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Apply for Non-Advertised Dispositions

Apply for non-advertised Crown dispositions in Saskatchewan through the Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS).

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1. Guidance

Saskatchewan's Ministry of the Economy is responsible for administering Crown mineral rights.  While most dispositions are issued through Crown land sales, the Government reserves the right to issue certain dispositions provided they meet specific conditions. Non-advertised dispositions include:

  • Negotiated Leases
  • Negotiated Substance (an amendment to an existing disposition)
  • Leases of Space Agreements
  • Helium and Associated Gases Permits
  • Helium and Associated Gases Leases
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2. Eligibility

To apply for a non-advertised disposition:

  • You must have an IRIS account and the appropriate permissions assigned by your IRIS Security Administrator.
  • To apply for a negotiated lease, the disposition must complete a drainage unit, and you must have an agreement in place for the Freehold Mineral Rights for the remainder of the drainage unit.
  • To apply for a negotiated substance, the Crown must own 100% of the Mineral Rights, and you must have a disposition in place for the remaining Crown Rights (either petroleum-only or natural gas-only).
  • A Lease of Space agreement (LOS) is required for:
    • All wells approved for disposal on undisposed Crown Mineral Rights
    • All wells and projects approved for storage on Crown Mineral Rights. For more information refer to:
    • All wells that dispose/inject into Crown minerals where there is no disposition in place, and the disposal /injection began before the introduction of LOS agreements.
    • A client must acquire an authorization number through the disposal/injection well application process on IRIS. If the authorization number is not provided, the well licence number may be used.
  • To apply for a helium permit or lease, you must provide:
    • A plan and description of the lands;
    • A program of work that you intend to carry out; and
    • A statement proving you ability to have the proposed work done (if not already on record with the Ministry).
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3. How To Apply

Log in to IRIS and complete the appropriate application process for authorization.

You will be notified through IRIS whether your approved disposition has been issued.

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4. Apply

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