BC OGRIS - Overview

The BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (BC OGRIS) is a stand-alone organization which 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 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
Nov 25, 2019 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Enlighten Geoscience to conduct pressure, stress and fault slip risk mapping in the Kiskatinaw Seismic Monitoring and Mitigation Area (KSMMA)
Nov 19, 2019 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Simon Fraser University to develop chemistry “baselines” of regional groundwater in Northeast B.C.
Nov 19, 2019 The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Bridger Photonics and Carleton University to scientifically evaluate the difference between top down and bottom up approaches to measuring methane emissions
Aug 25, 2019 The BC OGRIS provides a grant to Patching Associates Acoustical Engineering to conduct an ambient noise study in the Farmington Development Area
Aug 25, 2019 The BC OGRIS provides a grant to Clearstone Engineering to prepare an inventory of methane emissions from storage tanks and compressor seal vents
Aug 25, 2019 The BC OGRIS provides grant to Integra Forest Consulting to conduct an analysis of the Cumulative Effects on Stream Health and Riparian Function in Oil and Gas Development Areas in B.C.
Jun 26, 2019 The BC OGRIS provides grant to the University of Manitoba to study soil productivity following restoration of pipeline corridors
Mar 25, 2019 Assessing Risks to Pipelines from Corrosion and Geo Hazards--new BC OGRIS research project
Mar 20, 2019 Performance of Enclosed Combustors--the BC OGRIS is participating in a research project by the Saskatchewan Research Council to collect third party independent emissions and performance data on enclosed combustors used in oil and gas operations.
Dec 06, 2017 The BC OGRIS is soliciting proposals for developing a cost-effective estimation of vegetative regrowth on anthropogenic features in Northeast BC.