ARCHIVED - Two Calls for Nominations Launched North of 60°: 2009-2010 Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta


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Volume 18, Number 1
December 2009

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby calls for the submission of nominations for Crown reserve lands north of 60° in two regions described below. Please refer to our website for the complete Call for Nominations packages.

Posting requests for both Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta to be received at the latest on January 28, 2010 by 4 p.m. E.T. All posting requests should be addressed to the attention of:

Oil and Gas Management Directorate
Northern Oil and Gas Branch
fax: (819) 953‑5828.

All posting requests must be described in accordance with the Guidelines for Posting Parcels North of Latitude 60° N. Each parcel posted must comprise laterally or diagonally contiguous lands. Lands currently under licence which revert to Crown reserve status during the course of this call for nominations may also be nominated. Please check the monthly registry activities for any changes to licences such as surrenders and terminations.

All Aboriginal subsurface lands, pursuant to the land claim settlement agreements, are excluded from the lands available for posting. The boundaries of parcels posted for lands that either abut or surround these subsurface lands may be described by simple exclusion.

2009-2010 Central Mackenzie Valley (CMV)

The minimum size of any posting is one section; the maximum size is four grids (320 sections).

Posting requests received at the latest on January 28, 2010 by 4 p.m. E.T., will be considered by the Minister for inclusion in a call for bids. Requests should be clearly labelled as the "Central Mackenzie Valley Request for Posting".

2009-2010 Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta (BS/MD)

The size of parcels posted differs according to area. Please refer to Table 1 in the Call for Nomination package for information on minimum and maximum grid size of parcels.

Posting requests received at the latest on January 28, 2010 by 4 p.m., E.T. will be considered by the Minister for inclusion in a call for bids. Requests should be clearly labelled as the "Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta Request for Posting".

Calls for Bids

Should nominations be received, calls for bids may be launched in early February 2010. Proposed terms and conditions of a subsequent call for bids are available on our website. The term of exploration licences for both regions that would be issued in a subsequent call for bids will be nine years consisting of two consecutive periods of five and four years each.

Note: This Bulletin is for information purposes only. Terms and conditions for each call are described in the appropriate call document.

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