On January 23, 2012 Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) issued Bulletin 2012-02 entitled Hydraulic Fracturing: Interwellbore Communication between Energy Wells to provide guidance to operators using hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells. The ERCB confirmed its expectation that operators maintain well control at all times so as not to impact the environment, public safety, or resource recovery, and to prevent adverse effects on offsetting wellbores. Industry was also reminded of its obligation to plan safe and effective hydraulic fracturing operations.
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