H-4.2, r. 1 - Regulation respecting petroleum exploration, production and storage in a body of water

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289. The permanent well or reservoir closure and site restoration plan must be signed and sealed by an engineer and must contain, in particular,
(1)  the name and contact information of the licence holder and the licence number;
(2)  the proposed name of the well;
(3)  the classification of the well determined according to Schedule 1;
(4)  the type of drilling installation;
(5)  the name of the drilling installation, its registration number, the name of its owner and the estimated number of persons on board;
(6)  the name and contact information of the engineer responsible for the permanent well or reservoir closure and site restoration plan;
(7)  the name, profession and functions of the persons who prepared or revised the plan;
(8)  a description of the immobilization system;
(9)  if applicable, the home port and the location of the land base for storing material and products necessary for the work;
(10)  a bathymetric map of the area in which the well is located;
(11)  the method used to demonstrate that, prior to the permanent closure of the well or reservoir, no emanation at the surface vent has been observed over a period of 24 hours and no gas migration;
(12)  a chronological and detailed description of the work to be carried out;
(13)  the work schedule;
(14)  a broken down estimate of the cost of the work;
(15)  a description of the condition of the well including, in particular, the cemented, perforated and open-hole depths;
(16)  the cement evaluation method to show the uniform coverage of the cement behind the casing before the work;
(17)  the type of service rig and equipment to be used and their specifications;
(18)  a lateral section of the well indicating, in particular,
(a)  the technical elements;
(b)  the depth intervals that will be protected or isolated; and
(c)  the geological formations including, in particular,
i.  the usable groundwater;
ii.  the thermal anomalies;
iii.  the coal beds exceeding 300 mm in thickness;
iv.  the formations that can potentially produce petroleum and those that produce petroleum;
v.  the layers of abnormal pressure;
vi.  the areas of circulation loss; and
vii.  the permeable and porous areas having an effective porosity greater than 3% in a terrigenous bedrock and greater than 1% in a carbonate bedrock;
(19)  the method for cleaning the well used before the installation of the plugs;
(20)  the type of plugs used and the depth intervals of each plug;
(21)  a cementing program complying with the Industry Recommended Practice, IRP: #25, Primary Cementing, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee indicating, in particular,
(a)  for each cement plug, the type of cement used, its density, its additives and their proportions, its setting time, the calculated volume and surplus percentage;
(b)  the method for installing the plugs;
(c)  if applicable, any required changes to the cement used for the plugs due to specific physical and chemical conditions of the environment, including, in particular, the depth of the well, a horizontal well, an abnormal pressure or temperature, a salt area or a corrosive environment; and
(d)  the nature of the fluid used to fill the space between each plug;
(22)  the method used to demonstrate that following the installation of the plugs and before the cutting of the casings at the surface, there was no gas emanation;
(23)  a plan showing the extent of the activity site;
(24)  the list of equipment and facilities to be removed from the work site; and
(25)  a chronological and detailed description of the restoration work to maintain the quality of the body of water and minimize impact on wildlife including, in particular,
(a)  the procedure for dismantling installations and, if applicable, the procedure for dismantling the supply cable;
(b)  the rehabilitation of contaminated land;
(c)  the purge of pipes; and
(d)  the withdrawal of equipment and facilities.
If certain elements required in the first paragraph are unknown when the holder submits the plan to the Minister in accordance with section 101 of the Act, those elements will have to be provided when the plan is revised.
1251-2018O.C. 1251-2018, s. 289; I.N. 2018-09-12.
In force: 2018-09-20
289. The permanent well or reservoir closure and site restoration plan must be signed and sealed by an engineer and must contain, in particular,
(1)  the name and contact information of the licence holder and the licence number;
(2)  the proposed name of the well;
(3)  the classification of the well determined according to Schedule 1;
(4)  the type of drilling installation;
(5)  the name of the drilling installation, its registration number, the name of its owner and the estimated number of persons on board;
(6)  the name and contact information of the engineer responsible for the permanent well or reservoir closure and site restoration plan;
(7)  the name, profession and functions of the persons who prepared or revised the plan;
(8)  a description of the immobilization system;
(9)  if applicable, the home port and the location of the land base for storing material and products necessary for the work;
(10)  a bathymetric map of the area in which the well is located;
(11)  the method used to demonstrate that, prior to the permanent closure of the well or reservoir, no emanation at the surface vent has been observed over a period of 24 hours and no gas migration;
(12)  a chronological and detailed description of the work to be carried out;
(13)  the work schedule;
(14)  a broken down estimate of the cost of the work;
(15)  a description of the condition of the well including, in particular, the cemented, perforated and open-hole depths;
(16)  the cement evaluation method to show the uniform coverage of the cement behind the casing before the work;
(17)  the type of service rig and equipment to be used and their specifications;
(18)  a lateral section of the well indicating, in particular,
(a)  the technical elements;
(b)  the depth intervals that will be protected or isolated; and
(c)  the geological formations including, in particular,
i.  the usable groundwater;
ii.  the thermal anomalies;
iii.  the coal beds exceeding 300 mm in thickness;
iv.  the formations that can potentially produce petroleum and those that produce petroleum;
v.  the layers of abnormal pressure;
vi.  the areas of circulation loss; and
vii.  the permeable and porous areas having an effective porosity greater than 3% in a terrigenous bedrock and greater than 1% in a carbonate bedrock;
(19)  the method for cleaning the well used before the installation of the plugs;
(20)  the type of plugs used and the depth intervals of each plug;
(21)  a cementing program complying with the Industry Recommended Practice, IRP: #25, Primary Cementing, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee indicating, in particular,
(a)  for each cement plug, the type of cement used, its density, its additives and their proportions, its setting time, the calculated volume and surplus percentage;
(b)  the method for installing the plugs;
(c)  if applicable, any required changes to the cement used for the plugs due to specific physical and chemical conditions of the environment, including, in particular, the depth of the well, a horizontal well, an abnormal pressure or temperature, a salt area or a corrosive environment; and
(d)  the nature of the fluid used to fill the space between each plug;
(22)  the method used to demonstrate that following the installation of the plugs and before the cutting of the casings at the surface, there was no gas emanation;
(23)  a plan showing the extent of the activity site;
(24)  the list of equipment and facilities to be removed from the work site; and
(25)  a chronological and detailed description of the restoration work to maintain the quality of the body of water and minimize impact on wildlife including, in particular,
(a)  the procedure for dismantling installations and, if applicable, the procedure for dismantling the supply cable;
(b)  the rehabilitation of contaminated land;
(c)  the purge of pipes; and
(d)  the withdrawal of equipment and facilities.
If certain elements required in the first paragraph are unknown when the holder submits the plan to the Minister in accordance with section 101 of the Act, those elements will have to be provided when the plan is revised.
1251-2018O.C. 1251-2018, s. 289; I.N. 2018-09-12.