Most Alberta freehold mineral rights are gas prone. For many years, the price of natural gas has been so low that the industry has had little or no interest in freehold mineral rights. Natural gas prices are improving and the potential for the development of lithium, helium, hydrogen, and geothermal energy from freehold mineral rights is becoming apparent. Best of all, a COVID-19 vaccine is on the horizon.
Now is the time to help the energy industry FIND YOU!
Here’s how you can do that.
- First, confirm your contact information on your Certificate of Title is correct.
- Then complete the Consent Form allowing geoLOGIC systems ltd., one of the leading energy industry service providers, to add your name and contact information to their database. Their land and technical database is used by most industry operators.
To fill out the Consent Form, you will need to copy the information from your Certificate of Title. Once you complete the form and sign it, please send it to FHOA’s offices:
By Mail: Suite 901, 1000 – 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4V1
By Fax: 403-245-4420
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FHOA will provide all Consent Forms received to geoLOGIC.
How to Get a Copy of Your Certificate of Title
If you don’t have a copy of your Certificate of Title, a copy of your title can be downloaded on the SPIN 2 website of Alberta Land Titles at:
- Login in as a Guest (found on the bottom of the Account Login box on the right)
- Review the SPIN 2 Product Copyright Statement Disclaimer and Legal Notice (if you have read and agree, click the button “I Agree”)
- Click on the Search in the top bar
- Select Titles and Registered Documents
- Then select Standard ATS
- You will need to input the legal description of your mineral rights and select Mineral for Rights Type
NOTE: There may be more than one title corresponding to the legal description searched. You can view the titles without paying but the names of the title owners will not be displayed.
To acquire a copy of your title, you need to input your name and a valid credit card number. The Land Titles fee is $10 per title.
Need Help Completing the Form?
If you’re uncomfortable searching for your title or completing the attached Consent Form, FHOA can help. You will need to provide FHOA with your name, contact information and legal description of your mineral rights. FHOA will download a copy of your Title and partially complete the Consent Form. We will then provide you with a copy of your title together with the partially completed Consent Form for your signature.
FHOA charges a fee of $25 to cover the cost of the title search and the return postage paid envelope we will provide to you.
This offer is open to all freehold mineral owners regardless of whether you have a current membership with the Freehold Owners Association.
Learn More About Lithium, Helium and Geothermal Energy
At this year’s virtual Annual General Meeting and Seminar on December 12, 2020, Dennis Eisner, P. Land and FHOA Director, will present about the future of freehold as it pertains to things like helium, lithium, and geothermal energy. The meeting and seminar are free for all FHOA members. The fee for non-members is $25.
About geoLOGIC systems ltd.
geoLOGIC systems is a Calgary company founded in 1983. They provide comprehensive, user-friendly well and mineral ownership data to the petroleum industry through their software. This is the software FHOA uses to provide meaningful answers to queries from our members about mineral rights or requesting a Technical Services Report.
To maintain the reliability and accuracy of their database, geoLOGIC requires up to date information on freehold mineral ownership. In an effort to assist them with this, we are asking you to ensure your Certificate of Title contains the correct information and to fill out an updated Consent Form so that we can send this information to geologic.