Several charges have been laid against an Alberta oilsands developer.

Ulliac Oilfield Consulting Ltd and the company’s owner, Jason Ulliac are facing 10 charges that stem from an investigation into three exploration projects undertaken between December 2010 and March 2011.

The Alberta government alleges that Ulliac provided false and misleading information about the volume of water that was diverted for the projects.

Twenty more charges were laid against Grizzly Oil Sands ULC, Grizzly Oilsands Inc and Ulliac for allegedly contravening a condition of license concerning nine water bodies, failing to provide information and using an incorrectly-sized pump intake screen.

The charges were laid under the Alberta Water Act.

Ulliac is expected to make his first court appearance on January 16 in Fort McMurray.