The operator is responsible for notifying the Ministry of Energy and Resources when all commencement criteria are met, as outlined in the conditions of the Government of Saskatchewan’s approval for the project.
A project is an Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project, waterflood project or any oil and gas project that’s approved with project commencement criteria requirements.
Examples of potential commencement criteria include:
- The official commencement date for a Waterflood Project is the first day of the first month when all proposed injection wells are operating.
- The official commencement date for an Enhanced Oil Recovery Project is the first day of the first month when the proposed injection wells, as stated in the approval letter, are operating.