Microseismic User Group (MUG)

Induced Seismicity in BC: Regulatory Update

Stuart Venables

Stuart Venables

Friday, October 28th, 2016 – 12:00 PM MST
Canadian Discovery Auditorium, #200 706 7 Ave SW, Calgary

Unless the capacity is exceeded, we will not respond to your email. Attendance is free, just bring along your lunch.

RSVP NOW for the next Microseismic User Group (MUG) event.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Paige Mamer, Paige.Mamer@tgs.com,
Johnny Wentzel, Johnny.Wentzel@esgsolutions.com


The presentation will go through the humble beginings of seismic monitoring from the 2 stations deployed by NRCan in 1998 and 1999, through to the present 11 station regional array with complimentary, individual strong motion sensors. The presentation will run through the evolution of the regulatory oversight within NE BC focused on induced seismicity and the events that have led to the current framework.


Stuart (Stu) Venables grew up in Ottawa, Ontario.  He went to Nova Scotia and obtained a B.Sc in Geology from Acadia University, graduating in 1999.  Upon graduation, Mr. Venables moved to Calgary, AB where he worked for a variety of E&P and M&A firms from small 5 person operations to large, multinational corporations and banking firms.  In 2010, he left Calgary and moved to Victoria, BC where he accepted a position with the BC Oil & Gas Commisson.   Since 2010, Stu has worked for the Commission as a Senior Petroleum Geologist and taken on a variety of issues and topics as well as daily operational duties.  Stu Venables is a registered Professional Geologist with APEGBC.  He lives in Victoria with his wife, Elizabeth, and two kids.