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New Functionality Moving to OneStop, AER Bulletin 2022-33

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Oil and Gas – Well Licences

The AER announced new functionality and enhancements to the OneStop platform to be released on November 3, 2022.

Well Licensing

The well licensing module in OneStop has been enhanced to accept geothermal well licence applications. This includes geothermal well types and Regulatory Conversion, which is a well licence amendment type.

Regulatory Conversion converts existing Oil and Gas Conservation Act (“OGCA”) wells to Geothermal Resource Development Act (“GRDA”) wells or converts GRDA wells to OGCA wells. This enhancement replaces s. 8.2, “Geothermal Wells Procedural” in Manual 012: Energy Development Applications; Procedures and Schedules (“Manual 012”). Geothermal applicants should continue to rely on section 8 of Manual 012, excluding s. 8.2.

Manual 012 and Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules are also being updated to reflect enhancements to the geothermal regulatory process.

OneStop Public Lands Conditions Update

The Government of Alberta’s Master Schedule of Standards and Conditions has changed. The AER referred interested parties to the OneStop Public Lands Standards and Conditions Change Key on the OneStop landing page to view the latest changes.

Reclamation Certificate Variance

The AER added a new submission type, Reclamation Certificate Variance, to OneStop. This addition allows submitters to use professional justifications in variance request submissions as identified in s. 8.2, “Professional Justification” of Specified Enactment Direction 002: Application Submission Requirements and Guidance for Reclamation Certificates for Well Sites and Associated Facilities.

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