AER orders are legal documents that formally permit, direct or prohibit a specific action or actions. Orders help us ensure that oil and gas companies operate in a safe and environmentally responsible way. Orders can be issued for different purposes; for example, we might order a company to

• reduce its normal spacing of wells;

• close or abandon a facility; or

• stop an unsafe activity or operation.

Many Orders and their applications and supporting documents are searchable, viewable and downloadable through a number of systems found on the AER Systems & Tools website. Some of these systems include Public Notice of Application, Publication of Decision, Integrated Application Registry Query (IAR), and Historical Applications and Decisions Database.

Subsurface Orders

Frequency of Publication
As completed

A subsurface order is issued pursuant to section 11.104 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules and specifies rules and requirements to better suit development, production, and data gathering for specific geological zones over a defined area.


  PDF free self-serve