58. A well may be closed temporarily starting on the date that the drilling, completion or conversion operations of a well cease. The holder of a drilling licence, a completion licence or a conversion licence shall close the well permanently before the expiration of the exploration licence for petroleum, natural gas and an underground reservoir or production lease relating to petroleum and natural gas or an underground reservoir.
O.C. 1539-88, s. 58; O.C. 1381-2009, s. 30.