Directive 086: Reservoir Containment Application Requirements for Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Projects in the Shallow Athabasca Oil Sands Area
Release Date: July 07, 2020
Effective Date: July 7, 2020
Replaces the previous edition released on December 16, 2016.
Released with Bulletin 2020-07.
Purpose of this Directive
This directive provides application requirements (in addition to those in Draft Directive 023: Oil Sands Project Applications) for new scheme approvals and amendments to existing scheme approvals for steam-assisted gravity drainage projects within a specific area of shallow bitumen deposits (see figure 1 in this directive).
These additional application requirements relate to assessment of caprock integrity for containment of injected steam and heated reservoir fluids within the target reservoir. This directive does not deal with the wellbore aspects of fluid containment since these are addressed in
- Directive 013: Suspension Requirements for Wells,
- Directive 020: Well Abandonment, and
- Directive 051: Injection and Disposal Wells – Well Classifications, Completions, Logging, and Testing Requirements.