Geoscience BC Issues New Call for Energy Research Proposals

Vancouver, BC – June 12, 2019 – Two requests for energy research proposals call for high quality public earth science projects relating to oil and gas development in British Columbia.

Projects resulting from the requests for proposals (RFPs) will play an important role in meeting Geoscience BC’s strategic objective Facilitating Responsible Natural Resource Development.

Details for each RFP are posted on the Geoscience BC website. Anyone can submit a proposal up to the deadline on Wednesday July 10 at 12:00 Pacific Standard Time for the following topics:

  • RFP 2019-01: Induced Seismicity Related to Hydraulic Fracturing, Northeastern BC
  • RFP 2019-02: Assessment of Potential Wastewater Disposal Zones within the Montney Play, Northeastern BC
Projects resulting from the RFPs will deliver new earth science and baseline data for operators, governments, community leaders and Indigenous groups to make informed, evidence-based decisions about energy resource development, as well as helping to identify and mitigate risks, answer specific environmental and social questions and stimulate investment, jobs and socio-economic development in British Columbia.

Each RFP has been guided by expert input from Geoscience BC’s volunteer Oil & Gas Technical Advisory Committee and by the recent Scientific Review of Hydraulic Fracturing in British Columbia released by the provincial government’s Scientific Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel in March 2019.

How to submit a proposal:
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For more information, please contact:
Richard Truman
Geoscience BC