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Growth, Enterprise and Trade

About the Petroleum Branch

The Petroleum Branch of Growth, Enterprise and Trade administers provisions under The Oil and Gas Act and The Oil and Gas Production Tax Act relating to exploration, development, production and transportation of oil and gas.

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

The Branch is comprised of three Sections - Administration & Geology,  Engineering & Inspection and Digital Information. (See the Contact List)

One of the major functions of the Petroleum Branch is to encourage exploration and development of the Province's crude oil and natural gas resources in an orderly, safe and efficient manner. In support of this function, the Branch has created this website to provide information and services available to both the industry and the public.

The Petroleum Branch 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 Branch or to service received from Branch staff, please contact:

    Jim Crone, Executive Director
    Petroleum Branch
    Growth, Enterprise and Trade
    360-1395 Ellice Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    R3G 3P2

    Telephone: (204) 945-1874
    Fax: (204) 945-0586