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As noted in INDB 2019-08, amendments to the Drilling and Production Regulation (DPR) include a requirement to provide detailed survey plans, including exact location of wells.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

As noted in INDB 2019-08, amendments to the Drilling and Production Regulation (DPR) include a requirement to provide detailed survey plans, including exact location of wells.

The amendment added the following to 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:

  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 PDF, by appending the plan to the final page of the directional survey PDF;
  4. The directional survey PDF, including the appended as-drilled survey plan, shall be submitted via eSubmission

The Commission is currently updating guidance documents related to these types of submissions.

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

Jordan van Besouw

Engineer, Drilling and Production

BC Oil and Gas Commission

Jordan.vanBesouw@bcogc.ca

250-980-6089

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