. A BA is an individual or company that conducts oil and gas activities with the Government of Saskatchewan through the
- Volumetric data: Reporting of volumetric data is required for a well or facility, and must identify the activity, product and volume. It can be submitted either manually online or as a batch upload to Petrinex.
- Valuation: Valuation is used for the purposes of calculating Crown Royalty and Freehold Production Tax owing on crude oil produced from Saskatchewan wells or units.
- Infrastructure: Infrastructure information for individual wells and facilities is required to ensure volumetric and valuation information can be properly allocated and reported.
- Royalty/Tax Payer (RTP) information: The RTP Operator is required to provide the following information for each well event, unit, or injection facility:
- BA code identifier of each RTP
- BA code identifier of each Working Interest Owner (WIO) that isn’t an RTP
- The mineral ownership type and the portion the BA is responsible for as either an RTP or non-royalty/tax payer WIO
RTP information is only required for those injection facilities that recover crude oil (RCO).
The information is submitted monthly before deadlines outlined in Petrinex’s reporting calendar.
The Government of Saskatchewan's oil and gas royalty/tax-related invoices are delivered electronically through Petrinex and IRIS. To learn more see:
Directive PNG032 - Volumetric, Valuation and Infrastructure Reporting
Summary of Information Reported to the Ministry, through Petrinex, as per Directive PNG032
- Well Information and Status Changes
For all wells in Saskatchewan, Industry must report the status of each well and update the status as needed.
- Facility Information
For all oil and gas facilities in Saskatchewan, Industry must create an appropriate facility ID in Petrinex to facilitate monthly volumetric and valuation reporting. Industry must also update the status of each facility as needed.
- Volumetric Information
For every facility ID, each operator must report all monthly volumetric activities (and the applicable volumes) to the Ministry, including production of oil and gas, receipts, deliveries, inventories, venting, flaring etc.
- Waste Plant Volumetric Information
For every waste plant facility ID, each operator must report all monthly volumetric activities (and the applicable volumes) to the Ministry, including, receipts, deliveries, inventories, fuel etc.
- Oil Pipeline Splits
Operators of Saskatchewan facilities, must submit to the Ministry, the BA IDs of the owners and purchasers of Saskatchewan oil (as well as the applicable volume) in order to facilitate the generation of oil valuation records.
- Oil Valuation
Sellers of Saskatchewan oil must report the price received and the volume sold. Purchasers of Saskatchewan oil must report the price paid and volume purchased.
- Gas Valuation
Saskatchewan gas plant operators as well as gas marketers must submit to the Ministry details of sales and purchases of gas.
- Royalty/Tax Payer Information
Every licensee or operator of a Saskatchewan well completion, unit or injection facility must submit to the Ministry:
- the BA ID of each Royalty/Tax Payer;
- the BA ID of each Working Interest Owner (WIO) that is not also a Royalty/Tax Payer; and
- the mineral ownership type and portion (i.e. percentage) for which each BA is responsible as either a Royalty/Tax Payer or Working Interest Owner that is not also a Royalty/Tax Payer.
The Directive also provides information related to obtaining and changing Business Associate IDs, methods of submission, reporting deadlines, non-compliance errors (penalized and non-penalized), the penalty assessment policy, non-compliance reports, and non-compliance waiver applications.
Directive R02: Enhanced Valuation Audit Program (EVAP)
EVAP is a Ministry of the Economy program to ensure Royalty/Tax Payer (RTP) compliance to regulatory requirements for reporting crude oil prices used to determine Saskatchewan’s Crown Royalty and Freehold Production Tax (royalty/tax).
Through the program, RTPs are responsible for:
- Annually declaring they’re in compliance with the regulatory requirements for determining and reporting wellhead oil prices.
- Reporting on:
- The organization’s controls and procedures that ensure regulatory compliance with wellhead oil price determination and reporting.
- The extent the controls are evaluated.
- The adequacy and effectiveness of the controls.
- Remediation plans that describe enhancements made to improve controls or evaluation processes.
- Submitting examples of the calculations used to determine the wellhead price or oil.
Government is responsible for:
- Administering EVAP and its Directive.
- Providing regular reports on the results of monitoring and analysis activities to each RTP.
- Escalate non-compliance concerns and conduct full wellhead oil price audits when circumstances warrant.