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Directive 056 and Manual 012 Updated to Align with OneStop Well Licence Application Functionality

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Release Date: March 25, 2021


Today we released new editions of Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules and Manual 012: Energy Development Applications Procedures and Schedules. Changes have been made to align with well licensing procedures that have been incorporated into the OneStop platform, as announced in Bulletin 2019-22 and Bulletin 2020‑22. Enhancements to well licensing that are scheduled to come into effect with the next OneStop wells release have also been included in the changes. The modifications include the following key areas: 

  • new well licences
  • amendments to well licences
  • information update submissions on select well licence data to increase integrity
  • re-entry, resumptions, and deepenings
  • cancellation of approvals

Applications of a licensee to resume activities in its abandoned well or to conduct additional drilling to a new formation after the initial rig release must still be submitted through the Digital Data Submission system. These applications will be included in OneStop in the near future.

Additional amendments to Directive 056 and Manual 012 have also been made as part of our contributions towards the Government of Alberta's Red Tape Reduction Act. Please refer to Bulletin 2020-07 and the directive's "What's New in This Edition" section for further information.

The revised editions of Directive 056 and Manual 012 are available on the AER website,  If you have questions about updates, please contact the AER's Customer Contact Centre by phone at 403-297-8311 (1-855-297-8311 toll free) or by email at @email.