ARCHIVED - 2012-2013 Call for Nominations Launched in the Central Mackenzie Valley
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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.
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.
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.
ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 24, 2013 AT 4 P.M. (EDT) TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE MINISTER. ALL NOMINATIONS SHOULD BE FAXED TO THE ATTENTION OF:
NORTHERN PETROLEUM RESOURCES DIRECTORATE
NORTHERN PETROLEUM AND MINERAL RESOURCES BRANCH
Central Mackenzie Valley
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 exercise of petroleum exploration rights is subject to specific terms and conditions relating to the environment and must comply with requirements under land claims and for northern benefits. Such information is contained in the Proposed 2012-2013 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences and within the terms of the Exploration Licence.
Should nominations be received, a Call for Bids for nominated blocks may be launched in May 2013.
For more information on the rights issuance process or the resource management regime, please contact: