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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

  • Please be advised that IRIS will not be available on October 5, 2022 between 7:00 and 9:00 AM due to system improvements and maintenance activities.
  • 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 9.0 was successfully implemented February 14, 2022. To see what was implemented see Mineral Rights Tax (MRT) Release Notes 9.0.
  • 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.

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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:

  1. Have an active Business Associate Identification Code (BA ID)
  2. Have an appointed IRIS Security Administrator (SA)
  3. Have 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 are 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

Find information to help you use IRIS more efficiently.

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IRIS Release Notes

See what was included in each release of IRIS.

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