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Royalty Framework Calculator for wells spud on or after January 1, 2017.

Effective January 2017 for wells spud on or after January 1, 2017 or those approved to opt-in early to the Modernized Royalty Framework.

Otherwise Flared Solution Gas

The Otherwise Flared Solution Gas (OFSG) Wells Royalty Waiver Program encourages the reduction of solution gas flaring. For those wells approved under this program, the department will waive royalty on uneconomic solution gas and gas by-products that would have normally attracted a Crown royalty charge – see information letter IL 1999-19 (PDF, 103 KB) for more information.

Certain wells were pre-qualified for the OFSG program and will not need to apply to the department to seek OFSG program acceptance. The initial list of pre-qualifying wells was published in the June 1999 Mineral Operations Information Bulletin. It was updated in August 2000. The listing of pre-qualifying wells (PDF, 5.5 MB) is also offered in Excel (XLSX, 369 KB) and may be updated periodically due to amendments and the ongoing validation process of the department's database.

Natural Gas Deep Drilling Program – Well process status

This eligible wells spreadsheet (XLSX, 530 KB) identifies the 'application status' of an eligible natural gas deep drilling program (NGDDP) well. The well information on the spreadsheet is sorted by the application code and application description.

The spreadsheet is updated within the second week of the month. See the Natural Gas Deep Drilling Program presentation (PDF, 1.1 MB) for more details.

Industry may contact Royalty Programs for inquiries pertaining to NGDDP well status.

All eligible NGDDP wells use the following application status:

Application status Description
Registered Well has been pre-qualified and will be technically evaluated by the department.
Confirmed The department has determined the calculation of the exemption and has completed the data entry. Well has been set up for exemption.
Denied It has been determined that the well does not meet the eligibility criteria.
Confidential The Alberta Energy Regulator has designated this well as "Confidential". Direct all inquiries of the process status for this well to Royalty Programs.

Facility Royalty Trigger Factors

Facility Royalty Trigger Factors and Meter Station Ties – Post Registry production.

Contact

Connect with Gas Royalty Operations:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Email: gasroyaltyprograms@gov.ab.ca

Edmonton

Address:
Alberta Energy
Gas Royalty Operations
North Petroleum Plaza
7th Floor, 9945 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2G6

Calgary

Address:
Alberta Energy
Pricing and Analysis
300, 801 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3W2