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Canada Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1517)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17

Injection (continued)

 Before fixing and regulating production under section 48 or authorizing the injection of fluids into a reservoir under section 49, the Minister shall have regard to all the circumstances that appear to be relevant and shall consider the interests of other permittees or lessees in the area.

 The Minister may direct that injection wells may be used by others than the applicant.

Records — Scrubbing Plant, Absorption Plant

  •  (1) Each person who is the owner or who has the control or management of a scrubbing plant or absorption plant in the Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory shall keep, at his office or other place of business, records of

    • (a) all gas received into a scrubbing plant or absorption plant;

    • (b) the name and address of each person from whom the gas was received;

    • (c) the quantity and quality of the gas received from each person;

    • (d) the price payable in respect thereof; and

    • (e) each disposition and price received by him of any product obtained from treating or processing gas.

  • (2) Each person operating a plant for processing gas shall keep a daily record of such gas and file in duplicate with the Chief, not later than the 25th day of each month, a full report, on a form approved by the Chief, of the gas processed during the preceding month.

Records — Oil and Gas Production and Repressuring, Cycling

  •  (1) Where a well is producing or is capable of producing oil and gas, there shall be kept, at the field office or other place of business acceptable to the Oil Conservation Engineer, a daily record, on a form approved by the Chief, of

    • (a) the oil, gas, water and sediment produced from the well;

    • (b) the average separator pressure if a separator is in use; and

    • (c) the full particulars of the disposition of all products of the well.

  • (2) Where fluid is being injected into a well, there shall be kept, at the field office or other place of business acceptable to the Oil Conservation Engineer, a daily record, on a form approved by the Chief, of

    • (a) the gas or liquid injected into the well;

    • (b) the source from which the gas or liquid was obtained; and

    • (c) the particulars of any treatment to which the gas or liquid has been subjected.

  • (3) Each permittee or lessee of a well that, during the preceding month, produced or was capable of producing oil or gas, or into which fluid was injected during the preceding month, shall file a statement in duplicate with the Chief, on forms approved by him, not later than the 25th day of the month, showing

    • (a) the oil, gas, water and sediment produced from the well during the preceding month and the disposition thereof;

    • (b) the liquid and gas injected into the well during the preceding month; and

    • (c) the average separator pressure during the preceding month if a separator is in use.

  • (4) If a well is shut in, a record so stating shall be filed in duplicate with the Chief each month until production is resumed or the well is abandoned.

  • (5) The Oil Conservation Engineer, upon application, may permit the keeping of records or the filing of reports in accordance with this section for a battery or group of wells, but in such cases

    • (a) the figures shall be apportioned in a manner satisfactory to the Oil Conservation Engineer to indicate as nearly as possible the actual production of the individual wells; and

    • (b) the apportioned figures shall represent the production of each well for all purposes.

  • (6) The permittee or lessee shall keep such other records and furnish such other reports as the Minister may require.

Accident Reports

  •  (1) A licensee, permittee, lessee or his agent shall report to the Oil Conservation Engineer immediately by telegraph, telephone or radio and confirm by letter

    • (a) any well flowing out of control;

    • (b) all fires that occur at oil or gas wells or storage tanks owned, operated or controlled by him or on his property;

    • (c) all tanks struck by lightning;

    • (d) any other fires that destroy oil or gas; and

    • (e) any breaks or leaks in tanks or pipelines from which any serious loss of oil or gas has occurred.

  • (2) In all reports of fires, breaks or leaks in pipes, or other accidents of this nature, the location and name of the well, tank or line break shall be given.

Reservoir Surveys

  •  (1) The Oil Conservation Engineer may direct permittees and lessees at such time and in such manner as he may deem advisable to conduct all reasonable tests and furnish information in respect of oil or gas reservoirs.

  • (2) Notwithstanding the generality of subsection (1), the tests and information to enable the taking of reservoir surveys may relate to

    • (a) the practices and methods employed in operating a well;

    • (b) the volume and source of oil and gas;

    • (c) the pressure of the reservoir as an average;

    • (d) the areas of the regional or differential pressure;

    • (e) gas-oil ratios;

    • (f) the producing characteristics of individual wells in any field; and

    • (g) the producing characteristics of any field.

Safety Regulations

  •  (1) A person who operates a drilling rig shall take all necessary and reasonable measures to enforce these Regulations and to ensure that they are observed by each and every employee; and a toolpusher and a driller shall take all reasonable measures to enforce the requirements of all such regulations as are applicable to the work over which he has supervision and to ensure that the same are observed by workmen under his charge and direction.

  • (2) An owner or any employee shall take all reasonable measures to carry out his duties in accordance with such rules as are applicable to the work in which he is engaged.

General Requirements

  •  (1) No derrick, buildings, draw works, links, elevator, tongs, machinery, tools or other equipment shall be used that are unsafe, unsuitable or not so constructed, protected, placed and operated as to afford reasonable safety from accidents to persons employed in or around wells.

  • (2) The spudding in or drilling operations at any oil or gas well shall not be performed until all moving parts of machinery are securely guarded and until all stairways, handrails and escape lines with escape buggy installed at the derrick platforms are properly installed and fastened in position.

Blowout Prevention

  •  (1) Where a licensee, permittee or lessee or his agent is drilling a well, he shall install, maintain and use at all times necessary control equipment as required by section 7.

  • (2) Except in instances in which loss of circulation occurs through unforeseeable circumstances, sufficient drilling fluid of proper density shall be kept in the well at all times to minimize the possibility of the well blowing out of control.

Derricks

  •  (1) Every derrick and derrick floor, walk, ladder and platform shall be substantially constructed of structurally sound material to conform with standard practice and shall be kept in good repair.

  • (2) Subject to section 60, the engineroom, pumphouse, derrick floor and fourble board shall be properly enclosed to a sufficient height to provide protection against the weather for employees.

Derrick-room Exits

  •  (1) Where practicable, an exit shall be provided on each of at least three sides of the derrick-room in addition to one from the doghouse direct to the outside.

  • (2) The pumphouse shall have two doors leading to two different directions to the outside, placed as far apart as practicable.

  • (3) All exit doors of a derrick, including all doors of the doghouse, shall open outwards from the derrick-room and shall not be held closed with a lock or an outside latch when workmen are employed in the main derrick-room.

Derrick Crown Platform and Railings

  •  (1) On every jacknife derrick constructed for drilling or equipped for redrilling, a platform at least two feet wide shall be provided on at least one side of the crown block, and shall be equipped on its outer edges with a standard two-rail railing 3 1/2 feet high and a toe-board six inches high.

  • (2) On every other derrick constructed for drilling or equipped for redrilling, a platform at least two feet wide shall be equipped on its outer edges with a standard two-rail railing 3 1/2 feet high and a toe-board six inches high.

 
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