Application 1872612

Notice of Application
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.
Application No. 1872612
Willesden Green Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1872612.

Description of the Application
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (Bellatrix) 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 22, Township 43, Range 9, West of the Fifth Meridian, be operated as a unit to produce gas from the Mannville Formation through the 100/09-22-043-09W5/00 well and the 102/16-22-043-09W5/00 well, the development of which is contingent upon the productivity of the first (i.e., 100/09) well.

Bellatrix has requested, among other things, that costs and revenues under the pooling order be allocated on a tract-area basis and that Bellatrix be named operator of the well and the contingent well. Specifically, Bellatrix has asked that the actual costs and revenues of the well and the contingent well be split among all tract owners based on the per cent of mineral interest allocated. Bellatrix 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 actual costs of drilling and completing the well and the contingent well in the formation if the tract owner does not pay within 30 days of whichever of the following occurs last:

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

Bellatrix has also asked that the 200 per cent penalty be applicable on 100 per cent of the tract owner’s proceeds of the sale of gas produced from the well or wells.
For a copy of the application, contact
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.
Suite 1920, 800 – 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T6
Attention: Garrett Laudel
Telephone: 403-303-3769
Fax: 403-264-8163

To view the application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) 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 0)
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 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 January 13, 2017.

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

Victoria Burnic, Application Coordinator
Authorizations Branch, Subsurface Authorizations Group
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Phone: 403-476-4521

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 objection to 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 requests 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 December 14, 2016.

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