The AER regulates production of coalbed methane (CBM) in the same way it does other natural gas operations. The application, exploration, drilling, and production processes are all the same, as are the operational regulations.
Baseline Water Well Testing Requirement for Coalbed Methane Wells Completed Above the Base of Groundwater Protection
Energy Development Applications and Schedules
Coalbed Methane Control Well Requirements and Related Matters
Coalbed Methane Control Well Zone Revisions
Change to Pressure Testing Requirements for Coalbed Methane Pressure and Flow Control Wells