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AR 276/2004 WELL TESTING SERVICES SUPERVISOR OCCUPATION REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 213/2017)

alberta regulation 276/2004

Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

WELL TESTING SERVICES SUPERVISOR
OCCUPATION REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Definitions

                2      Constitution of the occupation

                3      Tasks, activities and functions


                5      Coming into force

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

                               (a)    “well testing” means

                                        (i)    the continuous process by which well data is collected during the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources in order to determine reservoir deliverability and identify fluids produced, and

                                      (ii)    the various completion operations, including swabbing, frac flow back, acid stimulating, blow downs and circulating well bore returns, that are performed on a well to assist in its operation;

                              (b)    “well testing services supervisor occupation” means the occupation of well testing services supervisor that is designated as a designated occupation pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act;

                               (c)    “well testing system” means any system that is used for well testing and is comprised of any or all of the following:

                                        (i)    pressurized vessels;

                                      (ii)    emergency shutdown valves;

                                     (iii)    flow lines;

                                     (iv)    choke manifolds;

                                       (v)    line heaters;

                                     (vi)    flare stacks;

                                    (vii)    propane tanks and vaporizers;

                                   (viii)    flow meters;

                                     (ix)    test kits;

                                       (x)    pumps;

                                     (xi)    pipe skids;

                                    (xii)    computers and data collection devices.

Constitution of the occupation

2   The undertakings that constitute the well testing services supervisor occupation are the following:

                               (a)    pre‑job planning;

                              (b)    trip management;

                               (c)    rig‑in;

                              (d)    flowing the well;

                               (e)    recording data;

                               (f)    rig‑out;

                               (g)    post‑job management;

                              (h)    inspection and maintenance of well testing system.

Tasks, activities and functions

3(1)  When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the well testing services supervisor occupation‑level three, the following tasks, activities and functions come within that level of the occupation:

                               (a)    contributing to the safety environment;

                              (b)    contributing to control of critical and emergency situations;

                               (c)    supporting environmental protection;

                              (d)    establishing communications and working relationships;

                               (e)    leading the shift and reporting to immediate supervisor;

                               (f)    supporting pre‑job planning;

                               (g)    supporting rig‑in;

                              (h)    flowing the well and recording program data;

                               (i)    supporting demobilization, rig‑out and transport;

                               (j)    performing housekeeping and supplies requisition;

                              (k)    using system documentation;

                               (l)    conducting equipment inspections and maintenance;

                             (m)    supporting crew training;

                              (n)    the operation, inspection and maintenance of motorized vehicles;

                              (o)    managing critical and emergency situations;

                              (p)    supervising current shift and support cross‑shift crew;

                              (q)    managing multi‑equipment jobs;

                               (r)    testing sour wells;

                               (s)    operating high pressure systems;

                               (t)    testing wells with shut in pressure of not more than 34.5 MPa (5000 psi);

                              (u)    performing tasks, activities and functions listed in subsection (2)(b) to (d) under supervision of a person who holds well testing services supervisor occupation‑level four certification.

(2)  When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the well testing services supervisor occupation‑level four, the following tasks, activities and functions come within that level of the occupation:

                               (a)    the tasks, activities and functions listed in subsection (1)(a) to (t);

                              (b)    supervising large well testing crews;

                               (c)    managing multi‑stage separation testing;

                              (d)    testing critical sour wells;

                               (e)    performing the tasks, activities and functions listed in subsection (3)(b) to (f) under the supervision of a person who holds a well testing services supervisor occupation‑level five certification.

(3)  When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the well testing services supervisor occupation‑level five, the following tasks, activities and functions come within that level of the occupation:

                               (a)    the tasks, activities and functions listed in subsection (2);

                              (b)    testing wells with shut in pressure of more than 34.5 MPa (5000 psi);

                               (c)    contributing to the planning and preparation of complex jobs and projects;

                              (d)    co‑ordinating the running of complex jobs and projects;

                               (e)    co‑ordinating complex jobs and projects;

                               (f)    contributing to the closure of complex jobs and projects.

4   Repealed AR 213/2017 s7.

Coming into force

5   This regulation comes into force on January 1, 2005.