- Core Research Centre
Core, drill cutting samples, and tour (daily drilling) reports
- Information Sales
Coal, gas, oil, oil sands and pipeline records, documents, and data
The data and records available from each of these areas are described in more detail in the sections that follow. For detailed information on data available, please see the Publications Catalogue.
The ERCB’s Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) offers an excellent resource library with a collection of geoscience information available to government agencies, industry, students, and the public. The collection includes more than 150 journals and 25 000 books and documents. The Alberta Geological Survey Mineral Core Research Facility contains more than 58 572 metres of mineral core and 17 000 rock samples primarily extracted from the exposed Canadian Shield in northeast Alberta. These samples assist the Department of Energy in administering the Metallic and Industrial Minerals Regulations of the Mines and Minerals Act for Alberta.
CORE RESEARCH CENTRE
Core Research Centre
3545 Research Way NW
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2L 1Y7
Telephone: (403) 297-6400
Fax: (403) 297-5982
Open weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Facilities and Services Available
Cores, Drill Cuttings, Tour Reports
The Core Research Centre is an 18 000 sq. metre facility located in University Research Park. The current inventory provided for research consists of approximately 1.5 million metres of core, 16 million drill cutting samples representing an estimated 66 million metres drilled, and 350 000 tour reports. Fees have changed as of April 1, 2006. (Current fees will be reflected on this website.)
MINERAL CORE RESEARCH FACILITY
Mineral Core Research Facility
Capital Industrial Park
4504 Eleniak Road (63 Ave)
Access is by appointment only.
To book, contact Rob Natyshen at (780) 466-1779
Data & Distribution
Some information is held confidential for up to one year, and in a few cases up to 5 years, before release for publication or examination. In general, only nonconfidential material is available. However, a letter of release from the licensee is accepted for obtaining confidential material at Core Research Centre and Information Services.
All files and programs are processed to exclude confidential data. As the data is released from confidential status it is made available to purchasers through various updating services.
A subscription update service for many files is available. See the Publications Catalogue for services available. Handling and postage charges will be added.
ELECTRONIC DATA SERVICES
The ERCB retains the proprietary rights on all data sold.
Purchasers of ERCB data files are permitted to use the files to select and process data for internal or client use and to release copies of small portions of the files on electronic media to their clients that result from specialized retrievals. Copying of a complete file or a large portion of a file for resale is not permitted.
Arrangements may be made to obtain an initial copy and/or an update service for a full ERCB file or a substantial portion of an ERCB file from another purchaser, provided the supplier discusses with and receives approval from ERCB Data & Distribution prior to data transfer. The ERCB fee for granting such service will be based on a maximum of 75 per cent of the current rate for the file that may be obtained directly from the ERCB.
All files and programs are processed to exclude confidential data. As data is released from confidential status, it is made available to purchasers of the update services.