Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act
Marginal note:Intention to start production
48.18 (1) If an interest owner — as defined in the Canada Petroleum Resources Act — advises the Minister or the National Energy Board, including by way of an application under paragraph 5(1)(b) of this Act or under section 38 of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, that it intends to start production from a transboundary pool or field, the Minister shall notify the appropriate regulator as soon as feasible of the interest owner’s intention.
Marginal note:Referral to expert
(2) If the Minister and the regulator have attempted to enter into a joint exploitation agreement but have been unsuccessful, the Minister or the regulator may, 180 days after the day on which the Minister gives notice under subsection (1), refer the matter to an expert to determine the particulars of the agreement. They may, however, agree to refer the matter to an expert at any time before the end of those 180 days.
- 2015, c. 4, s. 24
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