May 16, 2018
Attention: Mayor and Councillors Town of Fox Creek
102 Kaybob Drive,
Fox Creek, Alberta T0H 1P0
Re: Town of Fox Creek Statement of Concern review for Chevron Canada Limited 2-21-62-19 W5 Well Pad (AER application 1908517)
I would like to thank you for your time in meeting with Chevron representatives on May 1, 2018 to allow us to review the town’s statement of concern for the 2-21-62-19 W5 well pad (AER application 1908517). We appreciate the comments and input provided to us throughout the planning stages of this project. As discussed, Chevron has carefully considered that input and has continued to reshape our plans in an effort to mitigate concerns. We are grateful for your support and recognition of these efforts.
Summary of mitigations made for 2-21-62-19 W5 well pad:
- Location of 2-21-62-19 W5 (1.63 km south of the town), formerly 6-21-62-19 W5, was relocated as far as possible from town while still securing Chevron’s mineral rights.
- Chevron sought a land tenure extension with the Alberta Department of Energy to defer drilling and completions. In January 2018 Chevron was informed the request was denied.
- We reduced the initial number of wells drilled from the pad from six to two wells (the additional four wells will be drilled 2019-2020: we will notify you when we confirm the timing).
- Both well drill paths will be entirely outside the town limits.
- Chevron will conduct continuous seismic monitoring during hydraulic fracturing operations by installing a Dense Induced Seismicity Monitoring Array in the area. This array will allow us to detect much weaker seismicity events, as well as provide a more precise location to help guide hydraulic fracturing operations.
- Chevron will implement a significantly more conservative modified traffic light
protocol system that will result in implementation of mitigations at IS levels well
below the limits set out by the Alberta Energy Regulator.
Attached please find a list of the concerns expressed by the town and Chevron’s response to each one. We value and respect your comments on the steps Chevron has made to demonstrate responsible energy development. As we move forward with our application we remain committed to communicating with the town at all major project milestones.
Our proposed schedule is as follows:
Lease Construction: Q2 2018 (Post-breakup)
Drilling: Q3 2018
Completions: Q4 2018
Should you have any concerns or questions feel free to contact Amy Wood by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 403-234-5719 or CBUCommunity@chevron.com.
We look forward to continuing to build a mutually-beneficial relationship in the
community as we move forward with operations in the area.
Kaybob Duvernay Asset Manager.
Cc: Jennifer Rotta – Directive 56 Application and Schedules, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
Concerns and Mitigations