The future is
blue and green

Sustainability Report2019

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Message from the CEO


Tourmaline has been aggressively and successfully pursuing a comprehensive environmental performance improvement strategy since inception, eleven years ago.

Our strong results and intense focus on sustainability is why the world needs our Canadian natural gas now and in the future.

Michael Rose

President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

About Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a Canadian senior natural gas and liquids company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. We are focused on long-term growth through development and acquisitions in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

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BOE proved plus probable reserves at December 31, 2018


Average BOEPD in 2018

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Capital spent in 2018


Natural gas production weighting in 2018


Increase in production (2018 vs 2016)

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Revenue in 2018 from wellhead

The future
is blue and

The blue flame of natural gas powers our lives with less emissions.

Innovation in Practice

Tourmaline’s approach to environmental management is to understand the areas in which we work and to minimize our impacts upon them. We strive to continually improve all aspects of environmental performance, including the impact of our operations on air, land and water.

Tourmaline is also a proud investor in the Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) which supports the funding of cleantech innovation in the sector.

Emissions Performance

Methane Reduction

Diesel Reduction

Increased Monitoring

In Line Flow Testing

Waste Heat Recovery Units

Water Management

Containment Ponds

Water Pipeline Infrastructure

Surface Impact

Seismic Activity

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Leaving a greener footprint across our operations


Successful operator to receive regulatory approval for engineered containment ponds

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Permanent produced/flow-back water storage

Active member

Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership, which focuses on the proactive inspections and repair of sensitive waterway crossings


High bleed devices converted or swapped to low bleed devices in the Deep Basin to significantly reduce methane emissions


Dedicated water pipeline infrastructure

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Flow-back water storage across four recycled water facilities in NEBC


Truckloads of produced water are taken off the road for every 10 well pad completed with water pipeline infrastructure


Seismometers to detect seismicity

Our People

All employees make a meaningful contribution.

Tourmaline has a very engaged work force.

We provide our employees the opportunity to make an impact by giving them the respect and flexibility they deserve.

Tourmaline believes in the importance of diversity.

It allows our company to make strategic long term decisions with multiple perspectives.

Tourmaline has increased focus on education and training.

Investing in our employees provides material benefits to our company as we continue to exist in a time of rapid change.


Increase in employee education and training


Female gender diversity


Voluntary turnover in 2017 and 2018 on average


Average age of employees in 2018




boepd per employee, which is double the industry average

Prioritizing health and safety above all else.

Tourmaline conducts activities in a manner that protects the health and safety of our workers and the public.Β 

Fostering a culture that understands responsible operations and prioritizes safety above all else is critical to corporate success and continued social acceptance. All employees and contractors are required to be aware of and to comply with our health and safety policies and applicable government regulations.

Emergency Response Plan

Our Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and procedures ensure that we are ready to respond immediately in the event of an incident to reduce risk of injury to people and disturbances to the environment.

Everyone employed by Tourmaline is responsible for maintaining our safety, health, environment and regulatory management system.


Decrease in contractor lost time injury frequency since 2017


Decrease in contractor recordable injuries since 2017


Employee loss time injuries since 2015


Annual reviews of our corporate HSER governance (Code of Practice) to ensure we are agile and able to react to any issue efficiently and effectively


Continuously complete proactive HSER focused inspections of our assets and operations


Adoption technologies, such as drones and satellites, to reduce kilometers driven by employees and contractors

Committed to working with Indigenous communities

Tourmaline recognizes the unique relationships that such communities hold with the land.

We seek to build strong, long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships in the areas in which we operate. Additionally, Tourmaline engages with our Indigenous communities to share information about our projects and activities while appreciating and responding to concerns in a respectful and comprehensive manner. Indigenous consultation is a vital part of our corporate success and our policy on stakeholder relations.

Tourmaline understands the importance of local culture and knowledge. We strive to ensure that the highest level of mitigation is applied to our projects to minimize impacts to Indigenous communities and the environment.

We are a proud member of the community.

Tourmaline is proud to be a responsible and contributing member of the communities in which we operate, including the Edson, Grande Prairie, Fort St. John and Calgary areas in Alberta and British Columbia. We contribute to these communities primarily through our capital program, which benefits local suppliers and vendors, creates jobs and generates tax revenue for regional municipalities. We are a significant employer in the region and over 5,400 vendors benefit from our operations.

We also contribute to multiple charitable organizations promoting education, health and sports and children empowerment.

Since 2010, we have raised:

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For United Way that has helped over 10,000 families


For the Ronald McDonald House of Southern Alberta

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For Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Program

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For Parkinson’s Research at the University of Calgary

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Total funds raised at the annual golf tournament for local charities


Vendors benefit from our operations

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