Government of New Brunswick


An Oil and Natural Gas Lease grants exclusive rights to produce oil and natural gas.


A person holding a valid oil and natural gas licence to search or a person submitting the successful tender in a "Call for Tenders" for the purchase of a lease.


The term of a lease is 5 years. The term of the lease may be extended where a portion of the lease is producing or capable of producing, in paying quantity.


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

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
  Conversion from Licence to search to lease250.002001-09-24
  Transfer, Assignment, Agreement, or Instrument50.001986-01-01
Rental fee for each year of lease 1986-01-01
  lease area (per hectare) (per year)4.002004-05-18
Registration fee for an instrument50.001986-01-01
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