Bernum drilling application denied

The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has denied applications by Bernum Petroleum Ltd. to drill two horizontal oil wells and construct a multiwell battery approximately 4.7 kilometres east of Cochrane, it was announced Apr. 4

The ERCB said it denied the battery application on the basis that it would be economic to conserve gas and therefore flaring would not be allowed as per ERCB regulations. The well applications were denied for this location as it could not accommodate the company’s future development plans. The Board found that alternative locations exist in this area that could be developed in accordance with regulations and accommodate the applied-for and future wells.

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