Blog: ERCB streamlines in SITU oil sands application processDecember 3, 2010
As part of the Energy Resources Conservation Board's commitment to streamlining and improving its regulatory requirements, it has issued Directive 78: Regulatory Application Process for Modifications to Commercial In Situ Oil Sands Projects.
The new ERCB directive redesigns the regulatory approach to amendment applications for all commercial in situ oil sands projects.
Commercial in situ oil sands projects typically take years to construct, and operate for several decades. As technology changes and operational experience grows, the ERCB will receive multiple amendment applications from each in situ project.