Bulletin 2013-13

Bulletin 2013-13: Corrections and Update to Directive 007-1: Allowables Handbook—Guidelines for the Calculation of Monthly Production Allowables in Alberta

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Corrections and Update to Directive 007-1: Allowables Handbook—Guidelines for the Calculation of Monthly Production Allowables in Alberta

Apr 23, 2013

The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) announces the following corrections and update to the July 2012 edition of Directive 007-1: Allowables Handbook—Guidelines for the Calculation of Monthly Production Allowables in Alberta, effective immediately.

Directive 007-1 reference Formerly read As corrected/updated reads
Page 15, Section 7 when a gas well is completed outside of its prescribed target area and upon successful application from an offsetting operator to apply an off-target penalty to the well’s base allowable (section 4.070[1] or section 5.300 of the OGCR); when a gas well is completed outside of its prescribed target area and upon successful application from an offsetting operator to apply an off-target penalty to the well’s base allowable (Section 4.070(1) of the OGCR),
Page 15, Section 7 when the ERCB has approved a fractional section as a DSU and there is a need to apply an area-ratio production penalty or off-target penalty for equity reasons (section 4.050[1] and [2] of the OGCR). when the ERCB has approved a fractional section as a DSU and there is a need to apply an area-ratio production penalty or off-target penalty for equity reasons (section 4.050 of the OGCR).
Page 16, Section 7 Section 10.095 of the OGCR designates that the base allowable for a gas well is its maximum daily allowable (Qmax). The calculation of Qmax is explained in Section 10.300(1)(c) of the OGCR and Section 3.6 of Directive 065. Section 10.095 of the OGCR designates that the base allowable for a gas well is its maximum daily allowable (Qmax). The calculation of Qmax is explained in Section 10.300(1)(c) of the OGCR.
Page 16, Section 7 An annual pressure survey must be submitted by November 1 for an allowable to be assigned for the following allowable period (commencing January 1). Failure to submit a pressure test by November 1 will result in the assignment of the minimum allowable of 2.0 103 m3 per day for the next allowable period An annual pressure survey must be submitted by November 1 for an allowable to be assigned for the following allowable period (commencing January 1). Failure to submit a pressure test by November 1 will result in the assignment of an allowable of zero for the next allowable period.
Pages 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 26 Any references to the Petroleum Registry of Alberta or PRA Name change to PETRINEX effective November 1, 2012

Directive 007-1, with the corrections and update incorporated, is available on the ERCB website, www.ercb.ca. Printed copies of the directive may be purchased from ERCB Information Services, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free); fax: 403-297-7040; e-mail: infoservices@ercb.ca.

Direct any questions regarding this bulletin to the ERCB Customer Contact Centre at 1-855-297-8311 (toll-free).

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Kevin Parks, P.Geol., Ph.D.
Executive Manager
Geology, Environmental Science, and Economics Branch