Notice of Application: Cold Lake Oil Sands Area, Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Cold Lake Oil Sands Area (CNRL)
18 Apr 2016

From the AER website:

Notice of Application
Application No. 1854454
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Cold Lake Oil Sands Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1854454.

This application is being submitted as part of a pilot to allow applicants to apply for multiple activities under a single application.

Description of the Application
Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) has applied under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, the Public Lands Act, and the Pipeline Act to

  • construct, drill, complete, and operate 47 wells on six multiwell pads and one single-well pad;
  • construct and operate associated multiwell bitumen batteries and access roads; and
  • construct and operate associated gas pipelines for on-site fuel use and transport and sale of excess gas.

CNRL also applied for temporary workspace for construction and storage and requested an extended approval term of five years to complete construction.

The proposed development would take place in Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, and 25, Township 65, Range 6, West of the 4th Meridian, and Sections 29 and 30, Township 65, Range 5, West of the 4th Meridian, about 42 kilometres from the city of Cold Lake.

For a copy of the application, contact

Canadian Natural Resources Limited 
2500, 855 – 2 Street SW 
Calgary, AB T2P 4J8
Attention: Heather Sampson 
Telephone: 403-386-6420
E-mail: [email protected]

To view the application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website, To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at, to

AER Order Fulfillment
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 2)
Fax: 403-297-7040
E-mail: [email protected]

Refer to this notice when requesting information for a speedier response.

Filing a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with this application, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the application without further notice.

How to File a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on April 18, 2016.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to CNRL at the name and address above and one copy to

Nicole Jones, Authorizations Specialist
Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
E-mail: [email protected]  
Phone: 403-297-4173

Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include

  1. why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;
  2. the nature of your objection to the application;
  3. the outcome of the application you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the application; and
  5. your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and e-mail address or, if you do not have an e-mail address, your fax number.

Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information filed in a proceeding be placed on the public record. If you file a submission, 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. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential. The Rules of Practice is available on the AER website at

Submissions relating exclusively to compensation for land use are not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Alberta Surface Rights Board.

Under section 21 of the Responsible Energy Development Act, the AER does not have the jurisdiction to assess the adequacy of Crown consultation associated with the rights of aboriginal peoples as recognized and affirmed under the Constitution Act, 1982.

For information on AER procedures, contact the authorizations specialist at the address above.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on March 17, 2016.


Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel