Application 1789705

Revised Notice of Application
Applications No. 1789705 and 1789706
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Moore Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Applications No. 1789705 and 1789706. This notice of application supersedes and replaces the public notice of application originally issued on February 24, 2014, for Applications No. 1789705 and 1789706.

Description of the Applications

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) has applied under section 2.020 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules for licences to drill development service observation wells to a projected bottomhole location in Township 67, Range 3, West of the 4th Meridian (see table below). The proposed wells would contain no hydrogen sulphide and would be located about 36 kilometres north of Cold Lake, Alberta.

Application No. Surface location Bottomhole location
1789705 01-22-067-03W4M 15-15-067-03W4M
1789706 09-01-067-03W4M 15-01-067-03W4M

For a copy of the applications, contact
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
2500 – 855 2 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4J8
Attention: Marilyn Carter
Telephone: 403-386-5056

To view the applications and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website,, or contact

AER Information Product Services Section
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 2)
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Refer to this notice when making any requests for information to expedite the response.

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern

If you are interested in this matter, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER will continue to process the applications and may approve it without further notifying you.

How to File a Statement of Concern

In order for your statement of concern to be considered, it must be filed before 12:00 p.m. on the filing date below.

February 27, 2014 Final date to file a statement of concern.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to CNRL at the name and address above and one copy to
Janet Stewardson, Authorization Specialist
Authorizations Infrastructure (Oil & Gas)
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4

Contents of a Statement of Concern
Your statement of concern must include
  1. why you believe that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application(s);
  2. the nature of your objection to the application(s);
  3. the outcome of the application that you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource activity that is the subject of the proposed 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.

Questions of Constitutional Law

In addition to giving notice according to section 12 of the Administrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act and schedule 2 of the Designation of Constitutional Decision Makers Regulation, you must include the following information in your submission and file it according to the dates listed under How to File a Statement of Concern if you intend to raise a question of constitutional law:

  1. the constitutional question you intend to raise,
  2. the legal argument you intend to make, and
  3. the evidence you intend to rely on in support of your legal argument.

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

Compensation Issues

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.

For information on AER procedures, contact the authorization specialist, Janet Stewardson, by phone at 403-355-4562 or by e-mail to

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 25, 2014.


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