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Following its receipt and review of stakeholder feedback, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is releasing a revised edition of Directive 059: Well Drilling and Completion Data Filing Requirements. To allow industry to align data systems and enable operators to become familiar with the requirements, the revised edition will become effective January 1, 2012. Until this time, licensees must continue to submit data in accordance with the July 2007 edition of Directive 059.
Licensees are reminded that Code 42 is already in effect. Code 42 is an ERCB Operation Type Code used by industry to record open or open and fractured ports in a multistage fracturing operation. For more information, see the ERCB website under Industry Zone : Rules, Regulations, and Requirements : Directives : Directive 059.
Key changes within the revised Directive 059 include the following:
* Note: Data submitted in accordance with the revised edition of Directive 059 for historical wells with preset surface casing that remain preset without being drilled to licensed total depth must be submitted by July 1, 2012.
Efforts have also been made to clarify submissions of re-entries and resumptions (Appendix 1), casing (Section 3.2, requirement 7), KOPs (Section 3.2, requirement 11), deepening, and well abandonment to ensure that data is submitted correctly.
Some issues raised through feedback could not be addressed at this time, but will be considered at a later date, including the collection of electronic daily operations reports, electronic directional survey data, and a complete set of electronic data for wells with more than nine events; the inclusion of an additional well status to indicate when a well has been abandoned downhole but not at surface; the submission of a packer status; and cement unit codes in cubic metres only.
To view a summary of the stakeholder feedback and the ERCB’s response, see the ERCB website under Industry Zone : Rules, Regulations, Requirements : Directives : Directive 059. Copies of the revised edition of Directive 059 are available on the ERCB website www.ercb.ca or can be purchased from ERCB Information Services, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-7040 (toll free); fax: 403-297-7040; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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