Checklist for IOGC

Pursuant to the Canada Lands Survey Act (CLSA), Natural Resources Canada is responsible for surveys with respect to Canada Lands, including over 2,600 Indian Reserves. The Surveyor General Branch (SGB) of Natural Resources Canada and Indian Oil & Gas Canada (IOGC) of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), collaborated to improve survey processes and procedures in order to reduce costs and streamline the survey plan approval process.

Review and approval of IOGC plans will be completed by IOGC via the MyCLSS web application for their plan related requirements. SGB will continue to review the plans for the requirements of the survey Standards.

Upon receiving the final Survey Document submitted to the Surveyor General Branch, IOGC will review the document against the following list of items as applicable

For Surface Lease Plans

  1. The name and number assigned by provincial authority to each proposed well is shown.
  2. Areas are provided in ha. (not m2) for each facility, showing total and subtotal areas. E.g., Riser site, pad site, access road, etc. surveyed, separated for each surface area affected e.g., Quarter section, lot, parcel or road allowance, etc. Applicable for both surveyed and unsurveyed territory.
  3. Incidental Activities are summarized in a separate table, with their areas shown in ha. (not m2) and sub-totaled by activity type.
  4. Incidental Activities areas are clearly identified.
  5. Each Legal Subdivision (LSD) has been clearly identified.
  6. The total length and width have been identified for all linear dispositions.
  7. The lands dealt with have been checked to ensure that they are not overlapped by existing surface dispositions granting exclusive use.
  8. The following Wellbore Location details have been clearly shown - Well surface and bottomhole location.
  9. The following Wellbore Location details have been clearly shown? - Wellbore path for directional and horizontal wells.
  10. The following Wellbore Location details have been clearly shown? - Intermediate Case Point for horizontal wells.
  11. The appropriate signature blocks are shown; e.g., RE: SECTION 40(1), INDIAN OIL AND GAS REGULATIONS or RE: SECTION 31, CANADA LANDS SURVEYS ACT.

For Right-of-Way Plans

  1. The From and To location(s) of the pipeline(s) are shown.
  2. Areas are provided in ha. (not m2) for each facility, showing total and subtotal areas; e.g. P/L Borrow area etc.) surveyed, separated for each surface area affected e.g. Quarter section, lot, parcel or road allowance, etc.. Applicable for both surveyed and unsurveyed territory.
  3. Incidental Activities are summarized in a separate table, and their areas in ha. (not m2) sub-totaled by activity type.
  4. Incidental Activities areas are clearly identified.
  5. Each Legal Subdivision (LSD) is clearly identified.
  6. The total length and width have been identified for all linear dispositions.
  7. The entire route of the pipeline is shown to the end point within the boundaries of the surface lease; e.g. overlap allowable.
  8. The pipeline tie-in point is within the boundary of the tie-in surface contract.
  9. The appropriate signature blocks are shown; e.g. RE: SECTION 40(1), INDIAN OIL AND GAS REGULATIONS or RE: SECTION 31, CANADA LANDS SURVEYS ACT.