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Current Reseach Challenges For Northern Oil and Gas Activities. Bharat Dixit Technical Leader, Operations. U.S. – Canada Oil and Gas Research Forum Anchorage, Alaska 13 November 202. The NEB regulates oil & gas exploration and production activities in the North. Some Challenges.

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Current reseach challenges for northern oil and gas activities

Current Reseach Challenges

For Northern Oil and Gas Activities

Bharat Dixit

Technical Leader, Operations

U.S. – Canada Oil and Gas Research Forum

Anchorage, Alaska

13 November 202


Current reseach challenges for northern oil and gas activities

The NEB regulates oil & gas exploration and production activities in the North


Some challenges

Some Challenges

  • Safety Culture

  • Rigorous risk assessment

  • Baseline information

  • Platform design and station keeping

  • Well condition modeling, monitoring, and control

  • Capping, Containment, and relief well capabilities

  • Effective response capability


Discussion

Discussion


Contact information

Contact Information

Bharat Dixit

Technical Leader, Exploration and Production

Operations Business Unit

National Energy Board

444 Seventh Avenue SW

Calgary, Alberta, T2P 0X8

Phone: 403 299 2792

Fax:403 292 5876

Cell:403 617 3887

E-mail:[email protected]

url:http://www.neb-one.gc.ca


The neb regulates a project from start to finish

The NEB regulates a project from start to finish:

Environmental Screening

Benefits Plan

Financial Responsibility


Company must demonstrate

Company must demonstrate

  • Work safely while protecting the environment

  • Respond effectively when things go wrong

  • Proof of financial responsibility

    If a company cannot demonstrate this, it cannot work

The NEB regulates a project from start to finish


Some key community concerns

Some Key Community Concerns

  • Same Season Relief Well Capability

  • Dispersants

  • Spill response capability and infrastructure

  • Training

  • Compensation for Northern residents in the event of a spill

  • Wildlife/Environmental Monitors


Key findings of arctic review

Key Findings of Arctic Review

  • Safety Culture

  • Regulatory regimes provides the tools

  • Re-affirm same-season relief well policy

  • Filing Requirements for applications

  • Northerners want to be involved in planning for future drilling

  • Effective response capability is essential


Key findings of arctic review1

Key findings of Arctic Review

  • The root cause of  most industrial accidents, such as blowouts in offshore drilling, is the lack of a broadly shared safety culture


Key findings of arctic review2

Key findings of Arctic Review

  • The NEB’s regulatory regime provides the tools required to protect the safety of Northerners and workers, and protect the Arctic environment.


Key findings of arctic review3

Key findings of Arctic Review

  • The Board has re-affirmed our Same Season Relief Well policy.


Key findings of arctic review4

Key findings of Arctic Review

  • The Arctic Review gave us the essential information we needed to publish our first ever comprehensive set of filing requirements for future applications for offshore wells.


Key findings of arctic review5

Key findings of Arctic Review

  • Northerners have been clear that they want to be involved in preparing for potential drilling in the future


Key findings of arctic review6

Key findings of Arctic Review

  • Effective response capability is essential in the event of an accident.


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