AER Initial Outstanding List

AER Initial Outstanding List

Heading into a roller-coaster of a break-up, both Oil and Gas (#LNG) wells, coming on-stream in March, were up 40% over last year. Torxen has lead Oil wells steadily for seven months, while Peyto takes over Gas from 7G for the first time in eight months. Both Oil and Gas activity appear stronger this year, so far, but who knows where the 2020 chaos will end up… Regulations still apply (#AER D40), no matter the price, which also makes optimization, reservoir engineering, and well testing prudent business practices this year. Oil and...

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D40.3: Summary of Basic Minimum Requirements

Regulations pertinent to Alberta well testing are contained in the Oil and Gas Conservation  Regulations. Section 11.102 authorizes #AER Directive 40 (D40) to set well test requirements and standard procedures, as well as compliance and enforcement protocols. Well licensee’s must comply with all minimum requirements defined in D40. Failure to comply will result in enforcement, which escalates in steps up to an ordered shut-in of wells, pools, or units. All tests must also comply with the acceptable survey standards outlined in D40....

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D62: Coalbed Methane Control Well Requirements

Coalbed Methane is a Biogenic #Gas, extremely high C1, plentiful here in Alberta, perfect for heating homes, stores, shops, and sports facilities on our clean natural gas grid. Eventually maybe even #LNG cruise and container ships. Coalbed (#CBM) developments all require at least one #AER Control Well. Control wells may be for Desorption test and/or Pressure and Flow Control testing. Annual pressure and deliverability tests are required. For development in a single coal zone that is WET, both the pressure data and the flow data may be...

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Road Warrior Milestones: Roaming Costs

Working from home is one thing, working from anywhere takes some special gear, know-how, and patience. Don’t open your mobile bill to an April Fool’s Joke: roaming and mobile data costs can be significant working on the road. Not to mention losing reception in-between places, and smart phone battery life… First, make sure you are closing down all your apps, every time, because they use data and power even running in the background. A great way to save money and energy, and remove reliance on four-bar service, is to Navigate...

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D62: Coalbed Methane Control Well Requirements

Coalbed Methane is a Biogenic #Gas, extremely high C1, plentiful here in Alberta, perfect for heating homes, markets, churches, and schools on our clean natural gas grid. Eventually maybe even #LNG ferries and trains. Coalbed (#CBM) developments all require at least one #AER Control Well. Control wells may be for Desorption test and/or Pressure and Flow Control testing. Annual pressure and deliverability tests are required. For development in a single coal zone that is DRY, only pressure testing is required to meet control well requirements;...

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D62: Coalbed Methane Control Well Requirements

Coalbed Methane is a Biogenic #Gas, extremely high C1, plentiful here in Alberta, perfect for heating homes, ranches, greenhouses, and community centres on our clean natural gas grid. Eventually maybe even #LNG buses and trucks. Coalbed developments all require at least one #AER Control Well. Control wells may be for Desorption test and/or Pressure and Flow Control testing. Initial Pressure tests (segregated pressure for each coal zone) must be submitted within four months of Control Well authorizations. Tests conducted up to twelve months...

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