Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act reasoned decisions

A list of reasoned decisions made by the Ontario Mining and Lands Commissioner under the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act.

Overview

The Commissioner issues reasoned decisions regarding:

  • applications for pooling and unitization
  • the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry's refusal of consent to transfer a well licence

Reasoned decisions are formalized by way of an Order of the Commissioner. All the signed, original orders are kept in the office and provide the final record.

Decisions

These documents are available in English only.

Decision Date Format
Clearbeach Resources Inc. v. The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Licences, permits, amend conditions imposed, brine disposal, Minister's discretion, s.s. 13(2), the OGSRA, O. Reg 245/97, as amended.
Jan. 20, 2011 PDF   HTML
Echo Energy Canada Inc. v. NRG Corp & Robert Thomas Carrel et.al.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Lease and Grant, spacing unit, joining the interests, unleased landowner, working interest, pooling agreemernt, royalty rate, cl. 8(1)(a)(b) and (c) of the OGSRA, s. 9 and 14 of O. Reg 245/97, as amended to O. Reg 75/04. (Schedules available upon request)
Oct. 16, 2008 Order
Jan. 29, 2009 Order on Costs
Jan. 29, 2009 Reasons
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Robert Frederick Davies v. Fischtein Investments Limited & Poynts Estates Limited, Peter & Joanne Gugliemli, Vincenzo & Elisa Dipalo & Stanley & Josephine Davies
Petroleum & Natural Gas Lease & Grant, spacing unit, private well, joining the interests, unleased landowner, spacing order, pooled spacing unit, pooling, ss. 8(1) of the OGSRA, s. 14 of O. Reg, 245/97, amended by O. Reg. 75/04. (Schedules available upon request.)
June 25, 2007 PDF    HTML
Portrush Petroleum Corporation v. David O'Neill Enterprises Limited & Gregory Bruce Baker, Mchelle Lee Baker, Lloyd George Young, Anna Lillie Young, Keith Lloyd Young & Gayle Young
Petroleum & Natural Gas Lease & Grant, spacing unit, drilling a well, joining interests, unleased landowner, spacing order, pooled spacing unit, pooling, term of lease, notice of hearing, ss. 8(1) of OGSRA, s. 8 & 14 O.Reg. 245/97, amended to O.Reg. 75/04.
(Schedules available upon request)
Feb. 5, 2007
Order

Feb. 9, 2007
Amended Order

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Metalore Resouces Limited v Corporation of Norfolk County and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Petroleum and Natural Gas Lease and Grant, spacing unit, joining the interests, unleased landowners, spacing order, pooled spacing unit, royalty rate, past royalties payable, rental, legal description, terms of lease, s.s. 8(1) of the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, as amended, Part VI of the Mining Act, Ontario Regulations 440/93, 245/97, as amended to 22/00 and 263/02. (Schedules available upon request)
July 27, 2005 Order
May 4, 2004 Interlocutory Order
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Farmers Oil and Gas Inc. v James Albert Lyle Robinson, et.al., Talisman Energy Inc. and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Unitization, joining the various interests, drilling or operating wells, designation of applicant as initial unit operator, appor-tioning costs & benefits, leased, unleased landowners, over-riding royalty owner, working interest owner, unit operation agreement, s.15, O.Reg. 245/97, s.s. 8(2)(3)&(4), Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act.
March 11, 2005 Order

Apr. 26, 2005 Order on Costs

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Metalore Resources Limited v. Phillip Charles Bentley and John Doleman
Petroleum and Natural Gas Lease and Grant, spacing unit, drilling a well, joining the interests, unleased landowner, spacing order, pooled spacing unit, pooling, s.s. 8(1), the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, s. 14 of O. Reg. 245/97. Order granted on consent with Conditions. (Schedules available upon request)
July 25, 2003 PDF    HTML
Lagasco Inc. v. All Leased Landowners and Lease Interest Holders in the Zone"B" Pool
Unitization, compulsory unitization, unit operation agreement, unit area operator, unleased landowner, joining of interests, apportioning costs and benefits, royalty payments, deemed effective date, subsection 8(2) of the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, O. Reg. 245/97. (Schedules available upon request)
July 23, 2003 PDF    HTML
Lagasco Inc. v. All Leased Landowners and Lease Interest Holders in the Zone"C" Pool
Unitization, compulsory unitization, unit operation agreement, unit area operator, unleased landowner, joining of interests, apportioning costs and benefits, royalty payments, deemed effective date, subsection 8(2) of the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, O. Reg. 245/97. (Schedules available upon request)
July 23, 2003  PDF    HTML
Talisman Energy Inc. v. All Unleased Landowners in the Wigle Pool, Unit 12 and All Leased Landowners in the Wigle Pool, Unit 12
Petroleum and Natural Gas Leases and Grants, unitization, compulsory unitization, unit operation agreement, unit area operator, leased landowner, unleased landowner, joining of interests, apportioning costs and benefits, royalty payments, in paying quantities, adequacy of notice, cl. 8(1)(b) and s.s. 8(2), Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, s. 15, O. Reg. 245/97, amended to O. Reg. 22/00. (Schedules available upon request)
Mar. 8, 2002 Order
Nov. 7, 2002 Amended Order
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Lowrie Holdings Inc. and Clearbeach Resources Inc. v. All Leased Landowners in the Romney 6-11-1 Pool
Unitization, compulsory unitization, unit operation agreement, unit area operator, leased landowner, joining of interests, apportioning costs and benefits, royalty payments, deemed effective date, notice of hearing, producing from, in paying quantities, costs, cl. 8(1)(b) the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, s. 116, 117, 119, 126, 127 and 128, the Mining Act, Statutory Powers Procedure Act, s. 14 and 15, O. Reg. 245/97, amended O. Reg. 22/00. (Schedules available upon request)
Dec. 12, 2001  PDF    HTML
Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry v. Metalore Resources Limited
Orders of Inspector to deny application for a well licence, appeals to the Minister, jurisdiction of Commissioner to award costs, proceeding, what commences a proceeding, referral, non-compliance, operating standards, s.s. 1(3), 14(1) and 19(1) of the Oil Gas and Salt Resources Act, s. 116, 126 and 127, the Mining Act.
Mar. 23, 2001  PDF    HTML
Metalore Resources Limited v. Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Plugging a well, jurisdiction of Commissioner to award costs, order to plug, compliance, s.s. 1(3) and s.s. 7.0.2(1),(2),(3) and (8) of the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, s. 126, the Mining Act.
Mar. 2, 2001  PDF    HTML
Gaiswinkler Enterprises Limited v. All Leased Landowners in the Colchester South 81-1 Pool
Unitization, compulsory unitization, unit operation agreement, unit area operator, leased landowner, joining of interests, apportioning costs and benefits, royalty payments, deemed effective date, clause 8(1)(b) the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, Ont. Reg. 245/97. (Schedules available upon request)
Dec. 3, 1999  PDF    HTML
Metalore Resources Limited v. Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Drilling permits, drilling a well, spud, spud in, spud date, well licence, preparation to drill, commencement of drilling, start drilling a well, section 7.0.2 of the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, Ont. Reg. 245/97.
Apr. 30, 1999  PDF    HTML
Talisman Energy Inc. v. Rosaire St. Pierre and Evelyn St. Pierre
Petroleum and Natural Gas Lease and Grant, spacing unit, drilling a well, joining the interests, unleased landowner, spacing order, pooled spacing unit, pooling, clause 8(1)(a), the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, section 14 of Ont. Reg. 245/97. (Schedules available upon request)
June 17, 1998  PDF    HTML
Talisman Energy Inc. v. Jack Murray Hyatt
Petroleum and Natural Gas Lease and Grant, spacing unit, drilling a well, joining the interests, unleased landowner, spacing order, pooled spacing unit, pooling, notice of hearing, clause 8(1)(a), the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, s.s. 6(1) the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, sections 114, 115 and 116, the Mining Act, s.s. 10(5) and clause 13(c) of Ont. Reg. 245/97. (Schedules available upon request)
June 17, 1998  PDF    HTML

 

Updated: July 18, 2014