Proceeding 1820248

Notice of Intention to Issue a Declaration
Proceeding No. 1820248
Section 106
Oil and Gas Conservation Act

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) intends to issue a declaration under Section 106(1) of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act(OGCA) naming Bryce Lee Karl as a person who was directly or indirectly in control of a company that has contravened or failed to comply with an AER order. If the AER issues the declaration, the AER may suspend operations of, refuse to consider any applications from, or require the payment of abandonment and reclamation deposits from Mr. Karl and any companies directly or indirectly controlled by Mr. Karl in accordance with section 106(3) of the OGCA.

The companies Mr. Karl was in control of and the AER orders those companies contravened or failed to comply with are as follows:

  • Copper Creek Petroleum Inc:
    • Miscellaneous orders (MISC) 2012-11, MISC 2012-28
    • Abandonment orders (AD) 2012-34, AD 2012-35, AD 2012-45, AD 2012-46
  • Reid Resources Ltd.
    • MISC 2012-39
    • AD 2013-01
  • Savant Energy Ltd.
    • MISC 2010-09, MISC 2010-37
    • AD 2010-27, AD 2010-30, AD 2010-31, AD 2010-52, AD 2010-53, AD 2010-79, AD 2010-80
    • Abandonment cost order (ACO) 2013-04

The AER’s Liability Management group has filed an application containing evidence of the contraventions and evidence that Mr. Karl was a person in control of the three companies listed above at the material times. A copy of the application, along with this notice, is to be served on Mr. Karl.

Requirement to File a Written Submission

Mr. Karl, or someone on his behalf, must submit a written submission to the AER on why the AER should not issue a declaration, including supporting evidence. Upon receiving and reviewing Mr. Karl’s submission, the AER may issue a notice of hearing to set a date for Mr. Karl to show cause as to why he should not be named in a declaration.

If no written submission is received from or on behalf of Mr. Karl by the date below, the AER may proceed to issue a declaration without further notice.

How to File a Written Submission

Mr. Karl must submit his written submission to the AER by March 2, 2015. The original written submission and two copies are to be sent to

Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Attention: Greg McLean
E-mail: Greg.McLean@aer.ca

For information on AER procedures, contact the hearing coordinator, Greg McLean, by phone at 403-297-3232 or by e-mail to Greg.McLean@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on January 28, 2015.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel