Well Drilling Completion Data Submission system User Guide

Well Drilling Completion Data Submission system User Guide
DDS Well Drilling Completion Data Submission System: A User Guide
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Well Drilling Completion Data
Submission system
User Guide
♦ Well Drilling and Completion Data submission
♦ Fracture Fluid Data submission
♦ Water Source Data submission
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Change Control
1.0
Version
Date
2012 Oct 10
1.1
2012 Dec 31
2.0
2013 May 16
2.1
2013 Sept 13
Alberta Energy Regulator
Primary Authors
Miriam Romero, Ian
Curle
Miriam Romero, Ian
Curle
Ian Curle, Abiodun
Adeniran
Ian Curle, Abiodun
Adeniran
Change Description
Initial Create
Added Fracture Fluid and Water
Source sections
Added Fracture Fluid and Water
Source amendment sections
Minor Updates
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Table of Contents
About Well Drilling Completion Data Submission System ............................................... 5
How to use this User Guide ................................................................................................ 8
Navigation for Web Submissions ....................................................................................... 9
Overview........................................................................................................................... 13
Resources .......................................................................................................................... 16
a. Contacts..................................................................................................................... 16
b. Other References....................................................................................................... 16
Part A. Well Drilling and Completion .............................................................................. 17
A.1 Validate File.............................................................................................................. 18
A.2 Submit by File........................................................................................................... 19
A.3 Submit by Form ........................................................................................................ 20
A.3.1 Submitting Well Operation ‘Preset’................................................................... 23
A.3.2 Submitting Well Operation ‘Drilling’................................................................ 24
A.3.3 Submitting Well Operation ‘Deepening’ ........................................................... 26
A.3.4 Submitting Well Operation ‘Completion’.......................................................... 28
A.3.5 Enter Casing data ............................................................................................... 30
A.3.6 Enter Cementing data......................................................................................... 32
A.3.7 Enter Core data................................................................................................... 33
A.3.8 Enter Kickoff data.............................................................................................. 34
A.3.9 Enter Drillstem Test data ................................................................................... 35
A.3.10 Enter Plugback data ......................................................................................... 36
A.3.11 Enter Well Incident data .................................................................................. 37
A.3.12 Enter Packer data ............................................................................................. 38
A.4 Recall Saved Submission .......................................................................................... 40
A.5 Submit Amendment .................................................................................................. 42
Part B. Fracture Fluid Composition Data ......................................................................... 43
B.1 Validate and Submit Fracture Fluid by File .............................................................. 44
B.1.1 Preparing an XML file for submission............................................................... 46
B.1.2 Preparing a CSV File for Submission ................................................................ 47
B.1.3 Validation rules for batch submissions .............................................................. 49
B.2 Save and Submit Fracture Fluid by Form ................................................................. 53
B.2.1 Wells Tab: Select a Licence and UWI ............................................................... 55
B.2.2 Completions Tab: Select fracture interval record .............................................. 58
B.2.3 Fracture Components tab: Enter Fracture Components ..................................... 60
B.2.4 Component Ingredients tab: Enter component ingredients ................................ 63
B.2.5 Validate, Submit and Print ................................................................................. 67
*B.3 Validate and Amend Fracture Fluid by File............................................................ 69
B.3.1 Preparing an XML file for amendment .............................................................. 71
B.3.2 Preparing a CSV File for Amendment ............................................................... 72
B.3.3 Validation Rules for batch amendments ............................................................ 73
B.4 Amend Fracture Fluid by Form................................................................................. 74
B.4.1 Wells Tab: Select a Licence and UWI ............................................................... 76
B.4.2 Completions Tab: Select fracture interval record .............................................. 80
B.4.3 Fracture Components tab: Add and Amend Fracture Components ................... 82
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B.4.4 Component Ingredients tab: Add or amend component ingredients.................. 85
B.4.5 Validate, Amend and Print ................................................................................. 89
B.5 Review Submitted data.............................................................................................. 93
B.6 Adding an item to a Reference Table........................................................................ 94
Part C. Fracture Fluid Water Source Data ........................................................................ 96
C.1 Validate and Submit Water Source by File............................................................... 97
C.1.1 Preparing an XML file for submission............................................................... 98
C.1.2 Preparing a CSV File for Submission ................................................................ 99
C.1.3 Validation rules for batch submissions ............................................................ 101
C.2 Validate and Amend Water Source by File............................................................. 105
C.3 Save or Submit Water Source by Form................................................................... 106
C.3.1 Validate, Submit and Print ................................................................................ 107
C.3.2 Validate, Submit and Print ................................................................................ 120
C.4.0 Amend Water Source by Form............................................................................. 122
C.4.1 Water Source Data tab: Amend Water Source Information.............................. 123
C.4.2 Validate, Amend and Print ................................................................................ 124
C.4.3 Review a Submission ....................................................................................... 126
Part D. Submit Paper Daily Reports Package to Core Research Centre (CRC) ............. 127
Part E. Appendices.......................................................................................................... 130
Appendix A: Directive 059 Table Codes........................................................................ 131
Appendix B: Electronic Well Drilling and Completion Data Submission Matrix ......... 133
Appendix C. Fracture Fluid Composition Data Submission Matrix............................... 136
Appendix D. Fracture Fluid Water Source Data Submission Matrix ............................. 139
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About Well Drilling Completion Data Submission System
The Well Drilling Completion Data submission system is a web-based data capture system. It
allows users to submit well drilling and completion data directly to the AER using the Digital Data
Submission (DDS) system. This satisfies the filing requirements stated in AER Directive 059: Well
Drilling and Completion Data Filing Requirements.
Data can be submitted in two ways:
o
o
By using interactive forms
By submitting batch files that contain data organized in the AER-prescribed format.
These files can be in any of the following format:
ƒ XML (Extensible Markup Language)
ƒ CSV (Comma Separated Values) – for fracture fluid and water source
data submissions only
Previously submitted data can also be amended by the licensee by requesting an amendment
through the DDS system. This functionality is currently not available for fracture fluid and water
source submissions.
Getting Started
Before accessing the Well Drilling Completion Data Submission system, you need to have the
following:
o
o
A DDS User ID and a Password
Correct DDS roles (i.e. permissions)
ƒ Submit Well Drilling and Completion Data
ƒ Submit Fracturing Fluids
ƒ Amend Fracture Fluids
If you have not been assigned a User ID and Password or do not have the required DDS roles,
please contact your corporate DDS administrator. You may also consult the DDS User Guide by
clicking on the link “DDS Guide” on the DDS Home page.
Accessing Well Drilling Completion Data Submission
System
You can access the Well Drilling Completion Data submission system via the AER Web site as
follows:
1. Open the AER home page at the following URL: http://www.aer.ca.
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2. There are two options to navigate to the DDS homepage.
Option 1: On the right hand section of the website, locate
Quick Links and select Digital Data Submission from the
drop down list.
Option 2: On the top menu items, point cursor to “Data &
Publications” and select Digital Data Submission
3. After you select Digital Data Submission (DDS) the DDS Login screen opens in a new
window.
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4. In the User ID and Password fields, enter the user ID and password that was assigned
to you by the corporate DDS administrator.
The menu items shown vary depending on the roles assigned by your corporate DDS
administrator.
5. In the left side menu, when successfully logged in, expand the “AER” menu, then the
“Submissions” menu then the “Well Drilling Completion Data” menu all by clicking the +
icon beside the menu header. From the Well Drilling Completion Data menu item, select
the item you wish to access.
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How to use this User Guide
This User Guide explains how to use the functions in the DDS Well Drilling Completion Data
system in order to comply with the electronic submission requirements of AER’s Directive 059:
Well Drilling and Completion Data Filing Requirements.
o
The User Guide should always be used in conjunction with the current edition of Directive
059.
o
While the User Guide outlines the submission process, the user should always refer to
Directive 059 for data submission definitions and requirements.
o
The User Guide refers to data elements using Directive 059 code tables, e.g. Conductor
casing is not referred to as ‘Conductor’ casing but as casing type 1. For a complete list of
all these codes, refer to Appendix A under Part A. Well Drilling and Completion of this
guide.
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The User Guide highlights some submission rules but the user should always refer to the
Business Rules spreadsheet on the DDS homepage for Well Drilling Completion Data
(Business Rules hyperlink on the right hand pane under Related Resources).
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Navigation for Web Submissions
The table below describes the general functionality of the following commands when submitting
via web form:
Commands
Submission
system
D&C
Add
FF
WS
Opens a data entry panel for the type of operation
selected.
x
x
Add hyperlink
x
Amend hyperlink
Browse
Cancel
Opens the next tab so a new record can be added.
x
Navigates user to the Add Perforation page where
fracture records can be added for wells with more
than 9 event sequence.
x
On “Amend & Print” form page, this submits the
amendment
x
Opens the next tab so data can be amended
x
x
x
Allows user to browse computer to find the XML or
CSV file to be validated or submitted.
x
x
x
Cancels the current activity. Data on the page is not
saved.
x
Clears the Diversion Authorization Type and
Diversion Authorization ID to enable the selection of
another option
Clear Diversion
Authorization
Completions
hyperlink
Confirm
Opens the Completions tab so data can be amended
x
Sends the data in the current submission file from
user’s web browser to the AER.
x
Deletes the selected record.
Delete
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Enables selection of the drop down menu items or
data entry fields.
x
Add Perfs
Amend
System action
x
x
IMPORTANT: When the record is deleted, any
associated data is also deleted. For example, deleting
a casing will delete any cementing events that are
associated to it and deleting a fracture composition
component will delete any associated ingredients.
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Commands
Submission
system
D&C
Delete
Submission
Edit
FF
Deletes entire fracture fluid composition submission.
Note: there is a dialog box to confirm is desired.
x
Opens a data panel that displays saved data; when
opened in this mode, the saved data can be modified.
x
Opens the next tab. Displays saved data for the
selected record; once opened, the saved data can be
modified.
x
x
Opens the Well Operation data panel that displays
existing data for the selected Well Operation; when
opened in this mode, you can select and edit.
x
Validates the entered data and closes the window
that has the focus.
x
Validates the entered data and leaves the window
open for further data entry of another record of the
same kind. System populates the data panel in the
background.
File Open
Ok & Add
x
Print
x
x
Return to Licence
Operation
x
Save
x
Brings back the Licence Operation page.
Search
x
IMPORTANT: Do not use the BACK button of your
browser.
x
x
Saves data entered so far for the current submission.
x
x
Searches for the licence number.
x
x
Validates, sends and stores the data in the
submission to the AER.
x
x
Enables the previously entered greyed out data to be
edited (i.e. on saved data prior to submission or
amending submitted data).
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Prints the submission to a destination printer.
Navigates user back from the Add Perforation page
to the Well tab when entering data for wells with more
than 9 event sequence.
Return
Submit
System action
WS
Edit hyperlink
Ok
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System action
WS
Validates data entered or amended while working on
the active tab.
Validate
Submission or
Validate
Amendment
An error message will appear when the data
submission has not fulfilled all the business rules for
submissions.
A warning message will appear when the data
entered may need to be reviewed prior to submission.
x
x
Error message icon – submission denied.
(Form submission – composition & water source)
Warning message icon – submission allowed.
(Form submission – composition & water source)
Validates data for the entire submission.
Validate
An error message will appear when the data
submission has not fulfilled all the business rules for
submissions.
x
x
A warning message will appear when the data
entered may need to be reviewed prior to submission.
Error message icon – submission denied.
(Form submission – composition & water source)
Warning message icon – submission allowed.
(Form submission – composition & water source)
x
Validates surface latitude and longitude entered are
within Alberta and returns its “DLS Location”, the
“Major Basin”, “Major Subwatershed” and “Name of
Water Body” within 200m radius of the lat/long.
x
Validates the AER Facility ID entered. System returns
the “Name of Facility”, “AER Facility Licence” and
“Name of Supplier” fields.
Verify Lat/Lon
Verify Facility
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Displays the Cementing operations associated with
the selected Casing
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Submission
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D&C
View
FF
System action
WS
Opens a new window and displays the selected
submission in report form.
x
View hyperlink
x
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Opens the next tab. Displays data as submitted for
the selected record; once opened, the saved data can
be modified.
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Overview
The Well Drilling Completion Data submission system menu options can be found under the
menu path AER > Submissions. See below. If you do not have the required roles as noted in
the “Getting Started” section on page 5, you will not see the menu options highlighted in blue.
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A. Drilling and Completion submission menu items
REQUIREMENT: Electronic drilling and completion data is required to be submitted within 30
days of the well operation end date.
1. Validate by File
This option allows the an XML file to be confirmed if meeting the AER schema
requirements.
2. Submit by Form
This option allows the entry of electronic summaries of the Daily Tour Reports through an
interactive form and to either submit the data or save it for submission at a later time. The
system performs basic validation on the data as it is entered into the screens.
3. Submit by File
This option allows the submission of an XML file containing drilling and completion data.
The system automatically validates the file against the schema and business rules in
DDS.
4. Recall Saved Submission
This option allows the retrieval of a submission saved 14 days from last saved date.
5. Submit Amendment
This option allows the submission of an amendment request to the AER Well Data
Services for AER to amend previously submitted data.
B. Fracture Fluid Composition Data
REQUIREMENT: Fracture Fluid Composition Data is required to be submitted when
completion operation types ‘41’ (Fracture) or ‘42’ (Multi-stage Fracture) are submitted via
DDS Well Drilling Completion system.
6. Validate and Submit Fracture Fluid by File
This option allows the XML or CSV file to be confirmed if meeting AER schema
requirements. This also allows the submission of an XML or CSV file or a zipped
XML/CSV file.
7. Save or Submit Fracture Fluid by Form
This allows the entry of fracture fluid data through an interactive form and to either submit
the data or save it for submission at a later time. This functionality also allows the
creation of UWIs with more than 9 event sequences, the well’s fracture interval data and
submission of fracture fluid data.
8. Amend Fracture Fluid by File
This allows the amendment of fracture fluid data through updates to a previously
submitted XML or CSV file. This functionality also allows the deletion of previously
submitted fracture fluid data
9. Amend Fracture Fluid by Form
This allows the amendment of fracture fluid data through an interactive form and to either
amend the data or save it for amendment at a later time. This functionality allows the
amendments to fracture fluid data for UWIs with more than 9 event sequences
(amendments for UWIs with more than 9 event sequences cannot be done by the batch
file process),
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Fracture Fluid Water Source Data
REQUIREMENT: Fracture Fluid Water Source Data is required to be submitted when water
is submitted as a Carrier Fluid in the fracture operation.
10. Validate and Submit Water Source by File
This option allows the XML or CSV file to be confirmed if meeting AER schema
requirements. This also allows the submission of an XML or CSV file or a zipped
XML/CSV file.
11. Save or Submit Water Source by Form
This allows the entry of water source data through an interactive form and to either
submit the data or save it for submission at a later time.
12. Amend Water source data by File
This allows the amendment of water source data through updates to a previously
submitted XML or CSV file. This functionality also allows the deletion of previously
submitted water source data
13. Amend Water Source data by Form
This allows the amendment of water source data through an interactive form and to either
amend the data or save it for amendment at a later time.
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Resources
a. Contacts
For company account set up,
contact the DDS Administrator at 403-297-5802 or by email to [email protected]AER.ca
Individual accounts and roles should be referred to the company DDS administrator.
For submission issues where the answer is not in this user guide,
contact Well Data Services at 403-297-8952 (option 2) or by email to
[email protected]
For requirements clarifications and issues not answered by Directive 059,
send an email to [email protected]
For submission of paper reports of daily operations, send package to
Alberta Energy Regulator
Core Research Center
3545 Research Way NW
Calgary, Alberta T2L 1Y7
b. Other References
Submission requirements are found in Directive 059: Well Drilling and Completion Filing
Requirements. A copy can be found at www.AER.ca under Regulations & Directives.
Submission processes are outlined in this User Guide.
Submission validation rules are found in the DDS homepage for each submission system, on the
right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the Business Rules hyperlink:
• well drilling and completion rules are in Well Drilling Completion homepage
• fracture fluid data submission rules are in Fracture Fluid Composition Data homepage
• water source data submission rules are in Fracture Fluid Water Source Data homepage
XML/CSV file layouts and XML schemas are found in the DDS homepage for each submission
system:
• for well drilling and completion, on the right hand pane under Related Resources, click
on the XML File Layout and XML submission schema hyperlink.
• for fracture fluid data, in the upper portion of the page when selecting Submit Fracture
Fluids Data by File
• for water source data, in the upper portion of the page when selecting Submit Water
Source Data by File
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) are found in the following:
• Directive 059 requirements at the Directive 059 page at www.AER.ca
• Submissions in the appropriate DDS submission homepage
• Fracture Fluid report at www.fracfocus.ca
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Part A. Well Drilling and Completion
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A.1 Validate File
This functionality allows the user to do the following:
• Validate an XML file without submission
Process steps:
Step 1. On the Well Drilling Completion Data submission system, select Validate File.
Step 2. Prepare the XML file to be uploaded according to the schema and file layout.
For the XML file layout and submission schema, refer to the DDS homepage for Well
Drilling Completion Data by clicking on the ‘Well Drilling Completion Data’ menu item. On
the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the XML File Layout and XML
submission schema hyperlink.
Step 3. Using the Browse button, locate the XML file to be validated.
Step 4. Click the Validate button.
The system will validate the file structure as well as the data it contains to ensure that all
requirements are met.
A Validation Error Report will be displayed with error messages if errors are found in the
file.
A Validation Success Report will be displayed for error free submissions. This file is now
ready to be submitted to the AER via the Submit by File option.
Both validation reports provide a link on the top right to Return to File Validate. This
returns back to the Validate File screen.
For a complete list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Well
Drilling Completion Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the
Business Rules hyperlink.
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A.2 Submit by File
This functionality allows the user to do the following:
• Submit an XML file (the system automatically validates for errors)
• Print a submission report and a cover sheet
Process steps:
Step 1. On the Well Drilling Completion Data submission system, select Submit by File.
Step 2. Prepare the XML file to be uploaded according to the schema and file layout.
For the XML file layout and submission schema, refer to the DDS homepage for Well
Drilling Completion Data by clicking on the ‘Well Drilling Completion Data’ menu item. On
the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the XML File Layout and XML
submission schema hyperlink.
Step 3. Using the Browse button, locate the XML file to be validated.
Step 4. Click Submit button.
The system will validate the file structure as well as the data it contains to ensure that all
requirements are met.
An error message will be displayed in the event of an XML error. Once the file is fixed, it
can be resubmitted.
A Submission Error Report will be displayed with error messages if errors are found in
the file. The window provides a link on the top right to Return to File Submission.
For a complete list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Well
Drilling Completion Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the
Business Rules hyperlink.
Step 5. A Submission Acknowledgement will be displayed when an error free submission is
successful. There will be hyperlinks to View Submission Report and to View Cover
Sheet.
Step 6. Print the Cover Sheet and attach it to the paper daily reports of operations from which
the electronic submission data were derived. Sign and date the cover sheet to confirm
that no personal information is contained in the report. Send the package to the Core
Research Centre.
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A.3 Submit by Form
This functionality allows the submitter to do the following:
• Create a new submission via a web form
• Save the submission report for 14 days
• Submit and print a cover sheet and the submission report
Process steps:
Step 1. On the Well Drilling Completion Data submission system, select Submit by Form.
Step 2. The view below is displayed. On the Licence Operation panel, click the Add link to
display the Edit Licence Operation window.
Step 3. Enter a valid Licence Number, including
prefix and suffix if applicable, an Operation
Start and End dates and Submitter
Reference.
Click OK once done.
Note that data entry fields with asterisks (*)
are mandatory fields.
Step 4. When the Licence Operation panel is displayed, a new row appears for Well Operation.
Click the Add link to display the Add Well Operation window.
Enter a valid UWI.
Check the box(es) for the applicable
operation. At least one well operation has to
be checked.
The following well operation combinations are
acceptable as a single submission:
o
Drilling and Completion
o
Deepening and Completion
Click OK once done.
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Please note the following rules on UWI creation during a submission:
o
If the UWI has already been created by the AER (during licensing approvals), please
enter the UWI as it is assigned and displayed in AER sourced databases (e.g. UWI
displayed in PETRINEX).
o
Subsequent UWIs can be ‘created’ by the licensee during a ‘Completion’ submission
to represent new open intervals for new pools.
o
Subsequent UWIs can be ‘created’ by the licensee during a ‘Drilling’ submission to
represent new drilling legs except for the following instances:
i. the license is already abandoned in which a re-entry application is required
ii. the spud date of the subsequent UWI is more than 6 months from the
previous UWI in which a resumption application is required
Step 5. The Licence Operation panel now displays the UWI and the type of well operation
selected for submission.
Note the two icons
.
The notepad (Edit Well) takes you back to Add Well Operation where you can add additional
UWIs to report.
The folder (View Well) takes you to the web form where you can enter data for the
submission.
Step 6. Click the Add link directly on the right of the data being submitted to each of the data
entry panel.
Enter data for the well operation being submitted. Refer to pages 21 to 26.
Step 7. On the top right hand corner of the page, click the Return to Licence Operation link to go
back to the Well Drilling Completion page.
Here, you can click on the
notepad icon to add additional well operation for the UWI
or click the Add link on the right hand side of the Well Operation item to add additional UWIs
in the same submission.
Step 8. Once submission is complete, you can either do the following –
a. Click View to review your report. The Submission Status will show ‘In Progress’.
b. Click Save to save the submission as a work in progress. The submission will be saved
for 14 days from when it was saved. Otherwise, it will be automatically deleted from the
system
c.
Click Submit to send the data to the AER.
Step 9. Upon submission, any of the following can occur:
a. The submission passes the validation. Click Confirm to confirm the submission and send
the data to the AER. Click Cancel in order to make changes on the submission or Save if
saving report for later retrieval.
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b. A Validation Failed result will be displayed with error messages directly under the data
that failed the validation. Click the + icon on the left side of each folder if the folder
contents cannot be seen. Click Cancel in order to make corrections on the submission or
Save if saving report for later retrieval. Note that the submission must be saved again or
submitted to include any changes.
c.
A Submission Acknowledgement will be displayed when a submission is successful.
There will be hyperlinks to View Submission Report and to View Cover Sheet.
For a complete list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Well Drilling
Completion. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the Business Rules
hyperlink.
Step 10. Print the Cover Sheet and attach it to the paper daily reports of operations from which
the electronic submission data were derived. Sign and date the cover sheet to confirm that no
personal information is contained in the report. Send the package to the Core Research
Centre.
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A.3.1 Submitting Well Operation ‘Preset’
{Section 3.2 requirement 4, page 11 of Directive 059}
This enables the user to enter data related to wells which have been preset as part of a separate
operation when well has not been drilled to licensed Total Depth.
From step 6 of page 19, follow the following process when submitting a preset operation:
o
Click the Add link directly on the right of the Preset
folder.
Enter the Spud Date (mandatory).
Enter the Initial Status Code (mandatory). The only
acceptable code for this submission is code 6
“PRESET”.
Click OK once done.
o
Enter Casing and Cementing data (mandatory). Refer to pages 28 and 30.
o
Enter Core data, if applicable. Refer to page 31.
o
Enter Well Incident data (mandatory). Refer to page 35.
After all mandatory and optional data have been entered, go back to step 7 (Submit by Form) in
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A.3.2 Submitting Well Operation ‘Drilling’
{Section 3.2 requirement 5, page 11-13 of Directive 059}
This enables the user to enter the data related to a drilling operation for a particular UWI. This
includes
new drilling,
drilling to total depth of a preset well (when occurring more than 30 days from the
presetting),
resumption operation where a new event sequence has been assigned by the AER
re-entry operation.
Under the following scenario, DDS will not allow a submission unless a resumption or a re-entry
application has been obtained from Directive056
: when the licence status is abandoned, rec-certified or rec-exempt
: when the new spud date is more than 6 months from rig release date of the previous
drilling event
From step 6 of page 19, follow the following process when submitting a drilling operation:
o
Click the Add link directly on the right of the Drilling
folder.
Enter the Drilling Contractor Code which is a 4-digit
Business Associate (BA) code.
Enter the Rig Number.
Enter the Spud Date. Leave blank if a spud date has
already been previously submitted (i.e. presetting
operation).
Enter a Finished Drilling Date (mandatory) which
should be on or after the Spud Date.
Enter a Rig Release Date (mandatory) which should be on or after the Finished Drilling Date.
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Enter Kelly Bushing Elevation (mandatory) which should be greater than the Ground
Elevation submitted during licensing but not more than (Ground Elevation + 12 metres). If
drilled ground elevation has changed (i.e. reduced by more than 12 metres) during
construction, contact [email protected] on how this data should be submitted.
Enter Total Depth (mandatory).
Enter an Initial Status Code between 1 and 5 (mandatory).
• Multiple UWIs on the same submission having the same code 1 will not be allowed.
• Multiple UWIs on the same submission having the same code 2 will not be allowed.
• Multiple UWIs on the same submission having the same code 4 will not be allowed.
• If selecting a code 3, the submission should have another UWI (i.e. the subsequent drill
leg).
• If selecting a code 5, another UWI on the same submission should have a code 1.
• Code 6 will not be allowed on a drilling submission.
Click OK once done.
o
Enter casing and cementing data. Refer to pages 28 and 30.
When well has not been preset, casing data is mandatory. If well has been preset and this
submission is for the operation to drill the well to total depth or for the abandonment of a
preset well, casing is not mandatory.
o
Enter core data, if applicable. Refer to page 31.
o
Enter kickoff data, if applicable. Refer to page 32.
o
Enter drillstem test data, if applicable. Refer to page 33.
o
Enter plugback data, if applicable. Refer to page 34.
Plugback data is mandatory when the initial status code selected is 2, 3 or 4.
o
Enter Well Incident data (mandatory). Refer to page 35.
Note that the Completion and Packer folders appear but data can only be added if this
submission is a combined ‘Drilling’ and ‘Completion’ submission.
After all mandatory and optional data have been entered, go back to step 7 (Submit by Form) in
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A.3.3 Submitting Well Operation ‘Deepening’
{Section 3.2 requirement 6, page 13 of Directive 059}
This enables the user to enter the data related to a deepening operation of a particular UWI.
Directive 059 considers deepening as any additional drilling where the new total depth terminates
in the same original formation.
DDS will not allow a ‘Deepening’ submission when the licence status is abandoned, rec-certified
or rec-exempt.
A ‘Deepening’ cannot be submitted when packer data still exists. Any existing packer has to be
pulled first before the submission.
From step 6 of page 19, follow the following process when submitting a deepening operation:
o
Click the Add link directly on the right of the
Deepening folder.
Enter the new Finished Drilling Date
(mandatory) which should be a date after the old
Finished Drilling Date.
Enter a deeper Total Depth (mandatory).
Click OK once done.
o
Enter casing and cementing data, if applicable. Refer to pages 28 and 30.
o
Enter core data, if applicable. Refer to page 31.
o
Enter kickoff data, if applicable. Refer to page 32.
o
Enter drillstem test data, if applicable. Refer to page 33.
o
Enter plugback data, if applicable. Refer to page 34.
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Enter Well Incident data (mandatory). Refer to page 35.
Note that the Completion and Packer folders appear but data can only be added if this
submission is a combined ‘Drilling’ and ‘Completion’ submission.
After all mandatory and optional data have been entered, go back to step 7 (Submit by Form) in
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A.3.4 Submitting Well Operation ‘Completion’
{Section 3.2 requirement 14, page 20 of Directive 059}
This enables the user to enter the data related to a completion operation.
Completion can be combined with a drilling or a deepening submission.
From step 6 of page 19, follow the following process when submitting a completion operation:
o
Locate the Completion folder, second item from the bottom, and click the Add link on the
right hand side.
Enter the Completion Date (mandatory).
Enter the Operation type code (mandatory).
Enter Interval top (mandatory).
Enter Interval base (mandatory).
Enter Shots per metre if submitting a code 2.
Enter cement amount if submitting for a
completion operation type code 51, 52, 53 or
57.
Enter cement unit code if submitting for a
completion operation type code 51, 52, 53 or
57.
Enter abandonment code if applicable.
Abandonment code can only be submitted for
completion operation type codes 51, 52, 53 and
57.
Enter log tag code if abandonment code is submitted.
Click OK when entering only 1 completion record.
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Otherwise, keep on clicking OK & Add to enter additional completion records.
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Enter casing and cementing data, if applicable. Refer to pages 28 and 30.
o
Enter plugback data, if applicable. Refer to page 34.
o
Enter packer data, if applicable. Refer to page 36.
o
Enter Well Incident data, if applicable. Refer to page 35.
Any completion submission requires the submission of well incident data except if the
submission is for a Packer ‘Modify’ only.
Note that the Core, Kickoff and Drillstem Test appear but data can only be added if this
submission is a combined ‘Drilling’ and ‘Completion’ submission.
After all mandatory and optional data have been entered, go back to step 7 (Submit by Form) in
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A.3.5 Enter Casing data
{Section 3.2 requirement 7, page 13 of Directive 059}
Casing data is mandatory for preset and drilling submissions and optional for a deepening
submission. Exceptions to drilling submissions are oilsands evaluation wells and drilling operation
submissions for a previously submitted preset well.
Click the Add link directly on the right of the
Casing folder to enter Casing data.
o
Enter Casing Date.
Casing Date is optional when submitting
common casings, historical casings or
mixed casing grades. When Casing Date is
not submitted, the system will not require a
cementing record.
Casing Date can be before spud date for
casing type 1.
For a Deepening submission, casing date
should be on or after the new Finished Drilling Date.
o
Enter Casing Code (mandatory).
Mixed casings can be submitted for codes 3, 4 and 5 but not for casing codes 1 and 2.
When submitting casing code 1, an accompanying casing code 2 or 3 should be in the same
submission.
Only casing codes 1, 2 and 3 are allowed to be submitted for a preset operation.
Only casing codes 3, 4 or 5 are allowed to be submitted for a deepening operation.
o
Enter Casing Liner Outside Diameter in millimetres (mandatory).
The value should be between 0 and 999 mm.
o
Enter Casing Grade Steel Process.
Enter an alpha character. Casing grade is optional when submitting common and historical
casings.
Casing Grade Steel Process should be submitted when Casing Grade Yield Strength is
present.
o
Enter Casing Grade Yield Strength.
Enter a numeric value between 0 and 999. Casing grade is optional when submitting
common and historical casings.
Casing Grade Yield Strength should be submitted when Casing Grade Steel Process is
present.
o
Enter Casing Density in kg/m3.
Enter a numeric value between 1.0 and 999.9.
Casing Density is optional when submitting common and historical casings.
o
Enter Shoe Set Depth (mandatory) in mKB.
Enter the casing depth. The depth can be up to the total depth of the well.
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For mixed casings, enter the point where the casing changes, if known or the midpoint of the
casing string as the shoe depth for the 1st casing record and the actual shoe for the 2nd
casing record.
o
Enter Liner Top Depth in metres in mKB.
Submitted only for casing code 5. Liner Top Depth should be greater than (Kelly Bushing
Elevation – Ground Elevation).
Click OK when done.
Otherwise, keep on clicking OK & Add to enter additional casing records.
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A.3.6 Enter Cementing data
{Section 3.2 requirement 8, page 14 of Directive 059}
Cementing data is not required to be submitted in common and historical casings.
For mixed casing strings, cementing is not required for the 1st casing record. Instead, cementing
data for the entire casing string is submitted on the 2nd casing record.
You cannot submit more than 9 cementing records per casing record.
After entering casing data, select the View link next to the appropriate casing record in the panel
and click on the Add link next to the Cementing.
o
Enter Cement Code (mandatory).
If submitting a code 91, a completion
operation type code 7 should also be
submitted under Completions with the
same interval.
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Enter Cement Amount.
Cement Amount should not be
submitted when the cement code is
either 91 or 92.
o
Enter Cement Unit Code.
Cement Unit Code should not be
submitted when the cement code is
either 91 or 92.
o
Enter Interval Top (mandatory).
Enter 0 when the casing is cemented to ground surface.
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Enter Interval Base (mandatory).
Interval Base should not be deeper than the casing shoe.
Click OK when done.
Otherwise, keep on clicking OK & Add to enter additional cementing records for the specific
casing.
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A.3.7 Enter Core data
{Section 3.2 requirement 9, page 15 of Directive 059}
Core data can only be submitted when well operation is ‘Preset’, ‘Drilling’ or ‘Deepening’.
Enter core data when the well is cored whether the core is submitted to the Core Research
Center (CRC) or not.
Click the Add link directly on the right of the Core folder to enter Core data, if applicable.
o
Enter the Core Number (mandatory).
Core Number should start from 1 and
increment by 1 when submitting
‘Drilling’ operation.
On a ‘Deepening’ operation, Core
Number should start 1 more than the
last core observation in the database.
o
Indicate whether the core is a sidewall
core (mandatory).
o
Enter the Interval Top (mandatory).
For sidewall cores, only the Interval Top is required.
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Enter Interval Base.
For sidewall cores, do not submit an Interval Base.
Click OK when done.
Otherwise, keep on clicking OK & Add to enter additional core observations.
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A.3.8 Enter Kickoff data
{Section 3.2 requirement 11, page 16 of Directive 059}
Note that kickoff is now referred to as ‘Directional Drill Event (DDE)’ in Directive 059 but the
submission system still refers to this data as ‘Kickoff’.
Kickoff is an optional data that can only be submitted for ‘Drilling’ or ‘Deepening’ operations.
A good reference for determining kickoff data is the directional survey report.
Click the Add link directly on the right of the Kickoff folder to enter Kickoff data, if applicable.
o
Enter the Kickoff Date (mandatory).
o
Enter Kickoff Depth (mandatory).
Kickoff Depth should be greater than
(Kelly Bushing Elevation – Ground
Elevation), except when the Kickoff
Reason code is ‘1’
Kickoff Depth can be 0 if the Kickoff
Reason code is ‘1’ (i.e. well drilled by
a slant rig).
o
Enter Kickoff Reason Code (mandatory).
Kickoff Reason code is ‘1’ when the well has an inclination of ≥5 and <80 degrees.
Kickoff Reason code is ‘2’ when a fish has been on lost and the wellbore is sidetracked
into a new wellbore. This kickoff is applied to the new wellbore.
Kickoff Reason code is ‘4’ when the well has an inclination of ≥80 degrees.
Click OK when done.
Otherwise, keep on clicking OK & Add to enter additional kickoff data.
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A.3.9 Enter Drillstem Test data
{Section 3.2 requirement 10, page 16 of Directive 059}
Drillstem Test is an optional data that can only be submitted for ‘Drilling’ or ‘Deepening’
operations.
DDS will display an error message if the drillstem test being submitted has the same intervals as
a drillstem test that already exists in the AER Well Test Capture system.
Click the Add link directly on the right of the Drillstem Test folder to enter Drillstem Test data, if
applicable.
o
Enter the Test Number
(mandatory).
Test Number should start from 1
and increment by 1 when
submitting ‘Drilling’ operation.
On a ‘Deepening’ operation, Test
Number should start 1 more than
the last test number in the
database.
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Enter the Test Type Code (mandatory).
o
Enter the Interval Top (mandatory).
o
Enter the Interval Base (mandatory).
Click OK when done.
Otherwise, keep on clicking OK & Add to enter additional drillstem tests.
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A.3.10 Enter Plugback data
{Section 3.2 requirement 12, page 18 of Directive 059}
Plugback data is mandatory when the Initial Status Code is 2, 3 or 4 on a ‘Drilling” submission.
Plugback data can be submitted on well operation types ‘Drilling’, ‘Deepening’ or ‘Completion’.
Plugback should be recorded in the order they were run.
Click the Add link directly on the right of the Plugback folder to enter Plugback data, if applicable.
o
Enter the Plugback Date (mandatory).
Date should be on or after Finished
Drilling Date and in sequential order
when submitting multiple plugback
records.
o
Enter the Plugback Purpose Code
(mandatory).
If the initial status code is either 2 or 4,
the Plugback Purpose Code should be
1.
If the initial status code is 3, the
Plugback Purpose Code should be 4.
Plugback Purpose Code cannot be a 1 when another Plugback has a Purpose Code of 3.
o
Enter the Interval Top (mandatory).
o
Enter the Interval Base (mandatory).
Interval Base cannot overlap with another Plugback for the same UWI unless the Method
Code is 3.
o
Enter the Cement Amount (mandatory).
o
Enter the Cement Unit Code (mandatory).
o
Enter the Method Code (mandatory).
Method Code 3 can only be submitted when Plugback Purpose Code is 1.
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Enter the Log Tag Code (mandatory).
Click OK when done.
Otherwise, keep on clicking OK & Add to enter additional plugback data.
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A.3.11 Enter Well Incident data
{Section 3.2 requirement 13, page 19 of Directive 059}
Reporting of Well Incident is required for all submissions except when submitting well operation
type ‘Completion’ for a Packer ‘Modify’. Any Completion submission for a Packer ‘Modify’ that
includes any other data requirement will require a well incident record.
Click the Add link directly on the right of the Well Incident folder to enter Well Incident data.
o
Enter the Occurrence Type Code
(mandatory).
Note that Occurrence Type Codes
10, 30 and 40 require all
mandatory fields.
Code 99 only requires Occurrence
Date.
o
Enter the Operation in Progress
Code.
o
Enter the Occurrence Date
(mandatory).
Date should be in sequential order
when submitting multiple well
incident records.
o
Enter the Occurrence Depth.
o
Enter the Occurrence Mud Density (kg/m3).
Enter a value between and including 800 to 2500
o
Enter the Controlled Date.
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Enter the Controlled Depth.
Controlled Depth should be equal or deeper than Occurrence Depth.
o
Enter the Controlled Mud Density (kg/m3).
Enter a value between and including 800 to 2500
o
Enter the Lost Circulation Total Fluid (m3).
Click OK when done.
Otherwise, keep on clicking OK & Add to enter additional well incident records.
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A.3.12 Enter Packer data
{Section 3.2 requirement 15, page 22 of Directive 059}
Packer is an optional data that can only be submitted for a ‘Completion’ operation.
Packer data can be modified through a submission without sending an amendment under the
following scenarios:
o
Change an existing packer type code of any packer observation
o
Change an existing packer date as long as the new packer date is on or between the
next shallowest and the next deepest packers where applicable
o
Change an existing packer depth as long as the new packer depth is between the next
shallowest and the next deepest packers where applicable.
o
Changes can include packer type code, date and depth or any combination
Click the Add link directly on the right of the Plugback folder to enter Plugback data, if applicable.
o
Enter the Packer Date (mandatory).
When Packer Operation is ‘Set’, date
should be in sequential order when
submitting multiple packer data.
When Packer Operation is ‘Pull’, date
should be the actual date the packer
was pulled.
When Packer Operation is ‘Modify’,
enter the correct Packer Date here.
o
Select the Packer Operation
(mandatory).
o
Enter the Packer Code.
Do not enter a packer code when
submitting a Packer Operation ‘Pull’.
When Packer Operation is ‘Modify’,
enter the correct Packer Code here.
o
Enter the Packer Depth (mandatory).
When Packer Operation is ‘Pull’, enter the Packer Depth from shallowest to the deepest
when pulling multiple packers.
When Packer Operation is ‘Set’, enter the Packer Depth from deepest to shallowest when
pulling multiple packers.
When Packer Operation is ‘Modify’, enter the correct Packer Depth here.
o
Enter the Packer to Modify Date.
Should be blank for Packer Operations ‘Set’ and ‘Pull’.
When Packer Operation is ‘Modify’, enter the Packer Date of the packer data being
modified.
o
Enter the Packer to Modify Code.
Should be blank for Packer Operations ‘Set’ and ‘Pull’.
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When Packer Operation is ‘Modify’, enter the Packer Code of the packer data being
modified.
o
Enter the Packer to Modify Depth.
Should be blank for Packer Operations ‘Set’ and ‘Pull’.
When Packer Operation is ‘Modify’, enter the Packer Depth of the packer data being
modified.
Click OK when done.
Otherwise, keep on clicking OK & Add to enter additional packer data.
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A.4 Recall Saved Submission
This functionality allows the user to do the following:
• Retrieve previously saved submissions
Process steps:
Step 1. On the Well Drilling Completion Data submission system, select Recall Saved
Submission.
Step 2. The Well Drilling Completion – Saved Submissions panel is displayed with all saved
submissions that have not expired the 14 day period.
Note that any submission can be saved for 14 days from the time it is saved. The clock
restarts every time the submission is modified and saved.
Step 3. Click on the Edit
icon in order to access the data entry panel of the submission.
Step 4. Modify as you wish. You can refer to the section Submit by Form from pages 13 to 15
for guidance on how to enter data into the data entry web form.
Step 5. Once all the changes have been done, you can do the following:
5.1 View
If selected, a new window will display the Submission Report.
5.2 Save
If selected, the updated submission will be saved with a new Submission ID. The
Submission Date and Submission Time will be updated with the date and time when
the submission was modified.
5.3 Submit
If selected, the system will validate and if no errors occur, click Confirm to confirm
the submission and send the data to the AER. Click Cancel in order to make
changes on the submission or Save if saving report for later retrieval. A Submission
Acknowledgement will be displayed with hyperlinks to View Submission Report and
to View Cover Sheet. Note that a new Submission ID will be generated.
Print the Cover Sheet and attach it to the paper daily reports of operations from
which the electronic submission data were derived. Sign and date the cover sheet to
confirm that no personal information is contained in the report. Send the package to
the Core Research Centre. Refer to page 127 Part D. Submit Paper Daily Reports
Package to Core Research Center (CRC).
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5.4 Cancel
The system will treat the submission as not having been accessed. The Submission
ID, date and time will be unchanged.
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A.5 Submit Amendment
This functionality allows the user to do the following:
• Submit an amendment request to the AER of the following:
o Correction of previously submitted data. Exceptions are packer transactions that
can be done through the Packer ‘Modify’ facility
o Data entry of a submission that cannot get through due to existing business
edits.
o Adding new items to the fracture fluid composition and water source reference
tables. Refer to B.4 Adding an Item to a Reference Table on page 94.
Process steps:
Step 1. On the Well Drilling Completion Data submission system, select Submit
Amendment.
Step 2. The Submit Amendment to Well Drilling Completion Data panel is displayed.
Step 3. Enter a valid Licence Number and a Unique Well Identifier in the input boxes. If the
amendment is for more than one UWI, enter the UWI with the lowest event sequence
(typically /0).
Step 4. Describe the amendment request in the free flow text box in as much detail as
possible. Identify if the amendment is to ADD, DELETE or CHANGE and include from/to
codes and values. Ensure to indicate which amendments apply to which UWI when
submitting a request for multiple UWIs.
Step 5. Click Submit when done.
The system will display the details of the Amendment Request to be kept for the
submitter’s internal records.
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B.1 Validate and Submit Fracture Fluid by File
Please note that fracture fluid data cannot be submitted if fracture interval data has not been
submitted through the DDS system.
This functionality allows the user to do the following:
• Validate an XML or CSV file without submission
• Submit an XML, CSV or zipped CSV file with automatic validation for errors
Process steps summary:
Step 1. Prepare the file to be uploaded.
If preparing an XML file, refer to B.1.1 Preparing an XML File for Submission on page
46.
If preparing a CSV file, refer to B.1.2 Preparing a CSV File for Submission on page 47.
Step 2. Using the Browse button, locate the XML or CSV file to be validated or submitted.
Step 3. If you are not planning to submit but wish to validate the file, click the Validate
button. If you want to submit the file, click the Submit button.
Error messages will be displayed in red. If error messages appear, rectify the file
according to the error messages and validate again.
For a list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Fracture Fluid
Composition Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the
Business Rules hyperlink.
Step 4. Print the Cover Sheet. Attach it and submit together with a hard copy of the fracture
job report which must include all the data required for fracture operations listed in
Directive 059 Appendix 3, provided associated operations information has not
already been submitted with the Completion Operations hard copy records. Sign
and date the cover sheet to confirm that no personal information is contained in the
report. Send the package to the AER Core Research Centre at the address below.
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Core Research Centre
3545 Research Way NW
Calgary, Alberta T2L 1Y7
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B.1.1 Preparing an XML file for submission
The DDS submission system can accept data prepared in XML file format. The XML file should
be in accordance with the AER prescribed format.
The XML template and schema can be downloaded from the DDS Well Drilling Completion >
Data submission system > Fracture Fluid Composition Data > Validate and Submit
Fracture Fluid by File, see below:
The link Fracture Fluids Data xml schema brings up the XML schema and template. The data
must be consistent with the constraints and the lookup lists in Appendix C. Fracture Fluid
Composition Data Submission Matrix.
1. Create a new XML file from the downloaded AER XML template. This can either be done
through an internal system that produces an AER compliant XML file or by manually
entering the data within the XML tags. Note that only one well licence is allowed per XML
submission and any UWIs referenced in the XML file must be drilling legs not production
strings.
2. After all data has been entered, save the file with an XML file extension. The XML file can
also be prepared as a zip file for later submission. Zip files can only contain one file.
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B.1.2 Preparing a CSV File for Submission
The DDS submission system can only accept data created within a spreadsheet if the file is in
CSV file format. The CSV file must be in accordance with the AER prescribed format.
The CSV template can be downloaded from the DDS Well Drilling Completion Data
submission system > Fracture Fluid Composition Data > Validate and Submit Fracture
Fluid, see below:
The Fracture Fluids Data csv generator link brings up the CSV template. This template
contains a data sample as well as lookup lists as per Appendix C. Fracture Fluid Composition
Data Submission Matrix. Please note that the csv generator works best with Excel 2010. Users
use the csv generator at their own risk.
Please also note that data entered into the csv generator and saved as a csv file may be subject
to Excel specific formatting which will render the file unacceptable for the file validation process.
Examples include but are not restricted to the following:
o
o
o
removal of leading zeroes from well licence numbers;
reversion to a single 0 in the le column (this needs to be two zeroes (00);
removal of trailing zeroes on data that requires a specific number of
decimal places (e.g. volumeWeight)
Through experience, it has been found that this happens if a csv file is saved, closed and then
reopened in Excel. To avoid this, it is recommended to validate or submit the file while it is still
open or to submit from a saved and closed state.
1. Copy a new CSV file from the downloaded AER supplied template. Please note the
following:
o
o
o
o
The column sizes can be adjusted;
Additional columns cannot be inserted or added;
The order of the columns cannot be changed.
Note restrictions on number of UWIs, stages, etc.
Also note that the row must be duplicated up to the point where the data changes. As an
example, the licence, UWI, fracture event and fracture component must be copied for each of
the ingredients.
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Lic
|____|
UWI
|____|________|
Event
|____|________|______|
Component
|____|________|______|_____________|
Ingredient
|____|________|______|_____________|______________|
2. Enter the data in the row immediately after the data labels starting with row 3.
o
o
o
A series of numbers that start with a 0 should be entered with an apostrophe
(e.g. licence 0401234 is entered as ‘0401234).
Data containing double quotes, and commas should be enclosed in double
quotes (e.g. “Ali’s Alcohols, ethoxylated #22” is entered as ““Ali’s Alcohols,
ethoxylated #22””).
Line fields within a data field are not allowed.
When preparing a CSV file submission, there can only be one well licence number per
CSV file submission and the referenced UWIs must be drilling legs not production strings.
Each CSV file cannot have multiple worksheets or tabs.
3. After all data has been entered, save the file with a CSV file extension.
4. The CSV file can also be prepared as a zip file for later submission. Zip files can only
contain one file.
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File constraints
Each XML and CSV file submission is governed by the following constraints:
o
o
o
o
o
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One XML/CSV file for each well licence number
Up to nine UWIs for each well licence
o Wells with more than nine event sequences can only have the data
submitted for the event sequences greater than nine using the online
web form.
Up to 50 fracture intervals or stages for each UWI
Up to 100 fracture components for each fracture interval or stage
Up to 100 ingredients for each fracture component
Data values from lists must be exactly the same as seen on the list, e.g.
Fracture will be accepted but fracture will not be accepted.
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Schema validation
For a complete list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Fracture
Fluid Composition Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the
Business Rules hyperlink.
Data Element
licencePrefix
licenceNumber
licenceSuffix
SS
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Data/Schema Validation
License
The alpha character at the
Optional.
beginning of the numeric
String, 1 character.
licence number, if applicable, Value must be from A to Z except
as assigned by the AER.
the following: E to H, T to W.
Only exists for older licences.
A 7 digit number assigned by Mandatory.
the AER for an approved well Integer, 7 digits.
application.
Include leading 0’s
The alpha character at the
Optional.
end of the numeric licence
String, 1 character.
number, if applicable, as
Value must be from A to Z.
assigned by the AER.
Only exists for older licences.
Unique Well Identifier (UWI)
UWI has completion data of
‘Fracture’ or ‘Multi-stage Fracture’
in AER database.
Survey system portion of the
Mandatory.
Unique Well Identifier (UWI).
Value must be 1.
Alberta uses the Dominion
Land Survey (DLS), assigned
an SS value of 1.
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LE
Data Description
Location Exception code of
the UWI.
LSD
Legal Subdivision portion of
the UWI.
SEC
Section portion of the UWI.
TWP
Township portion of the UWI.
RGE
Range portion of the UWI.
EW
W is a fixed character of the
UWI denoting location is to
the West of a particular
longitudinal meridian.
Meridian portion of the UWI.
M
ES
perfTreatmentType
topDepth
baseDepth
perfDate
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Mandatory.
String value, 2 characters
If string, value must be from AA to
HZ except I or O.
If numeric, value must be from 00
to 99 except for 01.
Can also accept F, O, S or W as
the first character. Second
character is numeric 0 to 9 except
1.
Mandatory.
Integer, 2 digits.
Value must be from 1 to 16.
Mandatory.
Integer, 2 digits.
Value must be from 1 to 36.
Mandatory.
Integer, 3 digits.
Value must be from 1 to 126.
Mandatory.
Integer, 2 digits.
Value must be from 1 to 30.
Mandatory.
Value must be W or w.
Mandatory.
Integer, 1 digit.
Value must be 4, 5 or 6.
Mandatory.
Integer, 1 digit.
Value must be 0 to 9 except 1.
Fracture Interval Data
A fracture record previously
Mandatory.
submitted through DDS
String enumeration.
completion submission.
Value must exist in the Reference
Table (refer to Appendix C)
The top interval of the
.
fracture as previously
Decimal format 9999.99
submitted in DDS.
The bottom interval of the
fracture as previously
Decimal format 9999.99
submitted in DDS.
The fracture date as
Mandatory.
previously submitted in DDS. Date format for XML
YYYY-MM-DD.
Date format for CSV
2008-03-01
1-MAR-2008
MAR 1 2008
1 MAR 2008
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Data Element
serviceProvider
Data Description
Company that conducted the
hydraulic fracture operation
on behalf of the licensee.
fractureScenario
Wellbore configuration in the
location of the fracture
operation
componentType
Components
Carrier fluid, proppant or
additive
proppantType
Proppant type
tradeName
Name of proppant or additive
as used by the supplier
supplier
Supplier of proppant or
additive
purpose
Purpose of additive
carrierFluidType
Type of carrier fluid used
Size
Proppant Size
unitOfMeasure
Unit of measure of an
additive
volumeWeight
Weight in metric tonnes for
Proppant.
Volume in cubic metres for
Carrier Fluid.
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Mandatory.
String enumeration.
Value must exist in the Reference
Table (refer to Appendix C)
Mandatory.
String enumeration.
Value must exist in the Reference
Table (refer to Appendix C)
Mandatory.
String enumeration.
Value must exist in the Reference
Table (refer to Appendix C)
Mandatory for Proppant, NULL for
Carrier Fluid and Additive.
String enumeration.
Value must exist in the Reference
Table (refer to Appendix C)
Mandatory for Additive, optional
for Proppant and NULL (not
required) for Carrier Fluid.
String, 60 characters maximum
Mandatory for Proppant and
Additive, NULL (not required) for
Carrier Fluid.
String, 60 characters maximum
Mandatory for Additive, NULL for
Carrier Fluid and Proppant.
String enumeration.
Value must exist in the Reference
Table (refer to Appendix C)
Mandatory for Carrier Fluid, NULL
for Proppant and Additive.
String enumeration.
Value must exist in the Reference
Table (refer to Appendix C)
Mandatory for Proppant, NULL for
Carrier Fluid and Additive.
String enumeration.
Value must exist in the Reference
Table (refer to Appendix C)
Mandatory for Additive,
String enumeration.
Value must exist in the Reference
Table (refer to Appendix C)
Mandatory.
Decimal format 99999999.999
Value must be from 0.001 to
9999999.999
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casNumber
ingredientName
maxConcinComp
maxConcinHydraulicFluid
tradeSecret
Data Description
Ingredients
Chemical Abstract Number
assigned to an ingredient, if
available.
“Not Available” when CAS #
is not available.
HMIRC Approval number if
ingredient is hazardous and a
trade secret.
“Trade Secret” if ingredient is
non-hazardous and a trade
secret.
Name of ingredient or
chemical family
Maximum concentration of an
ingredient in an carrier fluid,
proppant or additive
Maximum concentration of an
ingredient in the hydraulic
fracturing fluid
Whether an ingredient is a
trade secret or not
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Mandatory.
If Trade Secret is “Yy”,
casNumber must be 4 digit
HMIRC # or “Trade Secret”
If Trade Secret is “Nn”,
casNumber must be up to 10
numeric digits or “Not Available”
Mandatory.
String, 60 characters maximum
Mandatory.
Decimal format 999.999999
Value must be from 0 to 999
Mandatory.
Decimal format 999.999999
Value must be from 0 to 999
Mandatory.
Value must be Y, y, N or n
If the value to be submitted is not in the Reference Table (refer to Appendix C for the
selections), follow the following process:
a. select a value close enough from the available options in Appendix C
b. if there is none, request the item to be added in the AER’s Reference Table.
Refer to B.4 Adding an item to the Reference Table.
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B.2 Save and Submit Fracture Fluid by Form
Please note that fracture fluid data cannot be submitted if fracture interval data has not been
submitted through the DDS system.
This functionality allows the user to enter fracture fluid composition data through a web form and
to do any of the following:
• Create a new submission via a web form
- Submit (and Validate)
- Save (and Validate) submission as a work in progress
- Amend saved submission
• View previous submissions and saved submissions
Process steps summary:
Step 1. In the Wells tab, enter a valid well licence number and select the UWI to report. If
reporting fracture fluid for a well event greater than nine, the well record and fracture record must
be created first before data can be entered.
Step 1 is described in B.2.1 Wells Tab: Select a Licence and UWI on page 55.
Step 2. Select the fracture interval or stage to report the fracture data composition.
Navigate to the Completions tab. Scroll to the last column Continue corresponding to the
reporting well and click the hyperlink Completions.
Step 2 is described in B.2.2 Completions Tab: Select fracture interval record on page
58.
Step 3. Enter data corresponding to the carrier fluid, proppant and/or additive used in the fracture
operation.
Navigate to the Fracture Components tab. Scroll to the last column Components corresponding
to the reporting fracture interval and click the hyperlink Add.
Step 3 is described in B.2.3 Fracture Components tab: Enter Fracture Components
on page 60.
Step 4. Enter data corresponding to the ingredient of each carrier fluid, proppant or additive
used.
Navigate to the Ingredients tab. Scroll to the last column Ingredients corresponding to each of
the fracture component (carrier fluid, proppant, additive) and click the hyperlink Add. .
Step 4 is described in B.2.4 Component Ingredients tab: Enter component
ingredients on page 63.
Step 5. Validate, submit and/or print the report after ALL ingredients of ALL components have
been entered. Navigate to the Submission & Print tab.
Step 5 is described in B.2.5 Validate, Submit and Print on page 94.
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Step 6. Send the hard copy report to the Core Research Center.
Attach the printed cover sheet to the paper daily reports of operations from which the electronic
submission data were derived, provided associated operations information has not already been
submitted with the Completion Operations hard copy records. Sign and date the cover sheet to
confirm that no personal information is contained in the report. Send the package to the Core
Research Centre.
Step 6 is described in Part D. Submit Paper Daily Reports Package to Core Research
Center (CRC) on page 127.
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B.2.1 Wells Tab: Select a Licence and UWI
{Section 4, pages 24-27 of Directive 059}
The Wells tab allows the user to select the UWI to report the fracture fluid composition data as
well as create UWIs for wells more than nine event sequence.
A single submission can contain up to nine UWIs.
o
Enter a valid 7 digit well licence number including leading zeroes.
For older well licences that have been assigned a single string character for licence prefix
and/or suffix, enter the prefix in the left hand box and the licence suffix in the right hand box.
The system displays all associated UWIs under the licence. If the UWI is a production string
(i.e. a completed zone), it is greyed out and cannot be selected.
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Select the UWI to report data on by clicking on it.
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After the UWI has been selected, you are ready to select the fracture interval record to report
data on.
Next step:
B.2.2 Completions Tab: Select fracture interval record, pages 58 to 59.
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Submission for a Well with More than Nine Event Sequences
{Section 4.3.3, pages 30-31 of Directive 059}
When a well with more than nine event sequence (ES) has been fractured, the UWI, for each
event sequence greater than nine, can be created in the Wells tab and fracture fluid composition
data submitted via web form. Note that fracture fluid data cannot be submitted via batch file (XML
or CSV) for event sequences greater than nine.
After a valid well licence number has been entered for a well that has used event sequences 0
and 2-9, an Extended Well Listing appears at the bottom of the page.
o
Click the Add button to enable the data entry form.
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Create the UWI starting with event sequence ten.
The system auto-populates a default UWI with the next available event sequence based on
the UWI of the first event sequence (/0).
Change the Location Exception (LE) code and the Dominion Land Survey (DLS) portions, as
needed, based on the actual bottom hole location of the wellbore.
The event sequence is auto-populated by the system in sequential order and cannot be
modified by the user.
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Enter the Well Name.
The well name is auto-populated with the well name of the first event sequence (/0) Modify
the well name as needed according to the bottom hole location of the event sequence being
created.
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Enter the Total Depth.
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Enter the Finish Drill Date.
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Save the well data created or click Cancel to undo.
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Create a fracture interval record by selecting the desired UWI (>9) and then clicking on the
Add Perfs button.
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This opens a data entry page where fracture interval records can be entered for a well with
greater than nine event sequences.
• Click the Add button to enable the form or Back to go back to the Wells tab.
• Enter the Treatment Date as the date the interval was fractured.
The Treatment Date must be on or after the Finish Drill Date.
• Select the Treatment Type between ‘Fracture’ or ‘Multi-Stage Fracture’.
• Enter the top depth of the interval under Top Depth.
The value must be between 6 mKB and Total Depth and must be less than the Base
Depth.
• Enter the base depth of the interval under Base Depth.
The value must be between 6 mKB and Total Depth and must be greater than the Top
Depth.
• Save the fracture interval record or click Cancel to undo.
• Continue to add all fracture interval records associated with the well by clicking Add to
activate the form.
• After all fracture interval records are added, you can amend or delete them by selecting
the desired interval and clicking either Update or Delete. Click Back to go back to the
Wells tab.
You are now ready to select the fracture interval record to report data on.
Next step:
B.2.2 Completions Tab: Select fracture interval record, pages 58 to 59.
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B.2.2 Completions Tab: Select fracture interval record
{Section 4, pages 24-27 of Directive 059}
The Completions Tab allows the user to select the fracture interval record to report data on as
well as identify the service provider of the fracture operation and the fracture scenario based on
the wellbore configuration.
The page displays completion operation types ‘Fracture’ and ‘Multi-Stage Fracture’ that have
previously been submitted or, in the case of wells with more than nine event sequences, the
fracture record created via this interface.
Other completion types (e.g. perforation, etc) are not displayed. If the well was not fractured or a
fracture interval record has not been submitted, a blank screen will be displayed with the
message “No data to display”.
A single submission can have up to 50 fracture interval records per UWI.
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Highlight the fracture interval to report by clicking on it.
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Click the Add button at the bottom of the page to enable the form.
Note that there is another Add components hyperlink on the right side of the page. Only click
on this hyperlink when fracture scenario and service provider have been selected and you
are ready to add the components. If you have incorrectly clicked on the Add components
hyperlink without specifying fracture scenario and service provider, just go back to the
Completions tab by clicking on it.
To add the fracture scenario and service provider click on the Update button.
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Select the Fracture Scenario from the drop down list.
Identify the closest well bore configuration applicable to the reporting interval.
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Select the Service Provider from the drop down list.
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If the fracture scenario or service provider is not on the drop down list and needs to be added as
an option on the list, send an amendment to the AER Well Data Services to have the new fracture
scenario or new service provider added to AER’s reference table. Refer to B.4 Adding an item
to a Reference Table on page 94.
o
Save the record or click Cancel to undo.
o
Continue to add fracture scenario and service provider into other fracture interval records to
be submitted.
o
After the fracture scenario and service provider are populated for each fracture interval to be
submitted, click the Add hyperlink under the Components column for the selected interval to
continue entering fracture component data in the next tab.
You are now ready to add fracture component data for each of the selected fracture intervals.
Next step:
B.2.3 Fracture Components Tab: Enter fracture components, pages 60 to 62.
Navigating within the page
Add
Add a new record. Enables the data input fields
including selection of the drop down menu items.
Save
Saves data entered.
Cancel
Cancels the current activity.
Update
Enables the grayed out items to be edited.
Delete
Deletes the selected record (fracture scenario and
service provider and all associated components
and ingredients). Only applies to data entered but
not submitted.
Validate Submission
Validates the data entered so far in the submission.
NOTE: At this point in the submission, an ERROR
message will be displayed when fracture scenario
and/or a service provider has not been entered.
Error message icon – submission will be
denied.
Add hyperlink
(Components column)
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B.2.3 Fracture Components tab: Enter Fracture Components
{Section 4, pages 24-27 of Directive 059}
The Fracture Components tab allows the user to report the components of the fracture fluid
pumped into the wellbore at each interval or stage. Each fracture component is categorized into
three types: as a Carrier Fluid, a Proppant or an Additive.
At the top of page, the reporting fracture interval including treatment date, the fracture scenario
and service provider for the fracture operation are displayed. Ensure the correct fracture interval
is displayed prior to continuing to enter fracture component data.
The middle of the page displays fracture component data as it is being entered. The Fluid Total
sums up the Maximum Concentration of the Hydraulic Fluid once it is entered for each of the
component ingredients.
The bottom of the page displays the data entry fields.
A single submission can have up to 100 fracture components for each fracture interval or stage.
o
Click the Add button at the bottom of the page to enable the data entry form.
o
Select the Component Type from the drop down list.
Depending on the component type, data fields and cells applicable to each specific
component type are displayed. Data labels in bold font are mandatory and those not bolded
are optional.
o
Select Carrier Fluid from the drop down when entering fracture component data for carrier
fluids. Note that carrier fluids are mandatory when submitting fracture fluid data.
• Select the Carrier Fluid Type from the drop down list
If the fluid type is not on the drop down list, identify the closest fluid type. If there is no
fluid type close enough to describe the carrier fluid used in the wellbore, send an
amendment to the AER Well Data Services to have this type added to AER’s reference
table. Refer to B.4 Adding an item to a Reference Table on page 94.
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• Enter the carrier fluid Volume in cubic metres.
• Save the carrier fluid record or click Cancel to undo
• Continue entering all other carrier fluids used for the fracture interval.
o
If proppant was used, select Proppant from the drop down list. All associated mandatory and
optional data fields for proppant will be displayed on the page.
• Select the Proppant Type from the drop down list
• Enter the Trade Name, if applicable.
• Enter the name of the Supplier
• Select the proppant Size from the drop down list
• Enter the Weight of the proppant used in metric tonnes.
• Save the proppant record or click Cancel to undo
• Continue entering all other proppant types used for the fracture interval.
If the proppant type is not on the drop down list, identify the closest type. If there is no
type close enough to describe the proppant used, or if the proppant size is not on the list,
send an amendment to the AER Well Data Services to have the proppant type or size
added to AER’s reference table. Refer to B.4 Adding an item to a Reference Table on
page 94.
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If additives were used, select Additive from the drop down list. All associated mandatory and
optional data fields for additive will be displayed on the page.
• Enter the Trade Name
• Enter the name of the Supplier
• Select the Purpose from the drop down list
• Enter the Volume/Weight of the additive and select the Unit of Measure from the drop
down list.
The volume must be expressed in standard temperature and pressure of 15°C and
101.325 kPa.
• Save the additive record or click Cancel to undo
• Continue entering all other additives used for the fracture interval.
If the additive purpose is not on the drop down list, identify the closest that can describe
the purpose of the additive used. If additive purpose or if the unit of measure is not in the
drop down list, send an amendment to the AER Well Data Services to have a new
additive purpose or unit of measure added to AER’s reference table. Refer to B.4 Adding
an item to a Reference Table on page 94.
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Below is a sample of what the screen looks like each time a fracture component type is added.
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After all carrier fluid(s), proppant(s) and additive(s) have been, click the Add hyperlink under
the Ingredients column to continue entering ingredient data for each of the carrier fluid(s),
proppant(s) and additive(s).
You are now ready to add component ingredients.
Next step:
B.2.4 Component Ingredients Tab: Enter component ingredients, pages 60
to 63.
Navigating within the page
Add
Adds a new component type. Enables the data
entry fields.
Save
Saves data entered.
Cancel
Cancels the current activity.
Update
Enables the greyed out items to be edited.
Delete
Deletes the component type.
NOTE: This will delete all data associated with
the component being deleted, including
ingredients, if any.
Validate Submission
Validates the data entered so far in the
submission.
NOTE: At this point in the submission, an
ERROR message will be displayed when
mandatory data has not been submitted.
.
Add hyperlink (Ingredients
column)
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B.2.4 Component Ingredients tab: Enter component ingredients
{Section 4, pages 24-27 of Directive 059}
The Component Ingredients tab allows the user to report each ingredient in a carrier fluid,
proppant or additive used in the fracturing operation. It also allows the user to identify if the
ingredient is a trade secret or not and to enter the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS #) if available,
select Not Available if not and to enter a HMIRC (Hazardous Material Information Material
Commission) # if available and to select Not Available if not.
The top of the page displays the reporting fracture interval including treatment date, the fracture
scenario and the service provider of the fracture operation. The fracture fluid component and its
details, for which ingredient data is being reported, are also displayed.
The middle of the page displays the data for each ingredient as it is being entered. As each
ingredient is entered and saved, the system calculates the sum of each ingredient’s maximum
concentrations:
Maximum Concentration in Component (% by mass) of ALL ingredients in each fracture
component should be greater than 100%.
The Maximum Concentration in Fluid (% by mass) of ALL ingredients for ALL fracture
components for the fracture interval should be between and including 100 – 150%.
As an example on how this is calculated, refer to Calculating Maximum Concentration on
page 88.
A single submission can have up to 100 component ingredients for each carrier fluid, proppant
and additive.
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Click the Add button at the bottom of the page to enable the data entry form.
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If ingredient is a trade secret, check the Trade Secret check box
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• If the HMIRC # is not available, check the HMIRC # Not Available check box. It is
assumed that the ingredient is nonhazardous if no HMIRC # is available.
• Enter the HMIRC 4 digit # if the ingredient is hazardous
Note that the system will not save any HMIRC # entered if the HMIRC # Not Available
has a check mark.
The same HMIRC # may be assigned to multiple ingredients by HMIRC.
o
If the ingredient is NOT a trade secret, leave the Trade Secret check box unchecked.
• If the CAS # is not available, check the CAS # Not Available check box
• Enter the CAS #
Note that the system will not save any CAS # entered if the CAS # Not Available has a
check mark.
CAS #s are unique and cannot be used for multiple ingredients within the same
reported component (carrier fluid, proppant and additive).
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Enter the Ingredient/Family Name
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Family Name is the chemical family name (e.g. alkanes).
If a trade secret, whether hazardous or nonhazardous, enter the chemical family name.
Otherwise, enter the ingredient name.
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Enter the Maximum Concentration in Component (% by mass)
For each ingredient, enter the maximum concentration by mass in the component (carrier
fluid, proppant and additive).
o
Enter the Maximum Concentration in Fluid (% by mass)
For each ingredient, enter the maximum concentration by mass in the fracture fluid used for
the interval.
o
Save the ingredient record or click Cancel to undo
o
Continue entering all other ingredients used in each component.
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After all ingredients for each component have been entered, enter the ingredients for the next
component. To do this, click on the Fracture Component tab, highlight the component
record and click the Add hyperlink on the record to report ingredients.
Do this for each component.
After all components have all their ingredients entered, you are ready to validate and submit.
Next step:
B.2.5 Validate, Submit and Print, pages 67 to 68.
Navigating within the page
1
Add
Adds a new component ingredient. Enables the
data entry fields.
2
Save
Saves data entered.
3
Cancel
Cancels the current activity.
4
Update
Enables the greyed out items to be edited.
5
Delete
Deletes the component ingredient.
6
Validate Submission
Validates the data entered so far in the submission.
NOTE: An ERROR message will be displayed
when mandatory data has not been submitted or if
business rules have been breached.
A warning message will appear when the data
entered may need to be reviewed prior to
submission.
Error message icon – submission will be
denied.
Warning message icon – submission will be
allowed.
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Maximum Concentration (An example)
Maximum Concentration in Component and in Fluid in percentage by mass as Ingredients must
be entered.
Maximum Concentration in
Component (% by mass)
Sums all the max concentrations in percentage by
mass of ALL ingredients at the Component type
level as entered.
Allowed values: >100%
ERROR: Less than 100%
WARNING: >100%
Maximum Concentration in
Fluid (% by mass)
Sums all the max concentration in Fluid in
percentage by mass for ALL ingredients under all
Component Types at the Fracture Interval level as
entered.
Allowed values: 100 – 150%
ERROR: Less than 100%; More than 150%
WARNING: >100 – 150%
Fracture Interval
(Sept 19, 2007
Fracture
3128.00-3148.00)
Max Concentration in Fluid: 121%
Carrier Fluid 1
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 80%
Max Concentration
in Comp: 105%
Ingredient 1
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 75%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 60%
Ingredient 2
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 5%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 45%
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Proppant
Additive
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 6%
Max Concentration
in Comp: 102%
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 20%
Max Concentration
in Comp: 100%
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 15%
Max Concentration
in Comp: 101%
Ingredient 3
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 6%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 102%
Ingredient 4
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 10%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 70%
Ingredient 6
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 10%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 65%
Ingredient 5
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 10%
Max Concentration
in Comp= 30%
Ingredient 7
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 5%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 36%
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B.2.5 Validate, Submit and Print
Whenever the Save button is clicked while proceeding through a submission by form the data is
saved as part of a saved submission. The system automatically saves the submission for 14
calendar days from last modified date. Any saved submission that remains unsubmitted without
being modified will be automatically deleted after 14 calendar days.
The page displays the following three buttons for selection:
Displays a new window showing all the data under the saved
submission. In order to print to a destination printer, click the
browsers File > Print menu or print icon.
Validates data in the saved submission against business rules in
the DDS system.
NOTE: ERROR messages will be displayed when mandatory
data has not been submitted or if business rules have been
breached.
Validates and submits the data to the AER.
On validation, data that have errors will be displayed in red. Hover the cursor over the red data to
display the ERROR message.
For a complete list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Fracture Fluid
Composition Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the Business
Rules hyperlink.
On a successful submission, a confirmation message appears in the page with the submission
ID. Retain a copy of this submission ID as it is required if you wish to amend the data by file. See
section B.3
Click on the Cover Sheet button. The cover sheet is displayed in a new window. Print using the
browsers File > Print menu or print icon and submit together with a hard copy of the fracture job
report to the Core Research Centre.
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DDS generates an email notification to the submitter with the submission ID, as per below.
After the successful submission of data and the printing of the cover sheet you are now ready to
submit the hard copy report package to the AER.
Next step:
Part D. Submit Paper Daily Reports Package to Core Research Centre
(CRC), page 127.
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*B.3 Validate and Amend Fracture Fluid by File
Fracture fluid data can only be amended if fracture interval data has been previously submitted
through the DDS system.
This functionality allows the user to do the following:
• Update a previous XML or CSV file
• Validate an XML or CSV file without amending
• Amend an XML, CSV or zipped CSV file with automatic validation for errors
Process steps summary:
Step 1. Prepare the file to be uploaded. If updating or amending an XML file, refer to B.3.1
Preparing an XML File for Amendment on page 71.
If updating or amending a CSV file, refer to B.3.2 Preparing a CSV File for
Amendment on page 72.
Step 2. Enter the submission ID for the original submission and either browse for the
submitted file using the browse button or retrieve a copy through the “Get XML” or
Get CSV buttons.
Use the G9 check box to include greater than 9 events sequence data. Note that
fracture fluid data can for Greater than 9 event sequences can only be amended by
form amendment.
Step 3. If you are not planning to submit for amendment but wish to validate the file, click the
Validate button. If you want to amend and submit the file, click the Submit button.
Data that have errors will be displayed in red.
For a list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Fracture Fluid
Composition Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the
Business Rules hyperlink.
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Step 4. If the amendment includes new data that has not been previously submitted to the
AER Core Research centre, print the Cover Sheet. Attach it and submit together with
a hard copy of the fracture job report. Sign and date the cover sheet to confirm that
no personal information is contained in the report. Send the package to the AER
Core Research Centre. There is no requirement for this (step 4) if the amendment
does not involve new data that was not on the original fracture Job report.
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B.3.1 Preparing an XML file for amendment
The DDS amendment process accepts data from an updated XML file format. The XML files
should be in accordance with the AER prescribed format.
The XML template and schema can be downloaded from the DDS Well Drilling Completion
Data submission system > Fracture Fluid Composition Data > Amend Fracture Fluid by
File, see below:
The link Fracture Fluids Data xml schema brings up the XML schema and template. The data
must be consistent with the constraints and the lookup lists in Appendix C. Fracture Fluid
Composition Data Submission Matrix.
To amend data on an originally submitted xml file
1. Use the browse function and retrieve the original submitted XML file or enter the
submission ID. The submission ID must be entered in the Amend Fracture Fluid –
submission ID box. Choose the Get XML option and the XML file from the original
submission becomes available to be updated. This update can be done by manually
entering the data within the XML tags
2. Once the edits have been made, save the file with an XML file extension. The XML file
can also be prepared as a zip file for later submission. Zip files can only contain one file.
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B.3.2 Preparing a CSV File for Amendment
The DDS amendment process accepts data from an updated CSV file or a newly created
spreadsheet in CSV file format. The CSV file must be in accordance with the AER prescribed
format.
The CSV template can be downloaded from the DDS Well Drilling Completion Data
submission system > Fracture Fluid Composition Data > Amend Fracture Fluid by file, see
below:
To amend data by submitting an entirely new CSV file, follow steps outlined in B.1.2.
Depending on what is to be amended, the original data may have to be deleted before the new
CSV file is submitted.
To amend data on a previously submitted CSV file:
1. Use the browse function and retrieve the original submitted CSV file or enter the
submission ID. The submission ID must be entered in the Amend Fracture Fluid –
submission ID box. Choose the Get CSV option and the CSV file from the original
submission becomes available to be updated. This update can be done by manually
entering the data within the CSV file
2. To insert or delete data on a previously submitted interval from a CSV file with multiple
interval submissions; delete or add data from the interval of interest from the
spreadsheet, save and upload the file.
3. To delete the entire data on a previously submitted interval, delete all data entry on the
file while leaving the Licence Prefix, LicenceBody, Licence Suffix and UWI in place.
Delete all items in red font
It is recommended that you keep the CSV file open after saving the file when edits have been
made on the file. This way, the saved CSV formats are kept intact on submission.
For all submissions using a CSV spreadsheets, the LicenceBody, LE code, unitOf Measure,
maxConcinComp and maxConcinHydraulicFluid must be converted to text format to preserve the
leading zeros and the required decimal places as stipulated in B.1.3 page 49 (Validation rules for
batch submissions)
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B.3.3 Validation Rules for batch amendments
The validation rules applicable to batch submissions (see B.1.3. page 49) also apply for batch
amendments using the CSV and XML formats.
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B.4 Amend Fracture Fluid by Form
This functionality allows the user to amend fracture fluid composition data through a web form
and to do any of the following:
• Amend a current fracture fluid composition dataset via a web form
- Submit (and Validate) an amendment
- Save (and Validate) an amendment as a work in progress
- Amend a saved amendment
- Add additional components and component ingredients
Process steps summary:
Step 1. In the Wells tab, enter a valid well licence number and select the UWI to amend. If
amending fracture fluid for a well event greater than nine, the UWIs are listed under the title
“Wells with Event Sequences Greater Than Nine”.
Please note that you cannot amend fracture type, date or interval through this facility. If you wish
to amend fracture type, date or interval you can do so by submitting an amendment request via
the “Submit Amendment” menu item on the Well Drilling Completion Data menu. Note that if there
is fracture fluid or water source data attached to the interval, these will have to be deleted before
the change can be made.
Step 1 is described in B.4.1 Wells Tab: Select a Licence and UWI on page 76.
Step 2. Select the fracture interval or stage to amend the fracture data composition.
Navigate to the Completions tab. Scroll to the last column Continue corresponding to the
reporting well and click the hyperlink Completions.
Step 2 is described in B.4.2 Completions Tab: Select fracture interval record on page
80.
Step 3. Amend existing and add new data corresponding to the carrier fluid, proppant and/or
additive used in the fracture operation.
Navigate to the Fracture Components tab. Scroll to the last column Components corresponding
to the reporting fracture interval and click the hyperlink Amend.
Step 3 is described in B.4.3 Fracture Components tab: Amend Fracture Components
on page 82.
Step 4. Amend existing and add new data corresponding to the ingredient of each carrier fluid,
proppant or additive used.
Navigate to the Ingredients tab. Scroll to the last column Ingredients corresponding to each of
the fracture components (carrier fluid, proppant, additive) and click the hyperlink Amend. .
Step 4 is described in B.4.4 Component Ingredients tab: Amend component
ingredients on page 85.
Step 5. Validate, submit and/or print the report after ALL amendments have been entered.
Navigate to the Amend & Print tab.
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Step 5 is described in B.4.5 Validate, Amend and Print on page 89.
Step 6. Please note that if the hard copy reports have not changed and have already been
submitted to the Core Research Centre, they do not have to submitted again..However if the hard
copy reports have been submitted and have changed then they must be resubmitted.
Attach the printed cover sheet to the paper daily reports of operations from which the electronic
submission data were derived, provided associated operations information has not already been
submitted with the Completion Operations hard copy records. Sign and date the cover sheet to
confirm that no personal information is contained in the report. Send the package to the Core
Research Centre.
Step 6 is described in Part D. Submit Paper Daily Reports Package to Core Research
Center (CRC) on page 127.
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B.4.1 Wells Tab: Select a Licence and UWI
{Section 4, pages 24-27 of Directive 059}
The Wells tab allows the user to enter a valid licence number and then select the UWI, including
UWIs with event sequences greater than nine, to amend the fracture fluid composition data.
o
Enter a valid 7 digit well licence number including leading zeroes.
For older well licences that have been assigned a single string character for licence prefix
and/or suffix, enter the prefix in the left hand box and the licence suffix in the right hand box.
The system displays all associated UWIs under the licence. If the UWI is a production string
(i.e. a completed zone), it is greyed out and cannot be selected. Fracture Fluid composition
data are only reportable for drill legs.
o
Select the UWI to amend data on by clicking on it.
o
After the UWI has been selected, you are ready to select the fracture interval record to
amend data on.
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Data Amendment for a Well with More than Nine Event
Sequences
{Section 4.3.3, pages 30-31 of Directive 059}
The fracture type, date and interval in addition to the fracture fluid composition data for a
fractured event sequence (ES) greater than nine can be,amended via the web form. Fracture
type, date, interval and fluid composition data cannot be amended via batch file (XML or CSV) for
event sequences greater than nine.
Well sequences greater than nine cannot have the UWI, Well Name, Total Depth or Finish Drill
Date amended via the amend by form facility. This should be done via the “Save or Submit
Fracture Fluid By Form” facility.
After a valid well licence number has been entered for a well that has had fracture fluid
composition data entered for event sequences greater than nine , the Extended Well Listing will
appear at the bottom of the page.
o
Amend a fracture interval record by selecting the desired UWI and then clicking on the
Amend Fracture Interval button.
This opens a data entry page where fracture interval records can be amended for event
sequences greater than nine.
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• Click the Update button to enable the form or Back to go back to the Wells tab.
• Amend the Treatment Date as the date the interval was fractured.
The Treatment Date must be on or after the Finish Drill Date.
• Amend the Treatment Type between ‘Fracture’ or ‘Multi-Stage Fracture’.
• Amend the top depth of the interval under Top Depth.
The value must be between 6 mKB and Total Depth and must be less than the Base
Depth.
• Amend the base depth of the interval under Base Depth.
The value must be between 6 mKB and Total Depth and must be greater than the Top
Depth.
• Save the fracture interval record or click Cancel to undo.
• Continue to amend fracture interval records associated with the well by selecting the
fracture interval and clicking Update to activate the form.
• Fracture intervals may also deleted by clicking Delete however this will also
delete all associated fracture fluid data attached to the selected interval. Click
Back to go back to the Wells tab.
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You are now ready to select the fracture interval record to report data on.
Next step:
B.4.2 Completions Tab: Select fracture interval record, pages 80 to 81.
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B.4.2 Completions Tab: Select fracture interval record
{Section 4, pages 24-27 of Directive 059}
The Completions Tab allows the user to select the fracture interval record to amend data on
including the service provider and the fracture scenario. This tab is reached by clicking the
Completions hyperlink under the Contine column on the Wells tab.
The page displays completion operation types ‘Fracture’ and ‘Multi-Stage Fracture’ that have
previously been submitted or, in the case of wells with more than nine event sequences, the
fracture record created via this interface.
Other completion types (e.g. perforation, etc) are not displayed. If the well was not fractured or a
fracture interval record has not been submitted, a blank screen will be displayed with the
message “No data to display”.
A single submission can have up to 50 fracture interval records per UWI.
o
Highlight the fracture interval to report by clicking on it.
o
Click the Update button at the bottom of the page to enable the form.
To amend the fracture scenario and service provider click on the Update button.
o
Select the Fracture Scenario from the drop down list.
Identify the closest well bore configuration applicable on the reporting interval.
o
Select the Service Provider from the drop down list.
If the fracture scenario or service provider is not on the drop down list and needs to be added as
an option on the list, send an amendment to the AER Well Data Services to have the fracture
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scenario or new service provider added to AER’s reference table. Refer to B.4 Adding an item
to a Reference Table on page 94.
o
Save the record or click Cancel to undo.
o
Continue to amend fracture scenario and service provider as needed for other fracture
interval records.
o
Clicking Delete will delete the fracture scenario and service provider for the selected interval.
It will also delete all the associated fracture fluid components and ingredients
o
After the fracture scenario and service provider are amended, click the Amend hyperlink
under the Components column for the selected interval to continue amending fracture
component data in the next tab, if required.
You are now ready to amend fracture component data for each of the selected fracture intervals.
Next step:
B.4.3 Fracture Components Tab: Amend fracture components, pages 82 to
83.
Navigating within the Completions page
Save
Saves data entered.
Cancel
Cancels the current activity.
Update
Enables the greyed out items to be edited.
Delete
Deletes the selected record (fracture scenario and
service provider) and any associated components
and ingredients.
Amend hyperlink
(Components column)
Opens the Fracture components tab.
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B.4.3 Fracture Components tab: Add and Amend Fracture
Components
{Section 4, pages 24-27 of Directive 059}
The Fracture Components tab allows the user to amend existing or add new data on the
components of the fracture fluid pumped into the wellbore at each interval or stage. Each fracture
component is categorized into three types: as a Carrier Fluid, a Proppant or an Additive.
At the top of the page, the reporting fracture interval including treatment date, the fracture
scenario and service provider for the fracture operation are displayed. Ensure the correct fracture
interval is displayed prior to continuing to enter fracture component data.
The middle of the page displays fracture component data as it is being added or amended. The
Fluid Total sums up the Maximum Concentration of the Hydraulic Fluid once it is added or
amended for each of the component ingredients.
The bottom of the page displays the data entry fields.
A single submission can have up to 100 fracture components for each fracture interval or stage.
o
Highlight the component you wish to amend or if you wish to add another component proceed
to the next step below.
o
To add a new component, click the Add button at the bottom of the page to enable the data
entry form. To amend an existing component, click the Update button.
o
Select the Component Type from the drop down list, if required.
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Depending on the component type, data fields and cells applicable to each specific
component type are displayed. Data labels in bold font are mandatory and those not bolded
are optional.
o
If adding or amending a carrier fluid, select Carrier Fluid from the drop down. Note that
carrier fluids are mandatory when submitting fracture fluid data.
If the fluid type is not on the drop down list, identify the closest fluid type. If there is no
fluid type close enough to describe the carrier fluid used in the wellbore, send an
amendment to the AER Well Data Services to have this type added to AER’s reference
table. Refer to B.4 Adding an item to a Reference Table on page 94.
• Enter or amend the carrier fluid Volume in cubic metres.
• Save the carrier fluid record or click Cancel to undo
• Continue entering or amending other carrier fluids used for the fracture interval as
required.
o
If adding or amending a proppant, select Proppant from the drop down list. All associated
mandatory and optional data fields for proppant will be displayed on the page.
• Enter or amend the Trade Name, if applicable.
• Enter or amend the name of the Supplier
• Select the proppant Size from the drop down list
• Enter or amend the Weight of the proppant used in metric tonnes.
• Save the proppant record or click Cancel to undo
•
Continue entering or amending other proppant types used for the fracture interval as
required.
If the proppant type is not on the drop down list, identify the closest type. If there is no
type close enough to describe the proppant used, or if the proppant size is not on the list,
send an amendment to the AER Well Data Services to have the proppant type or size
added to AER’s reference table. Refer to B.4 Adding an item to a Reference Table on
page 94.
o
If adding or amending a additive, select Additive from the drop down list. All associated
mandatory and optional data fields for additive will be displayed on the page.
• Enter or amend the Trade Name
• Enter or amend the name of the Supplier
• Select the Purpose from the drop down list
• Enter or amend the Volume/Weight of the additive and select the Unit of Measure
from the drop down list.
The volume must be expressed in standard temperature and pressure of 15°C and
101.325 kPa.
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• Save the additive record or click Cancel to undo
• Continue entering or amending other additives used for the fracture interval as required.
If the additive purpose is not on the drop down list, identify the closest that can describe
the purpose of the additive used. If additive purpose or if the unit of measure is not in the
drop down list, send an amendment to the AER Well Data Services to have a new
additive purpose or unit of measure added to AER’s reference table. Refer to B.4 Adding
an item to a Reference Table on page 94.
o
After all carrier fluid(s), proppant(s) and additive(s) have been added or amended, click the
Amend hyperlink under the Ingredients column to continue entering or amending ingredient
data for each of the carrier fluid(s), proppant(s) and additive(s).
You are now ready to add component ingredients.
Next step:
B.4.4 Component Ingredients Tab: Enter component ingredients, pages 85
to 88.
Navigating within the Fracture Components page
Add
Adds a new component type. Enables the data
entry fields.
Save
Saves data entered.
Cancel
Cancels the current activity.
Update
Enables the greyed out items to be edited.
Delete
Deletes the component type.
NOTE: This will delete all data associated with
the component being deleted, including
ingredients, if any.
Validate Submission
Validates the data entered so far in the
submission.
NOTE: At this point in the submission, an
ERROR message will be displayed when
mandatory data has not been submitted.
.
Amend hyperlink
(Ingredients column)
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denied.
Opens the Component Ingredients tab.
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B.4.4 Component Ingredients tab: Add or amend component
ingredients
{Section 4, pages 24-27 of Directive 059}
The Component Ingredients tab allows the user to add new or amend existing ingredients in a
carrier fluid, proppant or additive used in the fracturing operation. It also allows the user to
identify if the ingredient is a trade secret or not and to enter the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS
#) if available, select Not Available if not and to enter a HMIRC (Hazardous Material Information
Material Commission) # if available and to select Not Available if not.
The top of the page displays the reporting fracture interval including treatment date, the fracture
scenario and the service provider of the fracture operation. The fracture fluid component and its
details, for which ingredient data is being entered or amended, are also displayed.
The middle of the page displays the data for each ingredient as it is being entered or amended.
As each ingredient is entered or amended and saved, the system calculates the sum of each
ingredient’s maximum concentrations:
Maximum Concentration in Component (% by mass) of ALL ingredients in each fracture
component should be greater than 100%.
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The Maximum Concentration in Fluid (% by mass) of ALL ingredients for ALL fracture
components for the fracture interval should be between and including 100 – 150%.
As an example on how this is calculated, refer to Calculating Maximum Concentration on
page 88.
A single submission can have up to 100 component ingredients for each carrier fluid, proppant
and additive.
o
Click the Add button at the bottom of the page to enable the data entry form and enter a new
ingredient or click the Update button to amend an existing ingredient.
o
If ingredient is a trade secret, check the Trade Secret check box
• If the HMIRC # is not available, check the HMIRC # Not Available check box. It is
assumed that the ingredient is nonhazardous if no HMIRC # is available.
• Enter the HMIRC four digit # if the ingredient is hazardous
Note that the system will not save any HMIRC # entered if the HMIRC # Not Available
has a check mark.
The same HMIRC # may be assigned to multiple ingredients by HMIRC.
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If the ingredient is NOT a trade secret, leave the Trade Secret check box unchecked.
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• If the CAS # is not available, check the CAS # Not Available check box
• Enter the CAS #
Note that the system will not save any CAS # entered if the CAS # Not Available has a
check mark.
CAS #s are unique and cannot be used for multiple ingredients within the same
reported component (carrier fluid, proppant and additive).
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Enter or amend the Ingredient/Family Name
Family Name is the chemical family name (e.g. alkanes).
If a trade secret, whether hazardous or nonhazardous, enter the chemical family name.
Otherwise, enter the ingredient name.
o
Enter or amend the Maximum Concentration in Component (% by mass)
For each ingredient, enter the maximum concentration by mass in the component (carrier
fluid, proppant and additive).
o
Enter or amend the Maximum Concentration in Fluid (% by mass)
For each ingredient, enter the maximum concentration by mass in the fracture fluid used for
the interval.
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Save the ingredient record or click Cancel to undo
o
Continue entering or amending other ingredients used in each component as required.
o
After all ingredients for each component have been entered or amended, enter the
ingredients for the next component. To do this, click on the Fracture Component tab,
highlight the component record and click the Amend hyperlink on the record to report
ingredients.
After all components have all their ingredients entered, you are ready to validate and submit.
Next step:
Revert to B.2.5 Validate, Amend and Print, pages 67 to 68.
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Navigating within the Component Ingredients page
1
Add
Adds a new component ingredient. Enables the
data entry fields.
2
Save
Saves data entered.
3
Cancel
Cancels the current activity.
4
Update
Enables the greyed out items to be edited.
5
Delete
Deletes the component ingredient.
6
Validate Submission
Validates the data entered so far in the submission.
NOTE: An ERROR message will be displayed
when mandatory data has not been submitted or if
business rules have been breached.
A warning message will appear when the data
entered may need to be reviewed prior to
submission.
Error message icon – submission will be
denied.
Warning message icon – submission will be
allowed.
Maximum Concentration (An example)
Maximum Concentration in Component and in Fluid in percentage by mass as Ingredients must
be entered.
Maximum Concentration in
Component (% by mass)
Sums all the max concentrations in percentage by
mass of ALL ingredients at the Component type
level as entered.
Allowed values: ≥100%
ERROR: Less than 100% (Submission rejected)
WARNING: ≥100% (Submission allowed)
Maximum Concentration in
Fluid (% by mass)
Sums all the max concentration in Fluid in
percentage by mass for ALL ingredients under all
Component Types at the Fracture Interval level as
entered.
Allowed values: 100 – 150%
ERROR: Less than 100%; More than 150%
(Submission rejected)
WARNING: 100 – 150% (Submission allowed)
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Fracture Interval
(Sept 19, 2007
Fracture
3128.00-3148.00)
Max Concentration in Fluid: 121%
Carrier Fluid 1
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 80%
Max Concentration
in Comp: 105%
Ingredient 1
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 75%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 60%
Carrier Fluid 2
Proppant
Additive
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 6%
Max Concentration
in Comp: 102%
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 20%
Max Concentration
in Comp: 100%
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 15%
Max Concentration
in Comp: 101%
Ingredient 3
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 6%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 102%
Ingredient 4
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 10%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 70%
Ingredient 6
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 10%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 65%
Ingredient 5
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 10%
Max Concentration
in Comp= 30%
Ingredient 7
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 5%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 36%
Ingredient 2
Max Concentration
in Fluid: 5%
Max Concentration
in Comp = 45%
B.4.5 Validate, Amend and Print
Whenever the Save button is clicked while proceeding through an amendment submission by
form the data is saved as part of a saved amendment submission. The system automatically
saves the amendment submission for 14 calendar days from last modified date. Any saved
amendment submission that remains unsubmitted without being modified will be automatically
deleted after 14 calendar days.
Details of the saved amendment submission can be seen by clicking on the Amend & Print tab.
The amendments to the original dataset will be highlighted for review. Additions are in green,
updates are in blue and deletions are in red, see the screenshot below for an example. Please
note that the colour coding does not carry through to the submission report once the amendment
has been submitted. Please print a copy of the report prior to submission if the colour coding is
required.
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The Amend & Print page displays the following five buttons for selection:
Displays a new window showing all the data under the saved
submission. In order to print to a destination printer, click the
browsers File > Print menu or print icon.
Validates data in the saved submission against business
rules in the DDS system.
NOTE: ERROR messages will be displayed when mandatory
data has not been submitted or if business rules have been
breached.
Validates and submits the amended data to the AER.
Cancels all amendments to the dataset and reverts to the
original data before any amendments were made.
Permanently deletes all fracture fluid data.
On validation, data that have errors will be displayed in red. Hover the cursor over the red data to
display the ERROR message.
For a complete list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Fracture Fluid
Composition Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the Business
Rules hyperlink.
On a successful submission, a confirmation message appears in the page with the submission
ID.
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Click on the Cover Sheet button. The cover sheet is displayed in a new window. Print using the
browsers File > Print menu or print icon and submit together with a hard copy of the fracture job
report to the Core Research Centre. Please note that if the hard copy reports have not changed
and have already been submitted to the Core Research Centre, they do not have to submitted
again. However if the hard copy reports have changed, these must be resubmitted.
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DDS generates an email notification to the submitter with the submission ID, as per below.
After the successful submission of data and the printing of the cover sheet you are now ready to
submit the hard copy report package to the AER.
Next step:
Part D. Submit Paper Daily Reports Package to Core Research Centre
(CRC), page 127.
B.5 Review Submitted data
The Save or Submit Fracture Fluid by Form functionality allows all fracture fluid data under a
well licence to be viewed (for previous submissions) or modified (for saved but not submitted
entries).
To do this, enter a valid well licence number. The system will display all fracture fluid data under
that well licence.
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Saved submission(s)
Fracture fluid data that have been saved within 14 days from the last modification will be
displayed.
Edit hyperlinks
allow navigation from one saved record to another. Buttons like Add, Delete,
Update and Validate that the system shows during the creation of a new submission will be
displayed when in Edit mode.
allow new records to be added to the saved submission. Follow the same
Add hyperlinks
process as you would when creating a new submission.
Data can be modified for those in the Edit and Add modes.
Submitted data
Fracture fluid data that have been previously submitted will also be displayed.
A View hyperlink
submitted.
allows navigation from one tab to another and to view data already
Data cannot be modified.
B.6 Adding an item to a Reference Table
The following data requirements have a finite list of selections from system reference tables:
Fracture Fluid Composition:
•
•
•
•
•
Fracture Scenario,
Service Provider,
Carrier Fluid Type,
Proppant Type,
Proppant Size,
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• Unit of Measure and
• Additive Purpose.
For a complete list of these selections, refer to Appendix C. Fracture Fluid Composition
Data Submission Matrix.
Fracture Fluid Water Source:
• Water Type,
• Name of Geological Zone and
• Diversion Authorization Type
For a complete list of these selections, refer to Appendix D. Fracture Fluid Water Source
Data Submission Matrix.
A submission may have a value that is not available in the selection. If this is the case, choose
the closest value. If there is no appropriate option, then follow the procedure below.
Process steps:
Step 1. Submit a DDS amendment through the Well Drilling Completion Data submission system.
Enter the Licence Number and the UWI of the event sequence that was
fractured.
3. In the text box, describe the item to be added to the Reference Table and indicate the
category (i.e. Proppant Size, Proppant Type, etc.)
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Step 2. AER will communicate with the DDS amendment submitter if additional clarification is
required.
AER will determine validity of the new item and communicate its decision to the DDS
amendment submitter.
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C.1 Validate and Submit Water Source by File
Please note that this data is only required for well event sequences that have been fractured
using water-based carrier fluids.
This functionality allows the user to do the following:
• Validate an XML file without submission
• Submit an XML file with automatic validation for errors
Process steps summary:
Step 1. Prepare the file to be uploaded.
If preparing an XML file, refer to C.1.1 Preparing an XML File for Submission on
page 98.
If preparing a CSV file, refer to C.1.2 Preparing a CSV File for Submission on page
99.
Step 2. Using the Browse button, locate the XML or CSV file to be validated or submitted.
Step 3. If you are not planning to submit but wish to validate the file, click the Validate button.
If you want to submit the file, browse the file to be uploaded and click Submit.
Data that have errors will be displayed in red.
For a list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Fracture Fluid
Water Source Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the
Business Rules hyperlink.
There is no requirement to print the cover sheet and the submission report and send to the
AER Core Research Centre,
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C.1.1 Preparing an XML file for submission
The DDS submission system can accept data prepared in XML file format. The XML file must be
in accordance with the AER prescribed format.
The XML template and schema can be downloaded from the DDS Well Drilling Completion
Data submission system > Fracture Fluid Water Source Data > Validate and Submit Water
Source by File, see below:
The link Water Source Data xml schema brings up the AER XML schema and template. The
data should be consistent with the constraints and the lookup list (refer to Appendix D. Fracture
Fluid Water Source Data Submission Matrix).
1. Create a new XML file from the downloaded AER XML template. This can either be done
through an internal system that produces an AER compliant XML file or by manually
entering the data within the XML tags.
2. After all data has been entered, save the file with an XML file extension. Files can only
have data for one well licence. The XML file can also be prepared as a zip file for later
submission. Zip files can only contain one file.
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C.1.2 Preparing a CSV File for Submission
The DDS submission system can only accept data created within a spreadsheet if the file is in
CSV file format. The CSV file must be in accordance with the AER prescribed format.
The CSV template can be downloaded from the DDS Well Drilling Completion Data
submission system > Fracture Fluid Water Source Data > Validate and Submit Water
Source by File, see below:
The Water Source Data csv generator link brings up the CSV template. This template contains
data sample as well as lookup lists as per to Appendix D. Fracture Fluid Water Source Data
Submission Matrix. Please note that the csv generator works best with Excel 2010. Users use the
csv generator at their own risk.
Please also note that data entered into the csv generator and saved as a csv file may be subject
to Excel specific formatting which will render the file unacceptable to the AER validation.
Examples include but are not restricted to the following:
o
o
o
removal of leading zeroes from well licence numbers;
reversion to a single 0 in the le column (this needs to be two zeroes (00);
removal of trailing zeroes on data that requires a specific number of
decimal places (e.g. maximumDiversionRate)
Through experience, it has been found that this happens if a csv file is saved, closed and then
reopened in Excel. To avoid this, it is recommended to validate or submit the file while it is still
open or to submit from a saved and closed state.
1. Copy a new CSV file from the downloaded AER supplied template.
Please note the following:
o
o
o
o
The column sizes can be adjusted;
Additional columns cannot be inserted or added;
The order of the columns cannot be changed.
Note restrictions on number of UWIs
Also note that the row must be duplicated up to the point where the data changes. As an
example, the licence and UWI must be copied for each of the water types.
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Lic
|____|
UWI
|____|________|
Water Type
|____|________|______|
2. Enter the data in the row immediately after the data labels starting with row 3.
o
o
o
A series of numbers that start with a 0 should be entered with an apostrophe
(e.g. licence 0401234 is entered as ‘0401234)
Data containing double quotes, and commas should be enclosed in double
quotes (e.g. “Ali’s Alcohols, ethoxylated #22” is entered as ““Ali’s Alcohols,
ethoxylated #22””)
Line fields within a data field are not allowed
When preparing CSV file submission, there can only be one well licence number per CSV
file submission. Each CSV file cannot have multiple worksheets or tabs.
3. After all data has been entered, save the file with a CSV file extension.
The CSV file can also be prepared as a zip file for later submission. Zip files can only
contain one file.
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C.1.3 Validation rules for batch submissions
1. File constraints
Each XML and CSV file submission is governed by the following constraints:
o
o
o
One XML/CSV file for each well licence number
Up to nine UWIs for each well licence
o Wells with more than nine event sequences can only submit the data
for the event sequences greater than nine using the online web form.
Up to 50 water types for each UWI
2. Schema validation
For a complete list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Fracture
Fluid Water Source Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the
Business Rules hyperlink.
Data Element
licencePrefix
licenceNumber
licenceSuffix
SS
LE
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Data Description
License
The alpha character at the
beginning of the numeric
licence number, if applicable,
as assigned by the AER.
Only exists for older licences.
A 7 digit number assigned by
the AER for an approved well
application.
The alpha character at the
end of the numeric licence
number, if applicable, as
assigned by the AER.
Only exists for older licences.
UWI
Survey system portion of the
Unique Well Identifier (UWI).
Alberta uses the Dominion
Land Survey (DLS), assigned
an SS value of 1.
Location Exception code of
the UWI.
Schema Validation
Optional.
String, 1 character.
Value must be from A to Z except
the following: E to H, T to W.
Mandatory.
Integer, 7 digits.
Include leading 0’s
Optional.
String, 1 character.
Value must be from A to Z.
UWI has fracture fluid data in AER
database where carrier fluid type
is water.
Mandatory.
Value must be 1.
Mandatory.
String value, 2 characters
If string, value must be from AA to
HZ except I or O.
If numeric, value must be from 00
to 99 except for 01.
Can also accept F, O, S or W as
the first character. Second
character is numeric 0 to 9 except
1.
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Data Element
Data Description
Legal Subdivision portion of
the UWI.
SEC
Section portion of the UWI.
TWP
Township portion of the UWI.
RGE
Range portion of the UWI.
EW
W is a fixed character of the
UWI denoting location is to
the West of a particular
longitudinal meridian.
Meridian portion of the UWI.
M
ES
waterType
latitude
Event sequence portion of
the UWI.
Water Source Type
Classification of source water
waterBody
Latitude of water source
location
Longitude of water source
location
Name of water body
geologicalZone
Name of geological zone
supplierName
Name of water supplier
facilityName
Name of water source facility
longitude
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Mandatory.
Integer, 2 digits.
Value must be from 1 to 16.
Mandatory.
Integer, 2 digits.
Value must be from 1 to 36.
Mandatory.
Integer, 3 digits.
Value must be from 1 to 126.
Mandatory.
Integer, 2 digits.
Value must be from 1 to 30.
Mandatory.
Value must be W or w.
Mandatory.
Integer, 1 digit.
Value must be 4, 5 or 6.
Mandatory.
Integer, 1 digit.
Value must be 0 to 9 except 1.
Mandatory.
String enumeration.
Value must exist in the Reference
Table (refer to Appendix D)
Mandatory.
Decimal “99.999999” format.
Mandatory.
Decimal “999.999999” format.
String, 80 characters.
Mandatory for surface water river
and lake only; NULL for the other
water types.
String enumeration.
Mandatory for the 3 ground water
types; NULL for the other water
types.
String, 30 characters.
Mandatory for the 2 waste water
types, municipal water and central
water distribution; NULL for the
water other types.
String, 60 characters.
Mandatory for the 2 waste water
types and central water
distribution; NULL for the other
water types.
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diversionAuthorizationType
Data Description
Water diversion authorization
type
diversionAuthorizationID
Water diversion authorization
ID
wellID
Source water well ID
wellUWI
Source water well AER UWI
reportingFacilityID
Water source facility AER ID
diversionStartDate
Date water diversion was first
started from the water
source
diversionEndDate
Date water diversion was
completed from the water
source
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String enumeration.
Optional for the 3 surface water
types and the 2 non-saline
groundwater types; NULL for the
other water types.
String, 14 characters.
Must follow “99999999-99-99”
format (i.e. 8-2-2) except for
surface dispositions. These follow
“MSL999999”.
Mandatory when Diversion
Authorization Type is populated.
Integer, 7 digits.
Optional for the 2 non-saline
groundwater types; NULL for the
other water types.
String, AA/99-99-999-99W9/999.
Mandatory for recycled frac water
(wellsite), groundwater-non-saline
> 150m deep and groundwatersaline; NULL for the other water
types.
String, 20 characters.
Mandatory for oilfield produced
water, oilfield waste water and
recycled frac water (facility);
NULL for the other water types.
Mandatory.
Date format for XML
YYYY-MM-DD.
Date format for CSV
2008-03-01
1-MAR-2008
MAR 1 2008
1 MAR 2008
03/01/2008
2008/03/01.
Mandatory.
Date format for XML
YYYY-MM-DD.
Date format for CSV
2008-03-01
1-MAR-2008
MAR 1 2008
1 MAR 2008
03/01/2008
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averageDailyDiversionRate
Data Description
Average daily water diversion
rate from the water source in
m3
maximumDiversionRate
Maximum water diversion
rate from the water source in
m3
totalVolume
Total volume diverted from
the water source in m3
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
of water source
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Must follow 999999 format
Must be > 0
Mandatory for the 3 surface water
types and 3 ground water types;
NULL for the other water types.
If Surface Water:
- In m3/s
- Must follow 999.999 format
If Ground Water:
- Must follow 999999 format
Mandatory for the 3 surface water
types and 3 ground water types;
NULL for the other water types.
Mandatory.
Must follow 999999 format.
Must follow 999999 format.
Mandatory for the 3 ground water
types; NULL for the other water
types.
If the value to be submitted is not in the Reference Table (refer to Appendix D for the
selections), follow the following process:
a. select a value close enough from the available options in Appendix D
b. if there is none, request the item to be added in the AER’s Reference Table.
Refer to B.4 Adding an item to a Reference Table.
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C.2 Validate and Amend Water Source by File
Please note that this data amendment is only possible for well event sequences that have prior
submissions for wells fractured using water-based carrier fluids.
This functionality allows the user to do the following:
• Validate an XML or CSV file without amending the previously submitted record
• Amend an XML or CSV file with automatic validation for errors
Process steps summary:
Step 1. Prepare the file to be uploaded.
Retrieve the existing XML or CSV file by entering the submission ID obtained when
the original file was submitted in the Amend Water Source – Submission ID box.
Make edits as needed to the file and save, Proceed to step to 2 .
If amending an XML file, refer to C.1.1 Preparing an XML File for Amendment on
page 98.
If amending a CSV file, refer to C.1.2 Preparing a CSV File for Submission on
page 99.
Step 2. Using the Browse button, locate the amended XML or CSV file to be validated or
submitted.
Step 3. If you are not planning to amend but wish to validate the file, click the Validate
button. If you want to submit the file, browse the file to be uploaded and click Submit.
Data that have errors will be displayed in red.
For a list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Fracture Fluid
Water Source Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the
Business Rules hyperlink.
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Step 4. To insert or delete data on the CSV file, follow steps outlined for fracture composition
data amendment outlined on page 72
Step 5. Print cover sheet, and submission reports for your records. It is not required to send
the submissions to the AER Core Research Centre.
C.3 Save or Submit Water Source by Form
Please note that this data is only required for well event sequences that have been fractured
using water-based carrier fluids.
This functionality allows the user to enter fracture fluid water source data through a web form and
to do any of the following:
• Create a new submission via a web form
- Submit (and Validate)
- Save (and Validate) submission as a work in progress
- Amend saved submission
• View previous submissions and saved submissions
Process steps summary:
Step 1. In the Wells tab, enter a valid well licence number and select the UWI to report.
Note that only wells with a previously submitted carrier fluid of water will be displayed for
selection. Select the UWI to report water source data.
Click Water Sources hyperlink under the Continue column for the desired UWI to
navigate to the next tab.
Step 2. In the Water Source Data tab, select the water type used in the fracture fluid and enter
associated water source data required. The display changes to the fields applicable to
each water type.
Step 2 is described in C.2.1 Water Source Data tab: Enter Water Source Information
on page 107. Screenshots and instructions for each of the water types are given on
pages 108 - 119.
Step 3. After water source data have been entered for all water types, validate and submit the
report.
Step 3 is described in C.2.2 Validate, Submit and Print on page 120.
Step 4. The submission report can be printed and retained for company records. A copy of the
water submission report and the cover sheet does not have to be printed and sent to the
Core Research Centre..
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{Section 4, pages 27-30 of Directive 059}
The Water Source Data tab allows the user to report water source data for each water type used
in the fracture fluid operation.
The top of the page displays the UWI details including well licence and UWI currently selected for
water source submission. All water source information for the UWI as it is entered and saved. The
Submission Status on the right hand side indicates the water source record as either Saved or
submitted.
Note that the required water source data displayed under Source Information, Volume and
Quality and Admin Information depends on the water type.
If the water type, name of geological zone or diversion authorization type is not on the drop down
list, identify the closest value. If there is no value close enough, send an amendment to the AER
Well Data Services to have the water type, name of geological zone or diversion authorization
type added to AER’s reference table. Refer to B.4. Adding an item to a Reference Table on
page 94.
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A. Oilfield Produced Water
Definition:
Oilfield produced water is water co-produced with oil or gas from an energy well, typically sourced
from a battery or other facility.
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Oilfield Produced Water as the water type. All required and optional fields will be displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres.
• Enter the AER Reporting Facility ID (e.g. for the single or multi-well battery) and click the “Verify Facility”
button. This will verify that the Facility ID is existing and valid. System will auto-populate the “Name of Facility”,
“AER Facility Licence” and “Name of Supplier” fields.
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location
and total volume that were entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click “Cancel”
to cancel water source addition.
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B. Waste Water - Oilfield
Definition:
Wastewater—oilfield is wastewater sourced from oilfield facilities.
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Waste Water - Oilfield as the water type. All required and optional fields will be displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres.
• Enter the AER Reporting Facility ID and click the “Verify Facility” button. This will verify that the Facility ID is
existing and valid. System will auto-populate the “Name of Facility”, “AER Facility Licence” and “Name of
Supplier” fields.
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location
and total volume that were entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click “Cancel”
to cancel water source addition.
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C. Recycled Fracturing Water (treated at well site)
Definition:
Recycled fracturing water (treated at well site) is fracture flowback water sourced directly from the
well site where it was returned as flowback.
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Recycled Fracturing Water (treated at well site) as the water type. All required and optional fields will
be displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres.
• Enter the UWI of the source well (i.e. the well from which the water flowed back following a fracture operation)
in the “AER Well UWI” field.
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location
and total volume that were entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click “Cancel”
to cancel water source addition.
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D. Recycled Fracturing Water (treated at independent stand-alone facility)
Definition:
Recycled fracturing water (treated at independent stand-alone facility is fracture flowback water
sourced from a facility other than the well site where it was returned as flowback.
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Recycled Fracturing Water (treated at independent stand-alone facility) as the water type. All
required and optional fields will be displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres.
• Enter the AER Reporting Facility ID and click the “Verify Facility” button. This will verify that the Facility ID is
existing and valid. System will auto-populate the “Name of Facility”, “AER Facility Licence” and “Name of
Supplier” fields.
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location
and total volume that were entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click “Cancel”
to cancel water source addition.
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E. Waste Water – Municipal and Waste Water – Industrial (Non-oilfield)
Definitions:
Waste water—municipal is wastewater sourced from a municipal wastewater treatment facility.
Waste water—industrial (non-oilfield) is wastewater sourced from a non-oilfield industrial facility.
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select either Waste Water – Municipal or Waste Water – Industrial (Non-oilfield) as the water type. All
required and optional fields will be displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Enter the name of the supplier (Town or Company)
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres.
• Enter the Name of Facility
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location
and total volume that were entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click “Cancel”
to cancel water source addition.
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F. Surface Water - River and Surface Water - Lake
Definitions:
Surface water - River is surface water sourced directly from a river, stream, creek, canal, etc.
Surface water - Lake is surface water sourced directly from a lake, pond, reservoir, etc.
• Click “Add to Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Surface Water - River or Surface Water - Lake as the water type. All required and optional fields will
be displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin, Major Subwatershed and will populate the “Name of Water Body” drop down with
water bodies within a 200m radius of the location indicated by the inputted latitude and longitude.
• Select name of water body from drop down list. In some cases, there only be one option on the drop down list
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the Average Daily Diversion Rate in cubic metres
• Enter the Maximum Diversion Rate in cubic metres per second
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres
• Select the Diversion Authorization Type from the drop down list and enter the Diversion Authorization ID in the
correct format. Note that for a Water Act Temporary Diversion Licence, if you have an 8-digit number with no
dashes (e.g. 12345678) please enter 2 zeroes after the two dashes (i.e. 12345678-00-00).
(The “Clear Diversion Authorization” button will clear the entered diversion authorization type if required.)
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location,
name of water body, total volume, diversion authorization type and diversion authorization ID that were
entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click “Cancel” to cancel water source
addition.
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G. Surface Water - Runoff
Definition:
Surface water—runoff is surface water collected as direct runoff from precipitation events (e.g.,
rain or snowmelt collected in depressions, dugouts, quarries, etc.).
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Surface Water - Runoff as the water type. All required and optional fields will be displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the Average Daily Diversion Rate in cubic metres
• Enter the Maximum Diversion Rate in cubic metres per second.
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres.
• Select the Diversion Authorization Type from the drop down list and enter the Diversion Authorization ID in the
correct format. Note that for a Water Act Temporary Diversion Licence, if you have an 8-digit number with no
dashes (e.g. 12345678) please enter 2 zeroes after the two dashes (i.e. 12345678-00-00).
(The “Clear Diversion Authorization” button will clear the entered diversion authorization type if required.)
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location,
name of water body, total volume, diversion authorization type and diversion authorization ID that were
entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click “Cancel” to cancel water source
addition.
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H. Groundwater – Non-saline ≤150 m deep
Definition:
Groundwater—non-saline <150 m deep is non-saline groundwater (i.e., TDS <4,000 mg/L) from
water wells less than 150m deep.
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Groundwater – Non-saline < 150m deep as the water type. All required and optional fields will be
displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Select Name of Geological Zone from drop down list
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the Average Daily Diversion Rate in cubic metres
• Enter the Maximum Diversion Rate in cubic metres per day.
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres.
• Enter the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Content in milligrams per litre (mg/L)
• Select the Diversion Authorization Type from the drop down list and enter the Diversion Authorization ID in the
correct format. Note that for a Water Act Temporary Diversion Licence, if you have an 8-digit number with no
dashes (e.g. 12345678) please enter 2 zeroes after the two dashes (i.e. 12345678-00-00).
(The “Clear Diversion Authorization” button will clear the entered diversion authorization type if required.)
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location,
name of water body, total volume, diversion authorization type, diversion authorization ID and water well ID
that were entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click “Cancel” to cancel water
source addition.
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I. Groundwater – Non-saline >150 m deep
Definition:
Groundwater—non-saline >150 m deep is non-saline groundwater (i.e., TDS <4 000 mg/L) from
water wells greater than 150 m deep.
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Groundwater – Non-saline > 150m deep as the water type. All required and optional fields will be
displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Select Name of Geological Zone from drop down list.
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the Average Daily Diversion Rate in cubic metres
• Enter the Maximum Diversion Rate in cubic metres per day.
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres.
• Enter the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Content in milligrams per litre (mg/L)
• Select the Diversion Authorization Type from the drop down list and enter the Diversion Authorization ID in the
correct format. . Note that for a Water Act Temporary Diversion Licence, if you have an 8-digit number with
no dashes (e.g. 12345678) please enter 2 zeroes after the two dashes (i.e. 12345678-00-00).
(The “Clear Diversion Authorization” button will clear the entered diversion authorization type if required.)
• Enter the Water Well ID
• Enter the AER Well UWI (i.e. UWI of the source water well)
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location,
name of water body, total volume, diversion authorization type, diversion authorization ID, AER well UWI
and water well ID and that were entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click
“Cancel” to cancel water source addition.
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J. Groundwater – Saline
Definition:
Groundwater—saline is saline groundwater (i.e., TDS >4,000mg/L) from water wells greater than
150 m deep.
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Groundwater – Saline as the water type. All required and optional fields will be displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Select name of geological zone from drop down list.
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the Average Daily Diversion Rate in cubic metres
• Enter the Maximum Diversion Rate in cubic metres per day
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres.
• Enter the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Content in milligrams per litre (mg/L)
• Enter the AER Well UWI (i.e. UWI of the source water well)
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location,
total volume and AER well UWI that were entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen.
Click “Cancel” to cancel water source addition.
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K. Municipal Water
Definition:
Municipal water is water source from a municipal water source.
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Municipal Water as the water type. All required and optional fields will be displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Enter the name of the supplier (Town or Company)
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location,
and total volume that were entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click “Cancel”
to cancel water source addition.
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L. Central Water Distribution Facility
Definition:
Central water distribution facility is water (treated or untreated) sourced from a centralized water
handling/distribution facility (excluding recycled or reused fracturing water). This facility may have
water inputs from a variety of sources – do not pro-rate water volumes back to original sources.
Pre-treated purchased water e.g. Methanol or KCL water would also be classified under this
water source.
• Click “Add a Water Source” to add a water source and associated data. This will activate the data entry fields.
• Select Central Water Distribution Facility as the water type. All required and optional fields will be displayed.
• Input the latitude and longitude of the water source to 6 decimal places and click the “Verify Lat/Lon” button.
This will verify that the entered Lat/Long values are within Alberta. System will auto-populate the DLS
Location, Major Basin and Major Subwatershed.
• Enter the name of the supplier (Town or Company)
• Enter the Start Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water was first diverted from the source)
• Enter the End Date of Diversion (i.e. the date water diversion concluded)
• Enter the total volume of water obtained from the source in cubic metres
• Enter the Name of Facility
• Click “Save” to save the data entered into the submission. This action will display the water type, DLS location,
and total volume that were entered in the Submit Water Data for the Well summary screen. Click “Cancel”
to cancel water source addition.
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C.3.2 Validate, Submit and Print
Whenever the Save button is clicked while proceeding through a submission by form the data is
saved as part of a saved submission. The system automatically saves the submission for 14
calendar days from last modified date. Any saved submission that remains unsubmitted without
being modified will be automatically deleted after 14 calendar days.
The page displays the following three buttons for selection:
Displays a new window showing all the data under the saved
submission. In order to print to a destination printer, click the
browsers File > Print menu or print icon.
Validates data in the saved submission against business rules in
the DDS system.
NOTE: ERROR messages will be displayed when mandatory
data has not been submitted or if business rules have been
breached.
Validates and submits the data to the AER.
On validation, data that have errors will be displayed in red. Hover the cursor over the red text to
display the ERROR message.
For a complete list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Fracture Fluid
Water Source Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the Business
Rules hyperlink.
On a successful submission, a confirmation message appears in the page with the submission
ID.
Click on the Print button. The submission report is displayed in a new window. Print using the
browsers File > Print menu or print button.
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DDS generates an email notification to the submitter with the submission ID, as per below.
For water source data, there is no need to print out the cover page and the fracture fluid water
source data submission report and submit to the Core Research Centre..
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C.4.0 Amend Water Source by Form
This functionality allows the user to amend fracture fluid water source data through a web form
and to do any of the following:
• Amend an existing submission via a web form
- Submit (and Validate)
- Save (and Validate) submission as a work in progress
- Amend saved submission
• It does not allow you to add additional water sources. This can be done through the
“Save or Submit Water Source By Form” menu item in DDS.
Process steps summary:
Step 1. In the Wells tab, enter a valid well licence number and select the UWI on which to
amend data.
Note that only wells with a previously submitted carrier fluid of water will be displayed for
selection. Select the UWI to amend water source data.
Click Amend hyperlink under the Continue column for the desired UWI to navigate to the
next tab.
Step 2. In the Water Source Data tab, select the water type or types used in the fracture fluid
and amend the water source data as required. The display changes to the fields
applicable to each water type.
Step 2 is described below in C.3.1 Water Source Data tab: Amend Water Source
Information.
Step 3. After water source data have been amended as required, validate and submit the
amendment.
Step 3 is described in C.3.2 Validate, Amend and Print on page 124.
The submission report can be printed and retained for company records. A copy of the water
submission report and the cover sheet does not have to be printed and sent to the Core
Research Centre.
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C.4.1 Water Source Data tab: Amend Water Source Information
{Section 4, pages 27-30 of Directive 059}
The Water Source Data tab allows the user to amend water source data for each water type
used in the fracture fluid operation.
The top of the page displays the UWI details including well licence and UWI currently selected for
water source data amendment. All water source information for the UWI as it is has been entered.
The Submission Status on the right hand side indicates the water source amendment as either
Saved Amendment or submitted.
Note that the required water source data displayed under Source Information, Volume and
Quality and Admin Information depends on the water type.
If the water type, name of geological zone or diversion authorization type is not on the drop down
list, identify the closest value. If there is no value close enough, send an amendment to the AER
Well Data Services to have the water type, name of geological zone or diversion authorization
type added to AER’s reference table. Refer to B.4. Adding an item to a Reference Table on
page 94.
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C.4.2 Validate, Amend and Print
Whenever the Save button is clicked while proceeding through an amendment submission by
form the data is saved as part of a saved amendment submission. The system automatically
saves the amendment submission for 14 calendar days from last modified date. Any saved
amendment submission that remains unsubmitted without being modified will be automatically
deleted after 14 calendar days.
The page displays the following five buttons for selection:
Displays a new window showing all the data under the saved
submission. In order to print to a destination printer, click the
browsers File > Print menu or print icon.
Validates data in the saved submission against business rules
in the DDS system.
NOTE: ERROR messages will be displayed when mandatory
data has not been submitted or if business rules have been
breached.
Validates and submits the data to the AER.
Cancels all amendments to the dataset and reverts to the
original data before any amendments were made.
Permanently deletes all fracture fluid data.
On validation, data that have errors will be displayed in red. Hover the cursor over the red text to
display the ERROR message.
For a complete list of business rules and edits, refer to the DDS homepage for Fracture Fluid
Water Source Data. On the right hand pane under Related Resources, click on the Business
Rules hyperlink.
On a successful submission, a confirmation message appears in the page with the submission
ID.
Click on the Print button. The submission report is displayed in a new window. Print using the
browsers File > Print menu or print button.
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DDS generates an email notification to the submitter with the submission ID, as per below.
For water source data, there is no need to print out the cover page and the fracture fluid water
source data submission report and submit to the Core Research Centre.
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C.4.3 Review a Submission
The Save or Submit Water Source by Form functionality allows all water source data under a
well licence to be viewed (for previous submissions) or modified (for saved submissions).
1. To do this, enter a valid well licence number. The system will display all water source
data submitted for wells under that well licence.
2. Click Water Sources hyperlink to navigate to the next tab.
3. On the Water Source Data tab, under the Submit Water Data for the Well, scroll to the
right and locate the Submission Status. Status will display “Saved” if submission is a work
in progress and is within 14 days from the last submission update date. Status will display
“Submitted” if the data has been successfully submitted to the AER.
Saved submission(s)
Water source data that have been saved within 14 days from most recent update date will be
displayed.
Saved data can be deleted or updated. Additional water source data can be added on the same
saved submission.
Submitted data
Water source data that have been previously submitted will also be displayed. Note that every
time water source data is submitted for a UWI a submission ID will be generated. To avoid having
multiple submission IDs ensure that all the water source data is inputted prior to submission.
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Part D. Submit Paper Daily Reports
Package to Core Research Centre (CRC)
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Submitting Hard-Copy (Tour) Reports
{Section 2.5, page 5 of Directive 059}
In addition to the electronic data submitted to the AER it is mandatory to send the paper copy of
the daily reports from which the electronic submission was made. This applies to well drilling and
completion data and fracture fluid composition data. It does not apply to fracture fluid water
source data. This is only required for Accepted Submissions. The CRC will only accept reports
that have the AER Cover Sheet attached to the papers. This is what is referred to as the
package.
Process steps for Well Drilling and Completion Data:
Step 1. Print the Cover Sheet. There are different ways of retrieving the Cover Sheet and
printing it.
1.1 Submission Acknowledgement
From the Submission Acknowledgement, go to View Cover Sheet Report and click on
the hyperlink Click to View.
1.2 Submissions History
This functionality is only available for Well Drilling and Completion submissions and
not for Fracture Fluid and Water Source submissions.
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a) From the Reports Menu, select Submissions History.
b) From the Submissions History, select Query Submissions
c) From the list of all the Accepted Submissions, select the submission number
that you wish to submit the package for and click View
d) From the displayed Submission Acknowledgement, select the View Cover Sheet
Step 2. Print the Cover Sheet and attach it to the paper daily reports of operations from
which the electronic submission data were derived. You can also print a copy of the
Submission Report for the licensee’s hard copy file.
Step 3. Sign and date the cover sheet to confirm that no personal information is contained in
the report. Send the package to the following address within seven days of the electronic
data submission:
Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
Core Research Centre
3545 Research Way NW
Calgary, Alberta T2L 1Y7
Summary:
Digital Data Submission (DDS) Requirements:
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Digital Data Submission (via DDS) of Completion Operations data is required for all
hydraulic fracturing operations.
Digital Data Submission (via DDS) of Hydraulic Fracture Fluid Composition data is
required for all hydraulic fracturing operations taking place on or after January 1, 2013.
Digital Data Submission (via DDS) of Water Source data is required for all hydraulic
fracturing operations taking place on or after January 1, 2013 where water is the carrier
fluid.
Hard Copy Report Submissions to CRC:
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Records of daily operations are required for all hydraulic fracturing operations, including
service company job reports and pressure treatment charts. These records must be
submitted to the CRC in hard copy with the associated Completion Operation DDS cover
sheet signed and attached to the front of the records.
Submission of hard copy records for Hydraulic Fracture Fluid Composition data, with
associated cover sheet, is required only when associated operations information has not
already been submitted with the Completion Operations hard copy records.
Submission of hard copy records for Hydraulic Fracture Water Source data, with
associated cover sheet, is not required.
Do not submit:
o Duplicate hard copy records.
o A print-out of the digital DDS submission.
o A print-out of the csv or .xml file created to generate the DDS batch submission.
o A cover sheet without supporting operations records.
o Operations records without a DDS cover sheet.
If received, these hard copy records, that replicate the data that has already been
submitted, will be destroyed.
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Appendix A: Directive 059 Table Codes
Initial Status Code
Casing Code
VALUE
1
2
3
4
5
6
VALUE
1
2
3
4
5
DESCRIPTION
Drilled and cased
Abandoned
Abandoned and whipstocked
Junked and abandoned
Drain
Preset
Cement Code
VALUE
1
3
4
6
7
30
31
36
40
42
91
92
DESCRIPTION
Conductor
Surface
Intermediate
Production
Liner
Cement Unit Code
DESCRIPTION
Class A
Class C
Class G
1:01:02
1:01:04
Thermal cements
Thixotropic cement
Foamed cement
Cap cement (capping foamed
cement)
Lightweight
Uncemented slotted liner
Uncemented casing
Kick Off Reason Code
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
1
Deviate (>= 5 and < 80 degrees)
2
Sidetrack fish
4
Horizontal (>= 80 degrees)
Occurrence Type Code
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
10
Kick
30
Blowout
40
Lost circulation
99
No incident encountered
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1
2
3
4
5
DESCRIPTION
Cubic metres
Tonnes
Sacks
Litres
Metres
DST Test Type Codes
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
1
Bottomhole
2
Straddle
7
Closed chamber
Operation In Progress Code (Occurrence)
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
1
Drilling
2
Circulating
3
Coring
4
Logging
5
Tripping in
6
Tripping out
7
Running casing
8
Testing
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Plug Back Purpose Code
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
1
Abandon
3
Plug back and case
4
Plug back and whipstock
5
6
7
Plug back and sidetrack (fish)
Plug back and straighten
Lost circulation plug (not drilled out)
Operation Type Code
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
2
Perforation
5
Hydra jet perforation (sand notching)
7
Slotted liner
8
Open hole/barefoot completion
9
Casing vent production
12 Acid treatment
23 Chemical squeeze
24 Alcohol squeeze
41 Fracture
42 Multi-stage Fracture
43 Multi-stage Fracture-Port Closed
51 Cement plug
52 Cement squeeze (only if successful)
53 Packing device capped with cement
Casing patch (only if covers a
54 completed interval)
55 Packing device with no cement
56 Remedial casing cementing
Packing device capped with resin57 gypsum cement
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VALUE
DESCRIPTION
3
Rerun plug
51 Cement plug
53 Packing device capped with cement
Packing device capped with resin57 gypsum cement
Abandonment Code
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
1
Abandon
2
Abandon zone
4
Plugback and whipstock
Log Tag Code
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
1
Log
2
Tag
3
Not logged or tagged
Packer Code
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
Packer
Bridge plug or whipstock packer
Cement retainer
4
5
Through tubing packer
Through tubing bridge plug
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Appendix B: Electronic Well Drilling and Completion
Data Submission Matrix
Key
Mandatory
Possibly required (depending on submission)
Optional
Not required
Requirement number
1)
Licence number
Operation start date
Operation end date
Submitter reference
Presetting surface casing
Drilling operation
Deepening operation
Completion operation
Surface abandonment operation
Spud date
Casing
Cementing
Initial status code
Drilling contractor code
Rig number
Spud date
Finished drilling date
Rig release date
Kelly bushing elevation
Total depth
Initial status code
M
M
M
M
M
M
O
M
M
M
O
M
M
M
O
M
M
M
O
M
-
M
-
M
-
M
-
M
M
M
M
-
-
-
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
-
-
-
-
M
M
-
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
-
-
Deepening
a) Finished drilling date
b) Total depth
7)
M
M
M
Drilling
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
6)
M
M
M
Presetting surface casing
a)
b)
c)
d)
5)
M
M
M
Well operation (check box)
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
4)
Completion
Licence operation
a)
b)
c)
d)
3)
Presetting
Operation
Drilling
Deepening
Account details
a) Contact name
b) Contact phone/fax/e-mail
c) Acknowledge submissions by e-mail
2)
M
P
O
-
Casing
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
Casing date
Casing code
Casing liner outside diameter
Casing grade steel process
Casing grade yield strength
Casing density
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Requirement number
g) Shoe set depth
h) Liner top depth
8)
Cement code
Cement amount
Cement unit code
Interval top
Interval base
Core number
Sidewall
Interval top
Interval base
Test number
Test type code
Interval top
Interval base
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
-
-
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
-
-
-
P
P
P
P
-
-
-
P
P
P
-
-
Plug back date
Plug back purpose code
Interval top
Interval base
Cement amount
Unit code
Method code
Log tag code
-
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
-
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
M
P
M
P
P
P
P
P
P
M
P
M
P
P
P
P
P
P
M
P
M
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
-
-
-
M
M
M
M
P
P
P
P
P
Operation incident
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
14)
-
Plug back
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
13)
-
Kickoff point (Directional Drill Event (DDE))
a) Kickoff date
b) Kickoff depth
c) Kickoff reason code
13)
M
P
Drillstem test
a)
b)
c)
d)
11)
Completion
M
-
Core
a)
b)
c)
d)
10)
Operation
Drilling
Deepening
Cementing
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
9)
Presetting
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Occurrence type code
Operation in progress code
Occurrence date
Occurrence depth
Occurrence mud density
Controlled date
Controlled depth
Controlled mud density
Lost circulation total fluid
Completion
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
Completion date
Operation type code
Interval top
Interval base
Shots per metre
Cement amount
Cement unit code
Abandonment code
Log tag code
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Requirement number
15)
Presetting
*
Completion
-
-
-
P
P
P
-
-
-
-
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
Surface Abandonment*
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
17)
Operation
Drilling
Deepening
Packer
a) Packer date
b) Packer operation
c) Packer code
16)
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Well type
Original surface abandonment date
Surface abandonment method
Oil sands area
H2S
Routine abandonment
Groundwater base
Groundwater protection method
Re-abandonment
Amendment Request
a) Licence number
b) Unique well identifier (UWI)
c) Details
Submitted in DDS under Submissions/Licence Abandonment.
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Appendix C. Fracture Fluid Composition Data
Submission Matrix
Key
Mandatory
Optional
Not required
M
O
-
Selections
Data requirement
Notes
1
Fracture Scenario
M
Vertical Single Stage
Vertical Multi-Stage
Directional Single Stage
Directional Multi-Stage
Horizontal Open Hole
Horizontal Cased Hole
Horizontal Liner Hole
Horizontal Multi-Stage
CSV, XML & Form
submission
2
Service Provider
M
Select from the list
CSV, XML & Form
submission
3
Fracture Components
M
Carrier Fluid
Proppant
Additive
CSV, XML & Form
submission
4
Carrier Fluid
M
Fluid Type
M
Proppant Type
Trade Name
Supplier
Purpose
Size
Unit of Measure
Volume
M
Water
Propane
Oil
Nitrogen (N2)
Natural Gas
Distillate
Diesel
Condensate
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Alcohol
Acid
Butane
-
5
Proppant
Fluid Type
Proppant Type
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O
M
Bauxite
Ceramic
Coated Ceramic
Sand, Uncoated
Sand, Curable Resin Coat
CSV, XML & Form
submission
-
Enter the volume in
cubic metres
CSV, XML & Form
submission
-
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Sand, Cured Resin Coat
-
Trade Name
O
Supplier
M
Purpose
Size
M
Unit of Measure
Weight
M
Additive
O
Fluid Type
Proppant Type
Trade Name
M
-
Supplier
M
-
Purpose
M
Size
Volume/Weight
M
Unit of Measure
M
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12/20
14/40
16/30
20/40
20/45
25/50
30/50
30/60
40/70
40/80
50/140
-
Acid
Activator
Bactericide/Biocide
Breaker
Buffer
Clay Control
Conductivity Enhancer
Corrosion Inhibitor
Crosslinker
Defoamer
Demulsifier
Diverting agent
Energizing Fluid
Foamer
Friction Reducer
Gelling Agent
Iron Control
Oxygen Scavenger
Scale Inhibitor
Solvent
Surfactant
Tracer
103m3
kg/m3
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Enter the trade name
of the proppant
Enter the supplier
name of the proppant
-
Enter the weight in
metric tonnes
CSV, XML & Form
submission
Enter the trade name
of the additive
Enter the supplier
name of the additive
-
Enter the amount of
additive used
-
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Kg
3
L/m
Litres
3
m
3
sm
Metric Tonnes
7
8
8a
Ingredients
M
Trade Secret
O
-
Chemical Abstract Service
Number (CAS #)/Hazardous
Materials Information Review
Commission Number
(HMIRC #)
Ingredient/Family Name
M
-
M
-
Maximum Concentration in
component (% by mass)
M
-
Maximum Concentration In
Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid (%
by mass)
M
-
Wells with greater than nine
Event Sequences
Enter the CAS #,
HMIRC #, “Not
Available” or “Trade
Secret” for the
ingredient
Enter the name of the
ingredient or the
chemical family name
of the ingredient
Enter the maximum
concentration of the
ingredient in the
fracture component
Enter the maximum
concentration of the
ingredient in the
hydraulic fracturing
fluid
Form submission only
UWI greater than nine
M
-
Well Name
M
-
Total Depth
M
-
Finish Drill Date
M
-
Treatment Type
M
Fracture
Multi-Stage Fracture
Fracture intervals
Top Depth
M
-
Base Depth
M
-
Treatment Date
M
-
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submission
Check the box if
ingredient details are
proprietary
Enter the UWI based
on actual bottom hole
location of drill leg
Enter the well name
based on actual
bottom hole location of
drill leg
Enter the Total Depth
in metres kelly bushing
for the event sequence
Enter the Finish Drill
Depth for the event
sequence
CSV or XML
submission only
Enter the Top Depth of
the fractured interval in
metres kelly bushing
Enter the Base Depth
of the fractured interval
in metres kelly bushing
Enter the date the
fracture operation
occurred
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Appendix D. Fracture Fluid Water Source Data
Submission Matrix
Key
Mandatory
Optional
System populated (Not Required in submission)
Not Required
M
O
S
-
Water types 1 – 7
Oilfield
Produced
Water
Waste
Water Oilfield
Recycled
Frac
Water
(Wellsite)
Recycled
Frac
Water
(ind. fac)
Waste
Water Municipal
Waste
Water Industrial
(Nonoilfield)
Surface
Water River
Latitude
Longitude
DLS Location
Major Basin
Major SubWatershed
Name of Water Body
Name of Geological
Zone
Name of Supplier
M
M
S
S
S
-
M
M
S
S
S
-
M
M
S
S
S
-
M
M
S
S
S
-
M
M
S
S
S
-
M
M
S
S
S
-
M
M
S
S
S
M
-
S
S
-
M
M
M
-
Start Date of Diversion
End Date of Diversion
Average Daily
Diversion Rate
Maximum
Diversion Rate
Total Volume
TDS Content
M
M
-
M
M
-
M
M
-
M
M
-
M
M
-
M
M
-
M
M
M
-
-
-
-
-
-
M
M
-
M
-
M
-
M
-
M
-
M
-
M
-
Diversion
Authorization Type
Diversion
Authorization ID
AER Reporting Facility
ID
Name of Facility
AER Facility Licence
Water Well ID
AER Well UWI
-
-
-
-
-
-
O
-
-
-
-
-
-
O
M
M
-
M
-
-
-
S
S
-
S
S
-
M
S
S
-
M
-
M
-
-
Data
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Key
Mandatory
Optional
System populated (Not Required in submission)
Not Required
M
O
S
-
Water types 8 – 14
Surface
Water Lake
Surface
Water Runoff
GroundWater Nonsaline
≤150m
deep
GroundWater Nonsaline
>150m
deep
GroundWater Saline
Municipal
Water
Central
Water
Distribution.
Facility
Latitude
Longitude
DLS Location
Major Basin
Major SubWatershed
Name of Water Body
Name of Geological
Zone
Name of Supplier
M
M
S
S
S
M
-
M
M
S
S
S
-
M
M
S
S
S
M
M
M
S
S
S
M
M
M
S
S
S
M
M
M
S
S
S
-
M
M
S
S
S
-
-
-
-
-
-
M
M
Start Date of Diversion
End Date of Diversion
Average Daily
Diversion Rate
Maximum
Diversion Rate
Total Volume
TDS Content
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
-
M
M
-
M
M
M
M
M
-
-
M
-
M
-
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
-
M
-
Diversion
Authorization Type
Diversion
Authorization ID
AER Reporting Facility
ID
Name of Facility
AER Facility Licence
Water Well ID
AER Well UWI
O
O
O
O
-
-
-
O
O
O
O
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
O
-
O
M
M
-
M
-
Data
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Water type
VALUE
Oilfield Produced Water
Waste Water - Oilfield
Recycled Fracturing Water (treated at well site)
Recycled Fracturing Water (treated at independent standalone facility)
Waste Water - Municipal
Waste Water - Industrial (Non-oilfield)
Surface Water - River
Surface Water - Lake
Surface Water - Runoff
Groundwater - Non-saline less than or equal to 150m
deep
Groundwater - Non-saline greater than 150m deep
Groundwater - Saline
Municipal Water
Central Water Distribution Facility
Diversion Authorization Type
VALUE
WRLIC - Water Resources Licence
WALIC - Water Act Licence
WATDL - Water Act Temporary Diversion Licence
ASRD - Surface Disposition
Name of Geologic Zone
VALUE
Drift Sediments (i.e., above bedrock)
Paskapoo Formation (including Scollard)
Edmonton Group
Belly River Group (including regional equivalents: Wapiti, Brazeau)
Colorado Group
Mannville Group
Jurassic Period Formations
Triassic Period Formations
Devonian Formations
Other Paleozoic Formations (not Devonian)
Unknown
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