August 2018
AER Bulletin 2018-22: Optional Process for Submitting Fluid Disposal Applications
On August 27, 2018, the AER released Bulletin 2018-22, which outlines an optional process for the submission of disposal applications.

This new process allows for the submission of Class I, II or III disposal schemes prior to the drilling of a well. Prior to the issuance of this Bulletin, operators were required to drill the well to the zone of interest prior to the submission of the D065 application. This requirement has now been eliminated.

A copy of Bulletin 2018-22 can be found here.
AER Bulletin 2018-14: Revised Program to Reduce Benzene Emissions from Glycol Dehydrators
On June 19, 2018, the AER released an updated version of Directive 039 which revised Benzene emission limits.

A copy of Bulletin 2018-04 can be found here.
Integrated Compliance Management Program (ICMP) at Benoit
Did you know that Benoit provides a service which covers our regulatory application, liability management ratio and evaluation services under one umbrella?
Under this program, Benoit acts as a “regulatory arm” for your company by receiving and responding to all compliance related matters on your company’s behalf.

As your regulatory designate, in addition to our regulatory application service, Benoit conducts a number of additional services including, but not limited to:
  • Inactive Well Compliance Program Monitoring
  • Liability Management Rating Forecasting
  • DDS Entry for Well/Completion Details
  • Flaring Notifications
  • Well Test Data Submissions
  • Gas Conservation Economic Analyses
If you're interested in this service or would like to discuss this further, please contact us or visit our website for more information.
BCOGC Directive 2018-01: Immediate Suspension of Water Diversions
Effective August 20,2018, the OGC is requiring that all previously approved water diversion licences be suspended in the Peace River and Lizard River Watersheds.

A copy of Directive 2018-01 can be found here.
AER Area Based Closure Program Information Sessions
The AER has been hosting information sessions for industry to educate companies on its area-based closure program for wells, facilities, pipelines and sites across Alberta.

The last one, which will be held on September 13, 2018, is full. However, keep your eyes open on this page to see if any other sessions become available.
BCOGC Industry Bulletin 2018-16: Guidance for Special Sour Well De-classification
On July 11, 2018, the OGC released Bulletin 2018-16, which outlines the method in which the OGC will allow for the de-classification of "special sour status wells".

A copy of Bulletin 2018-16 can be found here.

If you require any help with release rate/EPZ calculations, please let us know. We'd be happy to help!
SME Extends its Shadow Billing Period until the Fall
On July 16, 2018, the SME extended its shadow billing period for the non-compliance penalty assessment program until early fall 2018. In the meantime, the SME is encouraging industry to fulfill any outstanding IRIS obligations to avoid penalties once the shadow billing period ends.

A copy of the Industry Tip can be found here.
Are you Interested in Attending our Well Spacing Course?
Its been quite a long time since we put on our last spacing course and we've seen an uptick in spacing applications and spacing related questions recently. As such, we'd like to know if some of our clients would be interested in attending our Alberta spacing course.

If you are interested, please let us know and we'll move forward with booking a time and place.

For more information on our well spacing course, please visit here. 
On May 18, 2018, Benoit Regulatory Compliance moved from 1220, 633-6th Ave. SW to the following location:

1600, 736-6th Ave. SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 3T7

It would be much appreciated if you could have your records updated accordingly. 
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