ARCHIVED - 2011-2012 Call for Nominations Launched in the Central Mackenzie Valley

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Bulletin
Volume 20, Number 1
December 2011

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby calls for nominations on Crown reserve lands north of 60° in the Central Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories. Companies interested in obtaining petroleum exploration rights are asked to nominate blocks of lands which they would like to see in a subsequent Call for Bids. Please refer to our website for the complete Call for Nominations package.

All posting requests must be described in accordance with the Guidelines for Posting Parcels North of Latitude 60° N. Lands currently under licence which revert to Crown reserve status during the course of this Call for Nominations may also be nominated. A Posting Request Form is attached as an annex in the Call for Nominations package and should accompany the request.

All Aboriginal subsurface lands, established pursuant to land claim settlement agreements, are excluded from the lands available for posting.

The identity of the nominator is kept strictly confidential.

Central Mackenzie Valley, N.W.T.

Despite containing one of Canada's largest oil fields at Norman Wells, the Mackenzie Valley of the Northwest Territories remains lightly explored and offers opportunities to make new and potentially large discoveries of both gas and oil. The region includes lands covered by both the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement and the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

Call for Bids

The proposed 2011-2012 Call for Bids for Central Mackenzie Valley forms part of the Call for Nominations. Requesters are advised to examine the proposed Call for Bids for information concerning terms and conditions of the proposed Call for Bids as well as terms and conditions of an Exploration Licence. The single bidding criterion proposed is the work expenditure bid.

Should nominations be received, a Call for Bids for nominated blocks may be launched in February 2012.

POSTING REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 31, 2012 AT 4 P.M. (EST). TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE MINISTER. ALL POSTING REQUESTS SHOULD BE FAXED TO THE ATTENTION OF: OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT, NORTHERN OIL AND GAS BRANCH, FAX: (819) 953 5828.

For more information on the rights issuance process or the resource management regime, please contact:

Rights Administration
Oil and Gas Management Directorate
Northern Oil and Gas Branch
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H4
Tel: 819-997-0877 Fax: 819-953-5828
Rights@aandc.gc.ca
www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/nth/og/index-eng.asp 

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