Oil Sands Information Bulletins

The purpose of an Information Bulletin is to notify industry regarding items such as proposed changes to legislation, regulations or operating procedures with the intent of soliciting feedback; new programs or changes to existing programs, projects, services, strategies or organizational structures; and industry participation in department initiatives.

Reference pricing and royalty rates can be found in Information Letters.

Mineral Rights Information Bulletins

For specific oil sands information announcements, there are two Oil Sands subscription lists available to notify subscribers specifically for:

  1. Oil Sands Royalty information announcements (OSRBUL) and
  2. Oil Sands Tenure information announcements (OSTIBUL).

To subscribe or unsubscribe to either list, please visit e-subscriptions.

*T - Tenure, R - Royalty, M - Mineral Rights, A - All

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2016
IB Number Type* Description
PDF icon 2016-04 R

Oil Sands Royalty Payments in the Event of a Postal Strike

PDF icon Direct Deposit Application

PDF icon 2016-03 R Incorporating Monthly Bitumen Density in the BVM Model Calculator
PDF icon  2016-02 R New CARE Cost and Subsurface Reports Published
PDF icon 2016-01 R New ETS Submission Process for CARE Reporting and Operator's Forecast
2015
IB Number Type* Description
PDF icon 2015-11 R Oil Sands Holiday Season Office Hours
PDF icon 2015-10 R Changes to the Economic Evaluation Data Requirement Spreadsheet as required by Oil Sands Royalty Regulation 2009
PDF icon 2015-09 R Oil Sands Royalty Business Training November 2015
PDF icon 2015-08 R Cost Analysis and Reporting Enhancements (CARE) Revenue Reporting for Oil Sands Royalty Projects with Multiple Ownership Interests
PDF icon 2015-07 R Reserves Requirement for Oil Sands Royalty Applications
PDF icon 2015-06 R Reporting Changes and Updated External Auditor's Opinions (This is to rescind and replace Information Bulletin 2014-04)
PDF icon 2015-05 R Oil Sands Division Information Session
PDF icon 2015-04 R Updates to the Alberta Oil Sands Royalty Guidelines, Principles and Procedures (This is to rescind and replace Information Bulletin 2012-17)
PDF icon 2015-03 R Cost Analysis & Reporting Enhancements (CARE) – New CARE Reports Effective for the 2015 Period
PDF icon 2015-02 R Costs of Offshore Services
PDF icon 2015-01 R Oil Sands Crown Royalty Payments and Payment Allocation Details (This is to rescind and replace Information Bulletin 2012-16)
2014
IB Number Type* Description
PDF icon 2014-18 R Oil Sands Training February 2015
PDF icon 2014-17 R Oil Sands Reporting Calendar
PDF icon 2014-16 R Oil Sands Holiday Season Office Hours
PDF icon 2014-15 R Operator's Forecast Report Update
PDF icon 2014-14 R Oil Sands Division Information Session
PDF icon 2014-13 R Rescheduling of Oil Sands Division Information Session
PDF icon 2014-12 R Oil Sands Division Information Session
PDF icon 2014-11 R Oil Sands Division Information Session
PDF icon 2014-10 R Cost Allocation Orders - Reporting requirements for Annual Reports
PDF icon 2014-09 R Electronic Notice of Royalty Adjustment Credit
PDF icon 2014-08 R Monthly Bitumen Density Reporting for Bitumen Valuation Methodology (BVM)
PDF icon 2014-07 R Oil Sands Training
PDF icon 2014-06 R Decimal Places for Bitumen Density
PDF icon 2014-05 R Payout Balance Statement for Pre-Payout Project Periods
PDF icon 2014-04 R Reporting Changes and External Auditor's Opinion (Rescinded and replaced by Information Bulletin 2015-06)
PDF icon 2014-03 R Changes to the Economic Evaluation Data Requirement Spreadsheet
PDF icon 2014-02 R Oil Sands Division Information Session
PDF icon 2014-01 R Royalty Information Reports and Processing Schedule
2013
IB Number Type* Description
PDF icon 2013-22 R Cost Analysis & Reporting Enhancements (CARE) Revenue Reporting Requirements for Non-Producing Projects
PDF icon 2013-21 R Penalty Assessment for Late or Missing Submissions (This is to rescind and replace Information Bulletin 2010-07)
PDF icon 2013-20 R Operator's Forecast Report Update
PDF icon 2013-19 R Non-Project Royalty (NPR) Well Event Report
PDF icon 2013-18 R Oil Sands Division Information Session
PDF icon 2013-17 R Oil Sands Division Information Session and Call for Agenda Items
PDF icon 2013-16 R Eligibility of Fees under the Joint Canada/Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring as Allowed Costs of Oil Sands Royalty Projects (This Information Bulletin has been rescinded)
PDF icon 2013-15 R New OASIS report – Financial Transaction by Royalty Submission (OSR, CSR, NPR)
PDF icon 2013-14 R Determination and Treatment of "Solely Dedicated" Employee Costs
PDF icon 2013-13 R Reporting Waste Volumes on Royalty Reports and Cost Analysis & Reporting Enhancements (CARE) forms
PDF icon 2013-12 R Learning Session on Mapping Tool Upgrade in OASIS
PDF icon 2013-11 R Clarification of Arm's Length Costs Incurred and Costs Accrued Under the Generic Royalty Regime (This is to rescind and replace Information Bulletin 2012-11)
PDF icon 2013-10 R Guidelines on Support Services Costs
PDF icon 2013-09 R Oil Sands Division Information Session
PDF icon 2013-08 R Change of Operatorship or Ownership: Clarification of Responsibilities and Entitlements
PDF icon 2013-07 R OASIS Royalty Post Implementation Information Session
PDF icon 2013-06 R Oil Sands Division Updates Information Session
PDF icon 2013-05 R OASIS Royalty Implementation Completion
PDF icon 2013-04 R Revised Oil Sands Royalty (OSR) Application Checklists
PDF icon 2013-03 T Automation of Oil Sands Tenure Escalating Rental Charge
PDF icon 2013-02 R Documents Posted on the Oil Sands Forum
PDF icon 2013-01 R OASIS Royalty Release Implementation and Registration for OASIS Discussion Forum #8
2012
IB Number Type* Description
PDF icon 2012-23 R Royalty Project Applications - Additional requirements to describe capital assets and engineering systems and the proposed cost allocation
PDF icon 2012-22 R Cost Allocation Orders - Additional requirements for Period reporting
PDF icon 2012-21 R Oil Sands Division Updates Information Session
PDF icon 2012-20 R Registration for OASIS Discussion Forum #7
PDF icon 2012-19 R Imperial Oil Sands Dispute Review Committee - Minister's Decision
Link to IB_2012-18.pdf 2012-18 R Operator's Forecast Report Update
PDF icon 2012-17 R The Alberta Oil Sands Royalty Principles and Procedures (Rescinded and replaced by Information Bulletin 2015-04)
PDF icon 2012-16 R Allocation of Oil Sands Crown Royalty Compensation (Payments) (Rescinded and replaced by Information Bulletin 2015-01)
PDF icon 2012-15 R Opportunity for Operator participation in Oasis Release Testing
2012-14 R Registration for OASIS Discussion Forum #6
2012-13 R Non-Project Well Royalty Reporting Process Change
2012-12 R Oil Sands Administrative and Strategic Information System Implementation Update
2012-11 R Arm's Length Costs Incurred and Costs Accrued Under the Generic Royalty Regime (Rescinded and replaced by Information Bulletin 2013-11)
2012-10 R Registration for OASIS Discussion Forum #5
2012-09 R Effective May 4, 2012 - Changes to PNCB and Economic Evaluation Sections of ETS
2012-08 R Registration for OASIS Discussion Forum #4
2012-07 R BVM Statement
2012-06 R OASIS Project Royalty Form Validation Rules
2012-05 R Return on Capital Calculation for Non-Basic Pipelines
2012-04 T Oil Sands Tenure Regulation, 2010 – Interim Approach Update
2012-03 R Registration for Non Project Well Royalty Information Session and OASIS Discussion Forum #3
2012-02 R Registration for Non Project Well Royalty Information Session and OASIS Discussion Forum #3 (Rescinded and replaced by Information Bulletin 2012-03)
2012-01 R Return Allowance and Revenue Valuation at End of Period
2011
IB Number Type* Description
2011-15 R Methodology for Monthly Floor Price Calculations
2011-14 R Registration for OASIS Discussion Forum #2
2011-13 R Business Interruption Insurance Premiums as Allowed Costs of Oil Sands Royalty Projects
2011-12 R Operator's Forecast Report Submission Deadline
2011-11 R Registration for Royalty Template Review and OASIS Discussion Forum
2011-10 R The Alberta Oil Sands Royalty Principles and Procedures
2011-09 R Criteria for Inclusion of Wells Completed Prior to the Project Effective Date in an Oil Sands Royalty Project
2011-08 T Oil Sands Tenure Regulation, 2010 - Minimum Level of Evaluation – Interim Approach
2011-07 R Updated PNCB form for OSR Project Applications through ETS
2011-06 R Revised Economics and PNCB forms for ETS submission
2011-05 R Horizontal Oil New Well Royalty Rate and New Conventional Oil Sands Royalty Reporting Form (PSR) Effective May 1, 2010 Production - Retroactive Eligibility
2011-04 R Cost Analysis & Reporting Enhancements (CARE) Reporting – Implementation Follow-up
2011-03 R Oil Sands Administrative and Strategic Information System (OASIS) Royalty Development Update
2011-02 M Release of Mineral Rights Not Required for the Bigstone Treaty Land Entitlements (TLE) Settlement
2011-02 R New Conventional Oil Sands Royalty Reporting Form (PSR) Effective January 1, 2011 Production
2011-01 R Application of Drilling Royalty Credits (DRC) to Wells in an OSR Application and Project
2010
IB Number Type* Description
2010-13 R Pre-Screening Process and Timeline for Oil Sands Royalty Applications
2010-12 T Minimum Level of Evaluation Work Performed on Oil Sands Agreements prior to or during the 2010/2011 Drilling Season (Rescinded and replaced by Information Bulletin 2011-08)
2010-11 T Acquisition and Submission of Evaluation Data for Oil Sands Agreements
2010-10 R Operator's Forecast Report Update
2010-09 R Statutory Requirements and Recalculation of “2006” Oil Sands Royalty
2010-08 R Cost Analysis & Reporting Enhancements (CARE) Reporting – Implementation Follow-up
2010-07 R Assessment of Filing Penalties and Electronic Transfer System (ETS) Filings (Rescinded and replaced by Information Bulletin 2013-21)
2010-06 R Dispute Review Committee - Minister's Decision
2010-05 R Learning Session on Mapping Tool Upgrade in OASIS
2010-04 T New Oil Sands Tenure Information Bulletin Subscription List
2010-03 R Update: Oil Sands Administrative and Strategic Information System (OASIS)
2010-02 R ETS Submission of Monthly and Annual Royalty Reports, New Templates for Royalty Reporting in 2010
2010-01 R Update: Oil Sands Administrative and Strategic Information System
2009
IB Number Type* Description
2009-18 R Royalty Report Updates, Pre 2009 Inventory, & Electronic Transfer System (ETS) filing for Royalty Reports
2009-17 R Operator’s Forecast Report Update
2009-16 R Cost Analysis & Reporting Enhancements (CARE) Update and Statutory Requirements and Recalculation of “2005” Oil Sands Royalty
2009-15 R Oil Sands Administrative and Strategic Information System (OASIS) Update
2009-14 R Update: Oil Sands Administrative and Strategic Information System
2009-13 R Cost Analysis & Reporting Enhancements (CARE)
2009-12 A Department of Energy Oil Sands Website Revisions
2009-11 T The Alberta Oil Sands Tenure Guidelines Principles and Procedures
2009-10 R Incentive Programs Information Session
2009-09 R New Well Royalty Reduction (NWRR) Program Impact on Non-Project Oil Sands Wells
2009-08 R Cost Analysis & Reporting Enhancements (CARE)
2009-07 T The Alberta Oil Sands Tenure Guidelines Principles and Procedures
2009-06 R Application for Oil Sands Royalty Projects (New or Amendments) under the Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009
2009-05 A Oil Sands Industry-Government Groups, Tenure and Royalty
2009-04 A A Plan for Alberta's Oil Sands
2009-03 R Statements of Approval - Sections 38(5) and 39(3), Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009
2009-02 R Reporting and Payment of Royalty on Pre-2009 Inventory Volumes
2009-01 R Oil Sands Royalty Framework Information Sessions
2008
IB Number Type* Description
2008-02 R Royalty Calculation and Reporting for the New Royalty Framework
2008-01 R Operator's Forecast Report Update
2007
IB Number Type* Description
2007-02 R Operator's Forecast Report Update
2007-01 R End of Period (EOP) Post-Payout Statement Update
2006
IB Number Type* Description
2006-07 R The Alberta Oil Sands Royalty Principles and Procedures
2006-06 R Application for Approval of Oil Sands Royalty Projects and Amendments to Oil Sands Royalty Projects
2006-05 R New Oil Sands Royalty Information Bulletin Subscription List
2006-04 R Oilsands Administration and Strategic Information System (OASIS Project)
2006-03 T Proposed Amendments to the Oil Sands Tenure Regulation (A.R. 50/2000)
2006-02 T The Alberta Oil Sands Tenure Principles and Procedures
2006-01 R Oil Sands Royalty Guidelines
2005
IB Number Type* Description
2005-01 R The Alberta Oil Sands Royalty Guidelines
2004
IB Number Type* Description
2004-01 T Changes to Posting Request and Direct Purchase Application Submissions for both PNG and Oil Sands Rights
2003
IB Number Type* Description
2003-02 R Oil Sands Royalty Steering Committee - Call for Issue Proposals
2003-01 T Monthly Statement Process for Continued/Validated Agreements
2001
IB Number Type* Description
2001-02 T Oil Sands Tenure Regulation – Guideline Development
2001-01 R Oil Sands Royalty Guidelines
1999
IB Number Type* Description
1999-03 T Solution Gas in Oil Sands Areas
1999-01 T Proposed Oil Sands Tenure Changes
1998
IB Number Type* Description
1998-03 T Association Gas with Bitumen
1998-02 T Oil Sands Tenure Review