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Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 438
Pipestone Energy Corp.
Wembley Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of application 32162764. 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

Pipestone Energy Corp. (Pipestone) applied under 2.020 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules to drill four, Category E Type 622 wells on an existing multi-well pad from surface location Legal Subdivision 2, Section 32, Township 71, Range 7, West of the 6th Meridian. The proposed wells would be for the production of gas from the Montney Formation.

The maximum hydrogen sulphide (H2S) concentration would be approximately 185 moles per kilomole (18.5%). The cumulative drilling H2S release rate would be 0.0948 m3/s, with a corresponding emergency planning zone (EPZ) of 0.9 kilometres (km). The cumulative completion/servicing H2S release rate would be 1.3225 m3/s, with a corresponding EPZ of 0.93 km. The cumulative suspended/producing H2S release rate would be 0.8739 m3/s, with a corresponding EPZ of 0.46 km.

The project is located approximately 4.7 km west of the City of Grande Prairie.

Where can I find information about the application 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.


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

Pipestone Energy Corp.
Suite 3700, Bankers Hall West Tower
Calgary, AB T2P 5C5
Attention: Pamela MacDonald
Phone: 587-392-8411

How can I apply 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

  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

Send one copy of the request to Pipestone 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

October 12, 2023

Final date to file a request to participate.

October 19, 2023

Final date to submit responses to any request 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.

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 Land and
Property Rights Tribunal (formerly the Surface Rights Board).

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on September 28, 2023.