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As outlined in Section 52 of The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations, 2012, an operator must apply for and receive approval from the Energy Regulation Division (ERD) of the Ministry of Energy and Resources to commingle production before recompleting a well, unless otherwise approved by a Minister's Order.
Commingling oil/gas applications will be handled as either routine or non-routine in Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS), depending on answers to declaration questions provided by the applicant. If it is routine, an IRIS authorization is granted automatically by ERD immediately after the applicant submits the application. If it is non-routine, the application is identified as requiring further review by ERD prior to being approved or denied.
Application to commingle water source wells must be submitted through IRIS using the Commingling Disposal/Others application type. All the applications will be reviewed by ERD before being approved or denied.
Need information on how to apply for commingled disposal wells? Visit the Disposal/Injection Wells page.
An applicant must have an Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS) account and the appropriate permissions assigned by their IRIS Security Administrator to submit a commingling application.
To be eligible for a routine authorization for oil or gas production well, an operator must meet the following requirements:
If one or more of the above requirements are not met, the operator may still apply. However, the application may be handled as non-routine.
To apply for a commingling application, log in to IRIS and complete the Commingling Oil/ Gas application process.
For further guidance on how to apply, please refer to the Guideline PNG038: Application to Commingle Production.
To apply for water source wells:
Upon approval, pending status for a commingled completion is available for immediate reporting in IRIS. The applicant has one year to report on the completion or the authorization expires. If it expires, the well is no longer authorized to commingle, and a new application is required.
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