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The materials presented on the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) website are provided voluntarily for general public information purposes and are provided strictly as is.

The information provided is made available in good faith and derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate at time of release. However, the information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters discussed herein and that they should verify all relevant representations, statements and information. The data information and related graphics are not legal documents and are not to be used as such.

The AGS, its employees, agents, authors, or contributors are not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, personal injury, or death, howsoever caused, arising from the use or reliance on any information or data (including incomplete, out-of-date, wrong, inaccurate, or misleading information or data) expressed or implied on the AGS website by any person.
Furthermore, the AGS makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation (expressed or implied) or assume any legal liability

  • regarding the correctness, accuracy, completeness, reliability, usefulness, or fitness for purpose of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed through this website and
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Information may be changed or updated without notice and may not reflect current Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) or AGS initiatives. By making this information available, the Government of Alberta, the AER, and the AGS are not providing advice.

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Crediting Information Sources

When using information from this website or an AGS publication in other publications or presentations, acknowledgment must be given to the AGS. The following publication reference format is recommended:

For publications:

Author name (publication year): Publication title; Alberta Energy Regulator / Alberta Geological Survey, AER/AGS publication series and number, page number.

For online content:

Alberta Geological Survey (year online content was accessed): Webpage title; URL < url of the webpage you are referencing > [month and year you accessed the online content]. [type of online information]

Anderson, S.D.A, Filewich, C., Lyster, S. and MacCormack, K.E. (2015): Investigation of odours and emissions from heavy oil and bitumen in the Peace River Oil Sands Area: 3-D geological modelling and petroleum geochemistry; Alberta Energy Regulator / Alberta Geological Survey, AER/AGS Open File Report 2015-07, 162 p., URL <http://...> [Access Date].

Alberta Geological Survey (2022): Frank Slide; URL < > [January 2022]. [webpage]

For website content, it is recommended to provide the URL of the quoted webpage.

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The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Open Government License - Alberta.

Non-AGS Copyright Status: Every effort has been made to provide proper acknowledgement of original sources and to comply with copyright law. If cases are identified where this has not been done, please notify us.

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Privacy Statement

The AGS is committed to ensuring your privacy while you visit this website. The website’s purpose is to help the public find information that the AGS maintains about Alberta’s geology and resources.

When you visit this website, our web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation and evaluation of the site. This information includes

  • the page from which you arrived,
  • the date and time of your page request,
  • the IP address your computer is using to receive information,
  • the type and version of your browser, and
  • the name and size of the file you request.

This information helps us assess our information services and is used only for this purpose. It is collected in compliance with section 33 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
This information is not used to identify individuals who come to the website. None of this information is disclosed to other public bodies or individuals.

The only information collected that is used to identify you is information you give voluntarily. When you submit a question or register to access data, you may be asked for your name, e-mail address, or other details. This information is used to process and respond to your question and is collected in compliance with section 33 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is not disclosed except to authorized personnel who need it to answer your question. If you have registered to access data or requested to be updated on specific topics, you may be contacted by our organization. At no point will your contact information be given to a third party.

The personal information you submit is secure once it reaches the government server. In transit between your computer and the server, however, it may not be secure. If you would prefer to raise a comment or question in person, please call our office at (780) 638-4491.

More information

For more information about any of the policies described above, please contact

Alberta Geological Survey
Tel: (780) 638-4491
Fax: (780) 422-1459
E-mail: @email

View the Government of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act