Three separate inquiries in one week makes for an easy blog topic!
So, your Initial Pressure Gas (IP Gas) or Initial Pressure Oil (IP Oil) submissions have been accepted by the ERCB – but the UWI still shows up on the Board’s Initial Outstanding list. What’s wrong? A common problem – especially with deviated and horizontal wells – is the perforation interval in the PAS file (mKB-MD) does not match – exactly – the Gross Completion Interval (GCI) in the Petroleum Registry (mKB-MD). And of course the Board doesn’t make it obvious when they report TVD on the PAS file submission certificate but MD (Log) on the IO List (or zero’s if status is confidential).
So check the GCI – and then compare to the PAS file (here’s an Hz example):
~TEST DATA,TTOPL.M,1581.10,Test/Prod. Interval Top KB (Log)
~TEST DATA,TBASL.M,2321.00,Test/Prod. Interval Base KB (Log)
~TEST DATA,TTOPT.M,1491.94,Test/Prod. Interval Top m KB (TVD)
~TEST DATA,TBAST.M,1493.97,Test/Prod. Interval Base m KB (TVD)
To check the PAS file just right-click and open in either Word Pad or Note Pad (NOT Excel!), then search for TTOPL – it’s not very far down. You can just manually edit the mnemonics there, and save, ready to re-submit. You will have to send a request to the ERCB help desk WellTest-Helpline@ercb.ca to have the PAS file deleted (reference the tracking ID, i.e.: 7321000_100.01-02-030-04W5.0 GRD 2010-11-12.pas), and receive their confirmation, before you can re-submit.
To re-submit you will have to Zip the PAS file, and add the PDF file (assuming you have DDS authorization).
Note that service company personnel cannot check the GCI (we’re not authorized).
Going forward it’s a very good idea, especially with deviated and horizontal wellbores, to confirm the GCI before submission of the PAS file.