The Northwest Territories (NWT) is rich in mineral resources and has vast undeveloped oil and gas reserves.  The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is responsible for the administration of mineral exploration activities on public lands in the NWT, and for onshore oil and gas interests, including the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) supports ITI’s regulatory offices through evaluation of technical submissions required for Mining Regulations and Petroleum Regulations.