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Canada Energy Partners Permit Decision

Dec. 4, 2017 - The BC Oil and Gas Commission is not cancelling Canada Energy Partners’ permit for a disposal well near Hudson’s Hope. The Commission is satisfied concerns over environmental and public safety have been resolved. It is attaching strict conditions required to ensure real time seismic monitoring, a requirement to halt operations immediately upon notification by BC Hydro in certain circumstances, and injection rate control and frequent pressure testing – before disposal operations can resume.

Read the Reasons for Decision here.

11th Unconventional Gas Technical Forum - April 23-24, 2018, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, B.C.

The 11th Unconventional Gas Technical Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (Ministry) and the BC Oil and Gas Commission.

Registration includes two days of presentations, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks on April 23 and 24, with a reception on April 23.

Information regarding the agenda and registration may be found on the Ministry website.

Notice of Public Review: Canadian Standards Association Z245.20 Series 18 and Z245.30-18

The Canadian Standards Association currently has two standards up for public review:

The review end date is September 11, 2017.

CSA Z276 Liquefied natural gas (LNG) - Production, storage, and handling is currently available for Public Review and Comment

Links is shown here http://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/2465

The review period started on February 1, 2017 and will end on April 4, 2017.
The main changes introduced in this edition are the following:

a) Clauses 4 and 5 reorganized and re-written;

b) addition of Clause 14; and

c) significant expansion of Annex B for small facilities.

Notice of Public Review: Canadian Standards Association Z245.1 Steel Pipe

CSA Z245.1 Steel Pipe is currently available for Public Review and Comment.

Visit: http://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/2390.

The review period started on December 20, 2016 and will end on February 18, 2017.


The B.C. Ministries of Finance and Natural Gas Development and the BC Oil and Gas Commission have jointly initiated a project to conduct volumetric and royalty related reporting through internet-based Petrinex.  British Columbia issued a news release on Dec. 20, 2016 which provided details of the British Columbia/Alberta partnership. The project is due to launch in 2018.

Joint Assessment of Unconventional Gas Resources of Mississippian-Devonian Shales in Liard Basin

The marketable, unconventional gas potential of the Exshaw and Patry shales of the Liard Basin’s Besa River Formation have been evaluated in a joint assessment by the National Energy Board, the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, the British Columbia Ministry of Natural Gas Development, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey, and the Yukon Geological Survey.

The National Energy Board has provided a News Release regarding this collaborative study of one of the largest shale gas resources in the world and Canada’s second largest known gas resource.


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.


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