When encroaching another drainage unit, ensure the drainage unit for the proposed well and the existing drainage unit have identical:
- Mineral ownership
- Lessee(s) and partners
- Well ownership and operator
- Farm-in agreements
If these aren't identical, the applicant may be required to complete the Public Notice Process before licensing the well at the proposed location, and the well will be subject to an off-target penalty. Depending on the type of off-target well, Public Notice may be required for both the location of the proposed well and to obtain a waiver to the off-target penalty. For more information see Directive PNG007 and Directive PNG009: Public Notice Requirements.