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Release Date: May 01, 2014
Effective Date: May 15, 2014
Replaces the previous edition released on Sep 01, 2011.
Released with AER Bulletin 2014-17.
For specific geological zones within a defined area, the AER may adapt subsurface directive requirements through a subsurface order to better suit the resource development practices being used.
See the Subsurface Orders page for the orders that are in effect.
|June 8, 2016||To align Directive 056 with the Integrated Compliance Assurance Framework, references to Directive 019, voluntary self-disclosure, and records correction have been removed from the directive. These changes include the removal of the “self-disclosure” check box on the Directive 56 application forms. Voluntary self-disclosures should be directed to the appropriate contact using the Voluntary Self-Disclosure Form. For more information, see Bulletin 2016-01 and the Directive 056 FAQs on compliance assurance. Questions can be directed to Directive56.Help@aer.ca.|
|June 8, 2016||The following three documents have been removed from the Directive 056 webpage under Supplemental Information > Directive 056 Tools: (1) Process Clarification for Surface Facility Licensing Issues, (2) Reference Tool for Directive 056: Instructions for Increasing H2S Partial Pressure of Existing Oil Effluent Pipelines, and (3) Process Clarification for Licensing Pipeline Amendments.|
|March 10, 2016||New FAQs on Application Audit Submissions added to Facilities Technical, Pipelines Technical, Wells Technical, and Participation Involvement|
|January 19, 2016||New FAQ on licence extension added to Facilities Technical, Pipelines Technical, and Wells Technical FAQs.|
|March 13, 2015||New FAQ, "When applying for the installation of a free-standing liner and filling out Schedule 3.1, do I identify the pipe specifications of the existing pipeline or the proposed liner?", added to Pipelines Technical FAQs|
|January 29, 2015||New FAQ's have been added regarding ABSA, Pop Tank, Spacing, and Tank Heater.|
|May 1, 2014||Requirements for the Peace River area have been added to section 8.|
|June 17, 2013||All documents have been, or are in the process of being, rebranded under the Alberta Energy Regulator.|
|March 26, 2013||New Tool – Energy Development Category Type Calculator for Surface Equipment
Helps identify which category type should be used when applying for a Facility application based on surface equipment and inlet information.
|September 19, 2012||Urban Centres question removed from FAQs - Participant Involvement.|
|June 13, 2012||Sour Gas Planning and Proliferation Requirements question added to FAQs - Participant Involvement|
|March 20, 2012||Equipment Spacing Exemptions questions added to FAQs - Facilities Technical.|
|January 3, 2012||Checklist for 21 Day Temporary Surface Pipelines for Well Testing Purposes (June 2008) has been removed. This has been updated and incorporated into Directive 077.|
|December 14, 2011||Wells Technical FAQ's have been added regarding Bottomhole location changes|
|November 21, 2011||All sections of the FAQ's have been updated as a result of the release of the revised edition of Directive 056.|
|October 25, 2011||The documents "EUB Reference Tool for Sour Service Conversion of Existing Carbon Steel Pipelines" and "Interpretation of Sour Service Material Requirements for New Pipeline Construction" have been removed from Directive 056 Tools - Pipelines. Questions regarding these issues can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|October 6, 2011||Pipelines Technical FAQ's have been added regarding Environmental Requirements|
|September 1, 2011||New edition of Directive 056 released. In effect September 26, 2011|
|August 5, 2011||Wells Technical FAQ's have been added regarding Drill Cutting Sample Changes|
Participant Involvement information requirements, and other related documents that are linked below have been issued in conjunction with Directive 056 (formerly Guide 56). These links will be updated as more documents become available.
H2S Conversion Calculator [XLS]
This simple Excel spreadsheet allows the user to convert H2S concentrations between units of percentage (%), parts per million (ppm) and moles per kilomole (mol/kmol).
Energy Development Category Type Calculator for Surface Equipment [XLS]
This simple Excel spreadsheet helps identify which category type should be used when applying for a Facility application based on surface equipment and inlet information.
Process for Pipeline Applications of Fiberspar, Flexpipe, Flexcord or Flexsteel Composite Pipes
Updated April 2016, to reflect CSA Z662-15 and Pipeline Rules AR 91/2005
Schedule 1: Applicant General Information
Schedule 2: Facility Licence Application
Schedule 2.1: Working Interest Participants - Facilities
Schedule 2.2: Gas Plants - Facilities
Schedule 2.3: H 2 S Information - Facilities
Schedule 2.4: Compressors/Pumps - Facilities
Schedule 3: Pipeline Licence Application (updated: February 2011)
Schedule 3.1: Pipeline Segment Identification (updated: February 2011)
Schedule 3.2: Technical/Environmental Information (added: February 2011)
Schedule 4: Well Licence Application
Schedule 4.1: Working Interest Participants - Wells
Schedule 4.2: Multiwell Pad Location
Schedule 4.3: Well H2S Information
EnerFAQs: A series of documents dealing with topics about the energy industry
AER Brochure: Understanding Oil and Gas Development in Alberta
GB 2003-22: Clarification of Energy Application Process: When May an Applicant Request a Hearing with the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board?
Integrated Application Registry (IAR)
Access this system to check the status of applications.
If after careful study, you have a specific question not covered in Directive 056 or available as a Frequently Asked Question, please contact the Infrastructure Authorizations at:Phone: (403) 297-4369