May 2018
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. 
Bulletin 2018-11: 2017 AER Administration Fees
On May 14, 2018, the AER released Bulletin 2018-11, which details the AER industry levy to support the AER's operations.

Invoices to operators were mailed on May 14, 2018 and payments are due on June 14, 2018.  Do not miss this deadline as a 20% penalty is applied.
AER Bulletin 2018-09: Invitation for Feedback on Draft Requirements for Reducing Methane Emissions
On April 24, 2018, the AER requested feedback on the changes to Directive 060 and Directive 017 through the release of Bulletin 2018-09.  

The proposed changes are a result of the Government of Alberta's decision to task the AER with developing requirements to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations by 45%.

To provide feedback to these draft Directives an online feedback form must be completed by May 28, 2018.

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. 
BCOGC: Development of a Comprehensive Liability Management Plan
On April 18, 2018, the OGC outlined its path forward to develop and implement a Comprehensive Liability Management Program (CLMP) through the release of Bulletin 2018-02. 

According to the Bulletin, the CLMP will be based on the following principles:

  • Maintain the "industry pays" approach (no direct cost to British Columbians).

  • The Commission retains security deposits sufficient to ensure performance of permit holders’ obligations for the protection of public safety and the environment.

  •  Timely reclamation and restoration of inactive oil and gas sites.

  • Ensure the industry-funded Orphan Site Reclamation Fund can sufficiently address the costs associated with the timely treatment of orphan sites in cases where security deposits may not be sufficient to address full restoration costs.

  • Reflect commitment to adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

  •  Rights and interests of impacted landowners are respected.
BCOGC: Environmental Protection and Management Regulation Order on Invasive Plants
On May 10, 2018, the OGC released Bulletin 2018-08, which outlines the OGC requirements to prevent damage and disturbance from weeds and invasive plants.

A copy of the Bulletin can be found here.
BCOGC: New Seismic Monitoring Plans required for Operators in Farmington
On May 14, 2018, the OGC released Bulletin 2018-09, which outlines the OGC requirements to initiate hydraulic fracturing operations in the Farmington Area. 

A copy of the Bulletin can be found here.
BCOGC: Updates to the Environmental Protection and Management Guidelines (EPMG) and Environment Information Management System (EIMS)
On May 18, 2018, the OGC released Bulletin 2018-10, which outlines the changes to its EPMG and EIMS. 

The OGC is offering free training on May 30, 2018 in regards to these updates. A copy of the Bulletin can be found here.
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