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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.
Please be advised that IRIS will not be available on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 between 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM CST for system improvements and maintenance activities.
The 2023 Orphan Fund Levy has been set for $10,000,000 and invoices will be issued/available on May 31, 2023 through IRIS. The orphan levy evaluation will be based on industry's deemed liability under the LLR Program on May 4, 2023. Please refer to the Orphan Fund Levy page for further information.
Please be advised that in accordance with the Financial Security and Site Closure Regulations, the orphan levy due date changed from 30 to 60 days. The ministry will not require payment or process pre-authorized debits until 60 days after the invoice is issued.
On Thursday, May 11, 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 an IRIS User Experience Survey. This email will be sent using an online survey tool called Alchemer. Please refer to the Industry TIP for details.
Please be advised that an updated Logging Amendment Form is available for download. Please use the newest version to accompany the Logging Amendment Application.
IRIS Release 9.7 was successfully implemented March 29, 2023. To see what was implemented see IRIS 9.7 Release Notes.
Please be advised that the ministry is aware of an issue regarding the hyperlink embedded in the recently issued Annual Reduction Target (ART) notifications. Please refer to the Industry Tip for information on how to view your ART in IRIS.
It has been discovered that the ER Service Desk phone number printed on the most recent IRIS invoices, is incorrect. If you have questions regarding your invoice, please contact the ER Service Desk at 1-855-219-9373.
As part of the IRIS 9.6 release, functionality was added to allow industry users to report additional wellbores that are drilled prior to rig release. This functionality is only for additional wellbores that will contribute to the production of the well and does not apply to ghostholes or sidetracks. Please refer to the Industry Tip for more information.
As follow-up to the Financial Security and Site Closure Regulations in IRIS presentation given February 14, 2023, the presentation and frequently-asked-questions are now available. Please refer to the Industry Tip for more information.
IRIS Release 9.6.5 was successfully implemented February 22, 2023. However, the IRIS release typographical mistake indicates 9.5.6 rather than 9.6.5 in the IRIS PROD environment. To see what was implemented see IRIS 9.6.5 Release Notes.
An enhancement has been made to the Facility Licence Expiration process. Upon implementation, if a Facility Licence’s Report Construction Complete obligation is not fulfilled within the specified 2-year period, IRIS automatically cancels the licence. In addition, a new permission set has been created so that licensees can subscribe to Facility Licences Expiry Warning Notifications and Facility Licence Cancelled Notification. For more information and for the new permission set name, please see Industry Tips.
IRIS Release 9.6 was successfully implemented February 8, 2023. To see what was implemented see IRIS 9.6 Release Notes.
It has been discovered that incorrect validation rule for retroactive flowline licence applications denies the application when a user provides incomplete information for free standing liner. This is unexpected behaviour and ministry is working with developers to rectify the issue. Industry is advised to hold on submitting retroactive flowline licence applications involving incomplete liner information. Industry release note will be provided once the issue is resolved. If there are any questions, please contact ER Service Desk at ER Service Desk.
Effective on January 1, 2023, the orphan fund fee will no longer be required under the amended Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations, 2012. Until changes have been implemented in IRIS, companies acquiring licences for the first time will receive an IRIS message to provide the Orphan Fund Fee. Industry should not provide payment and should contact the ER Service Desk for further instructions.
On January 1, 2023, The Financial Security and Site Closure Regulations (FSSCR) and amended Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations, 2012 (OGCR) will come into force. Refer to Bulletin BT2022-009 for further information.
In support of the updated requirements coming in Directive PNG048: Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements, which is scheduled to go into effect on December 9, 2022, new fields have been added and existing fields updated to reflect the new requirements. This enhancement allows users to report required information directly into IRIS as structured data when reporting a hydraulic fracture. The identified detailed structured data will be required to be entered as of December 7, 2022 for hydraulic fracture reporting. Please refer to the Industry Tips for further information.
IRIS Release 9.5 was successfully implemented December 7, 2022. To see what was implemented see IRIS 9.5 Release Notes.
Effective on Thursday, November 10, 2022, the access to the Daily Drilling Activity Report, the Daily Well Bulletin, and the related archives of these documents will be updated to align with current Saskatchewan.ca function. Refer to the related Industry Tip for further information.
IRIS only allows RF Obligations to be created under the Responsible BA ID and has existing edits to ensure this. Currently when BAs amalgamate, the surviving BA does not have access to fulfill RF Obligations on behalf of the amalgamated BAs they now represent. This inability to fulfill a RF Obligation result in penalties being generated that the BAs are unable to rectify to avoid the noncompliance penalties. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
Surface Casing Vent Flow (SCVF) test data was previously communicated to the ministry in a paper document format. This enhancement will allow the user to report wellbore specific SCVF test data directly into IRIS as structured data under the Tests tab in well details. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
IRIS Release 9.4 was successfully implemented October 5, 2022. To see what was implemented see IRIS 9.4 Release Notes
IRIS Release 9.3 was successfully implemented August 3, 2022. To see what was implemented see IRIS 9.3 Release Notes.
Facility Licence Applications with more than two digits after the decimal place in the Natural Gas Compressor data fields Compressor Rating (kW) and NOx Emission Rating (g/kWh) cannot be approved due to a technical issue. Until further notice via a subsequent Industry Tip, please refrain from submitting applications which have more than two digits after the decimal place in these fields. See the following Industry Tip for further information.
IRIS Release 9.2 was successfully implemented June 2, 2022. To see what was implemented see IRIS 9.2 Release Notes.
Disclosure Question D39 description has been updated to ask for detailed information on 3rd party substances. To provide better clarity, this enhancement updated Disclosure Question D39’s description and added follow-up questions for industry to provide detailed information on the well licence application. See the following Industry Tip for further information.
The 2022 Orphan levy has been set for $8,500,000 and invoices will be issued/available on May 2, 2022 through IRIS. Please refer to the Orphan Fund Levy webpage for further information.
IRIS Release 9.1 was successfully implemented March 30, 2022. Please note, the overall login experience has changed for IRIS users. To see what was implemented see IRIS 9.1 Release Notes.
The new Gas Commercialization Mapping (GCM) Service was announced in a March 2022 news release and is now accepting requests. Please visit the GCM Service webpage for more information.
Coming March 30, 2022 - Modernization of IRIS Login experience – As part of the IRIS Release 9.1, the overall login experience for IRIS will change for all IRIS users. Separate login boxes for 'Industry Login' and 'Government of Saskatchewan Login' will be displayed on the login page. Please note, industry users will continue to access IRIS by selecting the Industry 'Login box'.
IRIS Release 8.5 was successfully implemented February 2, 2022. To see what was implemented see IRIS 8.5 Release Notes.
The Reporting Facility Obligation project went live on December 16, 2020. As part of the project, industry will now be able to set permissions and preferences to receive notifications of the creation and maintenance of reporting facility obligations. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
Please be advised that an updated Private Land Checklist for the Ministry of Environment is available for download. Industry is to use the newest checklist to accompany the Well/Facility Licence Application effective January 1, 2022.
Permittees and Confidential Designated Representatives (CDR) of a permit will now be able to submit their Annual Estimate and Actual Permit Expenditure Amounts, along with supporting Work Expenditure documentation through IRIS. Please refer to the Industry Tip for further information.
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.
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.
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.