In Canada, petroleum well testing is mandated and controlled by provincial boards, each with a variety of rules, regulations, and submission requirements:
- Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
- British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission (BC-OGC)
- Saskatchewan Industry and Resources (SIR)
In British Columbia (BC) all test data and applicable pressure transient analyses (#PTA) must be submitted, as per requirements of Section 95 of the Drilling and Production Regulation. Well testing requirements are further detailed in Section 6.7 of the British Columbia Oil and Gas Handbook.
Welltest submissions to the BC-OGC are via electronic copy (PDF). Reports should be prepared by qualified welltest interpretation experts. Wireline data are documented on the Reservoir Pressure Survey Test Report (OGC-061-PST form).
Welltest submissions to the SIR are via electronic PDF. Absolute Open Flow (#AOF) reports for gas wells (#LNG) should be prepared by qualified welltest interpretation experts, with the accompanying ERCB-EG-32 form (predating AER.pas electronic files).