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Calgary, Alberta (Oct 06, 2011)… The Energy Resources Conservation Board has issued Bulletin 2011-29, which advises of regulation amendments to change its well-spacing framework for conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. The changes allow for enhanced conservation of Alberta’s oil and gas resources by enabling companies to optimize resource recovery, in a safe, efficient, and responsible manner that maximizes the benefit of the resources for all Albertans.
Well spacing relates primarily to the subsurface aspects of reservoir development and does not impact the rights of landowners with respect to surface development. ERCB requirements for development of all surface facilities, such as wells and pipelines, which include public notification requirements and allows landowners to participate in ERCB processes, remain unchanged.
Effective immediately, the ERCB has made four changes to its well-spacing framework:
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For more information, please contact:Bob Curran, ERCB Communications