(2) A well is classified as an exploratory outpost well if, at the time the well permit is issued, (a) it is to be located less than 7 km from an oil or gas pool designated under section 49.1 of the Act, and (b) it is not a development well. (1) In each pool, the target area for an oil well in a normal spacing area at any depth is the area inside, but not nearer than 100 m to the sides of, the spacing area.
1.] (1) A well is classified as a development well if, at the time the well permit is issued, (a) it is to be located in a spacing area that is in or contiguous to an oil or gas pool designated under section 49.1 of the Act, and (b) if an objective formation is not in a deeper geological formation than the designated oil or gas pool. (2) A permit holder must not drill a well within (a) 40 m of the right of way or easement of any road allowance or public utility, (b) 100 m of a permanent building, installation or works, (c) 100 m of a place of public concourse, or (d) 100 m of a reservation for national defence.
Before a well permit holder drills, completes, plugs or begins production from a well, the well permit holder must ensure that adequate provision is made for the management of any oil, gas, formation water, drilling fluid, completion fluid, chemical substances, and waste. 9.] (1) A person must ensure that core declared by an official as being representative of a type section is not broken or chipped. 10.] (1) A well permit holder of well being drilled or otherwise worked on must (a) ensure that a daily drilling report (tour sheet) is kept at the well site, (b) if a kick occurs during drilling operations, notify the commission immediately and submit a written kick report to the commission within one day of the incident, (c) submit a copy of the daily drilling report (tour sheet) to the commission within 30 days of rig release, (d) submit a summary report of drilling operations to the commission within 4 days of the following: (i) the rig is released; (ii) drilling operations have ceased with the intention of resuming drilling at a later date, and (e) maintain all data recorded by the electronic drilling recorder for at least 30 days from the date of rig release.
A well permit holder must establish and maintain hydraulic isolation between all porous zones in a well, except for zones in which commingled production is permitted or authorized as described in section 23. (2) A person must ensure that breakage of core during examination at the core lab is minimized and that core is not destroyed, broken or sampled without approval of an official. (2) A daily drilling report (tour sheet) under subsection (1) (a) must set out complete data on all operations performed during the day, including but not limited to the following: (a) the depth at the beginning and end of each tour; (b) all casing data, including size, type, grade, weight, whether new or used and the depth at which the casing is set; (c) particulars of cementing; (d) a report of any tests made, including blowout prevention system function tests; (e) full details of all formation tests, unless the details are submitted on a confidential report form provided by the commission; (f) details of any loss of drilling fluid into the formation; (g) the allocation of time to each operation; (h) the name of the drilling contractor or service company and rig number; (i) the spud and rig release dates; (j) details of any casing bowl welding; (k) the results of all deviation surveys.
(1) A well permit holder must not complete a well for commingled production from more than one pool or zone unless the completion is permitted by the well permit or is authorized under section 75 of the Act. 7.] A well permit holder must ensure that casing or other equipment is not removed from the well permit holder's well if the casing or equipment is essential (a) to the proper control of the well, or (b) to the prevention of inter-zonal communication. (3) With the approval of an official and subject to subsection (4), a person, on payment of a fee of 0 per well, may remove a well core from the core lab for the purpose of laboratory investigations and analysis that cannot be performed at the core lab. (1) A well permit holder must ensure that deviation surveys are made during drilling at intervals not exceeding 150 m in depth, unless there are significant wellbore stability problems, in which case a survey may be omitted.
(2) A well permit holder respecting a multi-zone well who has permission or authorization for commingled production must, within 30 days of beginning production from a commingled well, submit to the commission a notification of the commingled well production. Immediately after ceasing drilling or workover operations, or as soon after cessation as weather and ground conditions permit, a well permit holder must restore the ground surface of those areas of the well site and associated remote sumps and camp sites that will not be required for future operations to a state that eliminates hazards, enables control of weeds and runoff and prevents erosion. 8.] (1) If a well permit holder has submitted core from a well under section 2 (6) and the well has been designated as a special data well, the well permit holder must complete core analysis of the core without unreasonable delay. (4) A person who removes a well core from the core lab must (a) return the core within 90 days, (b) take every reasonable precaution to prevent damage to or mixing of the core in core boxes, (c) submit a report, including photographs, if any, of any laboratory analysis conducted on the core to the commission within 30 days of completing the analysis, (d) submit any thin sections cut from core to the commission in adequate boxes labelled with the unique well identifier, well permit number and well name, (e) label individual thin sections with the well permit number and depth, (f) test cores in a manner acceptable to an official, and (g) return the core immediately on the request of an official. (2) A well permit holder must ensure that a directional survey of a well to total depth is made if (a) the surface position of the well is nearer to the boundary of its target area than 2% of the measured depth of the well, (b) the surface position of the well is outside its target area, or (c) the well is directionally drilled.
(1) A well permit holder must ensure that (a) there is a sufficient number of trained and competent individuals carrying out well operations for those operations to be carried out safely and without causing pollution, and (b) any operational procedure that is a hazard to safety or the environment is corrected and all affected persons are informed of the alteration.
(2) A driller of a well being drilled or tested during drilling operations must (a) be trained in blowout prevention, (b) have a valid first line supervisor's blowout certificate or a valid second-line supervisor's well control certificate issued by Enform, and (c) provide evidence of his or her qualifications to an official on the official's request.
(2) At the request of an official, a well permit holder's contractor or rig crew, when it is safe to do so, must test the operation and effectiveness of the blowout prevention equipment installed on the permit holder's well in accordance with the Well Control Procedure placard issued by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors or the Enform Blowout Prevention Manual.(9) A well permit holder must ensure that a well is configured such that (a) the surface and intermediate casing annulus can freely vent, (b) excessive pressure cannot occur at the surface casing shoe, and (c) the surface casing is equipped with an open valve.(1) The well permit holder of a completed oil or gas well must ensure that the surface and subsurface equipment of the well is arranged to permit the ready measurement of the tubing pressure, production casing pressure and surface casing pressure.; "annual gas allowable" means, for any production period, the volume of natural gas determined by multiplying the daily gas allowable by either (a) the number of days from November 1 to October 31 inclusive, or (b) in the initial production year, the number of days from the date production began to October 31 inclusive; "API" means the American Petroleum Institute; "ASME" means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; "barrier" means any fluid, plug or seal that prevents gas or oil or any other fluid from flowing unintentionally from a well or from a formation into another formation; "battery" means a system or arrangement of tanks or other surface equipment receiving the effluents of one or more wells prior to delivery to market or other disposition, and may include equipment or devices for separating the effluents into petroleum, natural gas or water and for measurement; "completed" , in relation to a well or zone, means a well or zone that is physically able to permit (a) the production of fluids from the well or zone, (b) the observation of the performance of a reservoir, or (c) the injection or disposal of fluids into a zone; "concurrent production" means the controlled, simultaneous production from a pool of petroleum and natural gas at a gas-oil ratio that exceeds the solution gas-oil ratio; "core lab" means the facility for the storage and examination of well samples and cores; "CSA" means the Canadian Standards Association; "daily gas allowable" or "DGA" means the volume of natural gas determined by multiplying the unadjusted daily gas allowable by any applicable adjustment factors; "daily oil allowable" or "DOA" means the volume of petroleum determined in accordance with section 54; "daily production limit" means a volume equal to 125% of the daily oil allowable or daily gas allowable; "emergency planning zone" means a geographical area (a) that surrounds a well or facility, either of which contains one or more hazardous materials, and (b) within which, in the event of a release of a hazardous material from the well or facility, there could reasonably be expected to be that material in a quantity or concentration that could pose an immediate danger to the life or health of a person; "Enform" means the non-profit organization of Canadian petroleum industry trade associations which provides certification, training and health and safety services to the oil and gas industry; "facility permit" means a permit that includes permission to construct or operate a facility; "facility permit holder" means a permit holder of a facility permit; "flare stack" means a vertical pipe in which natural gas or gas derived from petroleum is combusted at the tip; "flaring" means the disposal by combustion of natural gas or gas derived from petroleum; "gas processing plant" means a facility for the extraction from natural gas of hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide, helium, ethane, natural gas liquids or other substances, but does not include a facility that (a) has a processing capacity less than 150 000 m/day, and (b) uses a non-regenerative system for the removal of hydrogen sulphide or carbon dioxide; "incinerator" means a device designed to dispose of natural gas or gas derived from petroleum by combusting the gas inside a chamber of the device; "initial oil production" means the first production after the release of the drilling rig and after the recovery of a volume of petroleum equal to the volume of the completion petroleum; "monthly oil allowable" means, for any month, the volume of petroleum determined by multiplying the daily oil allowable by the number of days in the month; "natural boundary" has the same meaning as in section 1 of the ; "natural gas by-products" means natural gas liquids, sulphur and substances other than marketable natural gas that are recovered from raw natural gas by processing or normal two-phase field separation; "natural gas liquids" means ethane, propane, butanes or pentanes and any other condensates, or any combination of them, recovered from natural gas; "observation well" means a well or a portion of a well designated as an observation well under section 2 (7); "overproduction of oil" means, at the end of the test period, the amount by which petroleum production during the test period exceeds the test period allowable, and on any succeeding day means the amount by which the actual production from the beginning of the production period exceeds the production target; "producing well" means a completed well that has been placed on regular production; "production period" means a period beginning on the day following the test period to the following October 31 and thereafter means a 12 month period ending on October 31 each year; "production target" means, at the end of any day, the sum of the daily oil allowables for each day from the beginning of the production period plus any underproduction or less any overproduction carried forward from the test period or a preceding production period; "proration battery" means a battery that gathers from more than one well and where the petroleum volume, water volume and natural gas volume produced from the wells are measured at the battery outlet and are then allocated to each well based on test results; "qualified professional" means a person who is licensed or registered as either a professional engineer or a professional geoscientist under the ; "test period" means, commencing with the day of initial oil production, the lesser of either 90 producing days or the time required to produce the test period allowable; "unadjusted daily oil allowable" or UDOA means the volume of oil determined in accordance with section 54 (2); "underproduction of oil" means, at the end of the test period, the amount by which petroleum production during the test period is less than the test period allowable and, at the end of any succeeding day, means the amount by which the actual production from the beginning of the production period is less than the production target; "water body" means a natural water course or source of water supply, whether usually containing water or not, but does not include muskeg; "water production" means the flowing of water from a water source well; "water supply well" has the same meaning as in the Ground Water Protection Regulation, B. (6) An official may designate a well or a portion of a well as a special data well if the well permit holder submits to the commission (a) a report respecting monitoring of hydraulic fracturing operations in the well, or (b) both of the following: (i) at least 9 metres of full diameter core from the well or 20 rotary sidewall cores from the well; (ii) at least 3 specialty petro-physical logs, run over an interval of not less than 200 metres, that correspond to the interval from which the cores referred to in subparagraph (i) are collected. (1) In each pool, the target area for a gas well in a normal spacing area at any depth is the area inside, but not nearer than 250 m to the sides of, the spacing area. 4.] (1) A well permit holder must notify the commission, in electronic form, of the following actions taken by the permit holder: (a) beginning the construction of a well; (b) beginning the drilling of a well; (c) releasing a rig, if drilling is completed or temporarily suspended; (d) resuming drilling operations after a temporary suspension. 299/2004; "well control" means control of the movement of fluids into or from a well; "well operation" means the operation of drilling, completing, recompleting, intervening, re-entering, carrying out a workover, suspending or abandoning a well; "well permit" means a permit that includes permission to drill or operate a well; "workover" means (a) any operation that changes the configuration or producing characteristics of a well or zone, (b) the installation or removal of equipment from a wellbore, (c) stimulation operations, and (d) maintenance operations. (5) An official may designate a well or a portion of a well as a discovery well if a new oil or gas pool has been designated as a result of data obtained from the well. (4) For the purposes of section 54, the off-target penalty factor for an oil well completed outside the oil well target area is: (5) Subsection (4) does not apply to any of the following: (a) the discovery well of an oil pool; (b) a well drilled and completed before May 2, 1958; (c) an off-target oil well located not nearer than 100 m to the boundary of the location.