Application 1782298

Notice of Application
Application No. 1782298
Nexxtep Resources Ltd.
Wilson Creek Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1782298.

Description of the Application
Nexxtep Resources Ltd. (Nexxtep) has applied, under section 80 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, for an order prescribing that all tracts within the drilling spacing unit comprising Section 16, Township 43, Range 4, West of the 5th Meridian, be operated as a unit to produce gas from the Rock Creek Member, through a well with the unique well identifier 00/02-16-043-04W5.

The applicant has requested that revenues under the pooling order be allocated on a reserve basis.

For a copy of the application, contact
Nexxtep Resources Ltd.
Suite 450, 800 – 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G3
Attention: Peter Minions
Telephone: 403-261-7949
Fax: 403-261-9698

To view the application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website or contact

AER Information Management Branch
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free)
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Refer to this notice when making any requests for information to expedite the response.

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with this application and have not filed a statement of concern with the AER, you must file one as described below under How to File a Statement of Concern. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER will continue to process the application and may approve it without further notifying you.

If the AER does not receive any statements of concern from a person who may be directly and adversely affected by the AER’s decision on the application, the AER may continue to process the application and may approve it without further notice or without a hearing.

How to File a Statement of Concern
In order for your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m., on the filing dates below.

April 17, 2014                   Final date to file a statement of concern.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Nexxtep at the name and address above and one copy to

Andrew Lung, Authorizations Specialist
Authorizations Branch, Subsurface Authorizations Group
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4

Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include

a) why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application(s);

b) the nature of your objection to the application(s);

c) the outcome of the application you advocate;

d) the location of your land, residence or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the proposed application; and

e) your contact information including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, e-mail address or, if you do not have an e-mail address, your fax number.

Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information filed in a proceeding be placed on the public record. If you file a submission, you must not include any personal information that you do not want to appear on or are not authorized to put on the public record. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential.

Questions of Constitutional Law
In addition to giving notice according to section 12 of the Administrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act and schedule 2 of the Designation of Constitutional Decision Makers Regulation, you must include the following information in your submission and file it according to the dates listed under How to File a Statement of Concern, if you intend to raise a question of constitutional law:

a) the constitutional question you intend to raise,

b) the legal argument you intend to make, and

c) the evidence you intend to rely on in support of your legal argument.

Under section 21 of the Responsible Energy Development Act, the AER does not have jurisdiction to assess the adequacy of Crown consultation associated with the rights of aboriginal peoples as recognized and affirmed under the Constitution Act.

Compensation Issues
Submissions relating exclusively to compensation for land use are not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Alberta Surface Rights Board.

For information on AER procedures, contact the authorizations specialist, Andrew Lung, by phone at 403-297-6797 or by e-mail to

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on April2, 2014.

Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel