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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. The hearing will be webcast at www.meetview.com/aer.

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
1922830 05-32-045-11W5M 04-31-045-11W5M
1922831 05-32-045-11W5M 05-31-045-11W5M
1922833 05-32-045-11W5M 12-31-045-11W5M
1922834 14-25-045-12W5M 14-36-045-12W5M
1922835 15-25-045-12W5M 16-36-045-12W5M
1922836 02-02-046-12W5M 01-35-045-12W5M
Westbrick applications Surface location Bottomhole location
1922940 10-19-045-11W5M 12-32-045-11W5M
11-32-045-11W5M
1922941 10-19-045-11W5M 16-30-045-11W5M
1923387 04-31-045-11W5M 16-36-045-12W5M
1923389 04-31-045-11W5M 03-06-046-11W5M
04-06-046-11W5M

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
Email: Hearing.Services@aer.ca
Phone: 403-297-8288

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on March 23, 2020.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR