222. A production licence holder must carry out, every 3 months, a test in normal production conditions of a maximum duration of 24 hours for each well connected to a battery to determine the petroleum and water production rate.
The holder uses the results of those tests to allocate the monthly production of the battery between the various wells connected to it, if applicable.
On the application of the holder, the Minister may reduce the frequency of the tests. The holder’s application must contain
(1) the anticipated frequency of the tests and the method to be used;
(2) a summary of the accuracy of the tests;
(3) the reasons justifying the reduction of the frequency of the tests; and
(4) any other information or document deemed necessary by the Minister.
The term “battery” means the storage facilities that receive the production from one or more wells and include the equipment for separating the petroleum from the other fluids and to measure them.