Alberta Energy has an analysis tool available to assist companies identify their existing development pertaining to Extensions in Alberta Caribou Ranges IL 2016-34.The GeoDiscover
resource uses the Arc Map program to review the data. Please query the catalogue section on GeoDiscover for caribou and expand the query result to then review resources available for import, it also includes a map displaying all the caribou ranges within the province. Additional maps are available in this site.
If your company requires access to the ETS system, you must set up an account through Crown Land Data, Alberta Energy. For any questions, please contact Client Registry at email@example.com or by phone at 780-422-1395.
If your application or the geology is very complicated, you are welcome to come to Edmonton and present your information in person.†Note, in most cases your application must be submitted via ETS prior to the meeting. †You can usually expect to receive a†response within one month after the meeting. A meeting can also be arranged if you have a development plan for future expiries and are concerned or wish to know what information may be needed to continue these agreements.
Meetings are also important learning tools if you are unfamiliar with the continuation process and legislation as it allows for a dialogue on what information the geologist requires and any other information that is needed.
Upon agreement expiry all drilling operations must cease, except:†
well(s) that is physically producing over expiry;
newly drilled 'qualifying' well drilled under section 16.† In this instance, only the section the qualifying well is drilled on, can an operator continue to drill and proceed with testing/completion operations.
Since mineral ownership is under review after agreement expiry, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will not accept applications for well licence(s) until you have received final confirmation of agreement continuation from Alberta Energy.†
To support your application, you may use another companyís confidential well data, providing you had access to the data prior to the agreement expiry. Please refer to Technical Guidelines for Continuation information.
†The agreement number is the key piece of information that we use to search for agreement information.† If you do not have the agreement number as a reference, we may not be able to find the information.†
·†††††††† If you have the land description you can call Crown Land Data at (780) 422-1395 for a search and obtain the agreement number before you call us with your enquiry.† There are also some private sector companies that offer search services.
·†††††††† If you have an ETS request number you can obtain your agreement number through ETS.† Access your Work in Progress screen in ETS to and search by the Request number.†
If the agreement is expired and you respond to the offer letter, we will finalize the continuation as soon as possible; however, the decision is final and cannot be altered even if the offer period is not passed.
Extensions under Section 8(1)(h) of the Mines and Minerals Act are granted when the lessee encounters extenuating circumstances beyond their control which prevents them from completing their operations to continue an agreement under the PNG Tenure Regulation.
Extension applications are submitted through ETS and must include an attachment that details the extenuating circumstances. †The typical turnaround time for us to review and respond and extension application is one month.
For more information refer to the Continuation Application Guide (applicable for Continuations) and the Continuation Guide (applicable for validations) at:
Alberta Energy does not consider holdings for continuation purposes since holdings are specific to target areas and buffer zones. We recognize standard drilling spacing unit of one section for gas and a ¼ section for oil along with any special spacing dispositions approved by the AER.† If you require additional information for holdings, you can contact the AER, Helpdesk for Resource Applications at 403-476-4967†
SRR means that the petroleum and natural gas rights above the top of the shallowest productive zone in an agreement will be severed from the agreement at continuation for those agreements issued on or after January 1, 2009. This is in addition to the existing deeper rights reversion. Rights between the top of the shallowest productive zone and the base of the deepest productive zone will remain in the agreement. †
PNG agreements issued in 2009 and later are subject to SRR when they expire and continuation applications are submitted. A five-year PNG Lease is subject to SRR in 2014 and a PNG Licence is subject to SRR when the intermediate term expires.
Consolidation is allowed if you have the same ownership interests and designated representative, and agreements must be in the same vintage (primary or continued). Initial term licences cannot be consolidated. See Information Letter 2013-13 for more information.†