Overview

Since 1960, the Surveys Section has been responsible for approval and storage of Alberta’s wellsite traverse survey plans. On December 1, 1997, the Land Titles Office of Alberta Registries began registering the plans. The office scanned 5,499 plans and 2,526 index cards onto compact discs (CDs). The CDs became available on September 15, 1998. A download the complete set can be downloaded from the Director of Surveys.

About the data set

Information about the registered wellsite traverse survey plans is stored in two folders.

Index folder

The Index folder holds TIFF files of all plan index cards. These contain both traverse-plan diagrams for each township and a list of the plans within the township.

View a sample of a Wellsite Index Card (PDF, 227 KB)

Wellsite folder

The Wellsite folder holds TIFF files of wellsite traverse plans by vault (WS) number. The Surveys Section assigns these vault numbers. Information about 338 dormant wellsite traverse plans is also available in this folder. These are plans that have not yet been approved.

View a sample of a wellsite traverse plan at Wellsite Plan WS 500 (PDF, 83 KB)

Problem areas

The Surveys Section tried to get the clearest images possible when scanning the original material. However, in some images it may be difficult to read the information. If you find an unreadable image, please let us know (see contact information below for Edward Titanich).

The Surveys Section will look at the original material and try to improve the image. If that isn’t possible, the plan’s original surveyor must be contacted.

The office tried to acquire all plans, but WS108570 and WS122241 are missing.

Updated images

Here is a list of updated images that can be downloaded. After downloading, replace the previous versions with these new ones.

Image Folder Date of Update Description
121389.tif W4 October 06, 1999 Replaced with a better quality image.
3764.tif W5 October 06, 1999 Replaced with the correct image.
2913.tif W6 October 06, 1999 Replaced with a better quality image.
123577.tif W6 October 06, 1999 Replaced with a better quality image.
3012 W5 February 10, 2000 Moved image from W4 to W5 - Updated database.
116531 W5 February 10, 2000 Moved image from W6 to W5 - Updated database.
123835 W5 February 10, 2000 Moved image from W4 to W5 - Updated database.
3583.tif W5 May 18, 2000 Replaced with the correct image.
853.tif W6 October 12, 2000 Correction made to plan.
114766.tif W4 March 6, 2001 Replaced with a better quality image.
1894.tif W4 March 6, 2001 Replaced with a better quality image.
122062 W4 December 5, 2001 Moved image from W6 to W4 - Updated database
401.tif W6 November 30, 2004 Replaced with a better quality image
104178.tif W6 January 11, 2007 Replaced with the correct image.
423084.tif W4 August 23, 2010 Replaced index card image with the correct image for 84-23-4.
309.tif W5 DVD January 24, 2018 Replaced image with an image containing a notification regarding existence of partial TWP 127.
1479.tif W6 DVD January 24, 2018 Replaced image with an image containing a notification regarding existence of partial TWP 127.

Contact

To connect with Edward Titanich, Lead Geomatics Specialist, Land Surveys Unit:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-0051
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-1493
Email: ed.titanich@gov.ab.ca

Address:

Surveys Section, Environment and Parks
15th Floor, Oxbridge Place
9820 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2J6

For more information about the wellsite traverse project, contact the Director of Surveys:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-3143
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-1493
Email: directorofsurveys@gov.ab.ca