Amended Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 414
Ovintiv Canada ULC
2.34 km West of Wembley
NOTE: The initial notice of hearing, published on September 7, 2021, included a section regarding the current parties to the hearing. This notice has been amended to remove that section.
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of application 31197196. 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 applications without further notice.
Description of the Applications
Ovintiv Canada ULC (Ovintiv), has applied in accordance with Oil and Gas Conservation Rules and under Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules for approval to drill eight horizontal wells from a multi-well pad site located at Legal Subdivision 02, Section 20, Township 71, Range 08, West of the 6th Meridian approximately 2.34 kilometres (km) west of the Town of Wembley, Alberta. The proposed wells would obtain gas from the Montney Formation. The maximum hydrogen sulphide (H2S) concentration would be about 131.2 moles per kilomole (13.12 per cent). The cumulative H2S release rates and corresponding emergency planning zones for the proposed wells are as follows:
- The cumulative drilling H2S release rate would be 0.2281 cubic metres per second (m3/s) with a corresponding emergency planning zone of 0.41 km.
- The cumulative completion/servicing H2S release rate would be 0.7577 m3/s with a corresponding emergency planning zone of 0.91 km.
- The cumulative suspended/producing H2S release rate would be 0.2961 m3/s with a corresponding emergency planning zone of 0.65 km.
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.
Andrew Lung,Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Ovintiv Canada ULC
Box 2580 500 Centre St SE
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S5
Attention: Sharron Winter
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
- a copy of your statement of concern or an explanation why you did not file one;
- 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;
- the outcome of the application that you advocate;
- the nature and scope of your intended participation;
- your contact information;
- if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of people, the nature of your membership in the group or association; and
- your efforts, if any, to resolve issues associated with the proceeding directly with the applicant.
Send one copy of the request to Ovintiv 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.
September 28, 2021
Final date to file a request to participate.
October 5, 2021
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 Claimsexplains 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 9, 2021.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR