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BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (BC OGRIS)

BC OGRIS supports practical studies and initiatives that develop credible and relevant information to address knowledge gaps to inform environmental, operational and health and safety practices related to oil and gas exploration and development in BC. BC OGRIS also supports the implementation of environmental, operational and health and safety programs in the oil and gas sector of BC.

Research priorities are defined from knowledge gaps identified in conjunction with our Members, Board of Directors and stakeholders. 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 stakeholders.

BC OGRIS is a stand alone, 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).

BC OGRIS Vision, Mission and Mandate

BC OGRIS's vision, mission and mandate can be found here.

History

A history of BC OGRIS can be found here.

Funding Envelope Categories

The BC OGRIS identifies research themes and funding envelopes containing topics and knowledge gaps for which research projects are solicited and funded. These research themes and funding envelopes are reviewed on an annual basis to confirm they address the research priorities identified by the BC OGRIS members and Board of Directors.

Research themes and funding envelopes are listed below--broken into current and historical categories. Most historical categories were established for specific research initiatives requested by our stakeholders, and/or part of research themes that have been re-focused into current categories.

Current Categories

Theme: Environmental Research (ER)

Theme: Engineering and Safety Research (ES)

Theme: Indigenous Programs

Theme: Operations--Local Issues

Theme: Restoration

Historical Categories

Governance

Source of Funds

The BC OGRIS receives funds from the following sources:

  • contributions from stakeholders, often targeted at specific projects or research themes.
  • through a portion of the application fee for wells and a portion of the levy on oil and gas production in British Columbia.

Allocation of Funds

The BC OGRIS’s Board of Directors governs and manages the BC OGRIS. The Board of Directors comprise representatives of the BC Oil and Gas Commission, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and The Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC).

Funds are allocated to funding envelopes, based on an annual business plan developed by the BC OGRIS Board of Directors.

BC OGRIS Business Plan

The BC OGRIS business plan describes the BC OGRIS funding priorities, approach for soliciting proposals to match funding priorities and budgetalong with extension activities and financial information. The business plan is available upon request: info@bcogris.ca.

Annual Reports

The BC OGRIS Annual Report documents the BC OGRIS's operational and financial achievements for the current fiscal year along with an overview of plans for the following fiscal year.

Audited Financial Statements

Members

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BC Oil and Gas Commission

See BC OGC Website >

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Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

See CAPP Website >

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The Explorers and Producers Association of Canada

See EPAC Website >

Members