BC OGRIS - Overview

The BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (BC OGRIS) focuses on addressing knowledge gaps to inform environmental, operational and health and safety policy and industry practices related to oil and gas exploration and development in BC. Research priorities are defined from knowledge gaps identified in conjunction with our Members, Board of Directors and stakeholders. Opportunities for obtaining funding for research projects are listed on the “Opportunities” page.

Research findings from BC OGRIS funded projects are shared with organizations in the oil and gas industry as well as regulators and government agencies, indigenous peoples and other stakeholders.

BC OGRIS is a BC based not-for-profit society with membership from the Oil and Gas Commission (Commission), Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), and The Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC).

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What's New

Date News
Aug 10, 2017 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to the University of British Columbia to develop a fugitive gas migration database and carry out a statistical analysis on the occurrence, attributes and potential causes of gas migration
Jul 27, 2017 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to EcoLogic Research to Assess Options for Aligning the Management of Cumulative Impacts through Area-base Analysis and Cumulative Effects Framework
Jul 27, 2017 Several projects have completed recently and final reports posted to the Completed Projects page of this website.
Jul 27, 2017 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to undertake monitoring of vegetation changes after the restoration of Zone 1 of the Parker (Boreal Caribou) Range.
Feb 02, 2017 A link to the Groundwater Review Assistant tool developed under a BC OGRIS contribution is now available on the Completed Projects page of this website.
Jan 04, 2017 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Millennium EMS Solutions to conduct a low probability receptor analysis to quantify the probability of future occurrences and associated environmental impacts
Oct 14, 2016 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to the University of Victoria School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and Geoscience BC to develop a natural gas atlas for BC.
Oct 11, 2016 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to the School of Engineering, University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) to define a Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Greenness Assessment Method.
Jul 08, 2016 Final report and webinar from the BC OGRIS funded project to develop recommendations for applying ecological buffering criteria are now available on the Completed Projects page of this website.
May 19, 2016 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Foundry Spatial to design and develop a groundwater decision support tool.