Oil and Gas in Strathcona County
Strathcona County is a hub for petrochemical activity and home to Canada’s largest oil refining complex and North America’s third largest petrochemical complex.
We provide resources for residents and landowners looking for information or assistance in relation to oil and gas development. The County works to ensure that all stakeholders involved in exploration and production activities are informed and engaged.
Learn more about:
Strathcona County Protocol
The Strathcona County Protocol guides oil and gas exploration and production in the County to ensure the least possible impact on the environment, health, safety and quality of life for residents of the community.
Resources for landowners
Find resources for landowners and information from Landowner Oil and Gas workshops held annually.
Resources for residents
Find information on oil and gas development in your area.
Resources for industry
Find information and resources for industry projects.
Well, pipeline and facility activity
Learn about active or proposed projects that the County has been notified about within the last two years.
Lori Mills, Energy Exploration Liaison with Strathcona County
The Pembina Institute produces a publication, When the Oil Patch Comes to your Backyard, with information for landowners negotiating leases for pipelines or wells.
The publication also provides information on other related topics and is available directly from Strathcona County or at the Strathcona County Library. In addition, the Strathcona County Protocol appendices provide a range of information for landowners who are negotiating a lease on their property.
There is a surface rights group in Strathcona County that can provide you with information such as current ranges of compensation for pipeline or well leases. Find details.
Yes, you can negotiate various water and water well tests into your surface lease agreement with an energy company.
Many companies will also do this for your neighbours. Appendix 3 in the Strathcona County Protocol provides more information about water tests.
Lori Mills , Energy Exploration Liaison at 780-416-6739
Planning and Development Services:
- Phone: 780-464-8080
- Fax: 780-464-8142
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