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Directive 081: Water Disposal Limits and Reporting Requirements for Thermal In Situ Oil Sands Schemes

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Release Date: November 21, 2012
Released with Bulletin 2012-23.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive consolidates various aspects of water management requirements for thermal in situ oil sands operations. It sets water disposal limits and includes detailed requirements for reporting injection facility water streams to Petrinex to ensure that AER facility water balance requirements are met.

In addition to limiting disposal, this directive provides formulas—for water make-up, water productivity ratios, and produced-water recycle—that will be used for monitoring and comparing thermal operations in Alberta.


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