What's New

The Province, in conjunction with the BC Oil and Gas Commission, has developed a Natural Gas Production Forecast for LNG needs that provides a look at how activity levels could change if proposed LNG projects are approved.

Click here to view the LNG Forecast Scenario.

The British Columbia Ministry of Natural Gas Development and the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission are holding the 8th Unconventional Gas Technical Forum on June 5 and 6, 2014 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Read the tentative agenda here.

For more information or general inquiries please contact UGTF@gov.bc.ca.

The BC Oil and Gas Commission and the Yukon government have entered into a services agreement to share information and cooperate on common interests such as responsible regulation of the industry.

Read the full release here.
Read the full agreement here.

The next edition of CSA Z276 Standard on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – Production, Storage and Handling, has been posted for public review here.

Interested parties have 60 days to comment until March 21, 2014. The two main changes in this edition are the inclusion of membrane tanks and mobile LNG fuelling stations.

 

The Draft 2015 Edition of the CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems standard has been posted for public review.

The 60-day public review period will close on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2014. Any interested parties are free to comment on the draft at: http://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/994

 

The annual Hydrocarbon and By-Product Reserves Report detailing the province’s 2012 reserve levels for oil, natural gas and by-products is available on the Commission website.

Natural gas reserves increased 16 per cent from 2011 to 1,138.5 109m3 in 2012. This represents the province’s highest level of proven gas reserves inventory, which continues a 12-year trend of annual increases.

New features in the 2012 report include:
• Detailed discussion of major unconventional plays (Montney, Horn River, Liard and Cordova Embayment)
   - Geology, drilling and completion stats and production typecurves
• Technical review of Montney oil and gas reserves.
   - Statistical distributions of EUR/well and well density maps.
• Reserves parameters by Field/Pool available on the website in pdf and excel format.
 

The National Energy Board (NEB) has released a study of the Montney Formation’s marketable, unconventional petroleum potential. A partnership with the BC Oil and Gas Commission, B.C.’s Ministry of Natural Gas Development and the Alberta Energy Regulator, you can read the full report here.

Please be advised that the following CSA draft standards have been recently posted for Public Review:

CSA Z245.20 Series – Plant-applied external coatings for steel pipe (New Edition)

CSA Z245.30 – Field-applied external coatings for steel pipeline systems (New Standard)

The public review period will close on September 7, 2013.

The drafts can be viewed and comments can be posted at this address:

http://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Category/004   (scroll down the list to see the two drafts)

The Revised Service Plan 2013/14-2015/16 contains updates to Ministry names and the consolidated financial statements.

The Northeast Water Tool (NEWT) has been updated to improve functionality. Click here to view NEWT Version 2. NEWT has the following enhancements:

  • The ability to query individual section 8 approvals or water licences on the map screen throughout the entire province.
  • The detailed compilation of all section 8 approvals and water licences in the PDF output.
  • The addition of major oil and gas roads to the map.
  • An improved tool box.
  • Significantly improved model performance for mountainous regions.

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