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Number Name Date
Bulletin 2015-34 Confirmation of the Transfer of Pipeline Records to Be Added to the Licence Transfer Application December 17, 2015
Bulletin 2015-29 Administration of Good Production Practice for Conventional Crude Oil Pools September 28, 2015
Bulletin 2015-26 Update on Restrictions to Temporary Diversion Licences September 16, 2015
Bulletin 2015-23 Issuance of Subsurface Order No. 1A Regarding the Montney-Lower Doig July 23, 2015
Bulletin 2015-22 Relief from Control Well Requirements for Horseshoe Canyon and Belly River Coalbed Methane Development July 07, 2015
Bulletin 2015-20 Release of Revised Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resource Activities June 10, 2015
Bulletin 2015-14 Change in Business Process Relating to the Review of Upstream Oil and Gas Reclamation Certificate Applications April 02, 2015
Bulletin 2015-12 Issuance of Subsurface Order No. 3 Regarding the Duvernay Zone March 17, 2015
Bulletin 2015-11 Directive 074: Tailings Performance Criteria and Requirements for Oil Sands Mining Schemes Suspended March 13, 2015
Bulletin 2015-07 Subsurface Order No. 2: Monitoring and Reporting of Seismicity in the Vicinity of Hydraulic Fracturing Operations in the Duvernay Zone, Fox Creek, Alberta February 19, 2015
Bulletin 2015-06 Issuance of Subsurface Order No. 1 Regarding the Montney-Lower Doig February 17, 2015
Bulletin 2015-02 Consent Submissions for Public Lands Disposition Applications January 12, 2015
AER Bulletin 2014-38 Temporary Surface Water Pipelines for the Energy Resource Industry December 05, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-31 Changes to the Guidelines for Submission of a Predisturbance Assessment and Conservation and Reclamation Plan October 09, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-32 Shallow Organic Soil Salvage Requirements at In Situ Oil Sands Processing Plants and Oil Production Sites October 09, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-29 Access Control Requirements in Public Lands Act Dispositions Held by Alberta Energy Regulator Licensees September 30, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-28 Application Requirements for Activities within the Boundary of a Regional Plan September 19, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-27 A Reminder on the Rules and Procedures for Wells in Buffer Zones of Holdings and Units with Special Spacing and Special Well Spacing Applications September 11, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-25 Timelines for Processing Public Lands Act Applications July 29, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-20 Proration Measurement of Liquids-Rich Gas Wells July 08, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-21 Control Well Requirements for Horseshoe Canyon and Belly River Coalbed Methane Development July 08, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-19 Release of the Inactive Well Compliance Program July 04, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-16 Regulatory Document Review April 30, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-12 Enhanced Monitoring of Pipeline Water Crossings April 10, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-07 Considerations for Awarding Energy Costs Claims and Changes to the AER’s Process for Reviewing Energy Costs Claims March 06, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-06 Licensee Liability Rating (LLR) Program Management Plan February 28, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-05 Canada’s Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-Grouse February 25, 2014
AER Bulletin 2014-03 Regulatory Approach for Shallow Thermal In Situ Oil Sands Applications in the Wabiskaw-McMurray Deposit of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area January 28, 2014
AER Bulletin 2013-03 Mandated Subdivision and Development Application Referrals, Setback Relaxations, Land Development Information Package, and Abandoned Well Information November 19, 2013
AER Bulletin 2013-02 Oilfield Waste Management: A Reminder of Regulatory Requirements and Processes, the AER’s Interpretation of the Definition of “Oilfield Waste” in the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules, and a Request for the Disclosure of Unauthorized Oilfield Waste Management Activities September 03, 2013
Bulletin 2013-08 Use of Cellulosic Welding Consumables on ERCB-Licensed Pipelines February 26, 2013
Bulletin 2011-36 Change to Pressure Testing Requirements for Coalbed Methane Pressure and Flow Control Wells December 21, 2011
Bulletin 2011-35 Surface Casing Vent Requirements for Wells December 20, 2011
Bulletin 2011-21 The Practice of Boiling Produced Water as a Means of Disposal in the Upstream Petroleum Industry June 30, 2011
Bulletin 2010-43 Removal of Personal Information Contained in Well Drilling and Completions Daily Operations Reports (Tour Reports) December 09, 2010
Bulletin 2010-28 Zones Eligible for Shale Gas Fluid Codes August 26, 2010
Bulletin 2010-20 Alternative Data Collection Option to Shale Gas Control Well Requirements June 29, 2010
Bulletin 2009-44 Reminder of the January 1, 2010, Fugitive Emissions Program Effective Date December 16, 2009
Bulletin 2009-42 New ERCB Processes and Computer Systems for Oil Density and Acid Gas Content Values and Change Processes December 01, 2009
Bulletin 2009-32 New Version of ERCBH2S Available for Testing and Feedback and Implementation Plan for Directive 071 October 01, 2009
Bulletin 2009-18 Clarification for the July 1, 2009, Annual Dehydrator Benzene Inventory List Submission of 2008 Operating Year Information May 21, 2009
Bulletin 2009-13 Waiver of Open-Hole Well Logging Requirements April 28, 2009
Bulletin 2009-07 Revisions to the Digital Data Submission System Regarding Interim Directive 2003-01 February 20, 2009
Bulletin 2008-48 Clarification of Requirements Regarding Oil and Gas Development Within or Proximal to Water Bodies December 19, 2008
Bulletin 2008-15 New Edition of Directive 071: Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Petroleum Industry Issued April 08, 2008
Bulletin 2007-10 ST55-2007: Alberta's Base of Groundwater Protection (BGWP) Information April 19, 2007