48. (1) A permittee may apply to the Chief to group permit areas not exceeding 2,500,000 acres any parts of which areas are within a circle having a radius of 100 miles or are contiguous.
(2) The application for grouping shall be made in triplicate on a form approved by the Chief and shall state the permit areas that are to be included in the group.
(3) A grouping shall commence on the date on which the application for grouping is approved by the Chief.
49. (1) Allowable expenditure made on any permit area within a group during the period of the grouping shall, at the request of the permittee, be applied to any or all of the permit areas within the group.
(2) Where allowable expenditure is applied to a permit area pursuant to subsection (1), that expenditure shall not be transferred to any other permit area.
50. A permittee may from time to time regroup his permit areas.
51. (1) Every licensee, permittee or lessee shall, at least 15 days prior to commencing exploratory work, send a written notice, in duplicate, in a form approved by the Chief, to the Oil Conservation Engineer stating
(a) the date on which he expects to commence the work and to complete the work;
(b) the purpose and nature of the work;
(c) the approximate acreage of the area on which the work is to be done together with a map showing the boundaries of the area;
(d) the equipment he intends to use;
(e) the name of the person in charge of the work; and
(f) the number of persons to be employed.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), every licensee, permittee or lessee shall send the written notice, as required by that subsection, at least 45 days prior to commencing exploratory work on an area that is wholly or partially covered by seacoast waters.
52. A licensee, permittee or lessee shall, upon request by the Oil Conservation Engineer, report the location of field parties and any change in the intended exploratory work.
53. (1) Every permittee shall, within 60 days after
(a) the third, sixth, ninth, twelfth and fourteenth anniversaries of the date of which the permit was issued, in the case of a permit referred to in subsection 36(1) or (3) or paragraph 36(4)(a),
(b) the fourth, seventh, tenth and twelfth anniversaries of the date on which the permit was issued, in the case of a permit referred to in subsection 36(2) or (3) or paragraph 36(4)(b), and
(c) the expiration, cancellation or surrender of the permit,
forward to the Chief, in triplicate,
(d) copies of all aerial photographs taken by the permittee;
(e) a geological report of any area investigated including geological maps, cross-sections and stratigraphic data;
(f) a geophysical report of the area investigated; and
(g) reports of all surveys not referred to in paragraphs (d) to (f) that were conducted on the permit area.
(2) The geophysical report referred to in paragraph (1)(f) shall include,
(a) where a gravity survey has been conducted, maps showing
(i) the location and ground elevation of each station,
(ii) the final corrected gravity value at each station,
(iii) the gravity contours drawn on the gravity values, and
(iv) the boundaries of the permit areas;
(b) where a seismic survey is conducted, maps on a scale of not less than 1 inch to 1 mile showing
(i) the location and ground elevation of each shot hole,
(ii) the corrected time value at each shot hole for all horizons determined during the course of the survey,
(iii) contours and isochrons drawn on the corrected values with a contour interval of not more than 100 feet or the equivalent in time, and
(iv) the boundaries of the permit areas; and
(c) where a magnetic survey is conducted, maps showing
(i) the location of the flight lines,
(ii) the magnetic contour lines at intervals of 10 gamma, and
(iii) the boundaries of the permit areas.
(3) Where the information referred to in this section has been sent by the permittee to the Chief pursuant to section 28 or 44, the permittee is not required to send that same information to the Chief pursuant to this section.
(4) The Chief may at any time request that a licensee, permittee or lessee supply factual information and data, or a copy thereof, that are necessary for the interpretation of any survey conducted for the purpose of searching for oil or gas and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, may request factual information and data concerning
(a) seismograms and other recordings of seismic events together with all relevant data;
(b) magnetic profiles and other recordings of variations in the magnetic field of the earth; and
(c) any observations or readings obtained during the course of a survey that was conducted for the purpose of searching for oil or gas.
(5) No person shall destroy any of the factual information referred to in subsection (4) without the consent of the Chief, unless that information has been sent to the Department pursuant to these Regulations.
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