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Directive 044: Requirements for Surveillance of Water Production in Hydrocarbon Wells Completed Above the Base of Groundwater Protection

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Release Date: July 14, 2020

Effective date: July 14, 2020
Replaces previous edition issued March 15, 2016.
Released with Bulletin 2020-07.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive details surveillance, sampling, and analysis of water production requirements and processes related to all hydrocarbon wells with completions above the base of groundwater protection.

In this directive, hydrocarbon wells refer to conventional and unconventional wells (including oil sands wells) that are not part of water recycle program.