Well Testing Requirements & Schedules


Well Testing Requirements & Schedules

Outstanding CBM Initial Pressure Requirements

Outstanding CBM Initial Pressure Requirements [Excel]
This file lists the licensee name, current unique well identifier, stratigraphic unit, interval top and base, test category and license number. Only those requirements that are outstanding will appear on this list.
Date: 2016-05-06

Annual Pool Pressure Survey Schedule

2017 Annual Pool Schedule [Excel]
These files contain the field and pool name, coordinating operator, survey requirement, the year the next survey is due, and the status (whether the requirement is fulfilled, outstanding, partially fulfilled, etc.). These files are updated monthly as required.
Date: 2018-01-19
2017 Appendix - "SPECIAL CIRC" [PDF] Date: 2018-01-19

UWI Pressure Survey Schedules

2017 Annual by UWI Schedule [Excel] Date: 2018-01-19

Monthly Initial Well Test Requirements

Outstanding Initial Well Testing Requirements [Excel] Date: Updated weekly

Current Business Rules and Practices

This section provides the current rules, requirements, and procedures for submitting oil and gas reservoir well test data.

Directive 040: Pressure and Deliverability Testing Oil and Gas Wells provides the requirements and recommended practices for pressure- and deliverability-testing for oil and gas wells.

All companies are required to submit current well test data electronically in the appropriate pressure ASCII standard (PAS) format. Hard copy reports will only be accepted for well tests captured prior to January 1, 1999.

Further to Directive 040, the AER electronically captures industry-collected well tests consisting of gas and fluid analyses, AOF, acoustic well-sounder data, static- and transient-gauge pressure data, and drill-stem tests.

SERCO List (updated November 2016) is a list of producing and/or service companies with 5-digit codes required in the specified PAS files identified in that document.

Well Test File Formats
Well test submissions are formatted according to the industry and AER-defined PAS format.

PAS V4.0 file formats [Excel] [PDF]

If you have questions about the AER requirements for well test submissions or about compiling and submitting an electronic test to the AER, please send an e-mail message to WellTest-Helpline@aer.ca