What is ERCB Directive ?Directive 60 is formally named “Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring. New Directive 60 – Solution Gas Management. What’s new in Section 2? January 8, James Vaughan. EUB Operations Group. Published: Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Energy Resources Conservation Board. Series: EUB Directive · ERCB Directive Subjects.

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Vent gas limits for new centrifugal compressors January 1, With the exception of oil sands mining schemes and operations, Directive applies to all schemes and operations recb under section 10 of the Oil Sands Conservation Act. Requirements in this directive are aligned to ensure compliance with Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives and Guidelines.

Overview of ERCB Directive

Routine venting should never be chosen if there are sufficient gas volumes to sustain stable combustion. Designated Information Submission System Effective March 29,the AER has a new online process for submitting well drilling and completion data daily tour reports and various notifications.

What does Directive mean to me? Manufacturer-specified steady-state vent gas rate of less than 0. Sour service requires special permit attention. I Accept I Decline. Air emissions regulations and reporting requirements for the upstream oil and gas UOG industry in Hydrocarbon liquids stored in atmospheric storage tanks that vent to atmosphere must not have a true vapour pressure greater than 83 kPaa at The dispersion model predictions for flares remain the same, but the predictions for incinerators increase slightly.


Reporting requirements may apply. Criteria exist that limit the number of non-routine flaring events. Solution gas produced on a routine basis must be conserved not flared when the economic evaluation per Section 2. Section 7 of Directive 60 prescribes combustion and conversion efficiencies, as well as minimum heating value of flared gas. Directives Directives set out requirements or processes that energy companies operating in Alberta must follow. directice

Flared, incinerated and vented gas must be reported monthly through the Petroleum Registry of Alberta, as per Directive See Section 5 of Directive 60 for more information. Use a relay that has been designed to reduce or minimize transient or dynamic venting, or adjust the actuation frequency to ensure that the time between actuations is greater than 15 minutes Pneumatic instruments other than level controllers: March 12, Effective Date: Process simulation and optimization Technical articles.

Vent gas limits for existing pneumatic devices January 1, Compliance and Enforcement Program]. Each day that the flare operates above that major threshold value is considered to be dirfctive major event. Existing gas gathering systems should be used where possible.

Reporting protocols set out in Directive 60 must be followed at all times. This document provides guidance to the owners, operators, designers and engineers of upstream flares, incinerators and vents. Cirective requirements also apply to pipeline installations that convey gas e.

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Holdings: Directive : upstream petroleum industry flaring, incinerating, and venting

Effective March 29,the AER has a new online process for submitting well drilling and completion data daily tour reports and diective notifications. While efforts have virective made to ensure that the content is complete, accurate and current, the AER and their agents and employees are not liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the possession, access to, publication, use of, or reliance on, that information or data.

Benzene venting has a special classification found in Section 8. Vent gas limits for existing glycol dehydrators January 1, Our directives contain requirements and processes that energy companies operating in Alberta must follow. December 13, Effective Date: Flaring of sour gas is reported separately as per Directive Vent gas limits for new glycol dehydrators January 1, These requirements ensure that public safety concerns and environmental impacts are addressed before beginning to flare, incinerate, or vent.


Logs of flaring, incinerating and venting events must also be kept and retained for a minimum of 12 months. Regulating Development Rules and Directives Directives. Non-routine flaring incinerating and venting such as in the case of an emergency must be minimized, especially by reducing plant inlet.

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