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Our Peace River performance dashboard provides updates on our efforts to reduce flaring and venting and conserve gas in the Peace River area.

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Progress Based on Outcomes and Performance

Updated quarterly, our progress on 6 outcomes and 12 key performance measures is based on the Report of Recommendations on Odours and Emissions in the Peace River Area. The 12 performance measures are described in our Summary of Peace River Outcomes document. 

 

Performance Measures Region 4th Quarter
(Q4) 20171
Change from Q3 (2017)2 Target Target Timeline Additional Data
Area Operator
Reported volumes of gas vented from oil and bitumen batteries to Petrinex.4 Vented values are reported here in units of 1000 cubic metres (103 m3). Peace River Area 44.2 103m3
(0.48 10m3/d)

- 9.61%
(- 4.7 10m3/d)

0.0 103 m3 reported venting of tank top and casing gas from heavy oil and bitumen operations August 15, 2014 to
September 30, 2018
Figure 1 Figure 2
Three Creeks 0.0 103m3
(0.00 103m3/d)
No change August 15, 2014 Figure 3 Figure 7
Reno 0.00 103m3
(0.00 103m3/d)
0 .0%
(0.000 103 m3/d)
August 15, 2014 Figure 4 Figure 8
Seal Lake 44.2 10m3
(0.48 10m3/d)
- 9.61%
(- 4.7 10m3/d)
September 30, 2018 Figure 5 Figure 9
Walrus 0.0 10m3
(0.00 103m3/d)
No change
(0.0 10m3/d)
October 1, 2015 Figure 6 Figure 10

Third Party audit/reporting of total leak volume on an annual survey. (Average leak volume (103m3) by site per area.) Peace River Area
(Three Creeks, Reno, Seal Lake and Walrus)

Proposed reporting requirement in draft directive Requirements for Hydrocarbon Emission Controls and Gas Conservation in the Peace River Area (See appendix 4, "Annual FEMP Analysis Report") – may be included as a future performance measure


Average monthly leaks by facility (operator and area basis) Peace River Area
(Three Creeks, Reno, Seal Lake and Walrus)

Proposed reporting requirement in draft directive Requirements for Hydrocarbon Emission Controls and Gas Conservation in the Peace River Area (See appendix 2, "Monthly Leak Report Form") – may be included as a future performance measure


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Performance Measures Region 4th Quarter
(Q4) 20171
Change from Q3 (2017)2 Target Target Timeline Additional Data
Area Operator
Percentage of nonroutine flaring by operator (per cent of total produced gas on site) Peace River Area (Three Creeks, Reno, Seal Lake, and Walrus) Directive 084, Effective April 1, 2017 introduces new limitations on nonroutine flaring. Starting March 1, 2019, a licensee’s nonroutine flaring volumes must not exceed 3.0 per cent of its total gas production volumes in any calendar year. Fuel gas used for pilots or flare system purge is excluded from this calculation.

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Performance Measures Region 4th Quarter
(Q4) 20171
Change from Q3 (2017)2 Target Target Timeline Additional Data
Area Operator

Per cent of gas conserved in the Peace River area (based on Petrinex4 data)

Gas Conservation Calculation:

Produced - Flared5 - Vented X100%
Produced
Peace River Area 79.78%  +1.57% 95 per cent across the entire Peace River area (Three Creeks, Reno, Seal Lake, and Walrus) September 30, 2018 Figure 11 Figure 12
Three Creeks 86.58%  +0.81% September 30, 2018 Figure 14 Figure 13
Reno 99.68% +2.00% December 31, 2017
Seal Lake 91.37%  +4.30% September 30, 2018
Walrus 3.078%  +4.15% September 30, 2018

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Performance Measures Region 4th Quarter
(Q4) 20171
Change from Q3 (2017)2 Target Target Timeline Additional Data
Area Operator
Percentage of inspections deemed compliant with Peace River recommendations (1, 2, and 3) Peace River area – Recommendation 1 99.01%7 +1 8 100% 1a: August 15, 2014
1b: May 15, 2014
Attachment 1
Peace River area – Recommendation 2 100%7 No change8 100% August 15, 2014, to September 30, 2018
Peace River area – Recommendation 3 100%7 No change8 100% January 15, 2014, to September 30, 2018

Percentage of inspections deemed compliant with Directive 060 offensive off-lease odour requirements Peace River Area 100%7 No change8 100% May 15, 2014 Attachment 1

Odours and emissions complaints reported to the AER in the Peace River area Peace River Area 5 (Year-to-date:10) (+2) Decreasing levels of odours and emissions complaints December 31, 2015 Figure 15
Three Creeks 2 (Year-to-date: 6) No change (0)
Reno 3 (Year-to-date: 4) (+2)
Seal Lake 0 (Year-to-date: 0) No change (0)
Walrus 0 (Year-to-date: 0) No change (0) No odour complaints reported to the AER since 2010

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Performance Measures Region Peace River area resident survey
Peace River area resident survey Peace River Area 2016 AER Peace River Survey

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Performance Measures Region 4th Quarter
(Q4) 20171
Change from Q3 (2017)2 Target Target Timeline Additional Data
Area Operator
99th percentile9 of monthly one-hour measurements of total hydrocarbon Three Creeks 842 station 2.07 ppm (Oct 2017)
2.14 ppm (Nov 2017)
3.06 ppm (Dec 2017)
- 0.13 ppm
+ 0.07 ppm
+ 0.92 ppm 
PRAMP10 to confirm 2016 Figure 16
Three Creeks 986 station 2.21 ppm (Oct 2017)
2.47 ppm (Nov 2017)
3.09 ppm (Dec 2017)
-  0.22 ppm
+ 0.26 ppm
+ 0.62 ppm
2016
Reno station 3.42 ppm (Oct 2017)
2.81 ppm (Nov  2017)
3.02 ppm (Dec 2017)
+ 0.72 ppm
- 0.61 ppm
+ 0.21 ppm
2016

99th percentile of monthly one-hour measurements of nonmethane hydrocarbon Three Creeks 842 station 0.00 ppm (Oct 2017)
0.00 ppm (Nov 2017)
0.00 ppm (Dec 2017)
0.00 ppm
0.00 ppm
0.00 ppm
PRAMP to confirm 2016 Figure 17
Three Creeks 986 station 0.00 ppm (Oct 2017)
0.00 ppm (Nov 2017)
0.01 ppm (Dec 2017)
0.00 ppm 
0.00 ppm
+ 0.01 ppm
2016
Reno station 0.01 ppm (Oct 2017)
0.00 ppm (Nov 2017)
0.00 ppm (Dec 2017)
+ 0.01 ppm
- 0.01 ppm
0.00 ppm
2016

99th percentile of monthly one-hour measurements of total reduced sulphur Three Creeks 842 station 0.27 ppm (Oct 2017)
0.33 ppm (Nov 2017)
0.25 ppm (Dec 2017)   
- 0.12 ppm
+ 0.06 ppm
- 0.08 ppm 
PRAMP to confirm 2016 Figure 18
Three Creeks 986 station 0.57 ppm (Oct 2017)
0.39 ppm (Nov 2017)
0.55 ppm (Dec 2017)
- 2.87 ppm
- 0.18 ppm
+ 0.16 ppm
2016
Reno station 1.25 ppm (Oct 2017)
0.81 ppm (Nov 2017)
0.55 ppm (Dec 2017)
-  0.20 ppm
- 0.44 ppm
- 0.26 ppm
2016

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Notes

1 Quarter refers to calendar quarter. There will be four quarters in a calendar year: Q1 (January, February, March), Q2 (April, May, June), Q3 (July, August, September), and Q4 (October, November, December).
2 Per cent difference. The actual change in value is also shown in brackets where appropriate.
3 Peace River area: This refers to the Three Creeks, Reno, Seal Lake, and Walrus areas as identified in the Peace River Proceeding
4 Data queried from Petrinex on October 24, 2017
5 Flare data obtained from Petrinex includes both routine and nonroutine flaring volumes. Gas conservation rate requirements proposed for the Peace River area may allow for nonroutine flaring volumes to be excluded from the gas conservation calculation.
6 Odour events are tracked through the odour complaints that the AER receives and through AER inspections.
7 Results presented are from the compliance sweeps done in Q4 on October 2,5,26,27,30, 2017 and November 1,3,15,29, 2017 and December 6,14,15,20, 2017.
8 As compared to the previous sweeps conducted in Q3 on July 5,6,13,20,26, 2017, and August 2,9,14,18,25,28, 2017 and September 6,7,13,29, 2017.
9 The data presented is the 99th percentile of the hourly measurements gathered in any given month. Only one per cent of the hourly measurements in any given month would be higher than these values.
10 Peace River Area Monitoring Program

   

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