Regulatory action – Nine Energy Canada Inc.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.


January 15, 2015

Update on order issued to Nine Energy Canada Inc.

On January 15, 2015, the CNSC confirmed that the Nine Energy Canada Inc. complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued to this company on December 23, 2014. The corrective measures implemented by this company were reviewed and found satisfactory by CNSC staff.


December 23, 2014

Order to Nine Energy Canada Inc.

On December 23, 2014, the CNSC announced that it had issued an order to Nine Energy Canada Inc., a company based in Calgary, Alberta, which services the oil and gas industry. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession and use of sealed nuclear substances used to identify geological formations in drilled oil wells.

The order was issued on December 16, 2014, following a CNSC inspection at the company’s location in Red Deer, Alberta. The inspection identified a number of non-compliances with CNSC requirements, including the failure by Nine Energy Canada Inc. to adequately implement the company’s radiation safety program. 

The order requires Nine Energy Canada Inc. to place all of its nuclear substances into secure storage until the company fully implements its radiation safety program and corrects all items of non-compliance identified during the inspection.

The CNSC requires these measures in order to protect the health and safety of workers and the public, as well as the environment.