• NOTICE OF HEARING

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
OIL AND GAS DIVISION
In Re: The
Unitization of the Butterfly East Unit, Hamilton County, Illinois
Brookston Resources, Inc., Petitioner
No.: U-16-02
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NOTICE OF HEARING
TO: THE OWNERS AND UNKNOWN OWNERS OF INTERESTS IN OIL AND GAS RIGHTS IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND: THE WEST HALF (W/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE/4) OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE/4), THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW/4) OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE/4) AND THE WEST HALF (W/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE/4), ALL IN SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 7 EAST, HAMILTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition for unitization to combine and unitize tracts located within the property set-forth above for unified operations, pursuant to 62 III. Adm. Code 240.131, has been filed by Brookston Resources, Inc., Newburgh, Indiana, on the 27th day of January, 2017, with the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Illinois ("Department"); and that the hearing has been scheduled for the 6th day of April, 2017, at 1:30 P.M. at the Department of Natural Resources, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, Illinois 62702. The hearing shall be held in accordance with Section 23.2 of the Illinois Oil and Gas Act, 225 ILCS 725/23.2, and the hearing rules of the 62 III. Adm. Code 240.131. A copy of the petition may be viewed at the offices of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Legal Counsel, located at One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, Illinois 62702. Questions regarding this matter may be directed to the Hearing Officer at
217-698-3975.
Any person owning or having an interest in the oil and gas rights within the lands affected by the proposed unit may file an Entry of Appearance in writing to the Department at the address stated herein; thereafter such interested person shall be deemed a party of record in the proceeding, entitled to any further notices, such as notices of continuance, and copies of any orders entered within the proceeding.
At such hearing, the Department shall consider whether: a) the unitized management and operation is economically feasible and reasonably necessary to increase the ultimate recovery of oil and gas, to prevent waste, and to protect correlative rights; b) the value of the estimated ultimate additional recovery of oil and gas will exceed the estimated additional cost, if any, incident to conducting the unit operation; c) the areal extent of the pool or pools, or parts thereof, has been reasonably defined and determined by drilling operations, and the unitization and operation of such will have no substantially adverse effect upon the remainder of the pool or pools, or parts thereof; d) the allocation of unit production to each separately owned tract is fair, reasonable and equitable to all owners of oil and gas rights in the unit area; e) the determination and allocation of unit expense is fair, reasonable and equitable to the working interest owners; and e) the compensation or adjustment for wells, equipment and other properties of the working interest owners is fair, reasonable and equitable.
Dated the 14 day of March, 2017.
Daniel P. Schuering Hearing Officer
Public Notice #1126 3/16-23/17
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