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Notice of Application
Applications 1885901, etc.
Shell Canada Limited
Approval Transfer Request

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received applications under the Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA), Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA), and the Water Act (WA) for the transfer of the approvals and licences associated with the Cliffdale Cold Oil Production Project and the Peace River Complex Project. The AER is reviewing the applications.

Description of the Applications
Shell Canada Limited has applied to the AER for the transfer to Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited of the WA licence for the Cliffdale Cold Oil Production Project (application 002-00368115) and the commercial, primary, and experimental approvals; associated Directive 065: Resources Applications for Oil and Gas Reservoirs approvals; WA licences; and EPEA approval for the Peace River Complex Project (see table for application numbers).


Application No.


1885901, 1885906, 1885907, 1885930, 1885931, 1885925, 1885926, 1885927, 1885911, 1885923, 1886013, 1886016, 1886012, 1886014




004-00030033, 004-00030034, 004-00030035

The projects are located 40 kilometres northeast of the town of Peace River in Townships 84 to 86, Ranges 16 to 21, West of the 5th Meridian.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Scott Wytrychowski, Regulatory Manager – Oilsands
Shell Canada Limited
400 – 4 Avenue SW
P.O. Box 100 Station M
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 2H5
Telephone: 403-968-1096
Fax: 403-384-8686
Email: @email

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

To receive a copy of any of the applications 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 0)
Fax: 403-297-7040
Email: @email

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

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with 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 the filing dates below.

May 31, 2017

Final date to file a statement of concern.

June 7, 2017

Final date for response submissions from the applicant.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Shell Canada 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: @email  

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

a) why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;

b) the nature of your objection to the applications;

c) the outcome of the applications you advocate;

d) the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the applications; and

e) 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.

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, Amit Panwar, by phone at 403-297-6149 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on April 28, 2017.

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