AER Bulletin 2019-04: Update to Survey Plan Requirements When Applying for a Reclamation Certificate
On February 25, 2019, the AER announced that disposition holders now have the option to submit either a survey plan or a sketch that was used to apply for, amend, or renew the surface rights. The new edition of the Specified Enactment Direction 002, which takes effect immediately, is available on the AER website.
Alberta Energy Information Letter 2019-05: Curtailment – Operator Baseline Production Determination
On January 31, 2019, Alberta Energy released amendments to the Curtailment Rules to address issues related to the production from freehold land and claims of long-term reservoir impairment resulting from production curtailment. Affected operators can apply for a production allocation adjustment.
A copy of Information Letter 2019-05 can be found here.
AER: The IWCP Year 4 deadline - March 31, 2019
Licensees have until March 31, 2019 to achieve their Year 4, 20% quota of IWCP well inventory compliance. On April 1, 2019 the new quota begins. As an alternative to Directive 013 requirements, licensees may participate in the Area Based Closure (ABC) program to effectively and efficiently restore compliance. Wells that are part of ABC program are excluded from the AER IWCP inventory.
Please contact us hereif you have questions or require assistance regarding your list of IWCP wells or the ABC program.
AER: AER Directive 039 Online Submission - OneStop Training Sessions
A copy of “Environmental Review Guidelines for Oil and Gas Activities” can be found here.
BCOGC Industry Bulletin 2019-02: Commission Launches Mediation Service Pilot Project
On January 29, 2019, the BCOGC announced the launching of a one-year pilot mediation service for land owners in cases where land owners and companies are not able to agree on remedies for complaints and site restoration post permit.
A copy of Industry Bulletin 2019-02 can be found here.
BCOGC Information Bulletin 2019-02: Results of Commission’s 2018 Aerial Leak Detection Survey
On February 8, 2019, the BCOGC released information about the recently completed methane leak detection survey of 103 decommissioned oil and gas wells in the Fort St. John area. The Commission intends to continue this program annually, focusing on different areas throughout northeastern British Columbia.
A copy of Information Bulletin 2019-02 can be found here.
On May 18, 2018, Benoit Regulatory Compliance moved from 1220, 633-6th Ave. SW to the following location:
1600, 736-6th Ave. SW
It would be much appreciated if you could have your records updated accordingly.
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