Petroleum & Natural Gas Sales Frequently Asked Questions

Crown Petroleum and Natural Gas Rights

The following frequently asked questions cover posting requests, Electronic Funds Transfer, Bidding at Public Sales and Electronic Agreement Documents.

Posting Requests

How do I post a parcel of land in the Public Sale?
How do I access ETS to post land?
How do I submit a posting request?
How do I find out if the land and rights I want to post are available?
How can I find out if there are any surface and/or mineral restrictions before I post the land?
How do I find out if land and rights that have recently expired will be available for posting?
Can I make changes to my posting request once it has been submitted?
What is the maximum number of sections of land I can post in a parcel?
What is the minimum amount of land I can post in a parcel?
What is the maximum number of parcels I can post in a sale?
What is the maximum number of parcels I can request in one submission?
What is the difference between a lease parcel and a licence parcel?
Can I add land to my posting request after I submit it to the department?
What is the deadline for withdrawing, deferring or changing the configuration of my posting request?
Can I change the sale date on my posting request?
Will someone from sales phone to confirm that the land and rights I have requested are going to be posted?
What does a well drilled to a sale mean?
What is an advance booking posting request?
How many sales are there in a year?
How can I get a copy of the sale notice (Public Offering Notice)?

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

If I am not set up for electronic funds transfer (EFT), can I still bid at a land sale?
How do I register with the department for electronic funds transfer (EFT)?
How long does it take to get set up as an electronic funds transfer (EFT) client?
How do I notify the department if there is a change in my electronic funds transfer (EFT) account?
How long does it take to change an electronic funds transfer (EFT) account?
How does the electronic funds transfer (EFT) process work?

Bidding at Public Sales

What happens if I do not bid on a parcel of land I posted?
How do I submit a bid for the Public Sale?
How do I access ETS to bid?
When does the bidding for a sale close?
Is it necessary to submit separate bid requests for leases and licences?
Who pays for the bid?
What is the minimum bid amount for a parcel (agreement)?
Who should I put as the designated representative?
Who should I put as the confidential rental payor for my bid?
When and where are the sales results available?

Electronic Agreement Documents

How do I acquire a copy of the agreement document?
How do I access ETS to pick up documents?
How do I know when the documents are ready?
Who will receive the notification email within the designated representative company?