Deep Gas Royalty Holiday Program - Well Process Status
Discussions with industry stakeholders and the department, it was determined
that there was a need to identify the “process status” of all eligible deep gas
royalty exemption wells at any given time.
This Well Process Status
spreadsheet identifies the “processing status”
of an eligible deep gas royalty exemption well (effective January 2006) . The
well information on the spreadsheet is sorted by the Application Code and
The following information below provides information to assist with
understanding the spreadsheet. The available “process statuses” are as
Application Status Description
First appearance of potential eligible wells requiring determination this
Well has been pre-qualified and will be technically evaluated by the
The department has determined the calculation of the exemption and has
completed the data entry. Well has been set up for exemption.
It has been determined that the well does not meet the eligibility
The ERCB has designated this well as "Confidential". Direct all inquiries of
the process status for this well to Royalty
Industry may contact Royalty Programs for inquiries pertaining to wells that
have been denied after internal research to determine that the following basic
eligibility criteria has been met and correctly reported to the department:
Well has, and reported, an “On Production’ date
Well has, and reported, gas production volumes
Well depth is greater than 2,500 metres
Well is not 100% Freehold
Well is not identified as a Bitumen Well
Note: Wells that have not met and/or reported any
one or more of the above attributes will not appear on the spreadsheet. The
department does not have the information for the well’s potential eligibility.
In addition, if well production has been amended resulting in no production data
for this well, the well will be dropped from the spreadsheet until well
production is reported.
The spreadsheet is updated monthly within the second week of each month.
For additional information, please contact Royalty Programs at GasRoyaltyPrograms@gov.ab.ca or
Joyce Chen at 780-427-1550.