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Notice of Application
Application 1925863
Peyto Exploration & Development Corp.
Wild River Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received application 1925863.

Description of the Application
Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. (Peyto) 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 in Section 35, Township 55, Range 22, West of the 5th Meridian, be operated as a unit to produce gas from the Viking Formation through one well to be drilled in Legal Subdivision 12.

Peyto has requested, among other things, that costs and revenues under the pooling order be allocated on a tract-area basis and that Peyto be named operator of the well. Actual drilling and completion costs will be allocated on a tract-area basis. Peyto 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 does not pay its share within 30 days of the pooling order being issued, the well commencing production, or the tract owner being notified in writing of its share of costs, whichever is later.

For a copy of the application, contact

Peyto Exploration & Development Corp.
Suite 300, 600 – 3 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G5
Attention: Sonia Kelly
Telephone: 403-263-6011
Fax: 403-451-4100
Email: @email

To view the applications and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) query tool available under Systems & Tools on the AER website, To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at, 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: @email

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 January 16, 2020.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to the applicant at the name and address above and one copy to

Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Fax: 403-297-7336
Email: @email

Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include

  1. why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;
  2. the nature of your objection to the application;
  3. the outcome of the application you advocate;
  4. 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
  5. 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 requests that you include the application number in your statement of concern.

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

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 specialist, Jessica Eslinger, by phone at 403-297-6599 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on December 18, 2019.
Charlene Graham, General Counsel