Application 1743497

Notice of Hearing
Applications No. 1743497, 1743503, and 1760257
ConocoPhillips Canada Operations Ltd.
Willesden Green Field

 The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of Application No. 1743497, 1743503, and 1760257. The date, time, and place of the hearing will be set after the filing of submissions. If no submissions are received by persons who wish to intervene, or the interveners withdraw from the proceeding, the hearing may be cancelled and the AER will continue to process and may approve the applications without a hearing.

Description of the Applications
ConocoPhillips Canada Operations Ltd. applied under section 2.020 and section 7.001 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules for a licence to drill two horizontal wells and construct and operate a multiwell battery at surface location in Legal Subdivision (LSD) 14 of Section 14, Township 41, Range 5, West of the 5th Meridian. The purpose of the wells would be to obtain gas with no hydrogen sulphide (H2S) content from the Glauconitic Formation. The wellsite facility equipment would consist of two 3-phase separators, two fuel gas scrubbers, two water storage tanks, and two methanol tanks.

The proposed wells and related multiwell battery would be located about 17.5 kilometres southwest of the town of Leslieville.

For a copy of the applications, contact
ConocoPhillips Canada Operations Ltd.
P.O. Box 130, 401 – 9 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2H7
Attention: Janet Walker
Telephone: 403-532-3835
Fax: 403-260-1882

To view the applications and supporting documents, contact

AER Information Product Services Section
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free, Option 2)
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To expedite your request, refer to this notice when making any requests for information.

Requirement to File a Written Submission
If you wish to be an intervener at the hearing, you must file a written submission even if you have already filed a statement of concern with the AER or with ConocoPhillips on these applications.

Contents of an Intervener Submission
Submissions of an intervener must be in writing and contain
a) a concise statement indicating
i) why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications or why you should be permitted to make representations on the matter to assist the AER,
ii) the nature and scope of your intended participation, (do you want to observe, make a statement, fully participate – that is , provide evidence, cross examine and make argument, or participate in some other manner?)
iii) the disposition of the proceeding you advocate,
iv) a brief description of the evidence you intend to present including, if any, the types of expert reports you intend to submit – if after receiving submissions the AER decides you are an intervener, it will ask you to submit your evidence and may require additional information and submissions,
v) the reasons you believe the AER should decide in the manner you advocate, and
vi) your efforts to resolve issues directly with the applicant;
b) your contact information including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, fax number, if any, and an e-mail address;
c) if you have a representative, their name, address in Alberta, telephone number, fax number, if any, and an e-mail address; and
d) if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of persons, the nature of your membership in the group or association.

Section 49 of the 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.

Questions of Constitutional Law
In addition to giving notice according to section 12 of the Administrative Procedure and Jurisdiction Act and schedule 2 of the Designation of Constitutional Decision Makers Regulation, you must include the following information in your submission and file it according to the dates listed under How to File a Submission if you intend to raise a question of constitutional law:
a) the constitutional question you intend to raise,
b) the legal argument you intend to make, and
c) the evidence you intend to rely on in support of your legal argument.
Under section 21 of the Responsible Energy Development Act, the AER does not have jurisdiction to assess the adequacy of Crown consultation associated with the rights of aboriginal peoples as recognized and affirmed under the Constitution Act.

How to File a Submission
Submissions must be filed before 4:00 p.m., on the filing dates below.

August 15, 2013 - Final date for submissions by all interested parties.
August 22, 2013 - Final date for response submissions from the applicant.

Submissions must be compatible with AER systems and should be PDF documents with bookmarks, page numbers, and optical character recognition. Send one copy of your submission to ConocoPhillips at the name and address above and one copy to

Melinda Gonie, Application Coordinator
Applications Branch, Facilities Applications Group
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4

Compensation Issues
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.

Eligibility for Hearing-Related Costs for Participants
Participants in a hearing who intend to seek advanced payment or repayment of hearing-related costs must apply according to Directive 031: REDA Energy Cost Claims.

For information on AER procedures, contact the application coordinator, Melinda Gonie, by phone at 403-297-6296 or by e-mail to

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 26, 2013.

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