Application for Authorization
6. The application for authorization shall be accompanied by
(a) a description of the scope of the proposed activities;
(b) an execution plan and schedule for undertaking those activities;
(c) a safety plan that meets the requirements of section 8;
(d) an environmental protection plan that meets the requirements of section 9;
(e) information on any proposed flaring or venting of gas, including the rationale and the estimated rate, quantity and period of the flaring or venting;
(f) information on any proposed burning of oil, including the rationale and the estimated quantity of oil proposed to be burned;
(g) in the case of a drilling installation, a description of the drilling and well control equipment;
(h) in the case of a production installation, a description of the processing facilities and control system;
(i) in the case of a production project, a field data acquisition program that allows sufficient pool pressure measurements, fluid samples, cased hole logs and formation flow tests for a comprehensive assessment of the performance of development wells, pool depletion schemes and the field;
(j) contingency plans, including emergency response procedures, to mitigate the effects of any reasonably foreseeable event that might compromise safety or environmental protection, which shall
(i) provide for coordination measures with any relevant municipal, provincial, territorial or federal emergency response plan, and
(ii) in an offshore area where oil is reasonably expected to be encountered, identify the scope and frequency of the field practice exercise of oil spill countermeasures; and
(k) a description of the decommissioning and abandonment of the site, including methods for restoration of the site after its abandonment.
7. (1) If the application for authorization covers a production installation, the applicant shall also submit to the Board for its approval the flow system, the flow calculation procedure and the flow allocation procedure that will be used to conduct the measurements referred to in Part 7.
(2) The Board shall approve the flow system, the flow calculation procedure and the flow allocation procedure if the applicant demonstrates that the system and procedures facilitate reasonably accurate measurements and allocate, on a pool or zone basis, the production from and injection into individual wells.
8. The safety plan shall set out the procedures, practices, resources, sequence of key safety-related activities and monitoring measures necessary to ensure the safety of the proposed work or activity and shall include
(a) a summary of and references to the management system that demonstrate how it will be applied to the proposed work or activity and how the duties set out in these Regulations with regard to safety will be fulfilled;
(b) a summary of the studies undertaken to identify hazards and to evaluate safety risks related to the proposed work or activity;
(c) a description of the hazards that were identified and the results of the risk evaluation;
(d) a summary of the measures to avoid, prevent, reduce and manage safety risks;
(e) a list of all structures, facilities, equipment and systems critical to safety and a summary of the system in place for their inspection, testing and maintenance;
(f) a description of the organizational structure for the proposed work or activity and the command structure on the installation, which clearly explains
(i) their relationship to each other, and
(ii) the contact information and position of the person accountable for the safety plan and of the person responsible for implementing it;
(g) if the possibility of pack sea ice, drifting icebergs or land-fast sea ice exists at the drill or production site, the measures to address the protection of the installation, including systems for ice detection, surveillance, data collection, reporting, forecasting and, if appropriate, ice avoidance or deflection; and
(h) a description of the arrangements for monitoring compliance with the plan and for measuring performance in relation to its objectives.
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