Marginal note:Former leases
131. (1) Subject to sections 132 and 133, the interest owner of a former lease shall, on or before the first anniversary date of the former lease following March 5, 1982 or on or before six months following such date, whichever is the later, negotiate an exploration licence with the Board subject to sections 31 to 40.
(2) Where an interest owner referred to in subsection (1) does not comply with that subsection, the portion of the offshore area under the former lease is deemed to be surrendered and becomes a Crown reserve area.
(3) Subsection 130(3) applies, with such modifications as the circumstances require, to lands that may be included in an exploration licence under subsection (1).
Marginal note:Extension of time
132. Where an exploration licence required to be negotiated under section 130 or 131 cannot be negotiated within the period provided in those sections for any reason not attributable to the interest owner, the Board shall extend that period to allow for such negotiation within a reasonable time.
Marginal note:Consolidated exploration licence
133. (1) One or more interest owners of former permits, former special renewal permits, former exploration agreements or former leases may, for the purposes of complying with subsection 130(1) or 131(1), negotiate together a single exploration licence that would consolidate any number or combination of such interests held by those interest owners.
Marginal note:Terms and conditions of exploration licence
(2) Subject to sections 31 to 40, an exploration licence negotiated pursuant to subsection (1) shall contain any terms and conditions that may be agreed on by the Board and the interest owners thereof.
Marginal note:Crown share abrogated
134. For greater certainty, the reservation to Her Majesty in right of Canada of a Crown share in any interest granted or entered into under the Canada Oil and Gas Act prior to the coming into force of this section is abrogated as of the day this section comes into force.
135. In this Part,
“Chief Conservation Officer”
« délégué à l’exploitation »
“Chief Conservation Officer” means the person designated as the Chief Conservation Officer pursuant to section 140;
“Chief Safety Officer”
« délégué à la sécurité »
“Chief Safety Officer” means the person designated as the Chief Safety Officer pursuant to section 140;
« Comité »
“Committee” means the Oil and Gas Committee established by section 141;
« concession »
“lease” means an oil and gas lease issued pursuant to regulations made in accordance with the Territorial Lands Act and the Public Lands Grants Act and includes a production licence issued under Part II;
« permis »
“permit” means an exploratory oil and gas permit issued pursuant to regulations made in accordance with the Territorial Lands Act and the Public Lands Grants Act and includes an exploration agreement entered into under the Canada Oil and Gas Land Regulations and any exploration agreement or licence that is subject to Part II;
« pipe-line »
“pipeline” means any pipe or any system or arrangement of pipes by which petroleum or water incidental to the drilling for or production of petroleum is conveyed from any wellhead or other place at which it is produced to any other place, or from any place where it is stored, processed or treated to any other place, and includes all property of any kind used for the purpose of, or in connection with or incidental to, the operation of a pipeline in the gathering, transporting, handling and delivery of petroleum and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, includes offshore installations or vessels, tanks, surface reservoirs, pumps, racks, storage and loading facilities, compressors, compressor stations, pressure measuring and controlling equipment and fixtures, flow controlling and measuring equipment and fixtures, metering equipment and fixtures, and heating, cooling and dehydrating equipment and fixtures, but does not include any pipe or any system or arrangement of pipes that constitutes a distribution system for the distribution of gas to ultimate consumers;
« puits »
“well” means any opening in the ground (not being a seismic shot hole) that is made, is to be made or is in the process of being made, by drilling, boring or other method,
(a) for the production of petroleum,
(b) for the purpose of searching for or obtaining petroleum,
(c) for the purpose of obtaining water to inject into an underground formation,
(d) for the purpose of injecting gas, air, water or other substance into an under ground formation, or
(e) for any purpose, if made through sedimentary rocks to a depth of at least one hundred and fifty metres.
- 1987, c. 3, s. 135;
- 1992, c. 35, s. 52.
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