Application 1726361

APPLICATIONS NO. 1726361, 1740226, AND 1745277

The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB/Board) will hold a public hearing of Applications No. 1726361, 1740226, and 1745277 (Applications) at the Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton, 3916 – 84 Avenue, Leduc, Alberta, commencing on April 16, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. All interveners to this proceeding must be present at the commencement of the hearing to register their appearance.

Application No. 1726361
Ravenwood Energy Corp. (Ravenwood) has submitted an application in accordance with Section 2.020 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations for a licence to drill a well from a surface location in Legal Subdivision (LSD) 5, Section 19, Township 48, Range 1, West of the 5th Meridian, to a projected bottomhole location in LSD 4-19-48-1W5M. The purpose of the well would be to obtain crude oil with no hydrogen sulphide (H2S) from the Glauconitic Sands Formation. 

Application No. 1740226
Ravenwood has submitted an application in accordance with Part 4 of the Pipeline Act for approval to construct and operate a pipeline to transport oil-well effluent from LSD 5-19-48-1W5M to a pipeline tie-in of a multiwell oil satellite at LSD 6-19-48-1W5M. The proposed pipeline would be about 0.42 kilometres (km) long, with a maximum outside diameter of 92.0 millimetres, and would contain no H2S.

Application No. 1745277
Ravenwood has submitted an application in accordance with Section 7.001 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations for approval to construct and operate a multiwell oil satellite with no H2S at LSD 6-19-48-1W5M.  Equipment on site would include a pumpjack, separator and meter package, and a 100-barrel pop tank. The purpose of the facility would be to separate and measure production from the proposed well at LSD 5-19-48-1W5M and from the existing oil well at LSD 6-19-48-1W5M.

The proposed well, pipeline, and multiwell oil satellite would be about 5.7 km southwest of Hamlet of Sunnybrook.

To obtain a copy of the Application, contact
Ravenwood Energy Corp.
2500 635 – 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3M3
Attention: Al Smith
Telephone: 403-261-5060
Fax: 403-266-1462

To view a copy of the Application and supporting documents, contact
ERCB Information Services
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 403-297-8311 (Option 2)
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To help expedite your request, please reference this notice when making any requests for information.

Requirement to File a Written Submission
If you have an interest in this matter and wish to make submissions or provide evidence at the hearing of the Application, you must file a written submission with respect to the Applications even if you have previously filed a submission with the Board or with Ravenwood on the Applications.

Submissions must include photocopies of all documentary evidence that you intend to present and/or rely on at the hearing (including, but not limited to, copies of expert reports, PowerPoint presentations, photographs, articles, etc.) and a summary of all evidence you intend to present.

If you do not file a submission, the hearing of the Applications may be cancelled and the ERCB will continue to process and may approve the Applications without a hearing and without further notice.

How to File a Submission
Any party intending to make submissions with respect to the hearing of the Applications must file by 4:00 p.m., on or before the filing dates below.
March 12, 2013 Final date for submissions by all interested parties.
March 26, 2013 Final date for response submissions from Ravenwood.

Send one copy of your submission to Ravenwood at the name and address above and one copy to
Melinda Gonie, Application Coordinator
Applications Branch, Facilities Applications Group
Energy Resources Conservation Board
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4

Contents of a Submission
Under Section 24(2) of the Energy Resources Conservation Board Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice), submissions must contain

(a) a concise statement indicating
(i) the manner in which the intervener’s rights may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the Board on the proceeding,
(ii) the nature and scope of the intervener’s intended participation,
(iii) the disposition of the proceeding that the intervener advocates, if any,
(iv) the facts the intervener proposes to show in evidence,
(v) the reasons why the intervener believes the Board should decide in the manner that the intervener advocates, and
(vi) the intervener’s efforts, if any, to resolve issues associated with the proceeding directly with the applicant;
(b) the name, address in Alberta, telephone number, fax number and, if available, e-mail address of the intervener;
(c) if the intervener is represented by a representative, the name, address in Alberta, telephone number, fax number and, if available, e-mail address of the representative; and
(d) if the intervener is an unincorporated organization, the nature of the intervener’s membership.

Any party intending to raise a question of constitutional law at the hearing must, pursuant to Section 25 of the Rules of Practice, also include the following in its submission:
(a) the constitutional question the person intends to raise,
(b) the legal argument the person intends to make, and
(c) the evidence the person intends to rely on in support of the person’s legal argument.

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

Eligibility for Hearing-Related Local Intervener Costs
A finding by the ERCB that a person is entitled to participate in a hearing under Section 26(2) of the Energy Resources Conservation Act (ERCA) is not a decision on that person’s eligibility for an award of costs under Section 28 of the ERCA. Persons intending to seek repayment of hearing-related costs must apply under Section 28 and Directive 031: Guidelines for Energy Proceeding Cost Claims.

Applications for Confidentiality
Section 13 of the Rules of Practice requires that all documents and information filed in respect of this proceeding be placed on the public record. However, any party may apply for confidentiality of information under Section 13(2). Any application under Section 13(2) that is to be considered during a public hearing of the application must be copied to the other parties to the proceeding. Any application seeking confidentiality under Section 13 of the Rules of Practice must include the reasons for the request, including the specific harm that would result if the information were placed on the public record. The Board may grant a request for confidentiality on any terms it considers appropriate, subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Section 13 of the Rules of Practice is available on the ERCB website at

Prehearing Applications and Motions
All prehearing applications to the Board that any party intends to make must be made and completed on or before 4:00 p.m., April 2, 2013.

Questions of Constitutional Law
Any person intending to raise a question of constitutional law in the proceeding must, pursuant to Section 12 of the Administrative Procedure and Jurisdiction Act, complete and file a Notice of Question of Constitutional Law. All notices filed must be in the form and contain the information outlined in Schedule 2 of the Designation of Constitutional Decision Makers Regulation. Notices must be submitted to the Board at least 21 days before the proceeding commences.

For information about ERCB procedures, contact Melinda Gonie at the address above.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on January 25, 2013.

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