97. The magistrate of the district in which the lands mentioned in the application lie shall, upon receipt of the application referred to in section 96, become the arbitrator for determining the compensation and permitting entry on to the lands.
98. (1) The arbitrator shall fix a date for the hearing and may require the operator to give notice of the hearing in such manner and to such persons as the arbitrator may direct.
(2) The arbitrator shall determine the compensation to be paid or awarded and make such order as he deems fit, including the disposition of costs.
99. Where an applicant posts with the arbitrator a bond, in an amount satisfactory to the arbitrator, the arbitrator shall thereupon make an interim order permitting the applicant to enter upon and use the lands.
Appeal From Arbitrator
100. Either party, within one month after the arbitrator has made an order pursuant to section 98, may appeal from the order on any question of the law or fact, or upon other ground of objection to the superior court for the district in which the land is located.
101. The superior court may set aside, confirm or vary the order or remit it to the arbitrator for reconsideration with such directions as it deems proper.
102. Upon such an appeal, the practice and proceedings shall be as nearly as possible the same as upon an appeal from the decision of an inferior court to the superior court, subject to any rules or orders from time to time made by the superior court in respect of such an appeal.
103. The order of the superior court is final and no appeal lies from any order made by the superior court.
Enforcement of Order
104. (1) Where any resistance or forcible opposition is made by any person to enforcement of any order or interim order made pursuant to section 98, 99 or 101, the magistrate or judge may issue his warrant to the sheriff of the district, or to a bailiff, to put down such resistance or opposition.
(2) Every licensee, permittee or lessee shall comply promptly with any order made pursuant to section 98 or 101.
105. (1) Every lessee shall, within 60 days after
(a) the third, sixth, ninth, twelfth, fifteenth and eighteenth anniversaries of the date on which the lease was granted or renewed, and
(b) the expiration, cancellation, surrender or renewal of the lease,
forward to the Chief, in triplicate, copies of all reports, photographs, maps and data referred to in section 53.
(2) When the information referred to in this section has been sent by the lessee to the Chief pursuant to section 28, 44 or 53, the lessee is not required to send that same information to the Chief pursuant to this section.
Information to be Confidential
106. (1) Except as provided in this section, the information furnished under these Regulations shall not be released.
(2) Information furnished pursuant to paragraph 28(a) or (b) may be released at any time.
(3) Information submitted by a permittee or lessee concerning a development well may be released 30 days after the completion, suspension or abandonment of that well.
(4) Information submitted by a permittee or lessee concerning an exploratory well may be released two years after the completion, suspension or abandonment of that well.
(5) Information submitted by a permittee or lessee concerning a surface geological or photogeological survey and factual information obtained from a magnetometer, gravity, seismic or other survey may, in the discretion of the Minister, be released
(a) two years after the cancellation, surrender or expiry of
(i) the permit of the area on which the work was done, or
(ii) all oil and gas leases granted pursuant to section 54 within the permit area on which the work was done,
whichever is the later; or
(b) two years after the cancellation, surrender or expiry of the oil and gas lease of the area on which the work was done.
(6) Information submitted by a licensee, permittee or lessee may, in the discretion of the Minister, be released at any time with the consent of the licensee, permittee or lessee.
(7) General topographical information, legal surveys and elevations of well locations, the current depths of wells and the current status of wells may be released at any time.
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