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Crown Oil and Gas Public Offering - Requesting Parcels

Parcels posted in a Saskatchewan Crown Public Offering are requested by oil companies through the Integrated Resources Information System (IRIS).


Posting requests submitted by companies are reviewed by Saskatchewan's Ministry of Energy and Resources to determine whether or not the lands are already under lease, or if they are encumbered by caveats or other restrictions.

  • If the lands are undisposed Crown lands, a further review determines whether or not they are selected for Treaty Land Entitlement or have overlapping mineral permits/leases (eg. coal, potash, diamonds, etc) and then reviewed for environmental or heritage concerns.
    • If the ministry is required to change or exclude a land parcel because of any of these concerns it will advise the company. Otherwise, the ministry posts the parcels with appropriate conditions noted.

In the case of overlapping posting requests, priority will be given to:

  • An exploration licence over a lease;
  • An exploration licence or lease over a special exploratory permit;
  • The first received request.


To request a parcel to be posted in a Crown Public Offering, an applicant must have an IRIS account and the appropriate permissions assigned by your IRIS Security Administrator.

How To Apply

  • Log in to IRIS and complete the appropriate application process in the Petroleum Tenure module.
  • Submit one posting request application for each parcel of land you would like posted in the public offering.
    • Requests for postings are accepted up to 4 PM CST, on the closing date for the public offering.
    • Requests for Special Exploratory Permits must be submitted at least one month before the published close date to allow sufficient time for processing.
  • Applicants will receive a submission number as confirmation that your application was received.
  • Applications may be un-submitted or changed up to 4 PM CST on the closing date.


IRIS Login

Further Information

All lands approved for posting will be published in the Public Offering Notice.

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