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Reporting and repairing wells because of well failures that result in gas migration or surface casing vent flow to the Government of Saskatchewan's Ministry of Energy and Resources.
Contact 1-844-764-3637, the ministry's Petroleum and Natural Gas Emergency Support Line, if a gas migration or surface casing vent flow issue is identified at a site.
Well failures that result in gas migration or surface casing vent flow are readily identified at the surface, near the wellhead, and can often be corrected through repairs.
Depending on its severity, the ministry will direct the licensee to either:
Refer to the regional office map to determine the field office responsible for the area where the gas migration or surface casing vent flow issue occurred; you will be prompted for this information when you call the emergency support line.
The Guideline PNG026: Gas Migration provides further information on when to repair a well based on the type of well it is (cased for production, previously abandoned, etc.) and where the gas migration is observed.
Before submitting an application for well repair due to gas migration that requires immediate attention, the applicant must:
To report a gas migration that requires immediate attention and requires well repair, the applicant must:
Once the well repair application is reviewed and approved by the ministry, authorization is communicated as a notification in IRIS. The licensee may commence work to repair the well once authorization is granted.
The ministry will continue to conduct spot checks at wells to confirm the accuracy of the submitted data through IRIS.
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