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The Saskatchewan Natural Gas Advantage. Licensing of Wells and Facilities J. A. Brian Mathieson, Director Petroleum Development Branch. Industry and Resources (SIR) Environment (SE) Agriculture and Food (A&F) Government Relations (GR) Rural Municipal Governments (RM’s)

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The saskatchewan natural gas advantage

The Saskatchewan Natural Gas Advantage

Licensing of Wells and Facilities

J. A. Brian Mathieson, Director

Petroleum Development Branch


Departments agencies involved with natural gas development

Industry and Resources (SIR)

Environment (SE)

Agriculture and Food (A&F)

Government Relations (GR)

Rural Municipal Governments (RM’s)

Justice – Surface Rights Arbitration Board

Culture, Youth & Recreation (Heritage Branch)

Departments (Agencies) Involved With Natural Gas Development


Sir responsibilities

Seismic Permits

Approvals for Off-target Wells, Reduced Spacing, Production Allowable, Commingling Zones, Horizontal Wells, Waste Water Disposal Wells, Pool Boundaries, etc

Well Licences (Drill, Operate, Produce)

Facility Approvals & Licences

Disposal of Drilling Fluids and Lease Clean-up

Disposal of Frac Fluids and Sand

Produced Fluid Storage and Disposal

Produced Fluid Spills On/Off Lease

Initial Contact Air and/or Water Pollution

SIR Responsibilities


Sir peripheral involvement

Rural Municipality Development Permits

Surface Access to Private (Deeded) Lands

Surface Access to Crown Lands

Issuing Surface Lease Releases

Refined Product and Chemical Spills

Enforcing Air/Water Pollution Legislation

SIR Peripheral Involvement


Well licence

Must Have a Licence Prior To Drilling

Simple two part application

Operator completes part one

Must submit application in duplicate, together with required survey plans, any prior approvals required and proper fee

Information on the licence is verified

Department completes part two

Part two contains pertinent information:

Licence conditions, Licence Number, Crown Royalty & Tax Provisions, etc

Well Licence


Facility approvals

Pipelines (flowlines)

Pipelines require a licence

Flowlines do not require a licence

Gas Compression Facility Installations

Not currently licensed (will be in future)

Gas Processing Plants

Gas plants require approval by Minister’s Order

Facility Approvals


Follow development path

Register Company in Saskatchewan

Corporations Branch, Saskatchewan Justice

Acquire Petroleum & Natural Gas Disposition

Geology and Petroleum Lands Branch

Freehold Title Holder

Obtain Surface Lease & Access Agreements

Landowners (Private or Crown) and RM’s which may require a development permit

Obtain Well Licence

Petroleum Development Branch

Follow Development Path


Http www ir gov sk ca

Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Resources

Licencing, Environmental Protection and Field Offices

Daily Well Bulletins and Weekly Summary of Wells Drilled

Environmental Protection

Field Office Operations

Presentations

Retrospective Facilities Licence Application Program

Seismic Exploration Licence and Explosive Permit

Well Licence

Well Transfer

Contact Person: Brian Mathieson (306) 787-2593

http://www.ir.gov.sk.ca


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