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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2006


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 102/06

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 102/06

Offshore Petroleum Drilling Newfoundland
and
Labrador Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Canada-Newfoundland
and Labrador Atlantic Accord
Implementation
Newfoundland and Labrador Act
(O.C. 2006-584)

(Filed December 27, 2006)

Under the authority of section 145 of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland and Labrador Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, December 27, 2006.

Sandra Barnes
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.    Ss.170 &171 R&S
170. Testing and sampling
        of formation
171. Formation flow test

2.Commencement

 


CNLR 748/96
as amended

        1. Sections 170 and 171 of the Offshore Petroleum Drilling Newfoundland and Labrador Regulations are repealed and the following substituted:

Testing and sampling of formation

   170. Every operator shall ensure that every formation in a well is tested and sampled in a manner to obtain reservoir pressure data and fluid samples from the formation, if there is an indication that such data or samples would contribute substantially to the geological and reservoir evaluation.

Formation flow test

   171. (1) An operator may conduct a formation flow test on a well drilled on a geological feature if, prior to conducting that test, the operator

             (a)  submits to the board a detailed testing program; and

             (b)  obtains the approval of the board to conduct the test.

             (2)  The board shall approve a formation flow test if it determines that the test will be conducted safely and in accordance with good oilfield practices and that the test will enable the operator to

             (a)  obtain data on the deliverability or productivity of the well;

             (b)  establish the characteristics of the reservoir; and

             (c)  obtain representative samples of the formation fluids.

             (3)  The board may require that the operator conduct a formation flow test on a well drilled on a geological feature, other than the first well, if there is an indication that such a test would contribute substantially to the geological and reservoir evaluation.

Commencement

        2. These regulations shall come into force on December 31, 2006.