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Petroleum and Natural Gas Dispositions

Petroleum and natural gas dispositions in Saskatchewan are acquired through Crown Public Offerings. Companies request land to be posted in the Public Offering and bid on parcels within the Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS).

The Notice of Publication, Results, Statistics and Reports are published for each offering.

Dispositions Offering Petroleum and Natural Rights

  • Special Exploratory Permits: This is the Government of Saskatchewan's largest disposition and is designed to encourage exploration in the following land areas:
    • Township 20 North to the Precambrian Shield and from Range 30, West 1 to Range 27, West 2, inclusive;
    • Township 1 North to the Precambrian Shield and from Range 28, West 2 to Range 3, West 3, inclusive; and
    • Township 4 North to the Precambrian Shield and from Range 4, West 3 to Range 11, West 3, inclusive.

No Special Exploratory Permits can be posted within 40 kilometres of any well cased for oil and gas production. Bids for this disposition are in the form of work commitments rather than bonus bids. This allows capital normally used for land acquisition to be applied to actual exploration work.

  • Exploration Licences: This disposition includes lease-earning by depth drilled, as well as the right to both explore for and produce oil or gas.
  • Leases: This disposition provides the right to produce oil and/or gas. Leases can be obtained by:
    • exercising of rights under permits or exploration licences and
    • offered for bid at Crown Public Offerings of petroleum and natural gas dispositions.

For terms and conditions associated with each of these dispositions, see The Oil and Gas Tenure Registry Regulations.

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