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New Edition of Directive 065, AER Bulletin 2023-12

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Oil and Gas – Applications

The AER released a new edition of Directive 065: Resources Applications for Oil and Gas Reservoirs (“Directive 065”).

The new edition includes references to the Geothermal Resource Developments Rules and the disposal of geothermal heat-depleted fluids, introducing new requirements in ss 4.1.1 and 4.1.3 of Directive 065. Additionally, the frequency of injected solvent and chase gas fluid sampling and analysis for miscible flood schemes has been changed from monthly to quarterly.

The AER updated the Enhanced Recovery Scheme form to reflect recent carbon capture utilization and storage directive changes. The AER also made further administrative changes by removing redundant and outdated content.

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