Bulletin 2015-30

Bulletin 2015-30: Amendments to Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting

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Amendments to Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting

Oct 05, 2015

The Alberta Energy Regulator announces the release of a new edition of Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting, which comes into effect on October 5, 2015.

Directive 060 was revised as follows:

  • Section 2 – The requirements for general conservation were amended to include condensate producing sites. (All applicable conditions and exceptions are detailed in section 2.6.) This change will reduce flaring and improve resource conservation.
  • Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – The requirements for notification of nonroutine flaring, incineration, and venting were amended to include schools. (All applicable conditions and exceptions are detailed in sections 2.10, 3.8, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.4, and 6.4.) Schools will now be told of imminent flaring nearby. This will promote awareness within the school community.
  • Section 7 – The requirements for modelling were amended to clarify the conditions requiring post-event dispersion modelling. (All applicable conditions and exceptions are detailed in section 7.12.5[7].)
  • Appendix 2 – The definition of schools was added and the definition of solution gas was revised to include gas from condensate production.

The October 2015 edition of Directive 060 is 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; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free); fax: 403-297-7040; e-mail: InformationRequest@aer.ca.

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Kirk Bailey
Executive Vice President
Operations Division