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The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received application 1943390.

Description of the Application 
Surge Energy Inc. (Surge Energy) has applied under section 82 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act to amend pooling order P 472, which prescribes that all tracts within the drilling spacing unit in the northwest quarter of Section 17 Township 39, Range 2, West of the 4th Meridian, be operated as a unit to produce oil from the Sparky Member through four wells to be drilled in LSD 3 and 4.

Surge Energy has proposed to drill, and if commercial quantities of oil are encountered, complete a well in the drilling spacing unit within 15 months of the date of the amended order. Surge Energy has also requested that all costs associated with drilling, completion, operation, and abandonment of the wells be shared amongst the tract-owners on a tract area basis.

For a copy of the application, contact:
Surge Energy Inc. 
Suite 1200, 520 – 3rd Ave SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 0R3
Attention: Richard Forrester
Telephone: 403-930-1052
E-mail: @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 Information Distribution Services
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 by 11:59 p.m. on the filing date below. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Surge Energy at the name and address above and one copy either online via the AER’s web-based form or by mail or email:

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

Filing deadlines

July 31, 2023 Final date to file a statement of concern.
August 7, 2023 Final date for response submissions from the applicant.

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

  1. why you believe that 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 applications that you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource activity 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 Land and Property Rights Tribunal (formerly the 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 regulatory applications specialist, Jason Luc, by phone at 403-297-3558 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on June 29, 2023.