December 2017
AER Bulletin 2017-21: New Edition of Directive 067
On December 6, 2017 the AER released a new edition of Directive 067: Eligibility Requirements for Acquiring and Holding Energy Licences and Approvals.  Applicants may now be required to provide additional information at the time of an application and the AER may increase its discretion regarding the rejection of applications where they feel an applicant poses a risk.  

In addition, all parties with current Directive 067 eligibility are required to update their eligibility through the submission of a Directive 067 Schedule 1 by January 31, 2018. Failure to provide an updated schedule may result in a the AER revoking or restricting license eligibility.

A copy of Bulletin 2017-21 can be found  here.

BCOGC: Industry Bulletin 2017-24
On December 8, 2017, the BCOGC released a series of updates and changes to the land validation rules and short-term water use submissions through the application management system (AMS).

A copy of the bulletin outlining these changes can be found here.
AER Office Holiday Closure
Please note that the AER is closed between December 23, 2017 and January 2, 2018. While all systems will be running during this time, application processing/approvals will likely be halted or delayed.
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.
SME: Well Document Search Tool
On December 6, 2017, the SME implemented its well document search tool allowing users to search for well documents by a larger land location range.

A copy of this "Industry Tip" can be found here.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Benoit!
This is the last newsletter of the year! Thank you so much for you continued support this year. We’re looking forward to working with you all next year and wish you all the best for 2018.

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