Oil well operators in Saskatchewan may apply for an exemption from the measurement requirements pursuant to Directive PNG017: Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations.
Exemption from this base measurement, accounting, and reporting requirement is allowed without an application for authorization as long as the licensee meets the initial qualifying criteria as outlined in Section 5 of Directive PNG017.
If the initial qualifying criteria cannot be met, then Saskatchewan's Ministry of the Economy requires the licensee to apply for authorization for measurement exemption.
To apply for a measurement exemption authorization, the licensee must:
- Have an Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS) account and the appropriate permissions assigned by your IRIS Security Administrator.
- Be unable to meet the initial qualifying criteria for measurement exemption as outlined in Section 5 of Directive PNG017.
- If wells within a proposed exemption do not have common ownership, written notification must be provided to all working interest participants and no objections received prior to submitting a measurement exemption application.
How to Apply
To apply for measurement exemption authorization:
- Ensure you meet all eligibility requirements as per Directive PNG017 Section 5.
- Complete a Measurement Exemption Application form.
- Compile the applicable supporting documentation, Example of Measurement Exemption Supporting Documentation:
- Field Office Correspondence
- Well/Facility List
- Other supporting documents (if applicable)
- Log in to IRIS and complete the appropriate process for authorization and attach the required documents as separate files.
The Ministry of the Economy is introducing more comprehensive regulatory requirements for oil and gas measurement in Saskatchewan through Directive PNG017, which became effective April 1, 2016.
Any approved measurement exemptions granted by the Ministry before April 1, 2016, will be rescinded. Operators are responsible for applying for new measurement exemptions if they do not meet the exemption criteria set out in Section 5 of Directive PNG017.
Harmonizing oil and gas measurement and report requirements will enable the adoption of an Enhanced Production Audit Program (EPAP) for all operators in Saskatchewan, as well as a Measurement Accounting and Reporting Plan (MARP) for Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects to be implemented by April 1, 2016.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions related to Directive PNG017 email Directive17.ECON@gov.sk.ca.