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Apply to Reclassify and Complete a Well

Apply for authorization:

  • To reclassify a well in Saskatchewan when the product produced by the well or the role of the well changes.
  • To recomplete a well in Saskatchewan if a new well completion is added after the initial completion.
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1. Guidance

Regulations to reclassify or recomplete a well in Saskatchewan after a well is initially completed can be found in The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations, 2012.

For more information see Guideline PNG024: Reclassification and Recompletion.

Also see the following Directives and Guidelines for additional regulatory requirements for your reclassification or recompletion authorization application:

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2. Eligibility

Applicants must:

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3. How To Apply

There are two methods for applying for a reclassification or recompletion authorization:

NOTE:  If an application is to both reclassify and recomplete the well, either application type can be selected to submit the application.

  • If the reclassification or recompletion is required as part of a reservoir application, complete the following steps:
    1. Ensure the eligibility criteria are met.
    2. Depending on the reservoir application type, complete the requirements set out for:
      • Waterflood
      • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
      • Spacing Modification
      • Commingling
      • Storage Projects
    3. Complete and attach the Reclassification/Recompletion Form (part of reservoir) as part of the Reservoir Application.
    4. Include all applicable supporting documentation in accordance with the Guideline PNG024.
    5. Log in to IRIS and complete the appropriate application process and attach the required documents. 

NOTE:  If a reservoir application is submitted, the reclassification/recompletion detail is to be attached if required (if existing wells are to be reclassed or recompleted as part of that reservoir application) and a separate reclassification/recompletion form is not required.

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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5. Further Information

  • The operator must report when they physically complete the recompletion or reclassification of the well.
  • Authorizations are valid 1 year from date of issue.
  • There can only be one pending status on a well. For example, if an authorization is provided for recompletion, and that action is not taken on the well, then at a later date an application is made to reclassify the well, the reclassification authorization will replace the existing recompletion approval. 
  • For plugging back a completion where the intent is to abandon the well, see Well Abandonment.

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