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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

  • 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.
  • The Ministry of Energy and Resources is pleased to announce that the Waterflood Development Program (WDP) will begin accepting applications effective immediately. The WDP provides a repayable royalty deferral with a low interest rate to eligible wells for a period of three years, the deferred royalty amount and accrued simple interest is returned to the ministry in 10 monthly instalments beginning in the fourth year. The royalty deferral is applied at the corporate level and can be used alongside other incentive and grant programs available in Saskatchewan. To apply for the WDP, companies need to complete and submit the WDP Application Form to PetroleumRoyalties@gov.sk.ca. For more information, please refer to the WDP Information Circular and Application Form, which can be found on the WDP webpage: www.saskatchewan.ca/waterflood-development-program.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS 6.03 Release Notes.
  • The 2018-19 Administrative Levy Report, which details levy administration and regulatory performance indicators for 2018-19 has been posted at Well Levy.
  • To see what was implemented during this morning's maintenance window see IRIS 6.02 Release Notes.
  • Reminder to All Enhanced Oil Recovery Operators - The June 5, 2019, IRIS release included an online self- service module for the filing of EOR Operator's Returns. All operators must file their EOR Operator's Return "Estimate" for the 2020 royalty/taxation year by November 30, 2019 using the new online self-service module. Five new permissions are required for the module so please contact your Security Administrator to ensure that the new permissions have been added to your User Profile. Training sessions are planned for the week of October 21, 2019 for EOR Operator's that are interested. Please email EOR.Selfservice@gov.sk.ca if you are interested to set up a date and time. For further information, industry release notes and a user guide, please refer to the following link: Crown Royalty and Freehold Production Tax Programs and Payments.
  • The Government of Saskatchewan is currently conducting industry stakeholder engagement through a questionnaire concerning Enbridge Pipelines Inc.'s proposed commercial framework changes to the Mainline Pipeline System. If your organization did not receive a copy of the questionnaire and would like to participate, please send a request to petroleumroyalties@gov.sk.ca. The requested deadline for completed questionnaire responses is September 23, 2019.
  • 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.
  • The previously reported issue with hyperlinks enclosed in the PNG Digitized Spill Report Directory has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.
  • 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.
  • With the release of IRIS 5.19 an issue has been found with Incident reporting in IRIS. As per Directive PNG014 (Section 3.1- Immediate Telephone Notification by Operator), Industry CANNOT properly declare that they did not contact the Field Office when submitting an incident. In order for Industry to submit an incident, "YES" has to be selected for "Have you called the appropriate ER Field office via the ministry's Emergency Support Line or contacted the field office directly?" regardless of the instruction in Directive PNG014 (Section 3.1 Immediate Telephone Notification by Operator). Currently an incorrect "hard-stop" is occurring if "NO" is answered. Please be aware we are working on this issue and are striving to have this resolved promptly. If you have any issues regarding incidents, timelines or deadlines please contact ER Service Desk at 1-855-219-9373 or ER.Servicedesk@gov.sk.ca.
  • 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.
  • Ministry of Environment has posted an updated version of the Environmental Evaluation Checklist for Oil and Gas Development Projects on Private Land in Saskatchewan (Appendix B). This version must be used going forward.

IRIS is unavailable the first Wednesday of each month between 7 AM and 9 AM 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


IRIS Industry Tips

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