The frequency of earthquakes in the province began increasing in 2011, mostly due to human-activity induced earthquakes related to oil and gas exploration and production.
Mineral resources are solid, naturally occurring materials with economic value, excluding fossil fuels. Alberta contains an abundance of mineral resources.
Our water resources research focuses on predicting aquifer characteristics, groundwater availability, water chemistry, and the flow and discharge of groundwater systems.
Oil and Gas
Oil and gas are an important part of the Alberta economy, delivering over 80% of oil and 65% of natural gas and natural gas liquids production in Canada.
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