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Current Reseach Challenges For Northern Oil and Gas Activities U.S. – Canada Oil and Gas Research Forum Anchorage, Alaska 13 November 202 Bharat Dixit.

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1 Current Reseach Challenges For Northern Oil and Gas Activities U.S. – Canada Oil and Gas Research Forum Anchorage, Alaska 13 November 202 Bharat Dixit Technical Leader, Operations

2 2 The NEB regulates oil & gas exploration and production activities in the North

3 Some Challenges 1.Safety Culture 2.Rigorous risk assessment 3.Baseline information 4.Platform design and station keeping 5.Well condition modeling, monitoring, and control 6.Capping, Containment, and relief well capabilities 7.Effective response capability

4 Discussion

5 Contact Information Bharat Dixit Technical Leader, Exploration and Production Operations Business Unit National Energy Board 444 Seventh Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta, T2P 0X8 Phone: Fax: Cell: url:http://www.neb-one.gc.ca

6 The NEB regulates a project from start to finish: Application Phase Decision Process Operations Phase Compliance Verification Abandonment Phase Benefits Plan Financial Responsibility Environmental Screening

7 Company must demonstrate Work safely while protecting the environment Respond effectively when things go wrong Proof of financial responsibility If a company cannot demonstrate this, it cannot work The NEB regulates a project from start to finish

8 Some Key Community Concerns Same Season Relief Well Capability Dispersants Spill response capability and infrastructure Training Compensation for Northern residents in the event of a spill Wildlife/Environmental Monitors

9 Key Findings of Arctic Review 1.Safety Culture 2.Regulatory regimes provides the tools 3.Re-affirm same-season relief well policy 4.Filing Requirements for applications 5.Northerners want to be involved in planning for future drilling 6.Effective response capability is essential

10 Key findings of Arctic Review 1.The root cause of most industrial accidents, such as blowouts in offshore drilling, is the lack of a broadly shared safety culture

11 Key findings of Arctic Review 2.The NEB’s regulatory regime provides the tools required to protect the safety of Northerners and workers, and protect the Arctic environment.

12 Key findings of Arctic Review 3.The Board has re-affirmed our Same Season Relief Well policy.

13 Key findings of Arctic Review 4.The Arctic Review gave us the essential information we needed to publish our first ever comprehensive set of filing requirements for future applications for offshore wells.

14 Key findings of Arctic Review 5.Northerners have been clear that they want to be involved in preparing for potential drilling in the future

15 Key findings of Arctic Review 6.Effective response capability is essential in the event of an accident.


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