ENHANCED PRODUCTION AUDIT PROGRAM

EPAP (AER & SK ECON) requires all producers to:

• Use a risk-based approach to understand the risks of non-compliance associated with specific areas of measurement and reporting, and the risks associated with specific producing facilities.
• Document and audit the checks and balances in place to address the rules and regulations associated with production measurement and reporting.
• The program must be designed and reported as per the 14 EPAP Themes.
• Each year, use the results of the audit work performed, to submit a Declaration to the AER & SK ECON on the state of controls.
• Improve the state of controls over time (fix weak controls).
• Monitor, investigate and resolve a set of indicators of potential noncompliance, and respond to AER & SK ECON inquiries related to the indicators.

REPORTING THEMES

There are fourteen (14) EPAP Reporting Themes that are used to report the results of the evaluations of controls conducted during the EPAP declaration year:

1. Facility & Measurement System Design/Installation/Documentation;
2. Measurement Device Maintenance (Calibration, Inspection, and Proving);
3. Measurement Device Operation;
4. Sampling and Analysis;
5. Oil Well Testing;
6. Gas Well Testing;
7. EFM Records;
8. Field Production Records;
9. Trucked Production;
10. Fuel/Flare/Venting;
11. Schematic /Configuration;
12. Production Accounting Master Data Set Up;
13. Production Accounting Periodic Calculation Factor Updates;
14. Production Accounting Monthly Data Reporting.

EPAP PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Using a Risk Based Approach to define the requirements of an EPAP program for your Organization, we seek to understand and document your controls related to volumetric measurement and reporting requirements.

1. Project Planning.
2. Process & Control Development
3. Schematics
4. Controls Testing.
5. Prepare and Submit Declaration.
6. Reporting and Remediation.

 

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