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The submission process for as-drilled survey plans is changing effective Jan. 6, 2021.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Jan. 6, 2021

The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is advising operators the submission process for as-drilled survey plans is changing effective Jan. 6, 2021. The Drilling and Production Regulation includes the following requirements:

Section 35 (1) Within 14 days after the date of rig release of the drilling rig, a well permit holder must submit to the Commission the final as-drilled survey plan, showing the surface location and bottom hole location of the well and including the following for each:

(a) Northing and easting coordinates, determined using the North American Datum of 1983, also known as NAD 83.

(b) North and east offsets to the nearest corner of the spacing unit in which each is located, and identifying the reference corner.

The requirements for submission are as follows, with changes from previous instructions under INDB 2019-10 highlighted in bold:

  1. The as-drilled survey plan shall be provided in its original size from the surveyor.
  2. The surface and bottom hole locations, and the spacing unit reference corner shown on the plan shall be clearly labeled with the information required under the Regulation.
  3. The as-drilled survey plan shall be submitted as a standalone PDF, using the ADSP submission type, via eSubmission.

The Commission is updating guidance documents related to the submission of as-drilled survey plans.

If you have any questions regarding this Industry Bulletin, please contact:

Jordan van Besouw
Supervisor, Drilling & Production

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