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Oil and Gas Well Repair Application

Apply for authorization to repair a well.

1. Guidance

If a well is discovered to be damaged or inadequate for it's intended purpose, and repair is required to proceed with operations, the licensee must first notify the appropriate Ministry of Energy and Resources Field Office.

Contact 1-844-764-3637, Petroleum and Natural Gas Emergency Support Line, to report the severity of the well's damage to the appropriate Field Office. If there is surface casing vent flow or gas migration present, see Gas Migration and Surface Casing Vent Flow for additional reporting requirements.

After contacting the Field Office, the operator must apply for well repair authorization through the Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS).

Activities that may require authorization to repair a well include:

  • Annulus testing;
  • Cement evaluation;
  • Gas migration testing; and
  • Well abandonment.

Refer to Directive PNG008: Disposal and Injection Well Requirements for more information.


2. Eligibility

To apply for well repair authorization, you must:

  • Have an IRIS account and the appropriate permissions assigned by your IRIS Security Administrator.
  • Have ownership of the well or agreements in place to perform operations on the well.

3. How To Apply

To apply to authorize a well repair:

  1. Ensure you meet all eligibility requirements.
  2. Compile the applicable supporting documentation:
    • Well Schematic;
    • Program of operations developed in consultation with the Field Office; and
    • Other supporting documents (if applicable).
  3. Log in to IRIS and complete the appropriate application process for authorization and attach the required documents.

4. Apply


5. Further Information

The applicant will be notified through IRIS whether the application for authorization is approved or denied.

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