Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations launches website

YELLOWKNIFE (July 2, 2014) – The Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations (OROGO) in the Northwest Territories has launched a new website that provides information about the role of the Regulator in the NWT, access to the public registry and guidelines and application forms for industry.

“The website helps to raise public awareness about the Office of the Regulator and its related responsibilities,” said Minister David Ramsay, Regulator of onshore oil and gas activities in the NWT.  “We want to ensure regulatory practices reflect the needs and priorities of NWT residents, provide industry with a clear outline of the territory’s regulatory process and support responsible development.”

Except in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and on federal lands, the Office of theRegulator ensures oil and gas exploration and development operations are conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner that conserves oil and gas resources. This includes reviewing applications, regulating seismic and drilling operations, pipeline and well regulation, inspection and compliance, and emergency response and investigation. The office is responsible for territorial lands

Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister David Ramsay, was appointed Regulator by the Executive Council of the Northwest Territories effective April 1, 2014.

Please visit the OROGO website at: www.oilandgasregulator.iti.gov.nt.ca

For more information:

Leslie Campbell
Senior Communications Officer
Industry, Tourism and Investment
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: (867) 920-3343

Email: Leslie_Campbell@gov.nt.ca

NT3

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