Legal Notice

SARPs/Drawings Ownership, Conditions of Use and Limitation of Liability


The enclosed specifications and recommended practices (“SARPs”) and drawings have been created by Ovintiv Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates (collectively, “Ovintiv”) to support our business to design, procure, fabricate, construct, operate and maintain Ovintiv’s assets. These SARPs and drawings have been established to support the requirements of Ovintiv’s Environment, Health and Safety Management System, Ethos. The SARPs and drawings are intended for use by vendors or contractors of Ovintiv engaged to provide goods and/or services in relation to Ovintiv’s assets (collectively, “Users” and each individually, a “User”) and employees of Ovintiv.

Paper copies of SARPs and drawings are uncontrolled and are recognized as valid only at the time of printing. The information in any SARP or drawing may be altered, corrected or updated at any time without notice.

For the current version of any SARP or drawing, employees of Ovintiv should consult the SARP website and/or Ovintiv’s Online Drawing Management System (“ODMS”). Any general inquiries pertaining to the SARP system can be directed to for resolution.

Conflicts Between SARPs/Drawings and User Contracts with Ovintiv

Where a User receives access to one or more SARPs and/or drawings in conjunction with a contract with Ovintiv, the provisions of the contract will prevail to the extent of any conflict or inconsistency between them and any such SARP or drawing.

Compliance with SARPs/Drawings

Each User providing goods or services made subject to one or more SARPs and/or drawings must comply with such SARPs or drawings, subject to the following:

  • a deviation from a SARP may be permitted if such deviation has been approved in writing by Ovintiv prior to implementation; and
  • the SARP or drawing shall not supersede any higher standards, codes or practices that may be prescribed by applicable law (statutory or otherwise) or under professional standards to which the User is subject, and the User shall remain liable in all instances for the highest of such standards, codes and practices, whether prescribed by law, professional standard or one or more SARPs and/or drawings.

Disclaimer of Liability

Although Ovintiv believes the information contained in its SARPs and drawings to be correct as of the date of issue, Ovintiv does not warrant the accuracy, currency or completeness of this information. Ovintiv expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever for errors and omissions in the information contained in any of its SARPs or drawings. Use of any SARPs or drawings by any User does not relieve such User of its responsibility for ensuring its work is conducted in compliance with all contractual obligations, laws and professional standards to which such User or such work is subject. All information contained in the SARPs or drawings is provided on an as-is and as-available basis, and Ovintiv expressly disclaims any express, implied, or statutory representations, warranties or endorsements whatsoever.

Ownership of SARPs/Drawings

Ovintiv has prepared the SARPs and drawings using materials proprietary to Ovintiv and, in some instances, materials that may include proprietary information owned by third parties. A User obtains no right, title or interest in the SARPs or drawings by virtue of their disclosure to such User, or their use by such User. A User may only use the SARPs and drawings in conjunction with the provision of goods and services to Ovintiv. Any other use of the SARPs or drawings or disclosure of them to persons other than the User’s employees, agents or subcontractors who are engaged by User in conjunction with its provision of goods and services to Ovintiv or any of Ovintiv’s affiliates is prohibited. Any unauthorized transmission, publication or other copying or modification of the SARPs or drawings, including trademarks, trade names and design marks found therein, may violate federal, common or civil law trademark law and copyright law, and may result in legal action.

Each User shall indemnify and save Ovintiv and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against any claims, losses or liabilities of any nature arising from any unauthorized use or disclosure of the SARPs or drawings by such User.


The version of the Legal Notice that is available electronically will govern the use of all SARPs and drawings regardless of their issue date. Ovintiv may revise this Legal Notice from time to time without notice. The revised Legal Notice will apply to the use of SARPs and drawings from the date the revised Legal Notice is published.

Use of the SARPs and drawings constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Legal Notice. Please check the Legal Notice hyperlink regularly on the title page of each SARP document to ensure you are familiar with the current version of the Legal Notice.