I want to abandon a well. Is this done as per AER Guide 20 and will I need a cement plug at surface?

Guidelines for abandonments during drilling operations are found in the Drilling section of the Oil and Gas Activity Operations Manual. Guidelines for cased-well abandonments are found in the Completions, Maintenance and Abandonment section of the Oil and Gas Activity Operations Manual. Cased-well abandonments conducted in accordance with AER Directive 20 meet the intent of the regulatory requirements for well abandonments in B.C.  A cement plug at surface is not required.