With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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Oil and Gas Units

Unitization of oil and gas resources is the pooling of productive mineral interests for the purpose of:

  • preventing economic waste;
  • protecting correlative rights (each participant in the unit receives a reasonable share of the productive mineral interest(s)); and
  • implementing enhanced oil and gas recovery plans.

The benefits of unitization are shared equally among all parties that join an oil and gas unit.

The Government of Saskatchewan enters into oil and gas unit agreements via The Crown Minerals Act . We oversee the establishment of voluntary and statutory units as outlined in The Oil and Gas Conservation Act.

For information on how to propose a new unit or to amend an existing statutory unit operation order in Saskatchewan, see the following:

Submit updates (i.e. exhibits) to the unit agreement whenever the following occurs:

  • Change in mineral or working interest owner;
  • Change in working interest per cent;
  • Change in unit area. Note, a change in unit area requires the prior approval from the ministry; or
  • A condition in the unit agreement that requires updates be filed.

Updates can be submitted to units@gov.sk.ca. Include a letter that describes why the updates are being submitted and exhibit updates.

The following reports on Saskatchewan Units are available:

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