New EERI publication in Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology journal
February 15, 2019
A review of EERI’s work in the Peace Region of northeastern British Columbia has recently been published in the Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology journal. The article is available via the link above.

New publications by EERI members
November 15, 2018
Two new papers have been published about the migration and fate of fugitive gas in the unsaturated zone, authored by PhD student Olenka Forde and other EERI team members. 

EERI Field Demonstration Day
July 25, 2018
During a perfect sunny day in late July, the EERI team held a Field Demonstration Day at the Hudson’s Hope Field Research Station for funders, government officials, community leaders, and industry. Following a tour of the resource development in the area and a quick geology and hydrogeology lesson of the Peace Region, students and field researchers demonstrated the different monitoring methods and techniques used to track and understand fugitive gas migration from the controlled natural gas release experiment currently underway at the Hudson’s Hope Field Research Station.

Community Open House: UBC Research in the Peace Region
June 13, 2018
On June 13, the EERI team held an Open House in Fort St. John to discuss their research in the Peace Region with the local community. Hosted by the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce and Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe, the event began with an Elder Welcoming and was attended by over 35 community members and interested parties. The EERI team is grateful for the valuable input and discussion provided during this event.

Geoscience BC Summary of Activities Report
January 22, 2018
A report from the UBC team entitled “Establishment of a field station for the multidisciplinary study of fugitive gas, northeastern British Columbia” outlines the progress made thus far at the Hudson’s Hope Field Research Station. The full report has recently been published on the Geoscience BC website and can be accessed via the link above. 

Cone penetration testing at the Hudson’s Hope Field Research Station
January 12-15, 2018
A field campaign was launched early in the new year to characterize the subsurface at the Hudson’s Hope FRS using cone penetration testing, performed by Conetec. Despite the -40 degree temperatures at the start of the campaign, nine holes were drilled around the controlled release point, allowing researchers to identify soil types and assess continuity and heterogeneity in the subsurface.

New journal publication on groundwater methane authored by EERI team members
December 20, 2017
Led by Dr. Aaron Cahill and co-authored by EERI team members Dr. Uli Mayer and Dr. Bernhard Mayer, a new publication entitled “High resolution spatial and temporal evolution of dissolved gases in groundwater during a controlled natural gas release experiment” has been published in the Science of the Total Environment journal. Major findings reveal the high mobility of methane in groundwater as well as the persistence of methane in the subsurface with little to no microbial degradation. Click on link above for full article.

EERI research presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
December 13, 2017
At the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world, held December 11-15 in New Orleans, Dr. Aaron Cahill presented EERI research on behalf of the EERI team. Click link above to view the poster presented at the conference.

Strategic Planning Workshop for Hudson’s Hope Field Research Station
November 29, 2017
Researchers and project participants convene to discuss progress, address knowledge gaps, and plan future research at the Hudson’s Hope Field Research Station.

Field Assessment of Subsurface Migration, Groundwater Impacts and Fate of Fugitive Methane from Energy Resource Development in a Northeastern British Columbian Setting
November 15, 2017
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) announce award of $1.6 million of research funding to UBC EERI for methane release experiments in North East BC. The UBC EERI award is the only one to be awarded in BC and the largest value contribution made by NRCan for the Clean Energy Innovation Program in the whole of Canada demonstrating significance of EERI’s research and expertise.

More than two dozen groups join call for fracking inquiry in B.C.
November 6, 2017
Groups call for public inquiry into environmental Impacts of unconventional energy resource development in NE BC.