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

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60. The stratigraphic survey technical program must contain
(1)  the name and contact information of the engineer responsible for the technical program;
(2)  the name, profession and functions of the persons who prepared or revised the program;
(3)  a description and the photographs of the initial condition of the site;
(4)  the demonstration that, during the positioning of the stratigraphic survey, the presence of adjacent wellbores has been taken into consideration for the safety of persons and property, environmental protection and the integrity of the stratigraphic survey;
(5)  the demonstration that the presence of gas in the soil in its natural state has been taken into consideration;
(6)  a chronological and detailed description of the work to be carried out;
(7)  the name and contact information of the enterprises charged with carrying out the work;
(8)  the type and name of the drilling installation, its registration number, the name of its owner and the estimated number of persons on board;
(9)  the type of navigation equipment used and its specifications;
(10)  the demonstration that the drilling installation is designed and constructed according to the generally recognized best practices;
(11)  the design standards and a description of the immobilization system;
(12)  the refuelling method;
(13)  if applicable, the home port and the location of the land base for storing material and products necessary for the work;
(14)  a lateral section of the stratigraphic survey indicating the technical elements anticipated before and after the sealing;
(15)  a geological projection including
(a)  a stratigraphic column indicating the thickness of the unconsolidated deposits, the geological formations, porous and permeable zones, faults and other major structures;
(b)  the identification of the potential zones of fluid kicks or lost circulation;
(c)  the anticipated base of the usable groundwater, if it is different from the base provided for in section 3;
(d)  anticipated primary and secondary petroleum objectives; and
(e)  if the seismic profile has been used, the interpreted seismic profile indicating the top of geological formations, the shotpoint nearest the location of the drilling and the location of the anticipated petroleum objectives;
(16)  if applicable, the list of the proposed coring intervals;
(17)  the list of pressure and leak tests, drill-stem tests, leakoff tests and all other tests planned;
(18)  the list of the well logs planned;
(19)  the meteorological and hydrographic conditions anticipated during the work;
(20)  if applicable, a description of the ice management activities;
(21)  the depth of the water at the location of the stratigraphic survey;
(22)  the bathymetric map of the area in which the stratigraphic survey is located and, if applicable, a mapping of the bottom of the water;
(23)  a description of the nature of the surface deposits and their geotechnical characteristics;
(24)  a description of the aquatic wildlife;
(25)  for each of the drilling, diving and accommodation installations, a compliance certificate issued by any of the following certification authorities:
(a)  the American Bureau of Shipping;
(b)  the Bureau Veritas;
(c)  DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd);
(d)  Lloyd’s Register North America Inc.;
(26)  a drilling program including, in particular,
(a)  the type of drilling rig and equipment to be used and their specifications;
(b)  the drilling fluids and spacer fluids used and their properties, and a demonstration that those fluids comply with the Industry Recommended Practice, IRP: #25, Primary Cementing, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee;
(c)  the measures planned for the management of petroleum, formation fluids, drilling fluids, chemical substances and other discharges;
(d)  the diameters of the stratigraphic survey according to the measured depth and the true vertical depth on a lateral section, to the bottom of the planned stratigraphic survey;
(e)  a graphic projection of the formation pressure and temperature to the expected final depth;
(f)  a graphic projection of the deviation of the drill path to the expected final depth;
(g)  the frequency of the measurements of the deviation of the path in dip and azimuth;
(h)  the demonstration that the planned casing strings comply with CSA Standard Z625, Well design for petroleum and natural gas industry systems, published by the Canadian Standards Association; and
(i)  a program for centralizing casings that allows to reach a minimum centralization of 75% compliant with the Industry Recommended Practice, IRP: #25, Primary Cementing, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee, indicating, in particular, the type of centralizers, their dimension, frequency of installation and installation;
(27)  a program for cementing annular spaces in each of the casing strings compliant with the Industry Recommended Practice, IRP: #25, Primary Cementing, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee and including, in particular,
(a)  the diameters of the casing strings according to the measured depth and the true vertical depth;
(b)  the planned height of the cement column in the annular space;
(c)  the cement preparation and application methods;
(d)  the planned minimum and maximum pumping flows and the pumping equipment capacity;
(e)  the type of cement used, its density, its additives and their proportions, its setting time, the calculated volume and surplus percentage;
(f)  if applicable, any changes to the cement required due to specific physical and chemical conditions of the environment, including, in particular, the depth of the stratigraphic survey, an abnormal pressure or temperature, a circulation loss area, salt areas, unconsolidated deposits or a corrosive environment;
(g)  the methods used to prepare the wellbore for cementing and to improve fluid displacement, in particular, casing movement; and
(h)  the method for monitoring cement circulation in the annular space;
(28)  if a simulation or modelling has been carried out, a description of the simulation or modelling and the results obtained;
(29)  a site sealing and restoration program including, in particular,
(a)  the method used to demonstrate the tightness of the stratigraphic survey carried out before the sealing work;
(b)  the stratigraphic survey cleaning method used before installing plugs;
(c)  the type of device used and its specifications; and
(d)  a cementing program compliant with the Industry Recommended Practice, IRP: #25, Primary Cementing, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee including, in particular,
i.  for each cement plug, the intervals, the type of cement used, its density, its additives and their proportions, its setting time, the calculated volume and surplus percentage;
ii.  any changes to the cement used for the plugs required due to specific physical and chemical conditions of the environment, including, in particular, the depth of the stratigraphic survey, an abnormal temperature or a corrosive environment;
iii.  the method for installing each plug; and
iv.  the method and frequency of the monitoring of the position of the plugs during sealing, the waiting time before the monitoring and the criteria of the acceptability of the position of the cement plugs;
(e)  the method used to demonstrate that following the installation of the plugs and before the cutting of the surface casings, there is no gas emanation; and
(f)  a chronological and detailed description of the site restoration work planned for maintaining the quality of the body of water and minimizing impact on wildlife, including, in particular,
i.  the procedure for dismantling installations and, if applicable, the procedure for dismantling the supply cable;
ii.  the rehabilitation of contaminated land;
iii.  the purge of pipes; and
iv.  the withdrawal of equipment and facilities;
(30)  if applicable, the list of licences, certificates and other authorizations to be obtained;
(31)  the list of references used during the preparation of the technical program, in particular, the standards from recognized organizations and guidelines from other Canadian jurisdictions; and
(32)  any other information or document deemed necessary by the Minister.
1251-2018O.C. 1251-2018, s. 60.
In force: 2018-09-20
60. The stratigraphic survey technical program must contain
(1)  the name and contact information of the engineer responsible for the technical program;
(2)  the name, profession and functions of the persons who prepared or revised the program;
(3)  a description and the photographs of the initial condition of the site;
(4)  the demonstration that, during the positioning of the stratigraphic survey, the presence of adjacent wellbores has been taken into consideration for the safety of persons and property, environmental protection and the integrity of the stratigraphic survey;
(5)  the demonstration that the presence of gas in the soil in its natural state has been taken into consideration;
(6)  a chronological and detailed description of the work to be carried out;
(7)  the name and contact information of the enterprises charged with carrying out the work;
(8)  the type and name of the drilling installation, its registration number, the name of its owner and the estimated number of persons on board;
(9)  the type of navigation equipment used and its specifications;
(10)  the demonstration that the drilling installation is designed and constructed according to the generally recognized best practices;
(11)  the design standards and a description of the immobilization system;
(12)  the refuelling method;
(13)  if applicable, the home port and the location of the land base for storing material and products necessary for the work;
(14)  a lateral section of the stratigraphic survey indicating the technical elements anticipated before and after the sealing;
(15)  a geological projection including
(a)  a stratigraphic column indicating the thickness of the unconsolidated deposits, the geological formations, porous and permeable zones, faults and other major structures;
(b)  the identification of the potential zones of fluid kicks or lost circulation;
(c)  the anticipated base of the usable groundwater, if it is different from the base provided for in section 3;
(d)  anticipated primary and secondary petroleum objectives; and
(e)  if the seismic profile has been used, the interpreted seismic profile indicating the top of geological formations, the shotpoint nearest the location of the drilling and the location of the anticipated petroleum objectives;
(16)  if applicable, the list of the proposed coring intervals;
(17)  the list of pressure and leak tests, drill-stem tests, leakoff tests and all other tests planned;
(18)  the list of the well logs planned;
(19)  the meteorological and hydrographic conditions anticipated during the work;
(20)  if applicable, a description of the ice management activities;
(21)  the depth of the water at the location of the stratigraphic survey;
(22)  the bathymetric map of the area in which the stratigraphic survey is located and, if applicable, a mapping of the bottom of the water;
(23)  a description of the nature of the surface deposits and their geotechnical characteristics;
(24)  a description of the aquatic wildlife;
(25)  for each of the drilling, diving and accommodation installations, a compliance certificate issued by any of the following certification authorities:
(a)  the American Bureau of Shipping;
(b)  the Bureau Veritas;
(c)  DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd);
(d)  Lloyd’s Register North America Inc.;
(26)  a drilling program including, in particular,
(a)  the type of drilling rig and equipment to be used and their specifications;
(b)  the drilling fluids and spacer fluids used and their properties, and a demonstration that those fluids comply with the Industry Recommended Practice, IRP: #25, Primary Cementing, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee;
(c)  the measures planned for the management of petroleum, formation fluids, drilling fluids, chemical substances and other discharges;
(d)  the diameters of the stratigraphic survey according to the measured depth and the true vertical depth on a lateral section, to the bottom of the planned stratigraphic survey;
(e)  a graphic projection of the formation pressure and temperature to the expected final depth;
(f)  a graphic projection of the deviation of the drill path to the expected final depth;
(g)  the frequency of the measurements of the deviation of the path in dip and azimuth;
(h)  the demonstration that the planned casing strings comply with CSA Standard Z625, Well design for petroleum and natural gas industry systems, published by the Canadian Standards Association; and
(i)  a program for centralizing casings that allows to reach a minimum centralization of 75% compliant with the Industry Recommended Practice, IRP: #25, Primary Cementing, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee, indicating, in particular, the type of centralizers, their dimension, frequency of installation and installation;
(27)  a program for cementing annular spaces in each of the casing strings compliant with the Industry Recommended Practice, IRP: #25, Primary Cementing, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee and including, in particular,
(a)  the diameters of the casing strings according to the measured depth and the true vertical depth;
(b)  the planned height of the cement column in the annular space;
(c)  the cement preparation and application methods;
(d)  the planned minimum and maximum pumping flows and the pumping equipment capacity;
(e)  the type of cement used, its density, its additives and their proportions, its setting time, the calculated volume and surplus percentage;
(f)  if applicable, any changes to the cement required due to specific physical and chemical conditions of the environment, including, in particular, the depth of the stratigraphic survey, an abnormal pressure or temperature, a circulation loss area, salt areas, unconsolidated deposits or a corrosive environment;
(g)  the methods used to prepare the wellbore for cementing and to improve fluid displacement, in particular, casing movement; and
(h)  the method for monitoring cement circulation in the annular space;
(28)  if a simulation or modelling has been carried out, a description of the simulation or modelling and the results obtained;
(29)  a site sealing and restoration program including, in particular,
(a)  the method used to demonstrate the tightness of the stratigraphic survey carried out before the sealing work;
(b)  the stratigraphic survey cleaning method used before installing plugs;
(c)  the type of device used and its specifications; and
(d)  a cementing program compliant with the Industry Recommended Practice, IRP: #25, Primary Cementing, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee including, in particular,
i.  for each cement plug, the intervals, the type of cement used, its density, its additives and their proportions, its setting time, the calculated volume and surplus percentage;
ii.  any changes to the cement used for the plugs required due to specific physical and chemical conditions of the environment, including, in particular, the depth of the stratigraphic survey, an abnormal temperature or a corrosive environment;
iii.  the method for installing each plug; and
iv.  the method and frequency of the monitoring of the position of the plugs during sealing, the waiting time before the monitoring and the criteria of the acceptability of the position of the cement plugs;
(e)  the method used to demonstrate that following the installation of the plugs and before the cutting of the surface casings, there is no gas emanation; and
(f)  a chronological and detailed description of the site restoration work planned for maintaining the quality of the body of water and minimizing impact on wildlife, including, in particular,
i.  the procedure for dismantling installations and, if applicable, the procedure for dismantling the supply cable;
ii.  the rehabilitation of contaminated land;
iii.  the purge of pipes; and
iv.  the withdrawal of equipment and facilities;
(30)  if applicable, the list of licences, certificates and other authorizations to be obtained;
(31)  the list of references used during the preparation of the technical program, in particular, the standards from recognized organizations and guidelines from other Canadian jurisdictions; and
(32)  any other information or document deemed necessary by the Minister.
1251-2018O.C. 1251-2018, s. 60.