PART 11Submissions, Notifications, Records and Reports (continued)
79 The operator of an installation shall ensure
(a) that the installation is equipped with facilities and equipment for observing, measuring and recording physical environmental conditions and that a comprehensive record of observations of physical environmental conditions is maintained onboard the installation; and
(b) that forecasts of meteorological conditions, sea states and ice movements are obtained and recorded each day and each time during the day that they change substantially from those forecasted.
Daily Production Record
80 The operator shall ensure that a daily production record, which includes the metering records and other information relating to the production of petroleum and other fluids in respect of a pool or well, is retained and readily accessible to the Board until the field or well in which the pool is located is abandoned and at that time shall offer the record to the Board before destroying it.
Management of Records
81 The operator shall ensure that
(a) all processes are in place and implemented to identify, generate, control and retain records necessary to support operational and regulatory requirements; and
(b) the records are readily accessible for inspection by the Board.
Formation Flow Test Reports
82 The operator shall ensure that
(a) in respect of exploration and delineation wells, a daily record of formation flow test results is submitted to the Board; and
(b) in respect of all wells, a formation flow test report is submitted to the Board as soon as the circumstances permit, following completion of the test.
83 (1) For the purposes of this section, pilot scheme means a scheme that applies existing or experimental technology over a limited portion of a pool to obtain information on reservoir or production performance for the purpose of optimizing field development or improving reservoir or production performance.
(2) The operator shall ensure that interim evaluations of any pilot scheme respecting a pool, field or zone are submitted to the Board.
(3) When the operator completes a pilot scheme, the operator shall ensure that a report is submitted to the Board that sets out
84 The operator shall ensure that a copy of the following is submitted to the Board daily:
(a) the daily drilling report;
(b) the daily geological report, including any formation evaluation logs and data; and
(c) in the case of a production installation, a summary, in the form of a daily production report, of the records referred to in paragraph 78(d) and the daily production record.
Monthly Production Report
(2) The report shall use established production accounting procedures.
Annual Production Report
86 The operator shall ensure that, not later than March 31 of each year, an annual production report for a pool, field or zone is submitted to the Board providing information that demonstrates how the operator manages and intends to manage the resource without causing waste, including:
(a) for the preceding year, details on the performance, production forecast, reserve revision, reasons for significant deviations in well performance from predictions in previous annual production reports, gas conservation resources, efforts to maximize recovery and reduce costs and the operating and capital expenditures, including the cost of each well operation; and
(b) for the current year and the next two years, estimates of the operating and capital expenditures, including the cost of each well operation.
87 (1) For each production project, the operator shall ensure that, not later than March 31 of each year, an annual environmental report relating to the preceding year is submitted to the Board and includes
(a) for each installation, a summary of the general environmental conditions during the year and a description of ice management activities; and
(b) a summary of environmental protection matters during the year, including a summary of any incidents that may have an environmental impact, discharges that occurred and waste material that was produced, a discussion of efforts undertaken to reduce pollution and waste material and a description of environmental contingency plan exercises.
(2) For each drilling installation for an exploration or delineation well, the operator shall ensure that an environmental report relating to each well is submitted to the Board within 90 days after the rig release date and includes
(a) a description of the general environmental conditions during the drilling program and a description of ice management activities and downtime caused by weather or ice; and
(b) a summary of environmental protection matters during the drilling program, including a summary of spills, discharges occurred and waste material produced, a discussion of efforts undertaken to reduce them, and a description of environmental contingency plan exercises.
Annual Safety Report
88 The operator shall ensure that, not later than March 31 of each year, an annual safety report relating to the preceding year is submitted to the Board and includes
(a) a summary of lost or restricted workday injuries, minor injuries and safety-related incidents and near-misses that have occurred during the preceding year; and
(b) a discussion of efforts undertaken to improve safety.
Well History Report
(2) The well history report shall contain a record of all operational, engineering, petrophysical and geological information that is relevant to the drilling and evaluation of the well.
Well Operations Report
(a) a summary of the well operation, including any problems encountered during the well operation;
(b) a description of the completion fluid properties;
(c) a schematic of, and relevant engineering data on, the down-hole equipment, tubulars, Christmas tree and production control system;
(d) details of any impact of the well operation on the performance of the well, including any effect on recovery; and
(e) for any well completion, suspension or abandonment, the rig release date.
(2) The report shall be signed and dated by the operator or the operator’s representative.
91 The operator shall ensure that the Board is made aware, at least once a year, of any report containing relevant information regarding applied research work or studies obtained or compiled by the operator relating to the operator’s work or activities and that a copy of it is submitted to the Board on request.
PART 12Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provision, Repeals and Coming into Force
Newfoundland Offshore Certificate of Fitness Regulations
Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Installations Regulations
103 An operator at the time of the coming into force of these Regulations shall comply with the requirements of section 5.
Coming Into Force
106 These Regulations come into force on December 31, 2009.
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