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Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS)

The Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS) is an online business system that supports the development and regulation of Saskatchewan's energy and resources industry. Through IRIS, the oil and gas industry completes regularly performed business activities and regulatory tasks with the province online.  

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1. Alerts and Notifications

IRIS is unavailable the first Wednesday of each month between 7 AM and 8 AM CST for maintenance.

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2. Guidance

You can complete the following activities on IRIS

Petroleum Tenure Module
Well and Facility Infrastructure Module
Other IRIS functionality

To use IRIS effectively, it's important that you understand the following concepts:

Industry Self-Declaration: The Business Associate (BA) self-declares they have met the specific regulations or provided mitigation in accordance with policy before submitting applications, data, reports (etc.) in IRIS. It’s important that the BA know and understand what is required under the regulations, and that submissions will be reviewed for regulatory compliance. False declarations may have serious consequences; the Government of Saskatchewan has the ability to cancel or suspend an issued licence, withhold future approvals or force abandonment of a well.

  • Business Associate (BA): Any entity that conducts business activities with the Government of Saskatchewan through IRIS is referred to as a BA.
  • Business Associate Identification Code (BA ID): Every BA must have an active BA ID, which is a five-character numeric identification code. BAs apply to the Government of Saskatchewan for a BA ID through Petrinex.
  • Petrinex: Petrinex is the system the oil and gas industry uses to submit volumetric, valuation, royalty taxpayer and certain infrastructure information to the Government of Saskatchewan. The Government also uses Petrinex to administer it's BA ID codes.  For more information about Petrinex, go to: www.petrinex.ca
  • IRIS Security Administrator (SA): The SA is responsible for managing all of the IRIS user accounts on behalf of the BA, including assigning permissions and ensuring proper security and risk management procedures are in place to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of the BA's data in IRIS.
  • Permission Sets: Permission sets (or a group of tasks) govern what activities an IRIS user can perform in the system on behalf of the BA. To perform any activity in IRIS, the user must have the appropriate permission sets assigned to them by the BA's Security Administrator (SA). A user may have many permission sets depending on the tasks he/she is required to perform in IRIS for the BA. 
  • IRIS User Accounts: BAs have individual IRIS users within their organization, and each of those users requires an IRIS account. IRIS user accounts are set up by the BA's Security Administrator (SA). What each user can perform and see in IRIS is assigned by the SA through permission sets.  
  • The Ministry of the Economy (the Ministry): The Ministry is the Government of Saskatchewan organization responsible for development and regulation of the energy and resources industry, and is also responsible for the processes performed in IRIS.  
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3. Prerequisites

To complete tasks on IRIS, you must have:

  1. An active Business Associate Identification Code (BA ID)
  2. An appointed IRIS Security Administrator (SA)
  3. An active IRIS user account assigned by your BA's SA
  4. Read and understand the rules, regulations and directives that govern the business processes completed through IRIS:
  5. Complete the relevant application for authorization forms required for the activity you're completing in IRIS (the maximum file size per attachment is 20 MB)
  6. Ensure your screen resolution is set to 1280 X 1024, and have one of the following web browser versions on your computer:
    Browser/Application  Version Supported
     Internet Explorer 9-11 Yes
     Mozilla Firefox 24-30 Yes
     All Others N/A Best Effort

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4. How To

Individual IRIS user accounts are set up by your BA's Security Administrator (SA).  If you require access to IRIS, contact your BA's SA.  Don't know who your SA is?  Contact the Energy and Resources Billing and IRIS Technical Support at 1-844-213-1030 or er.support@gov.sk.ca

Apply for a BA ID (if you don't have one):

  1. Complete and submit the Requesting a Business Associate Identifier (BA ID) for Saskatchewan application form on Petrinex.
    • If your organization doesn't report production data (volumetrics, valuation, etc.) to the Government of Saskatchewan you do not need to apply for access to Petrinex 
      • click "no" to this question in the BA ID application form: "Once you have been assigned a BA Identifier will you need access to Petrinex?"

Apply for an IRIS Security Administrator account:

  1. Read the Integrated Resource Information System Security Administrator Role and Responsibilities Information Circular.
  2. Download and complete the Application for IRIS Security Administrator Account  form.
  3. Email completed SA application form to er.support@gov.sk.ca
  4. If the application is approved, the Ministry creates your BA SA account and contacts your designated SA by phone to provide the IRIS account name and password information.
  5. The BA's SA logs into IRIS using the account name and password.  Once successfully logged in, the SA can begin setting up individual accounts and assigning permission sets for their BA's IRIS users. 
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5. Login

Before you log in to IRIS be sure to check the Alerts and Notifications 
section for system maintenance and availability information.

Log in to IRIS

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6. Further Information

Contact Us

Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST, excluding holidays.

Questions Concerning  Phone Email

IRIS availability, Business Associate access and security, IRIS navigation as well as invoices, statements and collections, royalty rates, status and policy 

1-844-213-1030 er.support@gov.sk.ca
Volumetrics, valuation, well data submissions, core analysis, data extracts, licensing, authorizations, reservoirs, incidents, pipelines, inspections, the Enhanced Valuation Audit Program (EVAP) and Enhanced Production Audit Program (EPAP)
1-855-219-9373 PNG.support@gov.sk.ca
Petroleum tenure, Crown land sales, disposition administration, petroleum registry, offsets on Crown Minerals, lease continuance, non-advertised dispositions 1-844-787-8695 petlands@gov.sk.ca
Emergency Incident Reporting (24-hours a day, seven days a week) 1-844-764-3637

IRIS Industry Tips

Here's some information to help you use IRIS more efficiently.

IRIS Release Notes

See what was included in each release of IRIS.

November 2015 Release

The Petroleum Tenure and Well and Facility Infrastructure business modules were added to IRIS on November 19, 2015.

The following resources were provided to industry between March 2014 and November 13, 2015 to assist them in their readiness activities. Please note: While these resources will provide you background on IRIS and readiness activities, some of the content is no longer accurate or applicable.

Orientation

IRIS Orientation and Readiness Seminar

Weren't able to attend the orientation sessions hosted in October 2015?

Recordings of the IRIS Orientation and Readiness Seminar hosted in Estevan, SK between October 20 and October 22, are now available online. 

For additional reference, here's the presentation slides from the sessions.

Petroleum Tenure Module Sessions

Well and Facility Infrastructure Module Sessions

Identifying a Well in Saskatchewan eLearning Course Still Available from PPDM

  • Description: This session helps companies learn the terms and definitions Saskatchewan is using to identify wells and their components within IRIS.
  • Target Audience: Those companies and IRIS users that have not previously taken the PPDM 'What is a Well' course.
  • Presented by: Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association
  • Availability and registration: eLearning course

IRIS Readiness Communications and Resources

IRIS Industry Orientation and Readiness Guide

This guide provides detailed information about the changes the Petroleum Tenure and Well and Facility Infrastructure business modules will introduce to industry in November.

IRIS Readiness Communique

Published regularly, the Readiness Communique provides information and news about November's IRIS release:

Government Correspondence

Town Hall Presentations

In the lead up to the November release, the province hosted general information sessions for industry. 

The session slides are available here for reference:

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