OIl and Gas – Wells
The AER released a new edition of Directive 040: Pressure and Deliverability Testing Oil and Gas Wells. In the new edition:
guidance for minifrac tests, also known as diagnostic fracture injection test, has been updated to align with the current practice;
the exemption eligibility criteria for the initial pressure test requirement for new oil, gas and step-out wells has been expanded;
the requirement to conduct an absolute open flow deliverability test on new gas wells was removed; and
the requirement to conduct annual pressure tests for oil and gas pools under primary production was rescinded.