ERCB – Directive 013 – Suspended / Inactive Well Inspections

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Trek Conducts Field Audits & Reporting for Suspended Well Requirements, under ERCB Directive 013.

What are the requirements?

Directive 013 sets out the requirements for suspension of inactive wells. Inactive Wells are classified as follows:

  • Inactive critical sour and inactive acid gas wells; wells that have not reported any type of volumetric activity (production, injection, or disposal) for 6 consecutive months are classified as inactive.
  • All other inactive wells; wells that have not reported any type of volumetric activity (production, injection, or disposal) for 12 consecutive months are classified as inactive.

How TREK can help ensure your compliance:

  • Conduct a site inspection of each well on client supplied list of inactive sites
  • Collect shut in Casing and Tubing Pressures
  • Collect CO2 readings from gas stream on sweet gas wells
  • Collect H2S readings from gas streams on sour gas wells
  • Conduct Surface Casing vent flow check (using flow meter to provide actual flow rate in M3/day)
  • Provide a list of surface production equipment on site (including serial numbers)
  • Provide a general assessment of site “Housekeeping”
  • Provide a description of site identification signage, safety signage and/or deficiencies
  • Provide a description of waste storage and/or management deficiencies
  • Provide a description of any site security or fencing deficiencies
  • Provide a description of overall environmental aspects of each site (evidence of weeds, erosion, staining, etc)
  • Ensure all wellhead valves are closed and secured as per directive 13 (valve wheels and/or handles will be removed and or chained and locked)
  • Ensure all gauges are removed and all valve openings plugged with appropriate plugs as per Directive 013
  • Provide a “Deficiency List” for fencing (both barbed wire and steel panel), surface casing vent flows, lack of surface casing vents, wells still tied into production equipment, sites with underground storage tanks. Housekeeping concerns, lack of site ID signage, abandoned sites, and any sites that are still producing
  • Collect site photographs of each site for submission to Client
  • Compile all information into concise report format (including photographs) for submission and use by Client
  • If required, Trek can provide assistance with ERCB DDS upload of information



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Trek designs and maintains “Oilfield Waste Tracking” Databases, for clientele, to simplify the “Annual Oilfield Waste Disposition Reporting” process required under ERCB Directive 058 & ERCB Directive 030.

The ERCB requires generators (licensee/approval holders) of oilfield waste, to track all oilfield wastes from the initial point of generation through to the point of final disposition (cradle to grave). All dangerous oilfield wastes (DOW) and those reportable oilfield wastes listed in Directive 058: Oilfield Waste Management Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry, Table 9.1, Reportable Oilfield Wastes, must be included in the annual oilfield waste disposition report.

At any time of the year, licensee/approval holders may be selected, by the ERCB, to submit the Annual Oilfield Waste Disposition Report (or a portion thereof) on the DDS.

Oilfield Waste and Disposal or Treatment Details being tracked must include the following:

  • Licence Type: well, facility, pipeline
  • Licence Number
  • Waste Code
  • Waste Volume Adjustment
  • Waste Volume Units
  • Disposal or Treatment Method
  • Disposal or Treatment Volume Total



Trek manages all of our Projects via our Web Based Project Management System; with features designed to streamline the workflow, and keep our Clients informed 24 hours a day.

The Project Management System was developed specifically for us, and is useful for Oilfield Service Companies, with a primary focus on the Oilfield Environmental & Oilfield Construction Services Sector.

Features of our program include:

  • Personal Dashboard to easily view your messages and assigned tasks
  • Project Document Sharing
  • Project Communications & Messaging
  • Multiple Photo Uploads
  • Project Task & Resource Allocations with Time Scheduling (by Category, Major Tasks & Sub-Tasks)
  • Project Histories
  • Project Notes to keep track of important information on a project
  • Project Road Map or Satellite Image
  • Ability to set up multiple Jobs per Project (this is useful if the Client issues an AFE # for the Construction of a lease and then issues a new AFE # for the Clean-up)
  • Landowner Information and Client Land File information
  • Permissions – Specific rights to system users (Client/Project Manager/Technicians/Administrators)
  • Daily Reports
  • Time, Equipment and Expense Tracking
  • Sub-Contractor Expense Tracking (track by field ticket # and actual invoice # when received)
  • Budget, Costs to Date, and Variance Reporting
  • Job Cost Detail Reports, easily view items that have been billed or items that remain unbilled (making for easy month-end accruals)
  • Task Status Reports
  • Project Status Reports
  • Revenue Reports
  • Raw Data Reports
  • Invoicing (quickly check off the time/field tickets you want included on your invoice and it’s pdf ready)
  • Payroll
  • SSL-Secured Access