Respective of PNG Tenure Regulation Sections 19 to 23; when Crown land is leased without a producing well and is being drained by a freehold well, Alberta Energy and Minerals (the department) does not drill to prevent drainage.

The department takes action through the offset process to prevent or obtain compensation for the drainage. This prevents loss of revenue to the people of Alberta. An offset notice will be served to the Crown lessee requiring that compensation be paid or a well be placed on production in the Crown spacing unit from the freehold offset zone(s), creating competitive drainage.

If you have any questions or need help with the Offset Notice Response form, please contact:


Offsets Guide

Receiving and responding to offset notices and fulfilling obligations to offset production of a freehold well.​​


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