The Ministry of the Economy consulted with the oil and gas industry on proposed changes to the Directive PNG008: Disposal and Injection Well Requirements.
The proposed changes fall into the following categories:
- General reordering of the various sections in the document to accommodate additional information and for document formatting consistency;
- Introduction of various new definitions and addition of clarifying information for some of existing definitions;
- Changes to reflect current and upcoming practices in the Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS);
- Miscellaneous additions/revisions/clarifications related to the Directive. This includes references to other Directives that includes requirements that the licensee must address.
The proposed changes were expected to be advanced with the aim of the new Directive coming into effect in late March 2018.
Further details on the proposed changes are outlined in the: