With increased scrutiny around liability, abandonment, environmental closure and decommissioning, our industry must continue to mature and evolve in addressing these liabilities.
One such way that the AER has done so is to release a pilot program intended to allow low risk zones to be abandoned together. Successful pilot projects require pre-planning and coordination among a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
The process involves the following:
The AER Commingled Abandonment Pilot Request Form provides data which contributes to the risk rating of each well. Some of this data includes:
For more information from the regulator, follow the link https://www.aer.ca/regulating-development/project-application/integrated-decision-approach/pilot-projects
For more information from 360 on how to approach commingled abandonment programs, please contact our Abandonment and Decommissioning Team Lead – Adam Derry at email@example.com