AER Bulletin 2014-14

AER Bulletin 2014-14: Amendments to Directive 080: Well Logging

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Amendments to Directive 080: Well Logging

Apr 17, 2014

The Alberta Energy Regulatory (AER) announces amendments to Directive 080: Well Logging, which comes into effect on May 14, 2014.

The referenced numbers for the following requirements in Directive 080 have been amended as indicated below in bold.

  • Section 4.3.2

    7) Log coverage specified in requirement 6 must be obtained over the full stratigraphic section penetrated by the wells on the pad (from the deepest formation to base of surface casing).

  • Section 5.3

    12) For multiwell pads in which one or more vertical or deviated wells and one or more horizontal wells are drilled, the vertical or deviated wells on the pad are subject to the requirements in section 4.3. All horizontal wells on the pad are subject to requirement 11. See figure 5.

  • Section 6.1

    14) If neither condition in requirement 13 is met, the licensee must submit a logging waiver request to LoggingWaivers@aer.ca for approval. The request must include
    a) the well licence number,
    b) the UWI, and
    c) a detailed explanation for the request.

Directive 080 is available on the AER website, www.aer.ca. Printed copies of the directive can be purchased from the AER Information Management Branch, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free); fax: 403-297-7040; e-mail: infoservices@aer.ca.

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Carol Crowfoot
Vice President
Regulatory Operations and Economics Branch