News Release 2013-04-04


News Release 2013-04-04

News Release 2013-04-04 (NR2013-05)

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ERCB denies Bernum horizontal well applications

For immediate release

Calgary, Alberta (Apr 04, 2013)… The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has issued Decision 2013 ABERCB 004, which denies applications by Bernum Petroleum Ltd. to drill two horizontal oil wells and construct a multiwell battery approximately 4.7 kilometres east of Cochrane, Alberta. The denial is without prejudice to any future application that Bernum may submit.

The ERCB denied the battery application on the basis that it would be economic to conserve gas and therefore flaring would not be allowed as per ERCB regulations. The well applications were denied for this location as it could not accommodate the company’s future development plans. The Board found that alternative locations exist in this area that could be developed in accordance with regulations and accommodate the applied-for and future wells.

The decision follows a public hearing in Calgary, Alberta, from November 27, 2012 to December 5, 2012.

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