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Continuing support for Northeast B.C. Air Monitoring Network

The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Tropospheric Measurement Systems under the Community (Local Interest) funding envelope. The research project continues the support of monitoring air quality in the Farmington area of northeast B.C. Entering the eighth year of monitoring, the project provides valuable long term air quality information to the public and decision makers. More information, including reports from previous years, is available on the Active Projects page of this website.

New research project—Characterizing Ground Motion from Induced Seismicity in the Context of Cultural Noises

The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to McGIll University under the seismicity research and monitoring funding envelope. The research project, targeted at local community matters, will conduct a systematic review of induced seismicity felt reports from northeast B.C. and cross-examine with a comprehensive seismicity catalog to identify possible relations between ground motion (instrument measurement), felt reports (societal response) and earthquake source properties.

New research project-- Low Frequency Noise and Meteorological Condition Study

The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Patching Associates Acoustical Engineering under the engineering and safety funding envelope. The research project, targeted at local community matters,  will assess and recommend improved methods for predicting and measuring low frequency noise in northeast B.C. This includes investigation processes for distant noise sources beyond 1500m as well as consideration of variable weather conditions. More information on this project is available on the Active Projects page of this website.

New research project--Geomechanical Effects of Cumulative Fluid Injection through Hydraulic Fracturing in the KSMMA

The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Enlighten Geoscience Ltd. under the seismicity research and monitoring funding envelope. The objective of the research project is to increase understanding of the relationship between induced seismic events and any changes in subsurface pressure that may occur from fluid injection and production. The project will use a variety of data types to quantify the change in subsurface fluid (pore) pressure around a set of well pads with multiple hydraulically stimulated horizontal wells.

New research project--Integration of Ground Motions into Induced Seismicity Risk Management in Northeast B.C.

The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Nanometrics Inc. under the seismicity research and monitoring funding envelope. The research project will develop regional ground motion models for induced seismic events, which can be used for the assessment of associated hazards in the future. The project will also review existing magnitude thresholds of traffic-light protocols (TLPs) on the basis of ground motions for effective induced seismicity risk management.

Request for Proposals (RFP): PNG Legacy Site Restoration Programs

Closing date for RFP extended to October 15, 2021.

The closing date for the request for proposals to plan and undertake restoration projects on Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) Legacy Sites in northeast BC (NEBC) has been extended to October 15, 2021. The RFP can be found on the Opportunities page of the Restoration section of this website. Responses are due October 15, 2021 (4:00pm—PDT).

New research project--B.C. Top-down Survey and Root Cause Analysis

The BC OGRIS has provided a grant to Carleton University, Bridger Photonics and GreenPath Energy under their methane research envelope. The project will develop and conduct an aerial top-down methane survey, combined with Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) ground surveys and root cause analysis, to understand potential causes of methane releases and their magnitude. More information on this project is available on the Active Projects page of this website.

Request for Proposals (RFP): PNG Legacy Site Restoration Programs

BC OGRIS, on behalf of the BC Restoration Management Committee (RMC), is soliciting proposals to plan and undertake restoration projects on Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) Legacy Sites in northeast BC (NEBC). The RFP can be found on the Opportunities page of the Restoration section of this website. Responses are due October 1, 2021 (4:00pm—PDT).