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New Edition of Manual 001: Facility and Well Site Inspections

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Release Date: August 16, 2022


Today we released a new edition of Manual 001: Facility and Well Site Inspections, which replaces the 2010 edition.

Manual 001 is a reference document for AER staff when conducting facility and well site compliance activities. Industry may also use it as a reference for facility and well site inspections and as a guide to inform their compliance management systems.

The manual is divided into four sections: Gas Facility, Oil Facility, Waste Facility, and Well Site. Within each section, noncompliance statements are provided, along with the relevant regulatory references.

Manual 001 has been updated as follows:

  • Added noncompliance statements for the specified enactments (e.g., Public Lands Act, Water Act).
  • Added or removed noncompliance statements to reflect current AER requirements and energy resource enactments (e.g., Directive 058: Oilfield Waste Management Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry, Oil and Gas Conservation Act).
  • Removed the low- and high-risk ratings to align with our Integrated Compliance Assurance Framework and Manual 013: Compliance and Enforcement Program.
  • Formatted the manual to meet our current publication standards.

Manual 001 is not an exhaustive inventory of all facility and well site requirements. Industry is responsible for understanding and complying with all relevant requirements.

If you have any questions about the revised manual, please contact our Customer Contact Centre by phone at 403-297-8311 (1-855-297-8311 toll free) or by email at @email.

Manual 001 is available on the AER website,, under Rules and Directives > Manuals.