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Apply to Amend IRIS Obligations

Apply for IRIS Obligation amendment authorization:
  • Extension of an IRIS obligation
  • Waiver of and IRIS obligation
  • Addition of an IRIS obligation
  • Deletion of an IRIS obligation 
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1. Guidance

The Ministry of the Economy's Integrated Resources Information System (IRIS) automatically assigns obligations requirements based upon answers to disclosure questions provided at the time a well licence is issued and when drilling activity dates have been submitted into IRIS.

An application to amend an IRIS obligation should be made before the obligation due date has past.  However, in situations where it becomes technically impossible to obtain technical data due to drilling issues, a request for an extension or waiver can be made.  In exceptional circumstances IRIS obligations can be added or deleted provided that criteria falls within the conditions listed below.  

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2. Eligibility

To apply for IRIS Obligation amendment authorization, you must:

  • Have an IRIS account and the appropriate permissions assigned by your IRIS Security Administrator.
  • Have ownership of the well, or an agreement in place to make an application for that well.
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3. How To Apply

To apply for an IRIS Obligation amendment authorization:

  1. Ensure you meet all eligibility requirements.
  2. Log in to IRIS and complete the appropriate application form and attach in writing any supporting document with justification for the amendment as separate pdf file.  See the list below of the various obligation amendments types and related obligations and acceptable justification:

Extension of an IRIS obligation. The following reasons are deemed as acceptable rational: 

  • Weather related issues (including Road Bands)
  • Technical problems while performing an activity
  • Special projects (submission of thin section and core analysis)

(Note: IRIS reporting dates such as “drilling start date”, “immediate reporting date” cannot be extended)

Waiver of and IRIS obligation (applies to only the following: Fluid analysis, Core, Core analysis, Thin sections and Drill Cuttings). The following reasons are deemed as acceptable rational: 

  • 3rd Party issues (lost sample)
  • Well is not able to produce
  • Justification that the obligation has been satisfied else where

Addition of an IRIS obligation (these are typically requested by potash companies). The following reasons are deemed as acceptable rational:

  • Obligations was missed by the system
  • Manual obligation was needed
  • Completion report or Frack report obligation did not set up correctly

Deletion of an IRIS obligation (these are exceptional circumstances).  The following reasons are deemed as acceptable rational: 

  • A well has been deemed junked and abandon
  • Obligation was generated in error
  • Obligations related to shallow water source well (casing, markers and logs)
  1. The applicant will be notified through IRIS whether the application for authorization is approved or denied.
 
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4. Apply

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