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Bulletin
Volume 20, Number 3
February 2012

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby calls for nominations on Crown reserve lands north of 60° in the Beaufort Sea & Mackenzie Delta, 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.

POSTING REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 11, 2012 AT 4 P.M. (EDT) 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.

Beaufort Sea & Mackenzie Delta

The Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta is a region proven to be particularly rich in petroleum resources, reflective of the economic potential of Canada's North. Although some 60 discoveries have been made, there remains high potential for new oil and gas fields in large undrilled geological structures, particularly in the offshore. Lands included in the Call fall within the Inuvialuit Final Agreement

Call for Bids

The proposed 2011-2012 Call for Bids for Beaufort Sea & Mackenzie Delta 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 April 2012.

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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