Application 1886169

Notice of Application
Application No. 1886169
NVP Exploration Inc.
Garden Plains Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1886169.

Description of the Application
NVP Exploration Inc. (NVP) 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 26, Township 34, Range 12, West of the 4th Meridian, be operated as a unit to produce gas from the Mannville Formation through one well to be drilled in Legal Subdivision 8.

The applicant has requested, among other things, that costs and revenues under the pooling order be allocated on a tract-area basis and that NVP be named operator of the well. NVP 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 in the formation if the tract owner chooses to be a nonparticipant and 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 estimated drilling and completion costs
  • The well being placed on production

NVP has requested that 100 per cent of a tract owner’s share of proceeds be applied to the tract owner’s share of operating costs, which include equipping and tie-in costs, and that the remainder either be paid out to each participating tract owner or be applied to the nonparticipating tract owner’s share of the actual costs of drilling and completing the well and to the associated 200 per cent penalty. This differs from standard AER clauses that state that 20 per cent of the proceeds would be remitted to the tract owner and the remaining 80 per cent would be applied to the tract owner’s share of costs.

For a copy of the application, contact
NVP Exploration Inc.
1700, 521 – 3rd Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3T3
Attention: Colin Kay
Telephone: 403-669-3120
Fax: 403-266-0987
Email: ckay@newventureprojects.ca

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 0)
Fax: 403-297-7040
Email: 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 15, 2017 (15 business days from issuance).

Send one copy of your statement of concern to 840586 Alberta Ltd. 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
Email: 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

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.

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 25, 2017.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

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