Canada – United States Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum

The Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum is a bi-annual meeting with representation from government, industry, academia, Indigenous groups and Northerners from both Canada and the United States. The forum provides an opportunity for U.S. and Canadian decision-makers, regulators, Indigenous peoples, industry members, non-governmental organizations and scientists to discuss current scientific research and future directions for northern oil and gas activities. The focus is on technical, scientific, and engineering research that can be applied to support management and regulatory processes related to oil and gas exploration and development in the North.

2014 Canada – United States Research Forum

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (now Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada) and the Canadian Polar Commission, in partnership with the North Slope Science Initiative, U.S. Department of Interior, and counterparts in Canada and the U.S., hosted the fourth Canada – United States Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum from November 4 to 6, 2014 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The forum included presentations and panel discussions on offshore and onshore activities, partnerships, and community engagement, including:

  • Research challenges to support decision-making for safe and sustainable Northern oil and gas management
  • incorporating best practices across jurisdictions and sectors
  • energy access to communities
  • community engagement in oil and gas exploration
  • oil spill preparedness and response
  • environmental baseline information
  • unconventional exploration in remote northern regions

Information on other past forums is available on the Historical Northern Oil and Gas Research Initiatives page.

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