Oil Sands Rights

About Tenure

Tenure refers to the system through which Crown-owned mineral rights, including oil sands rights, are leased and administered. About Tenure is an introduction to Oil Sands Tenure and provides important information about the tenure process and online services. Read more

Tenure Guidelines

The complete, unabridged guidelines to Oil Sands Tenure, along with information about lease, permits and excalating rent. Read more

Public Offering Schedule & Statistics

Statistics for each public offering from 1998 to the present. Data is available for Athabasca, Cold Lake and Peace River in both PDF and xls formats. Read more

Public Offerings and Results

A listing of every public offering notice from 1996 to the present, available in text, pdf and xml formats. If you are interested in leasing land for oil sands development, click here to see which rights are on offer. Read more

Direct Purchases

Direct purchase is the acquisition of Crown-owned oil sands rights by individual sale rather than through the public offering process. This page contains direct purchase pricing information, as well as information related to the direct purchase process. Read more