Oil Guidelines

Alberta Petroleum Royalty Guidelines

The Principles, Procedure and Appendices (commonly referred to as the Guidelines) are issued to assist operators and participants in determining crude oil royalties. The Alberta Petroleum Royalty Guidelines interprets the relevant energy legislation (statutes and regulations). The Guidelines describe the principles involved in assessing Alberta's Crown royalty share of crude oil produced from lands under a Crown lease agreement. Read more

Alberta Petroleum Marketing Guidelines

The Petroleum Marketing Regulation is a new Regulation that is required to clearly set out the responsibilities of oil producers for the reporting and delivery in kind of the Crown’s royalty oil. The Regulation provides the necessary guidelines to ensure producers calculate the correct amount of royalty oil and deliver it on a timely basis. It also puts in appropriate penalties and interest provisions to ensure and improve compliance. Read more

Enhanced Oil Recovery Program Guidelines

Alberta is encouraging the use of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods to conserve the province's petroleum resource. EOR methods use fluid injection such as hydrocarbons, CO2, nitrogen or chemicals allowing additional recovery. To promote this recovery, the Crown has introduced the Enhanced Oil Recovery Program (“EORP”). This page also contains an AER commissioned report about EOR potential in Alberta.   Read more