Are you involved in requesting that land be posted for the
public offering of petroleum and natural gas or oilsands
agreements by the Alberta Department of Energy? If so, the
current phase of e-Tenure affects you directly.
The joint tenure e-business initiative between industry and
the Alberta Department of Energy will see a substantial portion
of Alberta’s tenure business conducted electronically.
In the current Phase 2 of e-Tenure, the e-posting system
is anticipated to go live for the posting acceptance period
beginning March 30, 2005. Once the process is launched, it
will be mandatory to use this system. Phase 1 of e-Tenure
saw the successful conversion of transfers to a web-based
system as of March 31, 2004.
To allow you to search the lands you want to post by either
graphical or text-based entry, the system will have a query
function, which will return the most recent restrictions
and information on the land, limited to what information
is needed to do a posting. This will help ensure you know
exactly what rights and lands you are requesting and will
reduce the number of surprises once the posting is published.
Access to the e-postings system will be via a secure electronic
transfer system. Your company may be using this system now
to do transfers or order searches.
You will want to change some of your current practices to
appropriately use the e-Postings system. Under the new e-posting
system your company will be able to identify people for one
or more of four specific roles, helping to ensure only trained
staff submit requests and thus reducing errors and omissions.
These roles are creator, submitter, viewer and co-ordinator.
An information exchange on e-posting is planned for Nov.
25, and registration is being coordinated by the Canadian
Association of Petroleum Land Administration. More information
can be found on the association’s website, closer to
the date. Training for this new system is expected to occur
in early 2005 and information on this will be posted to the
“I am sure you will find the new system easy to use and helpful
in your business practices making it easier than ever to
post lands,” says Brenda Allbright, Director of Tenure
Business Analysis and Sales.
And contact anyone in industry on the e-postings
committee, listed in the tenure section of the site
Manager of P&NG Sales
Director of Tenure Business Analysis and Sales
The tenure section of the website also contains definitions
of the roles your company will need to adopt.