Group your oil and gas permits

In order to renew your oil and gas permit, you need to drill at least 1 well in the permit area. You can group your oil and gas permits so that drilling 1 well will qualify for all of the permits in the group.

You can group permits if:

  • the initial terms of the permits in the proposed group have not expired;
  • the drilling of a well will start after we receive your application;
  • the drilling of the well will start before the permits in the group expire;
  • the permit locations border one another;
  • the permits do not belong to another group; and
  • you provide evidence that the well will evaluate the oil or gas potential in each of the permit locations in the group.

Apply to group your permits

  1. Read the guidelines on grouping permits.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Include an oil and gas transmittal letter.
  4. Submit the completed form to the Oil and Gas Resources Branch.
    In person: We are located at 400 211 Main Street, in Whitehorse, Yukon. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: oilandgasdisposition@gov.yk.ca
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Oil and Gas Resources Branch (K-11)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
  5. We review your application. If we approve the grouping, it becomes effective the date we received the application.

Termination of a group

Your group will terminate on:

  • the earliest expiry date of a permit in the group; or
  • the day we receive your request for termination.

If you wish to terminate your group, use the Application to group Yukon permits form.

Renewal of permits in a group of permits

All the permits in the group qualify for a 2nd term if:

  • a qualifying well is drilled in the group; and
  • it evaluates oil or gas potential for all the permits.