Archived - COVID-19 Update #5: Industry and IOGC Operational Deferrals During COVID-19 Pandemic (Updated June 12, 2020)

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Dated June 12, 2020 and replaces Update #3

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 providing additional flexibility to oil and gas industry companies (industry) who hold contracts on First Nation lands. IOGC’s initial deferrals were for three months and now IOGC is extending them for another three months. 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

by Environmental Analyst (by respective First Nation)

Subsurface Agreements
Manager, Subsurface and Negotiations

Surface Agreements
A/Manager, Lease Administration

General and All Other Enquiries

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