November 2018
AER Bulletin 2018-30: New Edition of Directive 013: Suspension Requirements
On October 25, 2018, the AER released Bulletin 2018-30, which outlines changes in Directive 013: Suspension Requirements. Licensees, that have an AER approved closure plan, now have the option of performing annual inspections for medium-risk type 6 wells instead of conducting downhole suspension and pressure testing.

A copy of Bulletin 2018-30 can be found here.
AER Bulletin 2018-31: Changes to the Public Lands Administration Regulation
On October 31, 2018, the AER released Bulletin 2018-31, which outlines changes in a new edition of the Public Lands Administration Regulation (PLAR) Table A2: Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) .

Operators no longer have to wait for an adequacy decision from the Aboriginal Consultation Office before submitting an application to receive, amend, or renew a public land disposition to the AER. All land-use application types can be submitted with the pre-consultation assessment.

A copy of Bulletin 2018-31 can be found here.
AER Bulletin 2018-32: New Edition of Directive 017: Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations
On November 21, 2018, the AER released Bulletin 2018-32, which outlines changes in a new edition of the Directive 017: Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations .

The new requirements give industry more flexibility in selecting measurement approaches, resulting in reduced capital and operating costs without compromising accurate measurement and reporting.

A copy of Bulletin 2018-32 can be found here.
AER Public Lands OneStop Implementation Information Sessions
The AER is hosting information sessions in Calgary and Edmonton to educate licensees and service providers on changes being made to the application process for public lands dispositions (new applications, amendments, renewals, cancellations, reinstatements). These information sessions are recommended for licensees who hold, intend to hold, or assign any type of public lands disposition as well as third-party service providers, land brokers, land agents or surface land administrators, land surveyors, and industry associations.

For more information visit: AER industry information sessions
Saskatchewan: Bulletin 2018-006 OGCR Penalty Amendments
The November 21, 2018 Bulletin 2018-006 outlines important changes regarding penalties coming into effect January 22, 2019, under The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations, 2012, Part 3, Table 1 – Submission Penalties. Most notably, penalties charged for inadequate responses to a request from the Ministry with respect to Sections 5(4) and 101 changed from $500 per facility per month, to $100 per facility per day.

A copy of Bulletin 2018-006 can be found here.
BCOGC Bulletin 2018-27: Updated Noise Control Best Practices Guideline
On October 29, 2018, the BCOGC released Bulletin 2018-27, which outlines changes in the Noise Control Best Practices Guideline for managing noise from oil and gas activities. The updated Guideline includes the addition of technical sections for addressing low frequency noise, managing noise complaints, and provides requirements for noise monitoring, comprehensive sound level surveys and measurement equipment calibration and certification. The updated Guideline also includes two additional sections concerning the Noise Management Program and managing noise from drilling activities at well sites.

A copy of Bulletin 2018-27 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
Calgary, AB
T2P 3T7

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