Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act
Marginal note:Unit operation
37 (1) Any one or more working interest owners in a pool or part of a pool exceeding in area a spacing unit, together with the royalty owners, may enter into a unit agreement and operate their interests pursuant to the terms of the unit agreement or any amendment thereto if a copy of the agreement and any amendment has been filed with the Chief Conservation Officer.
Marginal note:Minister may enter into unit agreement
(2) The Minister may enter into a unit agreement binding on Her Majesty, on any terms and conditions that the Minister may deem advisable, and any of the regulations under this Act, the Territorial Lands Act, the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act or the Canada Petroleum Resources Act that may be in conflict with the terms and conditions of the unit agreement stand varied or suspended to the extent necessary to give full effect to the terms and conditions of the unit agreement.
Marginal note:Unit operator’s relationship to parties
(3) Where a unit agreement filed under this section provides that a unit operator shall be the agent of the parties thereto with respect to their powers and responsibilities under this Act, the performance or non-performance thereof by the unit operator shall be deemed to be the performance or non-performance by the parties otherwise having those powers and responsibilities under this Act.
- R.S., 1985, c. O-7, s. 37;
- 2001, c. 4, s. 164.
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