LAND CONSULTING SERVICES

Elexco Ltd. offers a full range of land-related tasks from total land project management to small, one-time acquisitions. We specialize in resource land acquisition and management, pipeline and utility corridors, civic and transportation rights-of-way and easements, and document administration.

Elexco offers the following:

  • Fee simple acquisitions
  • Acquisition of new and renewal mineral / petroleum and natural gas rights
  • Pooling and unitization negotiations for the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Right-of-Way and Easements / Surface Use Acquisition (including assembly of utility corridors and pipeline routes)
  • Obtaining rights of entry
  • Conducting market valuations or obtaining appraisals
  • Damage settlement for land use including seismic projects
  • Liaising with landowners and construction contractors
  • Regulatory land services before the appropriate Provincial Boards and/or Commissions

Responding to direction provided by your technical team, our Land Managers will direct and supervise in-house landmen and land brokers in the execution of your required services.

From our experienced employee roster, we can ensure project staffing levels commensurate with clients’ timelines as well as the project size and scope. During the conduct of its field tasks, Elexco continues its “good neighbour” policy to mitigate future concerns and get the best benefit at competitive terms for the project.

RENEWABLE ENERGY SERVICES

Having contributed our services to several successful producing wind farms, both in Ontario and the Northeastern United States, our staff are confident in responding to the unique needs of renewable energy providers.
Elexco has acuired optionsfor over 35 Renewable Energy Projects in Canada and the U.S. since 2004.

Elexco offers a variety of services, including:

  • Planning and Route Selection
  • Option Acquisition and Purchase Negotiations
  • Due Diligence
  • Surface Land Negotiations and Acquisition
  • Access Roads and ROW Acquisition
  • Meteorological Towers
  • Substation and lay down yard Lease Agreements
  • Public Consultation and Outreach
  • Facilitation/Project Coordination
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Damage Settlement
  • Land Administration, including Document Preparation, Client Liaison and Management of Document Integrity
  • Rental Review

GIS/MAPPING SERVICES

Our Mapping Department consists of highly skilled GIS technicians who have developed customized mapping systems, stored in a centralized data warehouse, for use in-house and at remote locations. Our technicians have the capabilities to integrate and convert existing client maps and data into our system as well as create new areas.

GIS Services provides customized maps, in electronic or hard copy for the following:

  • Tax Plats maps
  • Seismic Permit Status maps
  • Leases Acquired maps
  • Lease Bounded-By maps

Elexco’s Land Assessment© computer program performs complex land management tracking and is tied to Ontario government data. This program comprehensively tracks the client’s land acquisition process from start to finish, providing the client with unique progress reports and snapshots of progress at any given time throughout the life of the client project.

Elexco’s Land Scan© PC-based computer program is offered as a value-added service to Elexco’s Southwestern Ontario oil and gas clientele. This service provides data on competitive leasing/leaseholds and is provided at a nominal cost as part of a leasing contract.

Elexco’s Time Management Program© allows for comprehensive client/contract/project tracking to assist the client in evaluating their outsourcing and budgeting scenarios, with monthly breakdowns of time and disbursements.

Our in-house programs:

  • Efficiently organize records and data resulting in the expedient handling of various payment requirements from considerations and bonus payments to rental and royalty distribution.
  • Produce detailed reports for historical and tax reporting purposes.
  • Continued upgrades and enhancements allow customization for client requests and industry changes to further strengthen file management resources.
  • Provide fast response time on client, landowner and lawyer queries through a large variety of indexing and search methods.

Title Services

Of equal importance to the acquisition of land is the effective and economical administration and maintenance of land interests.

  • Forty-Year Searches/Abstracts
  • Land Title Application Searches
  • Execution Searches
  • Registrations/Recordings
  • Title Curative Work
  • Due Diligence
  • Notice of Claims
  • Leasehold Take-Offs
  • Drafting Legal Descriptions
  • Plotting Diagrams

LEGAL STAFF

Our In-House Legal Staff, while not providing legal services, is well equipped to support our clients’ legal counsel and land staff.

  • Document Drafting and Review
  • Due Diligence Reports
  • Regulatory Support
  • Final Proofing and Review of Title Abstracts and Title Curative
  • Agency Support before governing bodies and administrative tribunals
  • Facilitation of communication between in-house Legal Staff, external Legal Counsel and Client Land Departments

Our Associations

Ontario Petroleum InstituteInternational Right-of-Way AssociationOhio Oil and Gas AssociationMichigan Oil and Gas AssociationCanadian Association of Petroleum LandmenAmerican Association of Professional LandmenMichigan Association of Professional LandmenThe Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration