Frequently Asked Questions - Pipeline

Yes. Pipeline segments are part of the spatial data that is uploaded into the application.

Pipeline installations are mandatory only if present on the pipeline.

Applicants can upload additional pipeline installations at any point during the application preparation within AMS as long as the spatial for the correct corresponding segment IDs has been submitted.  Users may wish to become familiar with the spatial submission standards outlined in the Spatial Data Submission Stanards manual.

If you are adding both new segments to your project and new installations to those new segments, you must ensure that you have submitted the spatial for the new segments before you try to add the associated pipeline installations to them.  All installation points must correspond to the correct (and available) Segment IDs for the amendment or uploading pipeline installations will not work.

To help with future system integration projects and to be consistent with other regulators terminology.  This also helps distinguish between pipeline equipment and facility equipment.

No, the past requirement of only five segments per pipeline application has been removed. AMS supports any number of pipeline segments.

A segment is defined as a section of pipeline within the pipeline system.  A pipeline system is made up of one or more segments of pipeline or a group of pipelines; including gathering lines. 

Spatially, we have separated the surface pipeline rights-of-way from the pipeline centerline requirements.  Pipeline rights-of-way will be a polygon shape file; while the pipeline centerline is a line.  Pipeline centerlines will be shown from tie-in point to tie-in point and must be located within the surface rights-of-way or a wellsite/facility polygon.  The surface right-of-way is required to determine impact to the land and is required on both private land Crown land.  Construction plans should show the right-of-way segmented to match engineering segments for ease of future amendments or transfers.

They need to be all in the same zip file. They may be different shapefiles, but they are submitted together. The shape file for the pipeline right of way will be submitted as a polygon and represents the surface right-of-way for the pipeline.  The shape file for the pipeline centerline will be submitted as a centerline and represents the engineering specifications.