CRA indicate that dispositions by oil and gas corporations of properties generally do not give rise to terminal losses

Although CRA noted that the determination of whether a person is carrying on a single business or multiple separate businesses is a question of fact, it indicated that in the context of Reg. 1101(1):

We do acknowledge that, in the oil and gas industry, it is common for businesses to acquire properties and dispose of non-core properties on a continual basis. Generally, the acquisitions and dispositions during the normal course of business would not be considered acquisitions or dispositions of separate businesses.

Neal Armstrong. Summary of 7 June 2017 Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Roundtable, Q.5 under Reg. 1101(1).