Canada Oil and Gas Land Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1518)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20

Application

 These Regulations apply only to Canada lands that are under the control, management and administration of the Minister.

Land Division

 For the purposes of these Regulations, Canada lands shall be divided into grid areas.

  •  (1) A grid area, the whole or greater part of which lies south of latitude 70°, shall be bounded on the east and west sides by successive meridians of longitude of the series 50°00′00″, 50°15′00″, 50°30′00″, which series may be extended as required, and on the north and south sides by straight lines joining the points of intersection of the east and west boundaries with successive parallels of latitude of the series 40°00′00″, 40°10′00″, 40°20′00″, which series may be extended as required.

  • (2) A grid area, the whole of which lies north of latitude 70°, shall be bounded on the east and west sides by successive meridians of longitude of the series 50°00′00″, 50°30′00″, 51°00′00″, which series may be extended as required and on the north and south sides by straight lines joining the points of intersection of the east and west boundaries with successive parallels of latitude of the series 70°00′00″, 70°10′00″, 70°20′00″, which series may be extended as required.

  • (3) Every grid area shall be referred to by the latitude and longitude of the northeast corner of that grid area.

  •  (1) Between latitudes 40° and 60° and between latitudes 70° and 75° the boundary

    • (a) between the north and south halves of a grid area is the north boundary of sections 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85 and 95; and

    • (b) between the east and west halves of a grid area is the west boundary of sections 41 to 50.

  • (2) Between latitudes 60° and 68° and between latitudes 75° and 78° the boundary

    • (a) between the north and south halves of a grid area is the north boundary of sections 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65 and 75; and

    • (b) between the east and west halves of a grid area is the west boundary of sections 31 to 40.

  • (3) Between latitudes 68° and 70° and between latitudes 78° and 85° the boundary

    • (a) between the north and south halves of a grid area is the north boundary of sections 5, 15, 25, 35, 45 and 55; and

    • (b) between the east and west halves of a grid area is the west boundary of sections 21 to 30.

  •  (1) Every grid area shall be divided into sections.

  • (2) A section shall be bounded on the east and west sides by meridians spaced,

    • (a) in the case of a section within a grid area, the whole or greater part of which lies between latitudes 40° and 60° or between latitudes 70° and 75°, at intervals of one-tenth of the interval between the east and west boundaries of the grid area;

    • (b) in the case of a section within a grid area, the whole or greater part of which lies between latitudes 60° and 68° or between latitudes 75° and 78°, at intervals of one-eighth of the interval between the east and west boundaries of the grid area; and

    • (c) in the case of a section within a grid area, the whole or greater part of which lies between latitudes 68° and 70° or between latitudes 78° and 85°, at intervals of one-sixth of the interval between the east and west boundaries of the grid area.

  • (3) A section shall be bounded on the north and south sides by straight lines drawn parallel to the north and south boundaries of the grid area and spaced at intervals of one-tenth of the interval between the north and south boundaries of the grid area.

  • (4) A section shall be identified by the number to which it corresponds,

    • (a) in the case of a grid area described in paragraph (2)(a), as follows:

      100908070605040302010
      49
      48
      47
      46
      9585756555453525155
      44
      43
      42
      9181716151413121111
    • (b) in the case of a grid area described in paragraph (2)(b), as follows:

      8070605040302010
      39
      38
      37
      36
      756555453525155
      34
      33
      32
      716151413121111
    • (c) in the case of a grid area described in paragraph (2)(c), as follows:

      605040302010
      29
      28
      27
      26
      55453525155
      24
      23
      22
      51413121111
 
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