Area II Environmental AGM & Spill Exercise

May 22, 2019


  1. Lunch
  2. Welcome
  3. Introduction of Area II Steering Committee
  4. Request to call meeting to order, followed by a second
  5. 2018 Area II Trailer update – Mike Cholin
  6. 2018 Financial Report – Barry Knight
  7. MER Report
  8. 2018 Membership Review
  9. Nominations for 2019 directors
  10. Lunch
  11. Area 2 Spill Exercise
  12. Questions

Area II Annual General Meeting and Spill Exercise

Date:  May 22, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Place: Kindersley Elks Hall, Kindersley, SK

85 Members in Attendance

64 Companies in Attendance

  1. Mark Kuss calls the meeting to order at 11:05 am, Mike Cholin, seconds, all in favor, carried.
  2. Mark Kuss reviewed agenda and introduced the steering committee.
  3. Area II Trailer – Mike Cholin
    1. Black Trailer is now the consumable trailer, it is the trailer that has to supplies that will be most helpful in a spill situation.
    2. Matrix Solutions has taken over looking after the custodial job of the trailer, starting May 1, 2019.
  1. 2018 Financial Review
    1. Barry Knight reviewed our financial statement that was prepared by Close, Hauta, Bertoia and Blanchette
    2. Barry Knight makes a motion to wave the audit and do a review for another year, Carey Roesler seconds, all in favor carried.
  2. MER Report – Stacey Spenst
    1. Who is MER
      1. Acting Regional Manager
        1. Brian Ohlheiser
      2. Senior Technical Specialist
        1. Tiffany Lowe
      3. Petroleum and Natural Gas Technicians
        1. Ryan Moore
        2. Stacey Spenst
        3. Tom Tang / Katelyn Graham
      4. Petroleum Development Officer
        1. Amy Brick
      5. Coop Students
        1. Wallace Wang
        2. Han Bao
  1. Division Name Change
    1. On April 1, 2019 the Petroleum and Natural Gas Division” within the Ministry of Energy and Resources underwent a name change to“Energy Regulation Division”
  2. Reported Incident Statistics
    1. 2018 – 126 Total Reported – Total Volume Released = 2393m3
    2. 2017 – 113 Total Reported – Total Volume Released = 3474m3
    3. 2016 – 97 Total Reported – Total Volume Released = 4137m3
  1. Reported Incident Statistics for 2019
    1. January 1, 2019 to May 8, 2019
      1. Total of 32 Reported Incidents
      2. 524m3 Volume Released
    2. Incident Type
      1. 11= Pipeline or Flowline Breaks
      2. 8 = Break, Leak or Malfunction of Equipment at a Well or Facility
      3. 1 = Leak, Malfunction of Equipment or Worker Error at a Pipeline or …….Flowline
      4. 1 = Fire
      5. 8 = Release or Spill During General Field Operations
      6. 1 = Release or Spill During Well Driling or Fracturing
      7. 2 = Release, Spill or Frac Out During Horizontal Directional Drilling
  2. “Incident Types” were added into IRIS for 2019 Incident Reporting
      1. Additional “Incident Causes” were added into IRIS as well to help identify incident causes and reason for occurrence.
      2. Do not use “Other” anymore if the incident cause fits into a pre-classified cause
  3. Coming Soon
      1. Billing Penalties Will Be Applied To Overdue 90 Day Detail Reporting Requirements
        1. Directive PNG014: Incident Reporting Requirements
        2. 3 Detailed Incident Report – Within 90 days of the submission of the initial incident report notification, the operator must provide the following details in IRIS: Impacted Surface Info,   Substance Info, Source Info, Attachments, etc.
      2. Presumed Early 2020 Effective Date
      3. Clean up all historical overdue 90 Day Details for reported incidents prior to penalties being effective to avoid billing
  1. Jennifer Miller, Admin, reviewed membership letters that were sent out and how many we have received.
  2. 2019 director nominations
    1. Mark Kuss makes a motion to open the floor for nominations, Barry Knight, seconds, all in favor, carried
      1. Mike Cholin nominates Cori Schmidt as Chairperson, Dwight Brost seconds, all in favor, carried.
      2. Mark Kuss nominates Les Cook, Daniel Deiana Dean Ellis, Dwight Brost and Carey Rosesler to let their name stand as director, they accept, Cori Schmidt seconds, all in favor carried.
      3. Carey Roesler makes a motion for nominations cease, Dwight Brost seconds, all in favor, carried.
  1. Area II Spill Exercise – Matrix Soultions Inc.

Spill Response In West Central Saskatchewan

  1. Why Is Spill Response Important
    1. In 2018, 131 spills were reported in Area 2
      1. Protecting the environment
      2. Landowner relations
      3. Loss of production
      4. Minimizing cleanup costs
      5. More stringent regulations
      6. Public/media awareness
    2. When Dealing with a Spill
      1. Questions you need to ask yourself
        1. Is it safe?
          1. Your priority is to protect:
            1. People
            2. Environment
            3. Property
            4. Check MSDS or other spill substance information
            5. What PPE/equipment is required?
            6. How accessible is the site?
            7. Is it a remote site?
            8. Which is the best way to access the site?
            9. Are all hazardous sources identified and controlled?
          2. Who can help? What do I need?
            1. Equipment
            2. fence panels, vac truck, hydrovac, steamer, track hoe, backhoe, soil hauling trucks, skid steers, plastic liners etc.
            3. 3rd Party Environmental Consultant – Required if off lease
            4. Area 2 Spill Trailer
          3. Where does the spill go?
            1. On land
            2. public areas, sensitive areas
            3. On land with a watercourse or waterbody nearby
            4. creeks, sloughs, dugout etc..
            5. Into a watercourse or waterbody
          4. Who should I notify?
            1. Your company safety and environmental staff
            2. Regulatory Agencies
            3. Landowners and/or Tenants
            4. 1st Call and other operators in the area
  1. What to do – Ensure Safety
    1. Identify potential risks
      1. from the released substance and from within the working environment
    2. Secure the work area
      1. set up signs and barriers to restrict access
    3. WHAT TO DO: Isolate the Spill
      1. Isolate spill source
        1. shut-in the well or pipeline(s)
        2. empty tank
      2. Contain
        1. Construct berms, use spill booms, absorbent material, etc.
      3. WHAT TO DO: Recover Free Fluids
        1. Remove as much of the free fluid as quickly as possible
        2. Will provide the most value for money spent
      4. WHAT TO DO: Identify and Protect Potential Receptors
        1. Identify receptors
          1. people, wildlife, livestock, surface water, vegetation, groundwater
        2. Protect receptors
          1. construct berms/fences,
          2. Use spill booms
          3. Set up wildlife deterrents
  1. WHAT TO DO: Contain and Manage the Waste
    1. Set up the site right the first time
    2. Store recovered spill materials in a contained area to prevent secondary contamination
      1. Tank, liner, berm, etc.
    3. Keep the clean, clean and the dirty, dirty
      1. Different pricing for disposal of free fluid vs. hydrovac slurry
    4. WHAT TO DO: Document, Document, Document
      1. Document what was spilled, when, how much and where it originated
      2. Site conditions and clean-up efforts undertaken
      3. Make a sketch
      4. Document impacts to receptors
      5. Take photos and measurements of spill area
    5. What NOT To Do: Take Unnecessary Risks
      1. Can be a stressful situation
      2. Often can lead to long hours
      3. Outside most people’s normal work responsibilities
      4. Use internal and external support
    6. What NOT To Do: Conceal or Cover a Spill
      1. Can make clean-up more difficult and costly
      2. Can lead to severe repercussions from regulatory agencies
        1. fines
        2. license to operate
      3. What NOT To Do: Dilute or Flush the Spill Fluid
        1. Sometimes valuable but can often increase the area affected by the spill
        2. Length of time for clean-up activities can also increase, which is more costly in the long run
      4. What NOT To Do: Apply Chemical Amendments
        1. The misuse or overuse of chemicals can make the situation worse
        2. Know what your are adding, make sure its approved
      5. Summary
        1. Be Safe
        2. Contain it
        3. Recover it
        4. Document it
      6. Attendence:
Matthew Keller Secure Energy
David Brittner Bellatrix Exploration
Ron Reece Broadview
Ron Reece Ravens Cross
Scott Newman Saturn Oil
Stu Houle Saturn Oil
Justin Kaufmann Saturn Oil
David Witzaney Repsol
Ken Jones ISH Energy
Curtis Bahm Interpipeline
Jeff Elliot Enbridge
Jim Coventry Rocky River
Jim Coventry Enhance Energy
Troy Trytten Dodsland Oil Processors
Jeff Donaldson ISH Energy
Donnie Dillabaugh Steelhead Petroleum
Tyler Tryhuba Cona Resources
Karen Veldhoen Brock Oil Ltd
Karen Veldhoen 5 Star Resources
Wes Johnson Bonavista
Wes Johnson Tamarack Valley
Greg Dionne Whitecap
Greg Dionne Kaisen Energy
Mitch Scherger Sphere Energy
Tom Tang MER
Len Jorgenson ISH Energy
Patrick Omness ISH Energy
Michael Psovsky Dodsland Oil Processors
Steve Lee Leeco Resources
Dale Birn Sojourn Energy Inc.
Mark Kuss Teine Energy
Mark Kuss Steel Reef
Les Cook CNRL
Carey Roesler Point Lama
Carey Roesler Tamarack Valley
Carey Roesler Firesky Energy
Mike Cholin Teine Energy
James Shackleton Gibson Energy
Chance Kantrud Abbey Resources
Travis Thom Abbey Resources
Todd Rogers Crew Energy
Barry Knight CAJ Resources Ltd.
Barry Knight Crocus Oil Ltd.
Barry Knight Kanmar Resources Ltd.
Barry Knight HD Energy Inc.
Barry Knight Ice Hole Oil Co. Ltd
Barry Knight Talls-tar Energy Ltd.
Barry Knight Schmidt Oil Ltd.
Barry Knight Raven Resources Ltd.
Barry Knight SSSS Oil Partnership
Brody Leipert Richelhoff Resources
Dwight Brost Audax Investments
Dwight Brost Pele Energy Inc.
Colby Klein Prairie Thunder
Steven Wipf Rolling Hills Energy
James Harrison Plains Midstream
Cale Borschneck Tervita
G. Andrew Sunset Oil
Andrew Long Novus Energy
Brendan Abraham NAL
Troy Dickie Vermilion Energy
Roth Clayton Longhorn Oil & Gas
Chadd Rosler Secure Energy
Derek Odland Secure Energy
Shaun Steinkey Secure Energy
Bobby McLean Whitecap
D Byler Campus
Cody McDonald NAL Resources
Terry Brown NAL Resources
Dwight Brost Saturn Oil & Gas
Clayton Artymovich Longhorn Oil & Gas
Josh Bluett Turnstone Eenrgy
Josh Bluett Bounty Development
Kelly Nixon Richelhoff Resources
Donna Brotzel Zelmar Energy
Kendall Graham ISH Energy
Steve McMillan NAL Resources
Grant Christison NAL Resources
Evan Pangman NAL Resources
Donna Neumeier Smitty Farms Ltd.
Michelle Mullen Ison Resources Ltd.
Mike Nicholson Gear Energy
Adam Bowden Vermilion Energy
Neil Getz SCIL Resources
Dyan McGrath Matrix
Mike Clayton Crescent Point
Cori Schmidt Novus Energy
Cori Schmidt Schmidt Oil Ltd.
Cori Schmidt SSSS Oil Ltd.
Cori Schmidt Raven Resources
Brian Longmire Novus Energy
Stacey Spenst MER
Andy Ortman Tamarack
Garet Longhe Tamarack
Murray Moffat Interpipeline
Mike Gale Campus Energy
Carey Eagles Enbridge
Curtis Halter Enbridge
Don Peters Secure
Austin Fluney ISH Energy
Jerry Shephard Caltex
Dan Cholin Enbridge
Wallace Wong MER
Han Bao MER
John Burt Zargon Oil & Gas
Todd Simard Bow River Energy
Peter Kent Paramount Resources