M-13.1, r. 1 - Regulation respecting petroleum, natural gas and underground reservoirs

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1. In this Regulation,
“artificial underground reservoir” means any cavity resulting from excavation, regardless of the excavation method used; (réservoir souterrain artificiel);
“blowout prevention system” means the entire well control equipment comprising a blowout preventer valve, an accumulator and a piping system providing a safe flow of liquid or gas during the drilling, completion, conversion and closing of a well; (système anti-éruption)
“casing” means a steel tubular element that covers the internal wall of a well to ensure tightness in order to continue drilling operations; (coffrage);
“conductor casing” means the casing usually installed first in a well to facilitate well control during drilling of the hole for the installation of surface casing; (tubage initial)
“delineation well” means any well drilled for the purpose of determining the extent of the pool or field and the petrophysical properties of the reservoir that contains it; (puits de délinéation)
“drilling mud” means an aqueous fluid used when drilling to cool and lubricate the bit, remove cuttings, maintain the walls of the hole and balance by its own weight the pressure of the fluids contained in the rock or sediments drilled; (boue de forage);
“drilling rig” means the equipment used to drill a well including in particular a derrick, a winch, a rotary table, a mud pump, a blowout preventer, and power, control and monitoring systems; (appareil de forage)
“drill-stem test” means operations consisting of insulating a zone of the well between 2 different depth marks with the help of 1 or more mechanical packers allowing an opening to atmospheric pressure and fluid or gas to flow to the surface; (essai aux tiges)
“enhanced recovery” means any recovery of hydrocarbons by methods of maintaining pressure on the pool or field by water or gas injection; (récupération assistée)
“firing hole plug” means a brightly-coloured plastic cone of variable diameter used to identify shot holes loaded with explosives; (bouchon de trou de tir)
“injection well” means any well used to inject fluids or gases into a pool or field; (puits d’injection)
“intermediate casing” means a casing installed in a well, after the installation of surface casing, through which further drilling operations may be conducted inside the well; (tubage intermédiaire)
“mechanical packer” means a mechanically activated plug used to insulate a zone of a well either temporarily or permanently; (bouchon mécanique de retenue)
“permanent closing” means a cessation of drilling, completion or conversion operations of a well with the intention of ceasing all activity and no longer continuing operations in the well, such well being designated as an abandoned well; (fermeture définitive)
“production tubing” means a steel tubular element used to equip a producing well and used to route the fluids or gases produced; (tube de production)
“pump and plug method” means a method of cementing casing by means of which the quantity of cement necessary for cementing is moved inside the casing towards the annular space, using a cement plug which separates the cement from the displacement fluid; (méthode de la pompe du bouchon)
“shotpoint” means the place at which an energy source is produced to generate a seismic wave; (point de tir)
“surface casing” means the casing installed in a well after the installation of the conductor casing and inside it to provide control for the continuation of the drilling operations; (tubage de surface)
“temporary closing” means an interruption in drilling, completion or conversion operations of a well with the intention of postponing the operations of a well to a later date, such well being designated as a suspended well; (fermeture temporaire)
“wellhead” means surface equipment giving access to a well for production, comprising a set of control valves; (tête de puits)
“wireline log” means measurement of the petrophysical properties of geological layers traversed in a well by means of a cable transmitting information to a recording apparatus on the surface. (diagraphie par câble)
O.C. 1539-88, s. 1; O.C. 1381-2009, s. 2.