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Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 423
Xenotime Energy Inc.
Lloydminster Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of application 1938765. 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
Xenotime Energy Inc. applied under section 80 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act for a pooling order prescribing that all tracts within the drilling spacing unit in the northwest quarter of Section 15, Township 50, Range 4, West of the 4th Meridian, be operated as a unit to produce oil from all formations from the surface to the bottom of the Manville Formation through a well to be drilled in LSD 13.

Xenotime has requested standard pooling clauses that specify costs and revenues under the pooling order be allocated on a tract area basis and that Xenotime be named operator of the well. Under section 80(5) of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, Xenotime has also requested a penalty of 200% if a tract owner fails to pay their tract’s share of the actual cost of drilling and completing the well by the time specified in the pooling order.

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.

Elaine Arruda, Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Email: @email
Phone: 403-297-7365

Contacts (con’t)
Xenotime Energy Inc.
240, 1001 – 13 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2R 0L5
Attention: Hanh Nguyen
Email: @email
Phone: 403-681-8420

Who are the current parties to this hearing?
Xenotime Energy Inc. and PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. are parties to this proceeding. As parties, they may participate in the hearing and do not need to submit a request to participate. However, PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. must confirm its intention to participate in the hearing and the nature and scope of its participation to the hearing coordinator by noon on March 2, 2023.

How can I apply to participate in the hearing?
You must file a written request to participate, with the AER. Requests to participate are placed on the public record of this proceeding.
Your request to participate must contain

  1.  a copy of your statement of concern or an explanation why you did not file one;
  2. a concise statement indicating
    1. why and how you may be directly and adversely affected by the AER’s decision on the application, or
    2. 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;
  3. the outcome of the application that you advocate;
  4. the nature and scope of your intended participation;
  5. your contact information;
  6. if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of people, the nature of your membership in the group or association; and
  7. your efforts, if any, to resolve issues associated with the proceeding directly with the applicant.

Send one copy of the request to Xenotime Energy Inc. 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

March 2, 2023

Final date to file a request to participate.

March 9, 2023

Final date for response from the applicant on any requests to participate.

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.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 14, 2023.

Hearing Notice ID 423