Directives

Directives

Directives are documents that set out new or amended AER requirements or processes for implementation. Licensees, permittees, and other approval holders under the jurisdiction of the AER are required to obey all directives.


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Name Description Date
Directive 001 Requirements for Site-Specific Liability Assessments in Support of the ERCB's Liability Management Programs June 06, 2012
Directive 004 Determination of Water Production at Gas Wells [Rescinded by Directive 017] April 18, 2011
Directive 005 Calculating Subsurface Pressure via Fluid-Level Recorders January 01, 1978
Directive 006 Licensee Liability Rating (LLR) Program and Licence Transfer Process March 12, 2013
Directive 007 Volumetric and Infrastructure Requirements February 25, 2015
Directive 007-1 Allowables Handbook. Guidelines for the calculation of monthly production allowables in Alberta. February 17, 2016
Directive 008 Surface Casing Depth Requirements December 09, 2013
Directive 009 Casing Cementing Minimum Requirements July 01, 1990
Directive 010 Minimum Casing Design Requirements December 22, 2009
Directive 011 Licensee Liability Rating (LLR) Program - Updated Industry Parameters and Liability Costs March 31, 2015
Directive 013 Suspension Requirements for Wells July 24, 2007
Directive 013 (Draft) Suspension Requirements for Wells ,
Directive 017 Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations March 31, 2016
Directive 019 Compliance Assurance [Rescinded by Manual 013] September 01, 2010
Directive 020 Well Abandonment June 09, 2010
Directive 021 Standards for the Submission of Digital Log Data to the EUB [Rescinded by Directive 080] November 01, 1992
Directive 022 Use of Bimodal High-Density Polyethylene Pipe in Oil and Gas Service [Rescinded by Directive 077] June 15, 2010
Directive 023 Guidelines Respecting an Application for a Commercial Crude Bitumen Recovery and Upgrading Project September 01, 1991
Directive 023 (Draft) Oil Sands Project Applications May 28, 2013
Directive 024 Large Facility Liability Management Program September 15, 2009
Directive 025 Industrial Development Permit Applications to the ERCB - A Guide to Content [On May 13, 2011, the Energy Statutes Amendment Act, 2011 came into force. It repealed Sections 28 to 31 of the Coal Conservation Act, Section 43 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, and Section 12 of the Oil Sands Conservation Act. These sections deal with industrial development permits. As a result of these amendments, the ERCB will no longer issue industrial development permits. All existing industrial development permits and all applications for industrial development permits are cancelled, and Directive 025 is no longer in effect.] May 13, 2011
Directive 026 Setback Requirements for Oil Effluent Pipelines September 22, 2005
Directive 027 Shallow Fracturing Operations-Restricted Operations [Rescinded & superseded by Directive 083] August 14, 2009
Directive 029 Energy and Utility Development Applications and the Hearing Process January 01, 2003
Directive 030 Digital Data Submission of the Annual Oilfield Waste Disposition Report February 01, 2006
Directive 031 REDA Energy Cost Claims November 30, 2013
Directive 032 Common Gas Purchaser and Related Matters, Board Policy and Views November 01, 1983
Directive 033 Well Servicing and Completions Operations - Interim Requirement Regarding the Potential for Explosive Mixtures and Ignition in Wells July 24, 2007
Directive 034 Gas Well Testing, Theory and Practice September 01, 1979
Directive 035 Baseline Water Well Testing Requirement for Coalbed Methane Wells Completed Above the Base of Groundwater Protection May 08, 2006
Directive 036 Drilling Blowout Prevention Requirements and Procedures February 16, 2006
Directive 036 (Addendum) Drilling Blowout Prevention Requirements and Procedures May 19, 2015
Directive 037 Service Rig Inspection Manual February 16, 2006
Directive 038 Noise Control February 16, 2007
Directive 039 Revised Program to Reduce Benzene Emissions from Glycol Dehydrators January 22, 2013
Directive 040 Pressure and Deliverability Testing Oil and Gas Wells February 08, 2013
Directive 041 Adoption of CSA Z662-03, Annex N, as Mandatory [Rescinded by Directive 077] March 21, 2011
Directive 042 Measurement, Accounting, and Reporting Plan (MARP) Requirements for Thermal Bitumen Schemes September 06, 2006
Directive 043 Well Logging Requirements-Surface Casing Interval [Rescinded by Directive 080] November 01, 2006
Directive 044 Requirements for Surveillance, Sampling, and Analysis of Water Production in Hydrocarbon Wells Completed Above the Base of Groundwater Protection July 14, 2011
Directive 045 Digital Data Submission of Drilling Waste Disposal Notification [Rescinded by Directive 050] May 01, 2012
Directive 046 Production Audit Handbook January 01, 2003
Directive 047 Waste Reporting Requirements for Oilfield Waste Management Facilities April 04, 2013
Directive 048 Monthly Custom Treating Plant Statement [Rescinded by Manual 011] May 26, 2015
Directive 049 Gas Density Measurement Frequency (Orifice Meters) [Rescinded by Directive 017] October 22, 2009
Directive 050 Drilling Waste Management May 21, 2015
Directive 051 Injection and Disposal Wells – Well Classifications, Completions, Logging, and Testing Requirements March 01, 1994
Directive 054 Performance Presentations, Auditing, and Surveillance of In Situ Oil Sands Schemes October 15, 2007
Directive 055 Storage Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry December 01, 2001
Directive 055 (Addendum) Addendum: Interim Requirements for Aboveground Synthetically- Lined Wall Storage Systems, Updates to Liner Requirements, and Optional Diking Requirements for Single-Walled aboveground Storage Tanks October 10, 2011
Directive 056 Energy Development Applications and Schedules May 01, 2014
Directive 057 Fencing and Site Access Requirements for Oil and Gas [Rescinded by Bulletin 2011-04] February 23, 2011
Directive 058 Oilfield Waste Management Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry February 01, 2006
Directive 058 (Addendum) Oilfield Waste Management Facility Approvals—Notification and Amendment Procedures January 14, 2015
Directive 059 Well Drilling and Completion Data Filing Requirements December 19, 2012
Directive 060 Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting October 05, 2015
Directive 061 How to Apply for Government Approval of Coal Projects in Alberta August 01, 1983
Directive 062 Coalbed Methane Control Well Requirements and Related Matters April 01, 2010
Directive 063 Requirements and Procedures for Oilfield Waste Management Facilities [Rescinded by Manual 001] January 01, 2011
Directive 064 Requirements and Procedures for Facilities [Rescinded by Manual 001] January 01, 2011
Directive 065 Resources Applications for Oil and Gas Reservoirs April 09, 2014
Directive 066 Requirements and Procedures for Pipelines [Rescinded by Manual 005: Pipeline Inspections] March 09, 2011
Directive 067 Applying for Approval to Hold EUB Licences July 11, 2005
Directive 068 ERCB Security Deposits September 17, 2010
Directive 070 Drilling Waste Disposal Inspection Manual [Rescinded by Manual 002] January 01, 2013
Directive 071 Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Petroleum Industry November 24, 2009
Directive 072 Well Abandonment Notification Requirements [Rescinded by Directive 020] December 16, 2008
Directive 073 Requirements for Inspection and Compliance of Oil Sands Mining and Processing Plant Operations in the Oil Sands Mining Area December 17, 2008
Directive 074 SUSPENDED - Tailings Performance Criteria and Requirements for Oil Sands Mining Schemes March 13, 2015
Directive 075 Oilfield Waste Liability (OWL) Program September 15, 2009
Directive 076 Operator Declaration Regarding Measurement and Reporting Requirements August 28, 2012
Directive 077 Pipelines – Requirements and Reference Tools December 22, 2011
Directive 078 Regulatory Application Process for Modifications to Commercial In Situ Oil Sands Projects December 03, 2010
Directive 079 Surface Development in Proximity to Abandoned Wells November 28, 2014
Directive 080 Well Logging April 17, 2014
Directive 081 Water Disposal Limits and Reporting Requirements for Thermal In Situ Oil Sands Schemes November 21, 2012
Directive 082 Operating Criteria: Resource Recovery Requirements for Oil Sands Mine and Processing Plant Operations February 13, 2013
Directive 083 Hydraulic Fracturing – Subsurface Integrity May 21, 2013
Draft Directive Reservoir Containment Requirements for Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Projects in the Shallow Thermal Area of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area October 13, 2015
Draft Directive Requirements for Hydrocarbon Emission Controls and Gas Conservation in the Peace River Area October 08, 2015
Draft Directive Fluid Tailings Management for Oil Sands Mining Projects September 17, 2015
Name Description Date
Directive 001 Requirements for Site-Specific Liability Assessments in Support of the ERCB's Liability Management Programs June 06, 2012
Directive 005 Calculating Subsurface Pressure via Fluid-Level Recorders January 01, 1978
Directive 006 Licensee Liability Rating (LLR) Program and Licence Transfer Process March 12, 2013
Directive 007 Volumetric and Infrastructure Requirements February 25, 2015
Directive 007-1 Allowables Handbook. Guidelines for the calculation of monthly production allowables in Alberta. February 17, 2016
Directive 008 Surface Casing Depth Requirements December 09, 2013
Directive 009 Casing Cementing Minimum Requirements July 01, 1990
Directive 010 Minimum Casing Design Requirements December 22, 2009
Directive 011 Licensee Liability Rating (LLR) Program - Updated Industry Parameters and Liability Costs March 31, 2015
Directive 013 Suspension Requirements for Wells July 24, 2007
Directive 017 Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations March 31, 2016
Directive 020 Well Abandonment June 09, 2010
Directive 023 Guidelines Respecting an Application for a Commercial Crude Bitumen Recovery and Upgrading Project September 01, 1991
Directive 024 Large Facility Liability Management Program September 15, 2009
Directive 026 Setback Requirements for Oil Effluent Pipelines September 22, 2005
Directive 030 Digital Data Submission of the Annual Oilfield Waste Disposition Report February 01, 2006
Directive 031 REDA Energy Cost Claims November 30, 2013
Directive 032 Common Gas Purchaser and Related Matters, Board Policy and Views November 01, 1983
Directive 033 Well Servicing and Completions Operations - Interim Requirement Regarding the Potential for Explosive Mixtures and Ignition in Wells July 24, 2007
Directive 034 Gas Well Testing, Theory and Practice September 01, 1979
Directive 035 Baseline Water Well Testing Requirement for Coalbed Methane Wells Completed Above the Base of Groundwater Protection May 08, 2006
Directive 036 Drilling Blowout Prevention Requirements and Procedures February 16, 2006
Directive 036 (Addendum) Drilling Blowout Prevention Requirements and Procedures May 19, 2015
Directive 037 Service Rig Inspection Manual February 16, 2006
Directive 038 Noise Control February 16, 2007
Directive 039 Revised Program to Reduce Benzene Emissions from Glycol Dehydrators January 22, 2013
Directive 040 Pressure and Deliverability Testing Oil and Gas Wells February 08, 2013
Directive 042 Measurement, Accounting, and Reporting Plan (MARP) Requirements for Thermal Bitumen Schemes September 06, 2006
Directive 044 Requirements for Surveillance, Sampling, and Analysis of Water Production in Hydrocarbon Wells Completed Above the Base of Groundwater Protection July 14, 2011
Directive 046 Production Audit Handbook January 01, 2003
Directive 047 Waste Reporting Requirements for Oilfield Waste Management Facilities April 04, 2013
Directive 050 Drilling Waste Management May 21, 2015
Directive 051 Injection and Disposal Wells – Well Classifications, Completions, Logging, and Testing Requirements March 01, 1994
Directive 054 Performance Presentations, Auditing, and Surveillance of In Situ Oil Sands Schemes October 15, 2007
Directive 055 Storage Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry December 01, 2001
Directive 055 (Addendum) Addendum: Interim Requirements for Aboveground Synthetically- Lined Wall Storage Systems, Updates to Liner Requirements, and Optional Diking Requirements for Single-Walled aboveground Storage Tanks October 10, 2011
Directive 056 Energy Development Applications and Schedules May 01, 2014
Directive 058 Oilfield Waste Management Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry February 01, 2006
Directive 058 (Addendum) Oilfield Waste Management Facility Approvals—Notification and Amendment Procedures January 14, 2015
Directive 059 Well Drilling and Completion Data Filing Requirements December 19, 2012
Directive 060 Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting October 05, 2015
Directive 061 How to Apply for Government Approval of Coal Projects in Alberta August 01, 1983
Directive 062 Coalbed Methane Control Well Requirements and Related Matters April 01, 2010
Directive 065 Resources Applications for Oil and Gas Reservoirs April 09, 2014
Directive 067 Applying for Approval to Hold EUB Licences July 11, 2005
Directive 068 ERCB Security Deposits September 17, 2010
Directive 071 Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Petroleum Industry November 24, 2009
Directive 073 Requirements for Inspection and Compliance of Oil Sands Mining and Processing Plant Operations in the Oil Sands Mining Area December 17, 2008
Directive 074 SUSPENDED - Tailings Performance Criteria and Requirements for Oil Sands Mining Schemes March 13, 2015
Directive 075 Oilfield Waste Liability (OWL) Program September 15, 2009
Directive 076 Operator Declaration Regarding Measurement and Reporting Requirements August 28, 2012
Directive 077 Pipelines – Requirements and Reference Tools December 22, 2011
Directive 078 Regulatory Application Process for Modifications to Commercial In Situ Oil Sands Projects December 03, 2010
Directive 079 Surface Development in Proximity to Abandoned Wells November 28, 2014
Directive 080 Well Logging April 17, 2014
Directive 081 Water Disposal Limits and Reporting Requirements for Thermal In Situ Oil Sands Schemes November 21, 2012
Directive 082 Operating Criteria: Resource Recovery Requirements for Oil Sands Mine and Processing Plant Operations February 13, 2013
Directive 083 Hydraulic Fracturing – Subsurface Integrity May 21, 2013
Name Description Date
Directive 013 (Draft) Suspension Requirements for Wells ,
Directive 023 (Draft) Oil Sands Project Applications May 28, 2013
Draft Directive Fluid Tailings Management for Oil Sands Mining Projects September 17, 2015
Draft Directive Reservoir Containment Requirements for Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Projects in the Shallow Thermal Area of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area October 13, 2015
Draft Directive Requirements for Hydrocarbon Emission Controls and Gas Conservation in the Peace River Area October 08, 2015
Name Description Date
Directive 004 Determination of Water Production at Gas Wells [Rescinded by Directive 017] April 18, 2011
Directive 019 Compliance Assurance [Rescinded by Manual 013] September 01, 2010
Directive 021 Standards for the Submission of Digital Log Data to the EUB [Rescinded by Directive 080] November 01, 1992
Directive 022 Use of Bimodal High-Density Polyethylene Pipe in Oil and Gas Service [Rescinded by Directive 077] June 15, 2010
Directive 025 Industrial Development Permit Applications to the ERCB - A Guide to Content [On May 13, 2011, the Energy Statutes Amendment Act, 2011 came into force. It repealed Sections 28 to 31 of the Coal Conservation Act, Section 43 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, and Section 12 of the Oil Sands Conservation Act. These sections deal with industrial development permits. As a result of these amendments, the ERCB will no longer issue industrial development permits. All existing industrial development permits and all applications for industrial development permits are cancelled, and Directive 025 is no longer in effect.] May 13, 2011
Directive 027 Shallow Fracturing Operations-Restricted Operations [Rescinded & superseded by Directive 083] August 14, 2009
Directive 029 Energy and Utility Development Applications and the Hearing Process January 01, 2003
Directive 041 Adoption of CSA Z662-03, Annex N, as Mandatory [Rescinded by Directive 077] March 21, 2011
Directive 043 Well Logging Requirements-Surface Casing Interval [Rescinded by Directive 080] November 01, 2006
Directive 045 Digital Data Submission of Drilling Waste Disposal Notification [Rescinded by Directive 050] May 01, 2012
Directive 048 Monthly Custom Treating Plant Statement [Rescinded by Manual 011] May 26, 2015
Directive 049 Gas Density Measurement Frequency (Orifice Meters) [Rescinded by Directive 017] October 22, 2009
Directive 057 Fencing and Site Access Requirements for Oil and Gas [Rescinded by Bulletin 2011-04] February 23, 2011
Directive 063 Requirements and Procedures for Oilfield Waste Management Facilities [Rescinded by Manual 001] January 01, 2011
Directive 064 Requirements and Procedures for Facilities [Rescinded by Manual 001] January 01, 2011
Directive 066 Requirements and Procedures for Pipelines [Rescinded by Manual 005: Pipeline Inspections] March 09, 2011
Directive 070 Drilling Waste Disposal Inspection Manual [Rescinded by Manual 002] January 01, 2013
Directive 072 Well Abandonment Notification Requirements [Rescinded by Directive 020] December 16, 2008
Number Name Status Date
ID 2003-01 1) Isolation Packer Testing, Reporting, and Repair Requirements; 2) Surface Casing Venting Flow/Gas Migration Testing, Reporting, and Repair Requirements; 3) Casing Failure Reporting and Repair Requirements

In Effect

January 30, 2003
ID 2001-03 Sulphur Recovery Guidelines for the Province of Alberta

In Effect

August 29, 2001
ID 2000-04 An Update to the Requirements for the Appropriate Management of Oilfield Wastes

In Effect

June 19, 2000
ID 2000-03 Harmonization of Waste Management and Memorandum of Understanding Between the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board and Alberta Environment

In Effect

May 31, 2000
ID 99-04 Deposition of Oilfield Waste into Landfills

In Effect

April 22, 1999
ID 99-01 Gas/Bitumen Production in Oil Sands Areas – Application, Notification and Drilling Requirements [includes all 4 amendments]

In Effect - Maps released with this version have been superseded by ID 99-01 Third Amendment dated November 28, 2000

July 22, 2003
ID 96-03 Oilfield Waste Management Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry

In Effect

November 22, 1996
ID 96-01 Hay-Zama Lake Complex - Special Requirements

In Effect

January 16, 1996
ID 94-05 Consolidation of Regulations for Off-Target Penalty Determination

In Effect

August 08, 1994
ID 94-02 Revisions to Oil & Gas Well Spacing Administration

In Effect

March 08, 1994
ID 91-03 Heavy Oil/Oil Sands Operations

In Effect. Sections have been revised or rescinded by Directive 017, February 2005 edition, and Directive 060, April 2014 edition (see Bulletin 2014-013), and amended by Directive 036, June 2004 edition

March 28, 1991
ID 90-01 Completion and Servicing of Sour Wells

In Effect [Section 3 has been RESCINDED by Guide 71, June 2003 - now Directive 071]

June 01, 1990
ID 81-03 Minimum Distance Requirements Separation New Sour Gas Facilities from Residential and Other Developments

AMENDED BY ID 96-02. Appendix 3 was replaced by the requirements identified in Guide 56which was rescinded by Guide 56 in 2003 and ID 97-06]

December 16, 1981