8. A licence holder must ensure that the equipment and components on the activity site are
(1) in good condition and used for the purposes specified, in accordance with the requirements of the manufacturer;
(2) free from any alteration that may endanger the safety of persons and property, and environmental protection; and
(3) entered in a list that is updated and kept on the activity site.
The licence holder must also ensure that the drilling rigs are certified according to the applicable recommended practices published by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, where applicable.
The wellhead or the blowout prevention system must be chosen and designed in accordance with the Industry Recommended Practices, IRP: #3, In Situ Heavy Oil Operations, and IRP: #5, Minimum Wellhead Requirements, published by the Drilling and Completions Committee.
The Minister may, in the case of the second and third paragraphs, accept the application of other standards if the holder demonstrates the equivalence.