Bulletin 2011-09

Bulletin 2011-09: Invitation for Feedback on Draft Revised Edition of Directive 059: Well Drilling and Completion Data Filing Requirements

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Invitation for Feedback on Draft Revised Edition of Directive 059: Well Drilling and Completion Data Filing Requirements

Apr 12, 2011

The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) invites stakeholders to provide feedback on a draft revised edition of Directive 059: Well Drilling and Completion Data Filing Requirements. The revisions made to Directive 059 include

  • additional details on compliance assurance and its process under Directive 059 for electronic drilling submissions, directional surveys, and tour reports;
  • submission requirements for wells with preset surface casing;
  • a new initial status code (“Preset”) for wells that had surface casing preset before being drilled to licensed total depth;
  • revisions to submissions for deepening operations;
  • new requirements to submit a well incident record with every drilling and completion submission, including a new incident type (“No Incident Encountered”) for cases where no incident has occurred;
  • a new code (“Packing device/plug [drilled out]”) to record packing devices or plugs that have been drilled out.
  • requirements for cement units to be in cubic metres;
  • new requirements for submitting directional surveys; and
  • examples of submissions for kickoff points, packing devices/plugs (drilled out), casing strings with mixed grades, copying casing records, and multistage fractures.

In addition to the above revisions, Directive 059 also includes guidance on submitting and validating values for gross completion intervals (GCIs). For a complete list of revisions, see the “What’s New” section of the draft edition of Directive 059 on the ERCB Web site www.ercb.ca under Industry Zone: Rules, Regulations and Requirements: Directives: Directive 059.

Feedback on the revised edition of Directive 059 will be accepted until June 11, 2011. All comments received by that date will be considered in finalizing the directive. Send all feedback or questions by e-mail to Directive059Help@ercb.ca. All comments, feedback, and information collected, used, and disclosed through this consultation will form part of the public record and are subject to the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The ERCB may use the contact information you provide for follow-up communication related to your feedback.

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Cindy Seibel
CIO and Executive Manager
Information and Systems Services Branch