B.C. is joining Petrinex to improve how information about the oil and natural gas industry is reported and managed. The system is expected to be in place in B.C. in November 2018.
What is Petrinex?
Petrinex is a joint strategic organization supporting Canada's upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industry. This organization accurately and efficiently reports, manages and exchanges up-to-date volumetric, royalty and commercial information with government and members of industry. Petrinex is currently in use in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Petrinex will replace B.C.’s current reporting system and become the venue platform for industry to report its oil and natural gas volumetric activities. Other areas to be handled within Petrinex include, but are not limited to:
- Natural Gas Liquids (NGL)/Sulphur valuation.
- B.C. Allowable Costs for oil, gas, NGL, net profit and coal bed methane.
- Producer cost of service (PCOS).
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) volumetric reporting.
Benefits of the Petrinex system include:
- Standardized reporting processes.
- More complete and accurate reporting with fewer errors, re-work and penalties.
- Industry and government view the same data.
- Enhanced transparency of information and business processes.
Some Frequently Asked Questions about how the Petrinex implemention is changing Commission processes for operators can be found here.
In preparation for Petrinex, the Commission is advising operators that they must register by completing the Business Associate (BA) Data Collection form. This form should have been completed and sent to the Commission via email to BAUPDATE@bcogc.ca by April 30, 2018. Any operator that requires access to Petrinex and has not completed the process, please email BAUPDATE@bcogc.ca.
In addition, the Commission is encouraging operators to check the Conversion Information Files for all companies in preparation for data to be converted over to Petrinex. This will ensure that data moved into Petrinex is current and accurate. If you have concerns with specific data that is missing or in error, please email Petrinex.Conversion@gov.bc.ca.
Instructions for the review of data conversion files and the preparation of the BA Data Collection form can be found here.