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Directive 010: Minimum Casing Design Requirements 

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Release Date: February 23, 2016
Replaces the previous edition released on June 01, 2008.
Released with Bulletin 2009-46.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive sets out the minimum requirements for casing design, developed with input from a technical subcommittee of the Drilling and Completions Committee and the AER’s predecessor (the Energy Resources Conservation Board), which reviewed various technical documents containing information on casing design for sweet, sour, and critical sour wells in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

As industry casing design specifications and standards change, the AER will consider incorporating the new standards in this directive.