Canada Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Regulations (SOR/2009-315)

Regulations are current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2009-12-31. Previous Versions

Transfer Meters

 The operator shall ensure that

  • (a) a conservation officer is notified at least 14 days before the day on which any transfer meter prover or master meter used in conjunction with a transfer meter is calibrated; and

  • (b) a copy of the calibration certificate is submitted to the Chief Conservation Officer as soon as the circumstances permit, following completion of the calibration.

Proration Testing Frequency

 The operator of a development well that is producing oil or gas shall ensure that sufficient proration tests are performed to permit reasonably accurate determination of the allocation of oil, gas and water production on a pool and zone basis.

PART 8PRODUCTION CONSERVATION

Resource Management

 The operator shall ensure that

  • (a) maximum recovery from a pool or zone is achieved in accordance with good oilfield practices;

  • (b) wells are located and operated to provide for maximum recovery from a pool; and

  • (c) if there is reason to believe that infill drilling or implementation of an enhanced recovery scheme might result in increased recovery from a pool or field, studies on these methods are carried out and submitted to the Board.

Commingled Production

  •  (1) No operator shall engage in commingled production except in accordance with the approval granted under subsection (2).

  • (2) The Board shall approve the commingled production if the operator demonstrates that it would not reduce the recovery from the pools or zones.

  • (3) The operator engaging in commingled production shall ensure that the total volume and the rate of production of each fluid produced is measured and the volume from each pool or zone is allocated in accordance with the requirements of Part 7.

Gas Flaring and Venting

 No operator shall flare or vent gas unless

  • (a) it is otherwise permitted in the approval issued under subsection 52(4) or in the authorization; or

  • (b) it is necessary to do so because of an emergency situation and the Board is notified in the daily drilling report, daily production report or in any other written or electronic form, as soon as the circumstances permit, of the flaring or venting and of the amount flared or vented.

Oil Burning

 No operator shall burn oil unless

  • (a) it is otherwise permitted in the approval issued under subsection 52(4) or in the authorization; or

  • (b) it is necessary to do so because of an emergency situation and the Board is notified in the daily drilling report, daily production report or in any other written or electronic form, as soon as the circumstances permit, of the burning and the amount burned.

PART 9SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Support Craft

 The operator shall ensure that all support craft are designed, constructed and maintained to supply the necessary support functions and operate safely in the foreseeable physical environmental conditions prevailing in the area in which they operate.

  •  (1) The operator of a manned installation shall ensure that at least one support craft is

    • (a) available at a distance that is not greater than that required for a return time of twenty minutes; and

    • (b) suitably equipped to supply the necessary emergency services including rescue and first aid treatment for all personnel on the installation in the event of an emergency.

  • (2) If the support craft exceeds the distance referred to in paragraph (1)(a), both the installation manager and the person in charge of the support craft shall log this fact and the reason why the distance or time was exceeded.

  • (3) Under the direction of the installation manager, the support craft crew shall keep the craft in close proximity to the installation, maintain open communication channels with the installation and be prepared to conduct rescue operations during any activity or condition that presents an increased level of risk to the safety of personnel or the installation.