Morrigan is an analyst with the responsible fossil fuels team in Alberta, supporting the team's work on oil and gas liabilities and researching topics on the future of the oil and gas industry. She has a BA in economics from the University of Alberta and a certificate in economics and management of natural resources, energy, and the environment. She has worked in the Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment (CABREE) and as an intern with the Pembina Institute.

As a Calgary native, Morrigan enjoys pretty much anything she can do in the mountains.


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Morrigan Simpson-Marran's Recent Publications

Clean Energy Opportunities for Alberta Municipalities

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Clean energy opportunities are a win for Alberta’s municipalities: they create jobs, attract investment and increase quality of life for residents.

Cover of Landowners Primer - unreclaimed oil and gas wells

Landowners' Primer: What you need to know about unreclaimed oil and gas wells A tool for landowners who find themselves with inactive, suspended, abandoned or orphaned wells on their property.

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Nov. 21, 2019 - By Nikki Way, Morrigan Simpson-Marran

This primer is a tool for landowners who find themselves with inactive, suspended, abandoned or orphaned oil or gas wells on their property. It outlines what a typical reclamation process should look like, and what issues may arise if the reclamation process does not go as planned.

Oil and gas infrastructure on rural Alberta agricultural land

What do rural landowners need to know about inactive and orphaned wells? Pembina Institute’s latest primer on oil and gas liabilities in Alberta

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Nov. 21, 2019 - By Nikki Way, Morrigan Simpson-Marran

Increasingly, Albertans have heard about the number of oil and gas wells that sit inactive, neglected, or potentially orphaned in this province. Often this issue is discussed in an abstract way, mainly focusing on the financial implications for the province or referencing liabilities that companies do not have the funds to properly care for, which raises questions about whether some of these wells will be cleaned up at all. 

The oilsands in a decarbonizing Canada Fact sheet

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Nov. 13, 2018 - By Benjamin Israel, Jan Gorski, Morrigan Simpson-Marran

With more interest on what a decarbonizing economy could mean for Canada, the potential climate liability of Alberta's oilsands has become the new focus in an longstanding debate around the industry. To help ground the discussion, the Pembina Institute has compiled recent research and analysis into a fact sheet.

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