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New Edition of Directive 020

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Release Date: April 25, 2022


Today we released a new edition of Directive 020: Well Abandonment. Regulatory requirements unique to this directive have been numbered. The following sections have also been clarified:

  • section 2.2 regarding AER notification
  • sections 5.1.3 and regarding remedial cementing of porous intervals and protected intervals
  • sections 5.3 and 5.4 regarding setting of a permanent bridge plug and permanent packer

Appendices 2 and 3 have been removed. Licensees can see appendices 2 and 3 of Directive 087: Well Integrity Management for suggested procedures for testing gas migration and surface casing vent flow.

The revised edition of Directive 020 is available on our website at > Regulating Development > Rules and Directives > Directives. If you have any questions, contact our Customer Contact Centre by phone at 1-855-297-8311 or by email at @email