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New Functionality Moving to OneStop, AER Bulletin 2021-25

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Oil and Gas – Submission Format and Requirements

On July 8, 2021, the AER released new functionality to the OneStop platform.

Well Licence Resumptions and Wells System-Generated Cancellations

Well licensees will be able to submit an application to OneStop to resume activity on an existing well. Wells system-generated cancellations for expiries will now be auto-completed in OneStop.

Public Lands

The changes will allow an applicant to link Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (“EPEA”) approvals to Public Lands in-situ applications based on specific disposition types, purposes, and activity codes. OneStop will exclude any identified Master Schedule of Standards and Conditions (“MSSC”) approval clauses from Public Lands approvals that are identified as redundant with existing EPEA approvals. This update to the MSSC will be applied to all Public Lands applications submitted after the update.

Well Logs

Well licensees will be required to submit Log ASCII Standard (“LAS”) and raster well logs through OneStop. Well log summary reports will no longer be required. Directive 080: Well Logging and an associated FAQ document will be updated to reflect these changes to submission requirements and will come into effect on July 8, 2021. These documents will not refer to OneStop directly. Instead, the more generic term “designated information submission system” will be used.

Record of Site Condition

Licensees will be required to submit all records of site conditions (“RoSCs”) and associated professional reports through OneStop unless the submission is required under an EPEA approval for mining operations.

The Bulletin notes that the AER will hold training sessions on RoSC before and after the release and training sessions on well log submissions after the release.

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