Notice of Scheduling of Hearing
Proceeding ID 379
Ridgeback Resources Inc. and Westbrick Energy Ltd.
Near Brazeau Dam
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing for applications filed by Ridgeback Resources Inc. (Ridgeback) and Westbrick Energy Ltd. (Westbrick) to drill wells near the Brazeau hydroelectric facility. A complete list of the specific applications is included below. The hearing will be held at Govier Hall, 3rd Floor, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, starting on October 5, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.
Details of the Applications
Ridgeback applied under section 2.020 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules to drill horizontal wells to obtain crude oil containing no hydrogen sulphide from the Cardium Formation.
Westbrick applied under section 2.020 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules to drill wells to produce natural gas containing no hydrogen sulphide from the Upper Mannville Formation.
TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) has filed statements of concern about the well applications. It opposes well applications that involve subsurface activity near its Brazeau hydroelectric facility. The facility includes earthen power canal dykes, main dam, spillway, and a powerhouse.
|Ridgeback applications||Surface location||Bottomhole location|
|Westbrick applications||Surface location||Bottomhole location|
Where can I find information about the applications and the hearing?
To receive a copy of the hearing materials, view the materials in person, or find out more about AER procedures, contact the hearing coordinator.
Tara Wheaton, Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on March 23, 2020.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR