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Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS)

The Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS) is an online business system that supports the development and regulation of Saskatchewan's energy and resources industry. Through IRIS, the oil and gas industry completes regularly performed business activities and regulatory tasks with the province online.  

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1. Alerts and Notifications

  • Due to the upcoming provincial election on October 26 and restrictions under the Saskatchewan Election Act, the upcoming oil and gas public offering, originally scheduled to close on October 6, will be extended until October 27. Please contact the ER Service Desk with any questions (ER.Servicedesk@gov.sk.ca or 855-219-9373).
  • IRIS will be unavailable Wednesday, October 7, 2020 between 7AM and 9AM CST for system improvements and maintenance.
  • Reporting Relief Measures Rescinded, Two Month Grace Period in Effect - The suspension of penalties associated with reporting non-compliance ceased as of September 1, 2020. Industry has been granted an additional two-month grace period from penalties to become compliant with outstanding reporting obligations. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
  • An interim process for declarations to Well Licence Application Disclosure Question D34 has been released. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
  • Upon submission of a Transfer Application, a 'Licence Transfer Concurrency Approval' work item is created that must be approved by Industry prior to the review and approval of the application. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
  • The 2020 Orphan Fund Levy invoices will be issued through IRIS on September 21, 2020. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
  • To see what was implemented during this weekend's maintenance window see IRIS 7.2 Release Notes.
  • To review the list of infrastructure nominated for work under the ASCP, please refer to section 4 of the Accelerated Site Closure Program webpage on Saskatchewan.ca.
  • The Ministry of Energy and Resources has extended the payment due date for all oil and gas disposition invoices issued on May 20th and June 1st, 2020 to August 14th, 2020. The Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) will also be withdrawn on August 14th. If you are not set up for PAD and would like your payments withdrawn through PAD, please contact our Service Desk at 1-855-219-9373.
  • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing additional time for lease holders to submit surrenders on Crown Petroleum and Natural Gas Leases to avoid being charged rentals for lands that the lease holder would otherwise have expected to expire on March 31, 2020, but instead were continued on April 1, 2020. To avoid being assessed rentals on these leases, lease holders must submit surrender applications through the Integrated Resource Information System on or before July 31, 2020. Please contact the Service Desk at 1-855-219-9373 if you have any questions.
  • The Accelerated Site Closure Application is now available in IRIS.
  • It has been discovered that Pipelines Module Spec Change coordinates entered during Replacement application in IRIS are stored incorrectly under Spec Changes tab main screen. Please refer Spec Changes details screen for correct Spec Change coordinates.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS 7.1 Release Notes.
  • Oil and Gas disposition rental invoices generated on May 20, 2020, indicate a payment due date of June 9, 2020; however, please note that the payment due date has been extended to July 31, 2020. The pre-authorized debit withdrawal will occur on August 4, 2020.
  • It has been discovered that a search for Unfulfilled Obligations in IRIS includes the Facility Site Obligation 'Lease Berm must be built' in the search results. Please refer to this Industry Tip for interim process information regarding this unintended result.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS 7.0 Liability Management and IRIS Pipeline Infrastructure Phase 2 Release Notes.
  • Further to the Alert published Monday, Apr 20, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. the following activities are scheduled:
    • Preliminary Notice of Lease Continuance will be available in IRIS on May 11, 2020
    • Surrenders for previously expiring land will be accepted until May 15, 2020
    • Lease Continuance Final will execute and reports will be available on May 20, 2020
    • Lease Rental Billing will execute and rental invoices will be available on May 20, 2020 after the Lease Continuance Final has been completed
    • PAD withdrawal for rental invoices issued will occur on June 9, 2020
    • Lease Rental Invoices issued May 20, 2020, will include all dispositions where their new term falls between April 1, 2020, and May 31, 2020.
    • Extensions to permits, exploration licences and lease of spaces are to be requested through an Extension to Disposition Term in IRIS.
  • An amendment to the Lease Continuance Final in support of the April 14, 2020, announcement by the Government of Saskatchewan that provided for an extension of one-year to the term of active oil and gas dispositions has been implemented. This change will result in land and rights that would have expired April 1, 2020, to now continue. The lease continuance final review will be run prior to the rental invoicing, scheduled for mid-May, to allow lessees time to surrender any leases they are no longer interested in retaining.
  • The Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources is pleased to announce the launch of the Oil Infrastructure Investment Program (OIIP). The Ministry will be accepting OIIP applications immediately and will be closing applications on March 31, 2025.
    The OIIP is open to a variety of value-added pipeline projects, including transmission pipelines, feeder pipelines, pipeline terminals and enabling infrastructure.
    More information can be found at Oil Infrastructure Investment Program (OIIP).
  • The annual lease continuance review and rental invoicing have been moved from March 31, 2020, to April 20, 2020. Note that March 31, 2020, remains the effective date of the lease continuance review.
  • The annual lease continuance review and rental invoicing have been moved from March 31, 2020, to April 3, 2020. Note that March 31, 2020, remains the effective date of the lease continuance review.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS 6.5 Release Notes.
  • The Economic Allowance table – Appendix 4 of Directive PNG012: Allowable Rate of Production: Oil Wells has been updated. Please refer to the related Industry Tip for further information.
  • An issue has been discovered where Industry users are unable to provide the necessary attachments through "Application – Attachment Update" work items on Facility Licence Applications. Please refer to the related Industry Tip for further information.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS 6.4.1 Royalty Credits Release Notes.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS 6.4 Release Notes.
  • The Well Completion Oil Analysis disclosure question has been removed from applications in IRIS. Please refer to the related Industry Tip for further information.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS Pipelines Module Release Notes Phase I.
  • This Notification is a reminder that requests for Waivers or Extensions for Obligations must be submitted to the ministry prior to the due date of the Obligation. Failure to submit the request prior to the due date of the Obligation will result in penalties being assessed for the period from the Obligation due date to the date of the request for waiver or extension.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS 6.03 Release Notes.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS 6.02 Release Notes.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS 6.01 Release Notes.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window, see IRIS Pipelines Module Release Notes.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window, see IRIS 5.20 Release Notes and Self-Service EOR Operator's Return Ministry Release Notes and User Guide.
  • Further to communication emailed to all Industry Security Administrators from IRIS Security ER on Wed, May 29, 2019, please be advised that Permission Set I.Mna.Reports.All is unavailable to Industry users. Instead, a new Permission MonitorAnalytics.Reports.EORProjectReturnsWellEventsReport has been added to Permission Set I.BLNG.Reports.SelfServeforEORRoyaltyTax. Users who have this Permission Set will automatically receive access to the new function.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window, see IRIS 5.19 Release Notes and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Release Notes.
  • It has recently been determined that there are several issues with the calculations of Permit Expenditures Obligations in our Integrated Resource Information System and that the amounts specified under the Obligations Tab on permits may not be accurate in all cases; therefore the Ministry of Energy and Resources has made the decision to suspend Industry access to the Obligations Tab until the functionality of obligations on permits can be fully explored. Once we have fixed the issues access to the Obligations Tab will be restored. If you require confirmation of expenditure obligations please send a request through our ER Service Desk at ER.Servicedesk@gov.sk.ca and we will work towards providing this to you.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window, see IRIS 5.18 Release Notes.

IRIS is unavailable the first Wednesday of each month between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. CST for maintenance. Should that Wednesday fall on the first day of the month, the maintenance window moves to the first Thursday.

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2. Guidance

You can complete the following activities on IRIS

Petroleum Tenure Module

Emissions Management Module

Well and Facility Infrastructure Module

Other IRIS functionality

To use IRIS effectively, it's important that you understand the following concepts:

Industry Self-Declaration: The Business Associate (BA) self-declares they have met the specific regulations or provided mitigation in accordance with policy before submitting applications, data, reports (etc.) in IRIS. It's important that the BA know and understand what is required under the regulations, and that submissions will be reviewed for regulatory compliance. False declarations may have serious consequences; the Government of Saskatchewan has the ability to cancel or suspend an issued licence, withhold future approvals or force abandonment of a well.

  • Business Associate (BA): Any entity that conducts business activities with the Ministry of Energy and Resources is referred to as a BA.
  • Business Associate Identification Code (BA ID): Every BA must have an active BA ID, which is a five-character numeric identification code. BAs apply to the Government of Saskatchewan for a BA ID through Petrinex.
  • Petrinex: Petrinex is the system the oil and gas industry uses to submit volumetric, valuation, royalty taxpayer and certain infrastructure information to the Government of Saskatchewan. The Government also uses Petrinex to administer it's BA ID codes. For more information about Petrinex, go to: www.petrinex.ca
  • IRIS Security Administrator (SA): The SA is responsible for managing all of the IRIS user accounts on behalf of the BA, including assigning permissions and ensuring proper security and risk management procedures are in place to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of the BA's data in IRIS.
  • Permission Sets: Permission sets (or a group of tasks) govern what activities an IRIS user can perform in the system on behalf of the BA. To perform any activity in IRIS, the user must have the appropriate permission sets assigned to them by the BA's Security Administrator (SA). A user may have many permission sets depending on the tasks he/she is required to perform in IRIS for the BA.
  • IRIS User Accounts: BAs have individual IRIS users within their organization, and each of those users requires an IRIS account. IRIS user accounts are set up by the BA's Security Administrator (SA). What each user can perform and see in IRIS is assigned by the SA through permission sets.
  • The Ministry of Energy and Resources (the Ministry): The Ministry is the Government of Saskatchewan organization responsible for development and regulation of the energy and resources industry, and is also responsible for the processes performed in IRIS.
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3. Prerequisites

To complete tasks on IRIS, you must have:

  1. An active Business Associate Identification Code (BA ID)
  2. An appointed IRIS Security Administrator (SA)
  3. An active IRIS user account assigned by your BA's SA
  4. Read and understand the rules, regulations and directives that govern the business processes completed through IRIS:
  5. Complete the relevant application for authorization forms required for the activity you're completing in IRIS (see this IRIS Industry Tip for attachment types and file sizes accepted by IRIS).
  6. Ensure your screen resolution is set to 1280 X 1024, and have one of the following web browser versions on your computer:

Browser/Application Version Supported
Chrome 72 Yes
Edge 44 Yes
Internet Explorer 11 Yes
Mozilla Firefox 24 or higher Yes
All Others N/A Best Effort
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4. How To

Individual IRIS user accounts are set up by your BA's Security Administrator (SA). If you require access to IRIS, contact your BA's SA. Don't know who your SA is? Contact the Energy and Resources Billing and IRIS Technical Support at 1-855-219-9373 or ER.Servicedesk@gov.sk.ca

Apply for a BA ID (if you don't have one):

  1. Complete and submit the Requesting a Business Associate Identifier (BA ID) for Saskatchewan application form on Petrinex.
    • If your organization doesn't report production data (volumetrics, valuation, etc.) to the Government of Saskatchewan you do not need to apply for access to Petrinex.
      • Click "no" to this question in the BA ID application form: "Once you have been assigned a BA Identifier will you need access to Petrinex?"

Apply for an IRIS Security Administrator account:

  1. Read the Integrated Resource Information System Security Administrator Role and Responsibilities Information Circular.
  2. Download and complete the Application for IRIS Security Administrator Account form.
  3. Email completed SA application form to ER.Servicedesk@gov.sk.ca
  4. If the application is approved, the Ministry creates your BA SA account and contacts your designated SA by phone to provide the IRIS account name and password information.
  5. The BA's SA logs into IRIS using the account name and password. Once successfully logged in, the SA can begin setting up individual accounts and assigning permission sets for their BA's IRIS users.
  6. Regular review of the BA Security Administrators Responsibilities.
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5. Login

Before you log in to IRIS be sure to check the Alerts and Notifications section for system maintenance and availability information.

Log in to IRIS

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6. Further Information

Contact Us

The Ministry of Energy and Resources Service Desk is available Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM CST, excluding holidays.

For any assistance, please contact:

ER Service Desk
1-855-219-9373 (toll free)
ER.Servicedesk@gov.sk.ca

Emergency Support Reporting (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
1-844-764-3637


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