On October 30, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, after completing an intense program of community engagement over the past six months, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada released a hydraulic fracturing code of conduct for the Canadian oil and gas service sector.
The hydraulic fracturing code of conduct outlines standard practices for sound technical and environmental performance when fracturing a well and defines mutual expectations for working with stakeholders.
To gather community input into the purpose and content of the code of conduct, PSAC met with over 100 community members in seven regions in four provinces. Stakeholder feedback, combined with industry expertise, led to a hydraulic fracturing code of conduct that covers five key areas: Water and the Environment; Fracturing Fluid Disclosure; Technology Development, Health, Safety, and Training, and Community Engagement
Eleven PSAC member companies, all of which perform hydraulic fracturing, helped create the code of conduct and have voluntarily agreed to follow it, wherever they work in Canada.
The hydraulic fracturing companies participating in this initiative are:
Baker Hughes Canada Company
Calfrac Well Services Ltd.
Canyon Technical Services Ltd.
Element Technical Services
GasFrac Energy Services LP
Halliburton Group Canada
Iron Horse Energy Services
Millennium Stimulation Services
Schlumberger Canada Limited
Trican Well Service Ltd.