Navigation

Where can I find more information?

This page provides links to more EPAP information that is available.
EPAP Presentations

EPAP Overview
This presentation provides an EPAP overview and some best practices for EPAP implementation projects.

Yogi Schulz delivered this presentation at the PASC luncheon on 20 April 2011 in Calgary, Alberta

To invite a Corvelle consultant to your office to deliver this presentation, please contact us.

Additional presentations are located at this link.




Quickly Investigate EPAP Compliance Assessment Report Items
This presentation provides best practices for investigating EPAP Compliance Assessment Report Items.

Yogi Schulz and Pamela Brown delivered this presentation at CSHM on 19 March 2013 in Calgary, Alberta.

To invite a Corvelle consultant to your office to deliver this presentation, please contact us.

Additional presentations are located at this link.


EPAP Compliance Assessment Report - Investigation & Resolution Processes

Click the title of an investigation & resolution process below to open or download it:

  1. Fuel Issues

To invite a Corvelle consultant to your office to describe how to investigate specific CAR items, please contact us.


EPAP Compliance Assessment Report

The Compliance Assessment Report is produced by analyzing the data submitted by operators to Petrinex. The purpose of the report is to identify data anomalies that are indicative of risks of noncompliance with AER measurement and reporting requirements.

Stacks Image 965

Petrinex

  • Every month, operators submit data to Petrinex for the most recent production period.

Compliance Assessment Indicator (CAI) routines

  • A series of CAI routines produce the compliance assessment results by inspecting the data submitted by operators to Petrinex
  • When a CAI routine find a problem that may be indicative of a risk of noncompliance, a compliance assessment results record is created
  • By late 2011, the AER had implemented about 40 CAI’s
  • The current list is described in the EPAP system

Compliance Assessment Results

  • The compliance assessment results for all operators for all production periods since mid 2010 are stored in the EPAP system

EPAP System

  • A valid DDS user with the EPAP Viewer role can access the EPAP System to view the compliance assessment results for the BA_ID or operator code that is associated with the userid
  • The EPAP System is accessed from the Digital Data Submission (DDS) menu item at www.aer.ca

Operator Compliance Assessment Report (CAR)

  • A user can download their compliance assessment results as an Excel worksheet
  • The file is called the Operator CAR
  • The AER expectation is that the operator will investigate the items listed on the CAR with a view to remediating problems identified to reduce the risk of noncompliance

To invite a Corvelle consultant to your office to describe how to design a CAR management process, please contact us.


AER website

At the AER website you can download the:

  1. EPAP Directive 076.
  2. EPAP Operator’s Handbook.

The AER website contains useful EPAP-related discussion and links.

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the Government of Alberta.

The AER regulates the safe, responsible, and efficient development of Alberta's energy resources: oil, natural gas, oil sands, coal, and pipelines.

The AER ensures that the discovery, development and delivery of Alberta's energy resources take place in a manner that is fair, responsible and in the public interest.

To invite a Corvelle consultant to your office to describe EPAP goals and the background for the development of EPAP, please contact us.


CAPPA website

At the CAPPA website you can download CAPPA's Best Practice documents. These documents are designed to reduce operator cost of implementing improved business process and controls.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA) is the professional association of Production Accountants that provides opportunities for education, influences regulations and strengthens industry standards.

To invite a Corvelle consultant to your office to describe the CAPPA-produced deliverables that support EPAP implementations, please contact us.


IMG website

At the IMG website you can download the Measurement Controls Assessment document designed to reduce operator cost of implementing improved evaluation of controls at producing facilities.

The Industry Measurement Group (IMG) promotes best practice hydrocarbon measurement solutions to oil & gas operators, acts as a driver and sounding board for proposed changes to measurement regulations and participates in the developing and establishing oil & gas industry standards for hydrocarbon measurement.

The IMG is a part of a larger organization called the Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement. The Canadian Institute also manages the annual Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement in Calgary.

To invite a Corvelle consultant to your office to describe the IMG-produced deliverables that support EPAP implementations, please contact us.


CSHM website

At the CSHM website you can register for next year’s CSHM and download presentations given at last year’s CSHM if you have a password.

The Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CIHM) operates the Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CSHM).

The purpose of the School is to provide instruction on hydrocarbon measurement topics for professionals in the oil & gas industry. Increasing knowledge and awareness of best practices leads to proper facility design, installation, operation and maintenance of measurement and regulation equipment.

To invite a Corvelle consultant to your office to describe how the CSHM supports EPAP implementations, please contact us.


Preparing to submit EPAP Declarations

To invite a Corvelle consultant to your office to set up the required information and complete the EPAP Declaration on the EPAP system, please contact us.

Enter contact information

To ensure a complete EPAP Declaration is submitted, the operator needs to enter the following information into the EPAP system:

  • A primary contact person’s name
  • The designation of at least one signing executive

These two steps must be completed prior to the submission of the annual EPAP Declaration.

Anyone with the role of an EPAP Editor can enter contact and role information under the Contacts tab in the EPAP System. A contact role can be either:

  • Primary Contact: This is the person that the assigned PAT Member will communicate with regarding EPAP and any questions or issues that may arise. Primary Contacts also receive notification when the monthly Compliance Assessment Reports (CARs) are available; OR
  • Report Recipient: This person that will receive notification when the monthly CAR is available only. They will not be contacted regarding any EPAP questions or issues.

Please click on a link to download a PDF that illustrates the following processes in detail with screen illustrations:

Enter evaluations of control results and print the EPAP Declaration

Please click on a link to download a PDF that illustrates the following processes in detail with screen illustrations:

Estimating Flaring and Venting Volumes for Upstream Oil and Gas Facilities

Flaring and venting volumes that are too small to measure must be estimated. In general, estimating is acceptable where the volume is less than 0.5 e3m3/day.

To assist operators with the details of what to estimate and how to estimate, CAPP makes the following publication available: Estimation of Flaring and Venting Volumes from Upstream Oil and Gas Facilities.

The CAPP publication can be reached from this web page: Flaring & Venting - Canada's oil and gas industry is reducing flaring and venting with new guidelines and practices.

The related AER directive is Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting.

To invite a Corvelle consultant to your office to describe how to improve flaring and venting volume estimates, please contact us.