Notice of Application: Shell Canada Ltd. Fox Creek Area Water License & Associated Infrastructure

Shell Canada Ltd. water license and associated infrastructure
8 Mar 2015

Application No. 1822109
Shell Canada Limited
Fox Creek Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1822109 from Shell Canada Limited (Shell) for a water licence and associated infrastructure in the Fox Creek area in Sections 11,13,14,15, and 19, Township 63, Range 20, West of the 5th Meridian. The water licence and associated infrastructure are required to support Shell’s development of the Duvernay Formation in the Fox Creek area.

This application is being submitted under the AER’s play-based regulation (PBR) pilot project, which enables applicants to apply for multiple activities in one application. Shell has also filed another application under the PBR pilot project, Application No. 1822111, for four multiwell pads and associated infrastructure. More information on that application and the PBR project is available on the AER website,

Description of the ​Application

Shell has applied under the Water Act, Pipeline Act, and Public Lands Act, for the following:

  • a licence for the diversion of water from Iosegun Lake, including land access;
  • the construction and operation of diversion works and a pumping station, including land access;
  • the construction and operation of a water storage pond and associated infrastructure, including land access; and
  • the construction and operation of associated roads, water and fuel gas pipelines, including land access.

For a copy of the application, contact

Shell Canada Limited 
400 – 3 Avenue SW 
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0J4
Attention: Zoe Gulley 
Telephone: 403-691-3940
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 to expedite the response.

Requirement to File a Statement of Concer​n

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 notifying you.

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 the filing dates below.

March 8, 2015 Final date to file a statement of concern.
March 13, 2015 Final date for response submissions from the applicant.

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

Omair Sadiq, Authorizations Specialist
Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 403-297-8552

Conten​ts 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 activities 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 coordinator at the address above.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 6, 2015.
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel