Bulletin 2015-08

Bulletin 2015-08: Revised edition of Directive 007: Volumetric and Infrastructure Requirements and a change of the Online Supplement to Directive 007 to Manual 011: How to Submit Volumetric Data to the AER

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Revised edition of Directive 007: Volumetric and Infrastructure Requirements and a change of the Online Supplement to Directive 007 to Manual 011: How to Submit Volumetric Data to the AER

Feb 25, 2015

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has released a revised edition of Directive 007: Volumetric and Infrastructure Requirements and is announcing the change of the Online Supplement to Directive 007 to Manual 011: How to Submit Volumetric Data to the AER, both of which replace the editions previously released on September 2011. Directive 007 contains the regulatory requirements for reporting volumetric data for wells, facilities, and pipelines and for well status changes to the AER using Petrinex (Canada’s Petroleum Information Network). Manual 011 guides industry on how to submit this data to the AER.

Revisions in the new editions consolidate requirements and processes that have already been published as tips on the Petrinex website, www.petrinex.ca. In addition, the transition of the Online Supplement to Directive 007 to that of a manual is part of the AER’s continued efforts in improving its rules, requirements, and processes. A summary of the changes follow.

Directive 007
  • In Petrinex, the experimental confidential facility indicator has been automated and can no longer be changed manually. The experimental approval number field has also been removed. As a result, these two data elements were removed from the requirement in section 2.2.3 of Directive 007.
Manual 011

Previously the Online Supplement to Directive 007, this first edition of Manual 011 incorporates several changes that have already been made in Petrinex and published as tips, including information and updates made to

  • crude-by rail reporting requirements,
  • reporting requirements for experimental confidential wells,
  • facility subtypes, well statuses, and
  • code tables.

The water source code table has been removed from Manual 011 and will now appear only on the AER webpage for Directive 007.

In addition to these changes, outdated references to the names of two organizations that have recently undergone a few changes over the past few years—the Petroleum Registry of Alberta and the Energy Resources Conservation Board—were updated to Petrinex and the AER, respectively. Group names and contact information were also updated. The information within Directive 007 and Manual 011 has gone through a plain language review to make the information more accessible and to improve overall readability.

Further Information
Comments or questions should be forwarded to the AER Production Data Services Team help line by phone at 403-297-8952 (extension 3) or by e-mail at pa.help@aer.ca. Directive 007 and Manual 011 are available on the AER website, www.aer.ca. Printed copies of the directive can be purchased from AER Order Fulfillment, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 2); fax: 403-297-7040; e-mail: infoservices@aer.ca.

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Carol Crowfoot
Vice President
Regulatory Operations and Economics Branch