Manuals

Manuals are instructive documents primarily designed as references for AER staff or stakeholders. Manuals are not regulatory documents, though inspection manuals may list requirements found in other rules, regulations or directives.

Title Description Release Date
Manual 001: Facility and Well Site Inspections

This is a resource document for AER personnel. Its purpose is to ensure that oil and gas production and processing facilities, injection and disposal facilities, custom treating plants, waste management facilities, and well sites are inspected in a consistent manner throughout Alberta.

September 15, 2010
Manual 002: Drilling Waste Inspections

This is a resource document for AER personnel. Its purpose is to ensure that drilling waste operations are inspected in a consistent manner throughout Alberta.

December 20, 2012
Manual 003: The Hearing Process for the Alberta Energy Regulator

The primary purpose of this manual is to assist members of the public who may be affected by a decision of the AER. This manual is also helpful to other parties, such as regional public groups, new companies, and new industry staff, who are not familiar with all aspects of the regulatory decision-making process.

June 17, 2013
Manual 004: Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and Guidelines for Energy Industry Disputes

This document describes the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program and guidelines, which may be used to assist in the resolution of disputes concerning the Alberta energy industry.

June 17, 2013
Manual 005: Pipeline Inspections

Manual 005: Pipeline Inspections (Manual 005) is a resource document and tool for the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Field Operations Branch (field operations) staff. Manual 005 will replace Directive 066: Requirements and Procedures for Pipelines effective October 6, 2013.

August 18, 2016
Manual 007: Principles for Minimizing Surface Disturbance in Native Prairie and Parkland Areas

Manual 007 supersedes Informational Letter (IL) 2002-01: Principles for Minimizing Surface Disturbance in Native Prairie and Parkland Areas. IL 2002-01 was written by a team of government agencies having jurisdiction over petroleum industry activities and contained 14 principles to help minimize disturbance of native prairie or parkland areas of Alberta.

April 30, 2014
Manual 008: Oil Sands and Coal Exploration Application Guide

Manual 008: Oil Sands and Coal Exploration Application Guide

August 19, 2014
Manual 009: Play-Based Regulation Pilot Application Guide

This application guide sets out the information that must be included in an application submitted under the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) play-based regulation (PBR) pilot and provides guidance on how to prepare the application.

July 15, 2015
Manual 011: How to Submit Volumetric Data to the AER

This manual is a guide for industry on understanding how data are submitted to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) through PETRINEX.

February 25, 2015
Manual 013: Compliance and Enforcement Program Compliance and Enforcement Program February 12, 2016
Manual 014: Liquid Classification and Well Status Fluid Type Determination for Oil and Gas Wells

This manual clarifies the AER’s existing process for classifying liquids and determining well status fluid type. Licensees should consult this manual to ensure they receive the expected liquid classification and well status fluid type.

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April 05, 2016