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Notice of Application
Application No. 1907303
Suncor Energy Inc.  
Athabasca Oil Sands Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received application 1907303.

This application has been submitted under the AER’s Integrated Decision Approach, which allows applicants to apply for multiple activities under a single application.

Description of the Application
Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) has applied under the Oil Sands Conservation Act, the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Oil and Gas Conservation Act, Pipeline Act, Public Lands Act, and Water Act to construct, operate, and reclaim the Lewis In Situ Project. The project would recover 25 436 cubic metres per day (160 000 barrels per day) of bitumen from the McMurray Formation using steam-assisted gravity drainage technology. The project would include

  • a central processing facility with associated facilities,
  • cogeneration facilities,
  • thermal injection wells,
  • production and disposal wells,
  • well pads,
  • stormwater ponds, and
  • associated infrastructure, including multiuse corridors, pipelines, and roads, as well as land access.

The project would be located about 25 kilometres (km) northeast of the city of Fort McMurray and about 18 km southeast of the community of Fort McKay, within Townships 91 to 93, Ranges 5 to 8, West of the 4th Meridian, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Construction would start as early as 2024.

Suncor has also submitted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report. This report forms part of the application to the AER.

For a copy of the application, contact
Suncor Energy Inc.
150 – 6 Ave SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 3E3
Attention: Mike Morden
Telephone: 403-296-3742
Email: @email 

Alternatively, 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)
Email: @email

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

Copies of the application are also available at

Alberta Government Library
44 Capital Boulevard
11th Floor, 10044 – 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5E6
Telephone: 780-427-2985
(toll free: 780-310-0000)

Requirement to File 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 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 May 2, 2018. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Suncor at the name and address above and one copy to

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 that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;

b) the nature of your objection to the application;

c) the outcome of the application that you advocate;

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

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 Hasin Haroon, In Situ Authorizations, by phone at 780-642-9236 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 27, 2018.

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