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Directive 009: Casing Cementing Minimum Requirements

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Release Date: August 24, 2022

Effective Date: August 24, 2022
Replaces previous edition issued April 8, 2020
See section 1.3 of the directive for what’s new.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive sets out casing cementing requirements in accordance with sections 6.080 and 6.090 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules and sections 24 and 28 of the Geothermal Resource Development Rules.

This directive outlines

  • the method for determining the required cement tops when cementing casing,
  • cementing requirements for casing, and
  • AER requirements for the use of special cements such as foam and thermal cements.

Figure 1: Guide to Cement Top Requirements for Intermediate and Production Casing [PDF 6510 KB]