Application 1859257

Notice of Application
Application No. 1859257
Vermilion Energy Inc.
Pembina Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1859257.

Description of the Application

Vermilion Energy Inc. (Vermilion) has applied under section 80 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act (OGCA) for a pooling order prescribing that all tracts within the drilling spacing unit comprising Section 23, Township 49, Range 13, West of the 5th Meridian, be operated as a unit to produce gas from the Mannville Group through one well to be drilled in Legal Subdivision 1 of 23-049-13W5M.

Vermilion has requested, among other things, that costs and revenues under the pooling order be allocated on a tract-area basis and that Vermilion be named operator of the well. Specifically, Vermilion has asked that the actual costs of drilling and completing the well be split among all tract owners on a tract-area basis. Vermilion has also asked that a 200 per cent penalty, allowed under section 80(5) of the OGCA, be applied to a tract owner’s share of the costs of drilling and completing the new well if the tract owner does not pay within 30 days of whichever of the following happens last:

  • the pooling order being issued
  • the tract owner being notified in writing of its share of the actual costs
  • the well beginning  production

For a copy of the application, contact
Vermilion Energy Inc.
Suite 3500, 520 – 3 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R3
Attention: Jeremy Galeski
Telephone: 403-476-8411
Fax: 403-476-8100
E-mail: jgaleski@vermilionenergy.com

To view the application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry available under Systems & Tools on the AER website www.aer.ca. To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, to
AER Order Fulfillment
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 2)
Fax: 403-297-7040
E-mail: InformationRequest@aer.ca

Refer to this notice when requesting information for a faster response.

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern

If you have concerns with this application, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the application without further notification.

How to File a Statement of Concern

For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on June 21, 2016.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Vermilion at the name and address above and one copy to
Jessica Eslinger, Application Coordinator
Authorizations Branch, Subsurface Authorizations Group
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
E-mail: Jessica.Eslinger@aer.ca
Phone: 403-297-6599

Contents of a Statement of Concern

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

  1. why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;
  2. the nature of your concerns with the application;
  3. the outcome of the application you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the application; and
  5. your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and
    e-mail address or, if you do not have an e-mail address, your fax number.

The AER also asks that you include the application number in your statement of concern.

Confidentiality

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. The Rules of Practice is available on the AER website at www.aer.ca.

Jurisdiction

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.

Under section 21 of the Responsible Energy Development Act, the AER does not have the jurisdiction to assess the adequacy of Crown consultation associated with the rights of aboriginal peoples as recognized and affirmed under the Constitution Act, 1982.

For information on AER procedures, contact the application coordinator at the address above.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on May 31, 2016.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

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