Notice of Application
Application No. 1787041
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd.
Ewing Lake Field
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1787041.Description of the Application
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd. (Bearspaw) has applied, under section 80 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act (OGCA), for an order prescribing that all tracts within the drilling spacing unit comprising Section 32, Township 36, Range 20, West of the 4th Meridian, be operated as a unit to produce gas from all zones below the base of the Belly River Group to the base of the Mannville Group, through a well with the unique well identifier 02/13-32-036-20W4.
The applicant has requested, among other things, that costs and revenues under the pooling order be allocated on a tract-area basis and that it be named operator of the well to be produced. Specifically, the applicant has requested that the costs of recompleting the well in the formations named in the order and 82% of the cost of drilling the well to the base of the Nisku Formation be shared. The applicant has also requested that the maximum penalty allowed under the OGCA be applied to a tract owner’s share of the costs of drilling and recompleting the well in the formations named in the order if the tract owner does not pay the costs within 30 days of the later of
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.
|March 3, 2014||Final date to file a statement of concern.|
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 Procedure 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:
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 application coordinator, Andrew Lung, by phone at 403-297-6797 or by e-mail to Andrew.Lung@aer.ca.
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 6, 2014.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel