Directive 007: Volumetric and Infrastructure Requirements
Release Date: April 08, 2021
Effective Date: April 8, 2021
Replaces the previous edition released on February 17, 2016.
Released with Bulletin 2021-12.
Purpose of this Directive
This directive sets out requirements for reporting volumetric data for wells, pipelines, and facilities and well status changes using Petrinex. Under Part 12 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules, each oil and gas licensee or operator in Alberta must file a record of the monthly activities at a well, facility, or pipeline with the AER. Part 12 specifies that the records must be kept and filed in accordance with Directive 007.
Gathering this data allows the AER to track production from wellhead to market so that we can maintain an accurate historical record of each well's hydrocarbon and by-product production. The data collected are used in various ways, such as for calculating and verifying royalties, assessing production operations, and preparing statistical reports on supply and market demand for the production of oil, gas, and other energy products.
Note: Well status (set through Petrinex) and licence status (set through the Digital Data Submission system) should align. For a list of valid combinations, refer to the well/licence status matrix linked below.
Water Source Code Table (February 2015)
Manual 011: How to Submit Volumetric Data to the AER (April 2021)
Well / Licence Status Matrix (updated April 2012)
Production Accounting (S-Forms) Volumetric Reporting (S-Forms) is now submitted through the Petrinex (formerly the Petroleum Registry of Alberta)