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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

  • IRIS will be unavailable Wednesday, October 27 between 7AM - 9AM CST for system improvements and maintenance.
  • Please be advised that the ministry is aware that Industry Applicants have been experiencing issues related to the submission of New Pipeline Licence Applications with Polyethylene Material type. If you are experiencing technical difficulties such as unhandled errors, please submit your application to the Service Desk. Thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue.
  • Please be advised that the ministry is aware of an issue where Industry is not able to view the Lease Continuance Schedule in IRIS. To download a copy of the 2021-22 Lease Continuance Schedule, please refer to the following Industry Tip.
  • Please be advised that the ministry is aware that Industry Applicants have been experiencing issues related to the submission of Leave to Open Pipeline Applications. If you are experiencing technical difficulties such as unhandled errors, please submit your application to the Service Desk. Thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue.
  • IRIS Release 8.3 was successfully implemented October 6, 2021. To see what was implemented see IRIS 8.3 Release Notes.
  • Pipeline licence holders can now edit coordinates for system-generated geometry on pipelines/flowlines in the Segment Data Amendment Application with the aid of Phase I "Map Viewer". Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
  • With a recent enhancement, Industry will now be able to clone their previously submitted Helium Exploratory Permit or Helium Lease Applications. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
  • Disposition applications have been enhanced to send Work Items to applicants to request corrections or additions to required documents on application submissions during the ministry review process. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
  • Multiple disposition acquisition applications have been modified to streamline the time taken to perform the mineral ownership, land review item and overlaps checks during the application submission process. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
  • The View Mineral Ownership button can now be accessed from the Actions column of the Drainage Unit/Area Tracts tab in IRIS. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
  • Please be advised that the ministry is experiencing technical difficulties when searching for invoices. The system requires the user to enter in additional parameters within the search screen so that no unhandled error is returned. Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue.
  • IRIS Release 8.2 was successfully implemented August 4, 2021. To see what was implemented see IRIS 8.2 Release Notes.
  • IRIS Release 8.1.1 was successfully implemented June 23, 2021. To see what was implemented see SPAA Release Notes 8.1.1.
  • IRIS Release 8.1 was successfully implemented June 2, 2021. To see what was implemented see IRIS 8.1 Release Notes.
  • The new expanded High Water-Cut Oil Well Program (HWCP) that was announced in the 2021-2022 Saskatchewan budget is now accepting applications. Please visit the HWCP webpage for more information.
  • IRIS Release 8.0.1 was successfully implemented May 1, 2021. To see what was implemented see EOR Grouping Release Notes 8.0.1.
  • IRIS Release 8.0 was successfully implemented April 10, 2021. To see what was implemented see MOSR3 Release Notes 8.0.
  • On Monday, March 15 an email will be sent to active IRIS users of companies that currently hold a well, facility or pipeline licence, with a link to complete the survey. This email will be sent using an online survey tool called Alchemer. Please refer to the Industry Tip for details. If you did not receive the email with the link but would like to participate in the online survey, please check your junk/spam folder before you contact the ER Service Desk at 1-855-219-9373 or ER.Servicedesk@gov.sk.ca.
  • 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.

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 90 Yes
Edge 90 Yes
Mozilla Firefox 78 Yes
All Others   Best Efforts
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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 Service Desk 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 to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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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IRIS Release Notes

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