COVID-19 Update #3: Industry and IOGC Operation Deferrals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Dated April 16, 2020 with effective dates as of March 16, 2020

The operational deferrals in this update are now replaced by the operational deferral dates in COVID-19 Update #6.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada, through its regulatory agency Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC) is taking steps to help oil and gas industry companies (industry) who hold contracts on First Nation reserve lands. The measures described below are intended to support companies continuing their operations as well as ensure continued revenue flow to First Nations at this very critical time. Through delegated authorities under Sec. 5.(1)(d) of the Indian Oil and Gas Act R.S.C., 1985, c. I-7, IOGC is temporarily deferring certain industry requirements in the following four key areas:

These actions do not defer any other requirements. The longer this uncertain time continues, IOGC may need to extend these deferral dates and consider other measures as more information becomes available. IOGC is open to discuss additional options on a case-by-case basis jointly with oil and gas producing First Nations and industry representatives. Please continue to check IOGC’s website for updates or changes. Please refer to the list of IOGC contacts below.

IOGC Contacts by Area

A/Manager, Resource Analysis and Compliance

Manager, Environment or 403-519-9523

Subsurface Agreements
Manager, Subsurface and Negotiations

Surface Agreements
A/Manager, Lease Administration

General and All Other Enquiries

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