Information related to well activity regulated by the AER as authorized by various acts of the Province of Alberta and the regulations under those acts. Some public information is available through the OneStop Public Map Viewer. For information related to well applications, please see Applications. Petrinex has well lists and production information available to the public.

Hydraulic Fracturing Water Source and Water Use Data

Frequency of Publication

This product has three parts: FracFocus.ca, Hydraulic Fracturing Water Use Data, and Hydraulic Fracturing Water Source Data. FracFocus data is available only by well, but the Hydraulic Fracturing data is for the entire province of Alberta. FracFocus.ca is updated daily and the Hydraulic Fracturing data is updated annually in February.

Frac Focus discloses hydraulic fracturing fluid product component information. A client generated report provides a summary of chemicals and volume of water used during hydraulic fracturing operations in Alberta at a drill leg level.

FracFocus.ca attributes: fracture start / end date, component type, trade name, supplier, purpose, ingredient / family name, CAS number / HMRC number, concentration in additive, concentration in HFF

Water source attributes: submitter licensee BA ID, submission date time, submitted UWI, water source type, water source latitude, water source longitude, water source supplier, water source geological zone, water source water well identifier, water source well UWI label, water source facility name, water source facility licence number, water source reporting facility ID, water diversion authorization ID, water diversion authorization type, water diversion start date, water diversion end date, water diversion max rate, water diversion max rate unit of measure, water diversion average daily rate, total water volume, total dissolved solids content

Water use attributes: well licence number, last submission date, licensee, field centre, UWI, well name, number of stages, bottom hole latitude, bottom hole longitude, production fluid type, max true vertical depth, total water volume, start date, end date, component type, component trade name, component supplier name, additive purpose, ingredient name, CAS number/ HMIRC number, concentration component, concentration HFF

The requirement for this data through Directive 059 became effective on December 31, 2012.

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Municipality, licensee, area, or licence number


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Hydraulic Fracturing Water Use Data (Annual) CSV free self-serve
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