Associations & organizations

American Petroleum Institute

The institute represents more than 400 members involved in all aspects of the oil and natural gas industry.

Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors

The association is a communication link to promote understanding between government, industry, other groups and the geophysical industry. Among other objectives, it develops, administers, and promotes programs and training to ensure worker health and safety.

Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors

A trade association representing upstream Canadian petroleum-drilling contractors — land-based and offshore, service rig contractors, and associate companies.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

The voice of the upstream oil and natural gas industry in Canada. It represents 140 member companies that conduct exploration for, develop, and produce more than 97 per cent of Canada's natural gas, crude oil, oil sands, and elemental sulfur.

Canadian Gas Association

The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) aims to provide leadership in the continuing growth of Canada's natural gas and energy delivery industry. Association members include Canada's major gas distribution and transmission companies and appliance and equipment manufacturers.

Energy Safety Canada

Energy Safety Canada was formed through a merger of Enform Canada (Enform) and Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) in October 2017. Energy Safety Canada’s focus is to develop and support common industry safety standards, ensure effective learning systems, share data analysis and safety expertise with workers and employers, and advocate for worker health and safety.

Energy Services BC

For more than 30 years, Energy Services BC (previously known as Northern Society of Oilfield Contractors & Service Firms) has been B.C.'s recognized voice for those providing services to the oil and gas industry.


The national association of Canadian oilfield service, supply, and manufacturing companies. Its mission, through effective presentation to government, industry, and the public, is to protect, promote, and pursue the interests of its members and advocate for standards, training, information dissemination, and a code of practice.

Explorers and Producers Association of Canada

The association advocates on behalf of its member companies for sound government policy that promotes a thriving independent oil and gas sector.

International Association of Drilling Contractors

The association aims to promote commitment to safety, preserve the environment, and advances in drilling technology. Membership is open to any company involved in oil and gas exploration and production, well-servicing, oil field manufacturing, and other rig site services.

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers

A worldwide association of oil and gas companies involved in exploration and production. Its purpose is to provide information to interested bodies on the oil and gas exploration and production industry, to represent member interests at global and regional regulatory bodies, and to develop operating guidelines.

National Energy Board of Canada

An independent federal agency that regulates several aspects of Canada's energy industry. Its purpose is to promote safety, environmental protection, and economic efficiency in the Canadian public interest within the mandate set by Parliament in the regulation of pipelines, energy development, and trade.

Oil and Gas Commission of BC

The commission regulates crude oil, natural gas, and pipeline activities in B.C.