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Wells

Dormant Sites (All) [BCOGC-60047]

This data-set includes all dormant sites as defined in the Dormancy Regulation.

Wells

Dormant Sites (By Dormancy Type) [BCOGC-60072]

This data-set joins the “live external report of Dormant Sites” that is available on the BC Oil and Gas Commission’s website and joins it to the geometry of the existing Wells Surface Hole data-set. Dormant sites are classified as either Type A, B, C, or Priority Sites as defined in Section 4 of the Dormancy Regulation and are captured on individual layers. Note that at this time there are no Type C, or Priority sites.

Type A: This data is filtered to show only the Type A dormant sites. As defined in Section 4(1) of the Dormancy and Shutdown Regulation Type A dormant sites are those sites that have not met the thresholds for activity as of December 31, 2018 for five consecutive calendar years. The thresholds for activity are defined in Section 3 of the Dormancy and Shutdown Regulation. This is point in time data presented as of January 1, 2021.

Type B: This data is filtered to show only the Type B dormant sites. Section 4(2) of the Dormancy and Shutdown Regulation defines Type B sites as sites that become dormant (meet the activity thresholds for five consecutive calendar years) between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2023. This is point in time data presented as of January 1, 2021.

Priority Sites: This data is filtered to show only the sites that have been designated as priority sites under section 5 of the DSR. Priority sites are subject to expedited timelines for closure activities. As of September 2021, 35 priority sites have been designated by the Commissioner.

Dormant Sites

Approved Liability Reduction Plan (LRP) Sites (as of May 2021) [BCOGC-60099]

This data-set compiles the surface locations of all sites that are included within Liability Reduction Plans (LRPs) that the Commission has approved. Permit holders with greater than 100 Type A dormant sites are allowed to apply for an LRP. As of May 2021 only three LRPs have been applied for and approved.

Dormant Sites

Dormant Sites Annual Work Plans [BCOGC-60133]

This data-set compiles into one location the information contained within permit holders’ Annual Work Plan submissions which are required under Section 11 of the Dormancy & Shutdown Regulation (DSR). The Annual Work Plan reflects what closure work (decommissioning, assessment, or restoration) permit holders intend to complete during a given calendar year. In many cases the data will include sites which are non-dormant where closure work is planned. This is an annual update that uses an inventory of dormant sites and joins it to the geometry of the existing Wells Surface Hole data-set. The Wells Surface Hole data-set provides non-confidential information about the surface location of a well.

Dormant Sites

Dormant Sites Annual Reports [BCOGC-60148]

This data-set compiles into one location the information contained within permit holders’ Annual Report submissions, which are required under Section 12 of the Dormancy & Shutdown Regulation (DSR). The Annual Report reflects what closure work (decommissioning, assessment, or restoration activities) a permit holder accomplished during a given calendar year. In many cases, the data includes sites, which are non-dormant where closure work was completed. This is an annual update that uses an inventory of dormant sites and joins it to the geometry of the existing Wells Surface Hole data-set. The Wells Surface Hole data-set provides non-confidential information about the surface location of a well.

Dormant Sites

Dormant Sites – Designated Priority Sites [BCOGC-85002]

This dataset compiles the surface locations of all dormant sites that have been designated as priority sites under the Dormancy & Shutdown Regulation (DSR). Priority site designations are site-specific, and they take into account the following considerations: the age of the site; public safety, including human health; the environment; social and agricultural values; impacts on local communities; cultural and environmental values of local Indigenous Nations; and the capacity and portfolio of the permit holder. More information about the priority site designation process is available on the Commission’s website here: https://www.bcogc.ca/what-we-regulate/oil-gas/dormant-sites/

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