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Venting and Flaring

The Government of Saskatchewan's Ministry of Energy and Resources requires licensees of oil and gas wells and facilities to manage venting and flaring in accordance with Directive PNG036: Venting and Flaring Requirements (Directive PNG036).

Effective December 27, 2019, Directive S-10: Saskatchewan Upstream Petroleum Industry Associated Gas Conservation is no longer in place.


1. Guidance

Requirements and compliance


2. Eligibility

  • Licensees of oil and gas wells and facilities licensed under The Oil and Gas Conservation Act are required to comply with Directive PNG036
  • Licensees may make an application to the ministry as outlined in Directive PNG036.

3. How To Apply

To submit an application:

  1. Prepare a cover letter indicating the purpose and justification for the application

  2. Submit technical justification that supports the application. Documents to support an application may include but are not limited to:
  • Gas analysis
  • Dispersion model
  • Maximum and average flare and vent volumes
  • Gas production forecasts
  • Facility or well survey showing nearby residences/dwellings.
  1. Combine all documents in a PDF for submission.

  2. Log in to IRIS and complete the appropriate application.

  3. The applicant will be notified through IRIS whether the application for authorization is approved or denied.

4. Apply

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