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Directive 044: Requirements for Surveillance, Sampling, and Analysis of Water Production in Hydrocarbon Wells Completed Above the Base of Groundwater Protection

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Release Date: March 15, 2016
Replaces the previous edition released on July 14, 2011.
Released with Bulletin 2016-01.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive details surveillance, sampling, and analysis of water production requirements and processes related to all hydrocarbon wells with completions above the base of groundwater protection.

In this directive, hydrocarbon wells refer to conventional and unconventional wells (including oil sands wells) that are not part of water recycle program.