects such as surface rights, seismic activity, mineral leasing, trespass and other topics that may be of concern to the agricultural community.

Freehold Owners Association (FHOA)
FHOA was organized in 1999, in an attempt to level the playing field between freeholders and the oil and gas companies that lease their oil and gas interests. FHOA is a federally-incorporated, not-for-profit corporation currently registered to operate in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Surface Rights Board (SRB)
SRB is a quasi-judicial board authorized under the Surface Rights Act to determine compensation related to energy activities.

Oil

Alberta Geological Survey (AGS)
AGS provides geology information to help with the exploration, development and conservation of Alberta's resources. AGS is an office operated by the Alberta Energy Regulator.

Alberta's Petroleum Heritage Edukit!
Presented by the Heritage Community Foundation, this Petroleum Edukit is a feature of the Alberta Online Encyclopedia. It features teaching units, stories, historical photographs and audio.

Canadian Association of Oil well Drilling Contractors (CAODC)
CAODC, founded in 1949, the association has been a place where member companies set aside competitive differences to cooperate on issues that encourage a safer, stronger and more efficient industry.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA)
CAPLA incorporated in 1993, serves individuals and organizations involved in petroleum land administration. Members include Mineral and Surface Administrators, Contract Analysts, Supervisors, Landmen, Land Managers and Land Assistants.

CAPL is a professional organization for people involved in all aspects of petroleum land management. Membership includes individuals responsible for the acquisition, administration and disposition of mineral and/or surface rights for petroleum exploration and production companies, as well as related service and financial companies in the energy industry.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
CAPP’s mission is to enhance the economic well-being and sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a socially, environmentally and technically responsible manner. Working closely with their members, governments, communities and stakeholders, CAPP analyzes key oil and gas issues and represents member interests nationally in 12 of Canada's 13 provinces and territories, they also offer an video iconOil and Gas YouTube channelexternal link icon

CAPPA provides its members with information relevant to new regulations and developments on a regular and timely basis through meetings, seminars, regulatory agencies and other industry associations. It also provides input and feedback on issues and developments that impact production accountants.
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
CEPA represents Canada's transmission pipeline companies. Transmission pipelines transport nearly all of Canada's daily crude oil and natural gas production from producing regions to markets throughout Canada and the United States.
Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI)
CERI, founded in 1975, is an independent, non-profit research institute committed to excellence in the analysis of energy economics and related environmental policy issues in the producing, transportation, and consuming sectors. Members include experts from the Federal and Provincial governments, the University of Calgary, and about 100 energy-related private sector companies.
CHOA provides technical, educational and social forums for those employed in, or associated with, the heavy oil and oil sands industries.

Canadian Oilfield Service and Supply Directory
This national directory first published in 1981 connects buyers to sellers across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin offering categories that are unique to the oil and gas industry.
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
The primary goal of the CSPG is to advance the science of petroleum geology, foster professional development of members, and promote community awareness of the profession.
Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA)
CASA is a non-profit consensus-based association of senior representatives from government, industry and non-government organizations (including health and environmental groups) who are committed to develop and apply a comprehensive air quality management system for Alberta.

Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC)
EPAC (formerly known as SEPAC, Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada) was formed in 1986 by a group of independent oil and gas executives to create a unified, dynamic voice for emerging and junior oil and gas companies. Supporting more than 300 member companies this association works together to solve industry challenges.

Freehold Owners Association (FHOA)
FHOA was organized in 1999, in an attempt to level the playing field between freeholders and the oil and gas companies that lease their oil and gas interests. FHOA is a federally-incorporated, not-for-profit corporation currently registered to operate in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

International Energy Agency (IEA)
The 26 Member countries of the IEA seek to create the conditions in which the energy sectors of their economies can make the fullest possible contribution to sustainable economic development and the well-being of their people and of the environment. IEA countries recognise the significance of increasing global interdependence in energy.
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)
IOGCC is a multi-state US government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.

Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)
PSAC is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry. PSAC represents a diverse range of over 250 member companies, employing more than 37,000 people and contracting almost exclusively to oil and gas exploration and production companies. PSAC member companies represent over 80 per cent of the business volume generated in the petroleum services industry.

Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC)
PTAC is a not-for-profit association that facilitates collaborative research and technology development to improve the financial, environmental and safety performance of the Canadian upstream conventional oil and gas industry.

World Resources Institute
World Resources Institute is an independent nonprofit organization with a staff of more than 100 scientists, economists, policy experts, business analysts, statistical analysts, mapmakers, and communicators working to protect the Earth and improve people's lives.

Oil Sands

Alberta Oil Sands
A number of oil sands branches can be found across the government of Alberta ministries, this website brings all the content together with a number of other resources like fact sheets and videos.  

Alberta's Petroleum Heritage Edukit!
Presented by the Heritage Community Foundation, this Petroleum Edukit is a feature of the Alberta Online Encyclopedia. It features teaching units, stories, historical photographs and audio.

Bank of Canada
The benchmark bond yields (long term bond rate) is published by the Bank of Canada each Wednesday and can be accessed through the Bank of Canada's website on the Internet.

Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA)
CHOA provides technical, educational and social forums for those employed in, or associated with, the heavy oil and oil sands industries.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
CAPP’s mission is to enhance the economic well-being and sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a socially, environmentally and technically responsible manner. Working closely with their members, governments, communities and stakeholders, CAPP analyzes key oil and gas issues and represents member interests nationally in 12 of Canada's 13 provinces and territories, they also offer an video iconOil and Gas YouTube channelexternal link icon

Canadian Centre for Energy Information
A non-for profit organization supported by research and vetted by reputable, independent sources, this is a key resource for credible, up-to-date energy information. The web portal covers the Canadian energy system from the mainstays of oil, oil sands, natural gas, coal, nuclear and hydropower through to solar, wind, thermal, biomass, geothermal and fuel cells.

Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI)
CERI, founded in 1975, is an independent, non-profit research institute committed to excellence in the analysis of energy economics and related environmental policy issues in the producing, transportation, and consuming sectors. Members include experts from the Federal and Provincial governments, the University of Calgary, and about 100 energy-related private sector companies.

Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA )
LICA was formed to provide residents with a timely response to concerns identified in the Lakeland area and to ensure the growing development is conducted in a responsible manner.

Oil Sands Community Alliance
Formerly known as the Oil Sands Developers Group, the Oil Sands Community Alliance represents oil sands operators and developers, and works in cooperation with related industries, government, Aboriginal peoples, and other organizations active in the Athabasca oil sands region to define and address regional issues related to oil sands development, and to communicate accurate, credible information about Athabasca oil sands activity.

Oil Sands Discovery Centre
The Oil Sands Discovery Centre, located in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, presents the history, science and technology of the oil sands industry through exhibits demonstrations and theatre presentations.

Oil Sands Information Portal
The Oil Sands Information Portal is a one-window, source about the environmental impacts of oil sands development. It includes an interactive map and downloadable datasets.

Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat
The Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat collaborates with ministries, industry, communities and stakeholders to address the social, infrastructure, environmental and economic impacts of oil sands development. It acts as a main point of contact for inquiries from the public, industry and stakeholders on the government’s plan for managing growth in the oil sands.

Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)
PSAC is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry. PSAC represents a diverse range of over 250 member companies, employing more than 37,000 people and contracting almost exclusively to oil and gas exploration and production companies. PSAC member companies represent over 80 per cent of the business volume generated in the petroleum services industry.

Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC)
PTAC is a non-profit association that facilitates collaborative research and technology development to improve the financial, environmental and safety performance of the Canadian upstream conventional oil and gas industry. 

Tenure

Alberta Association of Surface Land Agents (AASLA)
AASLA is an association of people involved in all aspects of surface land acquisition in various industries.

Alberta Land Titles
Alberta's rich soil and picturesque recreation areas are two of the province's most valuable resources. To ensure that these resources continue to be owned and enjoyed by Albertans and other Canadians, the Agricultural and Recreational Land Ownership Act and Regulations were passed. 

Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA)
CAPLA incorporated in 1993, serves individuals and organizations involved in petroleum land administration. Members include Mineral and Surface Administrators, Contract Analysts, Supervisors, Landmen, Land Managers and Land Assistants.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL)
CAPL is a professional organization for people involved in all aspects of petroleum land management. Membership includes individuals responsible for the acquisition, administration and disposition of mineral and/or surface rights for petroleum exploration and production companies, as well as related service and financial companies in the energy industry.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
CAPP’s mission is to enhance the economic well-being and sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a socially, environmentally and technically responsible manner. Working closely with their members, governments, communities and stakeholders, CAPP analyzes key oil and gas issues and represents member interests nationally in 12 of Canada's 13 provinces and territories, they also offer an video iconOil and Gas YouTube channelexternal link icon

Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA)
CAPPA provides its members with information relevant to new regulations and developments on a regular and timely basis through meetings, seminars, regulatory agencies and other industry associations. It also provides input and feedback on issues and developments that impact production accountants.

Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC)
EPAC (formerly known as SEPAC, Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada) was formed in 1986 by a group of independent oil and gas executives to create a unified, dynamic voice for emerging and junior oil and gas companies. Supporting more than 300 member companies this association works together to solve industry challenges.

Farmers' Advocate Office (FAO)
FAO works to ensure rural Albertans have consumer protection, rural opportunities and fair process. The office assists landowners with managing their land asset, mitigating business risk and maximizing future economic opportunity as it relates to interaction with the energy industry.

Freehold Owners Association (FHOA)
FHOA was organized in 1999, in an attempt to level the playing field between freeholders and the oil and gas companies that lease their oil and gas interests. FHOA is a federally-incorporated, not-for-profit corporation currently registered to operate in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Petroleum Joint Venture Association (PJVA)
Joint Ventures have been a part of the oil and gas industry in western Canada since the first wells were drilled. PJVA enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of petroleum joint venture relationships and activities.

Surface Rights Board (SRB)
SRB is a quasi-judicial board authorized under the Surface Rights Act to determine compensation related to energy activities.

Unconventional Resources

Alberta Energy Regulator - Unconventional Oil and Gas
Unconventional oil and natural gas—shale gas in particular—has been called the future of gas supply in North America. While its development is in the very early stages in Alberta, it has tremendous economic potential and demand will increase. The Alberta Energy Regulator is working to meet that demand with effective requirements.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers - Conventional & Unconventional
Natural gas comes from both ‘conventional’ (easier to produce) and ‘unconventional’ (more difficult to produce) geological formations. The key difference between “conventional” and “unconventional” natural gas is the manner, ease and cost associated with extracting the resource.

Canadian Society for Unconventional Gas (CSUG)
CSUG supports the exploration and development of all forms of Canadian unconventional gas resources including: Coalbed Methane, Tight Gas Sands, Shale Gas, and Gas Hydrates.

Coalbed Methane
Natural gas contained in coal that consists primarily of methane, used for home heating, gas-fired electrical generation, and industrial fuel. Formation is a long process, plant materials are near a water source millions of years ago created peat deposits that were buried under pressure. Eventually the material changes to brown coal, then bituminous coal, and eventually hard, anthracite coal (coalification process). As the coal is formed, the decomposing organic material produces methane gas in the coal seams, requiring special extraction technologies.

FracFocus
Is managed by the Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission it was created to provide the public access to reported chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing within their area. The site also provides objective information on hydraulic fracturing, the chemicals used, the purposes they serve and the means by which groundwater is protected.

Hydraulic Fracturing in Alberta
Alberta has used hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas recovery since the 1950s. Since then, approximately 174,000 wells have been drilled using the technology. This site explains Alberta's water conservation strategy and includes a CAPP video covering hydraulic fracturing factsvideo icon.

Shale gas
Shale is one of the most common sedimentary rocks in the world and it can be the source, reservoir and the seal for natural gas. Shale formations normally have low permeability (limited ability for gas or fluids to flow easily through the shale formation) and normally require stimulation techniques (such as fracturing) to economically produce shale gas.