About Oil Royalties

On behalf of Albertans, the Government of Alberta is the owner of 81% of the mineral rights in the province, which includes oil and gas. When companies develop the resources, they must pay the province - that's called a royalty. As resource owner, the Alberta government sets the terms and conditions for development and the royalty rates.Albertans can access more information on the new royalty systemexternal link icon on the Alberta government’s website. This will help Albertans understand the value received from royalties for crude oil, natural gas and oil sands.

Alberta’s Modernized Royalty Framework

This framework came into effect January 1, 2017external link icon . The framework was developed based on recommendations from the Alberta Royalty Review Advisory Panel which submitted its reportPDF icon on Alberta’s royalties to government after a six-month review process. Formulas were finalized on April 21, 2016external link icon and on July 11, 2016, the government announcedexternal link icon two new royalty programs.

Strategic Programs under Alberta’s Modernized Royalty Framework

You can subscribe for updates to royalty content or if you have technical questions please contact oil.gas.royalty@gov.ab.ca.

Industry Information Sessions 

Royalty Formulas, Charts, Tables and Curves for wells spud* up to and including December 31, 2016   

          Royalty Calculators

Historical Royalty Data
Bitumen Royalty in Kind (BRIK)