About the Regulatory Services Section, Oil and Gas Unit


The Regulatory Services Section, Oil and Gas Unit of the Mining, Oil and Gas Branch in the Department of Agriculture and Resource Development administers provisions under The Oil & Gas Act and The Oil & Gas Production Tax Act relating to exploration, development, production and transportation of oil and gas.

The Unit develops, recommends, implements and administers policies and legislation, to provide for the sustainable development of Manitoba's oil and gas resources. The Unit deals with matters relating to well spacing, production allowables, pool designations, salt water disposal, enhanced recovery projects and unitization. The Unit publishes several reports each year, providing the public, industry and government with information on the petroleum industry in Manitoba.

The Unit is comprised of Two Sections - Administration & Geology and Engineering & Inspection. (See the Contact List)   

One of the major functions of the Regulatory Services/Oil and Gas Unit is to ensure exploration and development of the Province's crude oil and natural gas resources  is done in an orderly, safe and efficient manner while being compliant with The Oil and Gas Act and the Drilling and Production Regulation.  The Regulatory Services/Oil and Gas Unit has created this website to provide information and services available to both the industry and the public.   

The Regulatory Services Branch, Oil and Gas Unit is committed to providing quality service to all its clients. If you have any comments or suggestions relating to the content of information received from the Unit or to service received from Unit staff, please contact:


Tafa Kennedy

Director of Mining, Oil and Gas Branch
Production Stewardship Division
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
360-1395 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 3P2

Tel: 431-355-0661
Email:  tafa.kennedy@gov.mb.ca

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