Frequently Asked Questions - General

The Commission’s Application Management System (AMS) is a permit application and information portal that provides a consistent application process for all oil and gas permits.

AMS has shifted the manual, paper based oil and gas permit application process into an online submission process. Historically, the Commission received approximately 4,000 – 5,000 permit applications per year in either hardcopy or quasi-electronic format (via the KERMIT system). Through AMS, the application content is validated at the time of submission, ensuring application requirements are in the form and manner outlined within the Oil and Gas Activities Act. Through AMS, the number of errors therefore are reduced and a more streamlined process is created.

The Commission has set up a webpage dedicated to AMS. Additional information on the application process can be found on the Oil and Gas Activity Application Manual webpage.

As communicated via Industry Bulletin, the AMS system was implemented on July 11, 2016. 

The Commission’s KERMIT database still exists. Applications previously submitted via KERMIT will now be submitted via the AMS. Other KERMIT functionality will continue to exist, such as the management of operational pipeline and facility data, as well as compliance and enforcement activities.

Terminology is summarized in the Terminology QRG and is also found within the Commission’s glossary.