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Invitation to Submit a Nomination to Close Inactive Wells & Facilities, AER Bulletin 2023-14

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Facilities – Closures

On April 3, 2023, the AER started accepting nominations for eligible individuals and groups to close inactive or abandoned oil and gas wells and facilities as a follow-up to its Bulletin 2023-4: New Editions of Directive 088 and Manual 023.

Individuals and groups eligible under Manual 023: Licensee Lifecycle Management may nominate wells or facilities that have been inactive or abandoned for five years, or more, and meet certain criteria by submitting a closure nomination form to the AER. A separate form must be completed for each well or facility nominated.

The AER will notify licensees of nominated wells and facilities at the beginning of the month following the date the nomination is accepted.

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