Application 1865226

Amended Notice of Application
Application No. 1865226
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd.
Wayne-Rosedale Field

Note: The initial notice of application was issued on August 18, 2016, and set out a deadline of September 9, 2016, for filing a statement of concern. This notice sets out a new deadline for filing a statement of concern.

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received application 1865226.

Description of the Application
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd. (Bearspaw) 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 15, Township 29, Range 20, West of the 4th Meridian, be operated as a unit to produce gas from the base of the Belly River Group to the base of the Upper Mannville Group, excluding the Viking Formation and the Glauconitic Sandstone, through the 00/06-15-029-20W4 well.

Bearspaw has requested, among other things, that costs and revenues under the pooling order be allocated on a tract-area basis and that Bearspaw be named operator of the well. Specifically, Bearspaw has asked that the actual costs of recompleting the well be split evenly among all tract owners. Bearspaw 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 recompleting the well in the formation(s) 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
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd.
Suite 5309, 333 – 96 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta  T3K 0S3
Attention: Shelley Ginther
Telephone: 403-258-3767
Fax: 403-258-3197

To view the application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry available under Systems & Tools on the AER website To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at, 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

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 notifying you.

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 September 16, 2016.

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

Andrew Lung, Application Coordinator
Authorizations Branch, Subsurface Authorizations Group
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Phone: 403-297-6797

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;

b) the nature of your concerns with the application;

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 application; and

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

The AER also asks that you include the application number in your 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. The Rules of Practice is available on the AER website at

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 September 8, 2016.

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