Government of New Brunswick
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    An Oil and Natural Gas Licence to Search grants exclusive right to explore and produce oil and natural gas.


    A licence to search for oil and natural gas shall be granted to the person submitting the successful tender in a "Call for Tenders" for the purchase of a licence to search.


    A licence area shall not exceed 100 sections (35,000 approx.). A licence to search may be converted to a lease during the 3 year term of the licence to search.


    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
      Transfer, Assignment, Agreement, or Instrument 50.002012-02-21
    Rental fee for each year of licence to search   
      Licence area (per hectare) (per year) 0.152012-02-21
    Registration fee for an instrument 50.002012-02-21
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