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Indian Oil and Gas Regulations (SOR/2019-196)

Regulations are current to 2020-05-17 and last amended on 2019-08-01. Previous Versions

General Rules (continued)

Marginal note:Well data

 An operator that carries out operations in connection with a well must submit the following documents and information to the Minister and the council within the following time limits:

  • (a) before the day on which the well is spudded,

    • (i) a copy of the provincial licence authorizing the drilling of the well and a copy of the licence application,

    • (ii) the drilling and coring plan proposed for the well,

    • (iii) the geological prognosis,

    • (iv) any proposed horizontal drilling plan, and

    • (v) a copy of the surface lease survey plan;

  • (b) within 30 days after the day on which the well is rig-released,

    • (i) all daily drilling reports for the period beginning on the day on which the rig move begins and ending on the day of rig-release,

    • (ii) a copy of each wireline log prepared,

    • (iii) the results of any drill-stem test conducted,

    • (iv) a copy of the final downhole well drilling survey, if one is required by the provincial authority,

    • (v) any description, test or analysis resulting from an identification of any well sections that were cored, and

    • (vi) a copy of the geological report, if one is required by the provincial authority;

  • (c) within 30 days after the day on which the well is completed,

    • (i) all daily completion reports and the final downhole well schematic,

    • (ii) a copy of each wireline log prepared,

    • (iii) any core and fluid analyses prepared,

    • (iv) any swab reports prepared,

    • (v) the results of any pressure or flow tests conducted, including the results of any surface casing vent flow test,

    • (vi) a hydraulic fracturing fluid component information disclosure report, and

    • (vii) a detailed report of any downhole well intervention or stimulation;

  • (d) within 30 days after the day on which any recompletion or workover of the well is completed,

    • (i) all daily recompletion or workover reports,

    • (ii) a copy of each wireline log prepared,

    • (iii) any core and fluid analyses prepared,

    • (iv) any swab reports prepared,

    • (v) the results of any pressure or flow tests conducted, including the results of any surface casing vent flow test,

    • (vi) a hydraulic fracturing fluid component information disclosure report,

    • (vii) a detailed report of any downhole well intervention or stimulation, and

    • (viii) the final downhole well schematic;

  • (e) within 30 days after the day on which the well is downhole-abandoned, all daily operation reports relating to the downhole abandonment; and

  • (f) within 30 days after the day on which the well is surface-abandoned, all daily operations reports of the cut and cap operation and a copy of the final abandonment report submitted to the provincial authority.

Marginal note:Additional information

 The operator must submit to the Minister and the council any additional technical information about the well that is necessary to determine its productivity.

Marginal note:Confidential information

  •  (1) Any information that is submitted to the Minister or a council under the Act must be kept confidential until the end of the period in which such information must be kept confidential under the laws of the relevant province, unless the person that submitted it consents in writing to its disclosure.

  • Marginal note:Seismic data

    (2) Despite subsection (1), seismic data submitted by an exploration licence holder under paragraph 33(3)(a) may be disclosed by the Minister or the council on the earlier of

    • (a) if the holder also holds a subsurface lease or permit in lands in the licence area, the day on which the lease expires or is continued, the initial term of the permit expires or, in the case of a permit issued under the Indian Oil and Gas Regulations, 1995, the permit is converted to one or more leases, and

    • (b) the fifth anniversary of the day on which the exploration work is completed.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (3) Any interpretation of seismic data, including maps, that is submitted to the Minister or a council under the Act may be disclosed only if the person that submitted it consents in writing to its disclosure.

  • Marginal note:Disclosure to council

    (4) Despite subsections (1) to (3), the Minister may at any time disclose

    • (a) confidential information to a council if required to do so by the Act, any regulations made under the Act or a contract; and

    • (b) the results of an environmental review referred to in subsection 29(3), 57(2) or 75(2) to a council or the public.

Marginal note:Incorrect information

 A person that submits information to the Minister and becomes aware that it is incorrect must submit the correct information to the Minister as soon as the circumstances permit.

Marginal note:Approval of assignment

  •  (1) Any assignment of any of the rights or interests conferred by a contract must be approved by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Meeting

    (2) Before the application for approval is submitted to the Minister, the assignee must meet with the council unless the council waives the meeting. The meeting must be face to face, unless the parties agree to another mode of meeting.

  • Marginal note:Expenses

    (3) Any expense relating to the request for, preparation for or attendance at a meeting must be borne by the party that incurs the expense.

  • Marginal note:Application for approval

    (4) The application for approval must be in the prescribed form and include a statement by the assignee that a meeting with the council took place or that the council waived the meeting. The application must be accompanied by the assignment approval application fee set out in Schedule 1.

  • Marginal note:Copy to council

    (5) The applicant must send the council a copy of the application for approval on or before the day on which the application is submitted to the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Refusal to approve

    (6) The Minister must not approve the assignment if

    • (a) it is conditional;

    • (b) it would result in more than five persons having a right or interest in the contract;

    • (c) it assigns an undivided right or interest in the contract that is less than 1%;

    • (d) it divides the oil and gas rights or interests conferred by the contract;

    • (e) the assignee is not eligible under section 6;

    • (f) the assignment was not signed by the assignor and assignee; or

    • (g) the assignee fails to establish that they have the financial ability to fulfill the assignor’s obligations under the Act with respect to remediation and reclamation.

  • Marginal note:Minister’s decision

    (7) If the Minister approves the assignment and signs it, he or she must send a copy to the assignor and assignee and a notice of the approval to the council.

  • Marginal note:Effective date

    (8) The assignment takes effect on the day on which the Minister approves it unless it provides for a different effective day.

Marginal note:Liability

  •  (1) If the assignment is approved, the assignor and assignee are jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable for any obligation owing and any liability arising under the contract before the day on which the assignment is approved, even if the contract is subsequently assigned.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an assignment that is approved before the coming into force of these Regulations.

 
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