Application 1900121

Notice of Application
OSCA Application No. 1900121
EPEA Application No. 001-00402887
Husky Oil Operations Limited
Husky McMullen Willow Creek Thermal Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1900121 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 001-00402887.

This notice sets out the deadline for filing a statement of concern under the section “How to File a Statement of Concern.”

Description of the Applications

Husky Oil Operations Limited (Husky) has applied under OSCA and EPEA to construct, operate, and reclaim the McMullen Willow Creek Project. The project would be located about 40 kilometres southwest of the town of Wabasca-Desmarais in Townships 78 and 79, Ranges 25 and 26, West of the Fourth Meridian, in the Municipal District of Opportunity.

The project would recover up to 1590 cubic metres per day (about 10 000 barrels per day) of bitumen from the Wabiskaw Member over a period of 20 years using horizontal, low-pressure cyclic steam stimulation (CSS). The project would include a central processing facility (CPF) supported by eight production pads comprising up to 12 CSS wells each and associated infrastructure. Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in 2019 with initial steam injection (first steam) in 2022.

For a copy of the applications, contact

Husky Oil Operations Limited
707 – 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3G7
Attention: Scott Emmond, Development Coordinator – McMullen Willow Creek
Telephone: 403-298-7072
Email: scott.emmond@huskyenergy.com 

Alternatively, you can receive a copy of the applications by submitting an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, to

AER Order Fulfillment
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311
(toll free; option 0)
Email: InformationRequest@aer.ca

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

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern

If you have concerns with one or both of these applications, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the applications without further notification.

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 November 27, 2017. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Husky Oil Operations Limited at the name and address above and one copy to

Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Fax: 403-297-7336
Email: SOC@aer.ca

Contents of a Statement of Concern

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

  1. why you believe that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;
  2. the nature of your objection to the applications;
  3. the outcome of the applications 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 applications; and
  5. your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and
    email address or, if you do not have an email address, your fax number.

The AER also requests that you include the application numbers in your statement of concern.

Confidentiality

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 www.aer.ca.

Jurisdiction

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, Shirin Modami, by phone at 403-297-3709 or by email to shirin.modami@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 26, 2017.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

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