Saskatchewan's June public offering of Crown petroleum and natural gas rights held on June 1 generated $516,069 in revenue for the province, and the Estevan area drew the most interest.
This public offering is the second of six oil and gas sales scheduled for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
The Estevan area was, again, the major focus for bid activity, bringing in $438,874 for 16 parcels totalling 1,519.862 hectares. The highest bonus bid received on a parcel was $226,911 for a 129.500-hectare lease in the Estevan area.
This was also the highest dollars per hectare received on a parcel in this offering at $1,752 per hectare. The lease was awarded to Crescent Point Energy Corporation and is prospective for oil in the Bakken formation.
Of the total 42 parcels posted, 24 parcels received acceptable bids. These bids covered 3,814.759 hectares and the average bonus bid was $135.28 per hectare.
The next public offering is scheduled for Aug. 10.