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Directive 075: Oilfield Waste Liability (OWL) Program

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Release Date: April 11, 2016
Replaces the previous edition released on September 15, 2009.
Released with Bulletin 2016-01.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive describes the Oilfield Waste Liability (OWL) Program, whose purpose is to prevent the costs to suspend, abandon, remediate, and reclaim an AER-approved oilfield waste management facility from being borne by Albertans if a licensee becomes defunct, and to minimize the risk to the Orphan Fund posed by the unfunded liability of facilities, wells, and pipelines included in the program.

Appendix 6: Facility Netback Calculation Form [ PDF ]

  • Form used to report a Waste Management facility netback for asset calculation purposes.

Appendix 7: Facility Liability Declaration Form [ PDF ]

  • Form used to update the site-specific cost estimate for a Waste Management facility.

Form O-38 Application for a New Well Base MRL [ PDF ] [ DOC - fillable]

Voluntary Self Disclosure Form

  • Voluntary Self Disclosure Form [ XLSX ]
  • How to Use the Voluntary Self Disclosure Form [ PDF ]

Frequently Asked Questions [ PDF ]