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This bulletin announces the release of a revised edition of Directive 065, effective April 9, 2014, which incorporates all of the proposed changes announced in Bulletin 2012-26: Invitation for Feedback on Draft Revision of Directive 065: Resources Applications for Oil and Gas Reservoirs.
During the feedback period on the draft directive from December 20, 2012, to February 15, 2013, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) received submissions from six companies, as well as one from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. A summary of the stakeholders’ submissions and the AER’s responses is available from the directive’s webpage on the AER website, www.aer.ca.
The feedback was used to clarify certain aspects of the directive and to compile a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ). The FAQ document is also available from the directive’s webpage.
The key changes to Directive 065 are as follows:
Units 2 and 4
This bulletin also announces that effective immediately, all enhanced recovery approval documents will contain the approved MWHIP for each well listed on the document.
The new edition of Directive 065 is available on the AER website, www.aer.ca. Printed copies of the directive may be purchased from the AER Information Management Branch, 10 Floor, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free); fax: 403-297-7040; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AER will be hosting information sessions on the revisions to Directive 065 for industry personnel who regularly file subsurface applications. The session details will be announced shortly on the AER website.
Questions about Directive 065 may be directed to the Resources Applications help line at 403-476-4937 or Resources.Applications@aer.ca.
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