Application and Permitting Process – Well Sites
The drilling and production of oil and gas wells in British Columbia is regulated by the BC Energy Regulator. The Oil and Gas Wells: Drilling Activity fact sheet provides an overview of these processes and an explanation on the stages of drilling. You may also refer to the following for Well Status and Descriptions.
The graphic below outlines the steps taken from the time a company negotiates a surface lease agreement with a landowner or receives a Right of Entry through the Surface Rights Board to the production stage of a well.