OIL AND GAS DOCKET NO. 06-0277947
IN RE: CONSERVATION AND PREVENTION OF WASTE OF CRUDE PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS
August 28, 2012
NOTICE OF HEARING
ON THE APPLICATION OF EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
FOR ENTITY FOR DENSITY DESIGNATION
TALCO WEST UNIT
FRANKLIN AND TITUS COUNTIES, TEXAS
CAUTION: TO APPEAR AT THE HEARING IN OPPOSITION TO THIS APPLICATION, YOU MUST COMPLETE AND FILE WITH THE COMMISSION THE ENCLOSED NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPEAR IN PROTEST AT LEAST FIVE WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO THE HEARING DATE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU PREVIOUSLY FILED A NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPEAR IN PROTEST IN RESPONSE TO A PREVIOUSLY ISSUED NOTICE OF APPLICATION. [Please read this entire Notice of Hearing for further instructions.]
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the public and to all interested persons that under the legal authority and jurisdiction of Title 3, Oil and Gas, Subtitles A, B, and C of the Texas Natural Resources Code, Chapters 26, 27 and 29 of the Texas Water Code, and TEX. GOV’T CODE ANN. art. §§ 2001 et seq. (2012), the RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS will hold a hearing on
OCTOBER 5, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. at the William B. Travis State Office Building, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas. This hearing will be conducted in conformity with the TEX. GOV’T CODE ANN. §§ 2001 et seq. (2012). For room assignment, on the date of the hearing please check the bulletin board in the 1st Floor lobby. Persons planning to attend this hearing are urged to contact the applicant (see service list) immediately prior to the hearing date to be sure that the hearing will proceed on the scheduled date.
This hearing will be held to consider the application of Exxon Mobil Corporation for designation of the Talco West Unit in Franklin County, Texas in the Talco Field in Franklin and Titus Counties, Texas, as an entity for density and for exceptions to the Commission’s density and spacing rules for wells to be drilled and/or produced on that Unit in that Field, subject to the following terms and conditions:
1. Wells will be drilled in compliance with the applicable lease line spacing rule unless exception is granted after notice and opportunity for hearing, and
2. The unit’s density shall not exceed that authorized by the applicable field rules unless exception is granted after notice and opportunity for hearing. If a certified plat is required by the applicable field rules, the operator shall file a Form P-15 and plat for the unit; provided that, such plat shall not be required to show individual well proration units.
If you have questions regarding this application, please contact the Applicant’s representative, Tim George, at (512) 495-6047. If you have any questions regarding the hearing procedure, please contact the Railroad Commission, Office of General Counsel, at (512) 463-6848.
IF A CONTINUATION IS NECESSARY, this hearing will proceed at the William B. Travis State Office Building, Austin, Texas, and, to the extent possible, on subsequent working days. The room number and exact time of the continuation will be announced on the record in this proceeding and recorded with Docket Services, Office of General Counsel, Railroad Commission of Texas.
PURSUANT TO SAID HEARING, the Commission will enter such rules, regulations, and orders as in its judgment the evidence presented may justify.
ANY REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT of this hearing must be received no later than five (5) working days prior to the scheduled date shown above. Copies of such request must be forwarded to all parties shown on the service list.
TO APPEAR IN SUPPORT OR IN OPPOSITION TO THIS PROCEEDING, a party other than the applicant must file a notice of intent to appear at the hearing, even if the party has previously filed a notice of intent to appear in protest in response to the Notice of Application. The notice of intent to appear at the hearing must be filed with Docket Services, Office of General Counsel, at least five (5) working days in advance of the hearing date. If a party in opposition appears at the hearing without having filed a timely notice of intent to appear in response to this Notice of Hearing, the hearing may be postponed and re-set for a later date at the applicant’s request or on the examiner’s own motion. If the applicant fails to appear at the noticed hearing, the application may be dismissed without further notice or opportunity for hearing. A copy of the notice of intent to appear should be served on the applicant and any other parties of record.
IF ANY PARTY DESIRES A WRITTEN TRANSCRIPT of the hearing by a Court Reporter, that party should notify Docket Services at (512) 463-6848, at least five (5) working days in advance of the hearing date. If a written transcript is requested, the Commission may assess the cost of the transcript to one or more parties. Unless any party requests a written transcript, the record will be made by audio recording.
ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY who needs auxiliary aids and services in order to have an equal opportunity to effectively communicate and participate in this hearing must request such aids or services at least two weeks prior to the scheduled hearing by notifying the Personnel office of the Railroad Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78711-2967, or by telephone at (512) 463-7327 or TDD No. (512) 463-7284.
ALL EXHIBITS FILED AS A PART OF THE RECORD in this cause must be submitted in duplicate. Data in Commission records may be incorporated by reference, but the reference must be specific, and if it includes exhibits filed in prior proceedings before the Commission, a copy of such exhibit properly identified shall be submitted for this record.
THE APPLICANT MUST review this notice and the attached service list for accuracy and completeness. The applicant shall immediately notify Docket Services, Office of General Counsel of any discrepancy or omission.
THIS HEARING REQUIRES NOTICE BY PUBLICATION.
RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL
P. O. Drawer 12967
Austin, TX 78711-2967
NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPEAR AT HEARING IN PROTEST
APPLICANT: Exxon Mobil Corporation
CASE/DOCKET NO. 06-0277947
_____________________________, representing ______________________, (Print Name) (Print Name)
hereby enters a protest and states he/she or his/her representative will appear in protest, through cross-examination or presentation of a direct case at a hearing called to consider this application. I further certify that I have this date mailed or delivered a copy of this Notice of Intent to Appear in Protest, to Applicant at the address shown in the Notice of Hearing.
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ADDRESS TO WHICH NOTICE WAS SENT:
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ADDITIONAL NOTICE SHOULD BE SENT TO THE REPRESENTATIVE SHOWN BELOW:
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPEAR IN PROTEST MUST BE MAILED TO THE APPLICANT (see address on Notice of Hearing) AND TO THE RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS, OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, DOCKET SERVICES, PO DRAWER 12967, AUSTIN TX 78711-2967. IT MUST BE RECEIVED BY DOCKET SERVICES AT LEAST (5) WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF THE HEARING DATE.