Geoscience BC and BC Oil and Gas Commission Agreement

Vancouver, BC – January 29, 2020 – A new agreement between Geoscience BC and the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) sets out how the organizations will work together on earth science research relating to oil, gas and geothermal resources in British Columbia.

The Strategic Collaboration and Coordination Agreement describes a framework for information sharing, communication and research collaboration when appropriate.

Geoscience BC and the BCOGC have been collaborating on research projects since Geoscience BC began research relating to energy development in 2007. This has included research focusing on induced seismicity; greenhouse gas emissions and on surface water and groundwater.

The new agreement sets out how this relationship will be maintained and further developed. A copy of the agreement can be viewed below.


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