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Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 399
Peyto Exploration & Development
185 kilometres South East of Grande Prairie

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of application 1925863. This notice sets out how to request to participate in the hearing. The hearing will be scheduled later or, if there are no participants, the AER may cancel the hearing and decide on the application without further notice.

Description of the Application
Peyto Exploration & Development (Peyto) applied under section 80 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act for a compulsory pooling order for all tract owners in the drilling spacing unit comprised of Section 35 in Township 55, Range 22, West of the 5th Meridian. Peyto plans to produce gas from the Viking Formation ZD334 through a well to be drilled at Legal Subdivision (LSD) 12-36-055-22W5M to a bottom hole location at LSD 12-35-055-22W5M. The well location is approximately 185 kilometres south east of Grande Prairie.

Where can I find information about the application and the hearing?
To receive a copy of the hearing materials or find out more about AER procedures, contact the hearing coordinator.

Tammy Turner, Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Email: @email
Phone: 403-297-3232

Peyto Exploration & Development
300, 600-3rd Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G5
Attention: Derick Czember
Email: @email
Phone: 403-263-6011

How can I apply to participate in the hearing?
Peyto and Tourmaline Oil Corp. (Tourmaline), statement of concern filer, are parties to this application. As parties, they may participate in the hearing and do not need to submit a request to participate. However, they must confirm their intention to participate in the hearing and the nature and scope of their participation to the hearing coordinator by noon on May 6, 2020.

If you are already not a party to this application and want to participate in the hearing, you must file a written request to participate, even if you have already filed a statement of concern with the AER. Requests to participate are placed on the public record of this proceeding.

Your request to participate must contain

a) a copy of your statement of concern or an explanation why you did not file one;

b) a concise statement indicating

  • why and how you may be directly and adversely affected by the AER’s decision on the application, or
  • if you will not be directly and adversely affected by a decision on the application, explain
    • what the nature of your interest in the matter is and why you should be permitted to participate,
    • how your participation will materially assist the AER in deciding the matter that is the subject of the hearing,
    • how you have a tangible interest in the subject matter of the hearing,
    • how your participation will not unnecessarily delay the hearing, and
    • how you will not repeat or duplicate evidence presented by other parties;

c) the outcome of the application that you advocate;

d) the nature and scope of your intended participation;

e) your contact information;

f) if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of people, the nature of your membership in the group or association; and

g) your efforts, if any, to resolve issues associated with the proceeding directly with the applicant.

Send one copy of the request to Peyto Exploration & Development and one copy to the hearing coordinator. Submissions should be PDF documents with bookmarks, page numbers (with the first page in the document being numbered page one), and optical character recognition.

Filing deadlines

May 6, 2020 Final date to file a request to participate.
May 13, 2020 Final date for response from Peyto on any requests to participate.
June 4, 2020 Peyto submission due
June 8, 2020 Information requests to Peyto due
July 2, 2020 Peyto responses to information requests due
July 16, 2020 Tourmaline submission due
July 30, 2020 Information requests to Tourmaline due
August 13, 2020 Tourmaline responses to information requests due
August 27, 2020 Peyto reply submission due (if any)
To be determined Hearing

Is this a public process?
Yes. Section 49 of the Rules of Practice requires that all documents and information filed for a proceeding be placed on the public record. 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. You should assume that anything you submit will be available online to the public. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential.

If my request to participate is approved, can I apply to get reimbursed for hearing-related costs?
If you are participating in a hearing, you may be eligible to have some of your costs paid. Directive 031: REDA Energy Cost Claims explains how and when to apply.

What is outside of the AER’s jurisdiction?
Compensation for land use is not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Alberta Surface Rights Board.

Crown consultation with Alberta’s First Nations and Métis settlements and assessment of its adequacy are managed by the Aboriginal Consultation Office.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on April 24, 2020.