About Royalties

On behalf of Albertans, the Government of Alberta is the owner of 81% of the mineral rights in the province, which includes oil and gas. When companies develop the resources, they must pay the province - that's called a royalty. As resource owner, the Alberta government sets the terms and conditions for development and the royalty rates.
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Alberta’s Modernized Royalty Framework

This framework was announced January 29, 2016, with the formulas finalized on April 21, 2016external link icon , and takes effect January 1, 2017. The framework was developed based on recommendations from the Alberta Royalty Review Advisory Panel which submitted its reportPDF icon on Alberta’s royalties to government after a six-month review process. On July 11, 2016, the government announcedexternal link icon two new royalty programs. On July 12, 2016, the government announcedexternal link icon that new wells spud before January 1, 2017 may qualify to opt in early to the Modernized Royalty Framework; instructions on how to apply are available on our frequently asked questions. Updates on early opt-in participation were issued in Augustexternal link icon and Novemberexternal link icon with a map of approved well locationsPDF icon .

Strategic Programs under Alberta’s Modernized Royalty Framework

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Royalty Formulas, Charts, Tables and Curves for wells spud* up to and including December 31, 2016

          Royalty Calculators

Historical Royalty Data
Bitumen Royalty in Kind (BRIK)