Regulatory Compliance in Alberta's Oil Sands

Waterline supports clients operating SAGD facilities in Alberta’s oil sands region, which hold active EPEA, Water Act & waste-water disposal approvals & licenses

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Waterline supports numerous clients operating SAGD facilities in Alberta’s oil sands region, which hold active EPEA, Water Act and waste-water disposal approvals and licenses. On behalf of the client, Waterline manages the compliance groundwater monitoring programs tied to these approvals and licenses, ensuring compliance with the relevant conditions. Waterline has implemented numerous, successful groundwater monitoring program (GMP) and groundwater monitoring program proposals (GMPP); groundwater diversion licensing programs where Waterline’s field and reporting efforts enabled clients to maintain conformance with their EPEA approvals; disposal approvals; sensible reductions in GMP’s; and obtain long-term and temporary diversion licenses under the Water Act for both provincial regulators (Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and the AER.


Waterline’s approach to compliance field programs is based on experience and provides integrated project involvement and successive training to ensure project continuity. Waterline’s current projects are comprised by various sized facilities, with groundwater monitoring networks ranging from 15 to approximately 200 monitoring locations per site.


Long-term client and project relationships, coupled with industry leading, web based geospatial analytics for environmental and hydrogeology sectors enables Waterline to produce concise and comprehensive support to our clients with EPEA driven compliance monitoring programs.