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New Well Submissions Forms

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Release Date: Dec 10, 2018

Today we released five forms for variance requests pertaining to wells:

  • Abandonment Request
  • Request to Re-Enter for Abandonment Purposes
  • Request to Vary Requirements Related to Casing Failure
  • Request to Vary Requirements Related to SCVF/GM
  • Variance for Nonthermal Well Abandonment Within Oil Sands Areas

The forms will allow us to be more consistent in determining the level of review for these requests. The forms capture all requests under Directive 020, Directive 079, and Interim Directive 2003-01. No requirements have changed.

The updated forms are available on the AER website, www.aer.ca, under Forms (located at the top right of the home page) > Directive Forms.

These forms are part of the ongoing implementation of the Integrated Decision Approach. For more information on the Integrated Decision Approach, please visit www.aer.ca/regulating-development/project-application/integrated-decision-approach.

For more information on the revised submission forms, contact the AER’s Customer Contact Centre by phone at 403‑297-8311 (1-855-297-8311 toll free) or by email at inquiries@aer.ca.