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Notice of Application
Application 1917507
Devon Canada Corporation
Pike 2 Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received integrated Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 1917507 from Devon Canada Corporation (Devon) for approval of the Pike 2 Project.

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 Application
Devon has applied under the OSCA and the EPEA for approval to construct, operate, and reclaim the Pike 2 in situ project. The project would recover 11 028 cubic metres per day (69 400 barrels per day) of crude bitumen from the McMurray Formation using solvent-enhanced, steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology. The SAGD process would be enhanced using diluent injected as solvent.

The project would include

  • a central processing facility with associated facilities,
  • cogeneration facilities,
  • well pads,
  • production and injection wells,
  • source-water and disposal wells,
  • borrow pits,
  • observation wells, and
  • associated infrastructure, including pipelines, roads, and power lines.

The project would be about 35 kilometres southeast of Conklin, in Townships 73 to 74, Ranges 4 to 6, West of the 4th Meridian, in Lac La Biche County. Construction would start as early as 2022.

Devon has also submitted an environmental impact assessment report. This report forms part of the application to the AER.

For a copy of the application, contact
Devon Canada Corporation
100, 400 – 3rd Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 4H2
Attention: Erin Sumner
Telephone: 403-213-8146
Email: @email 

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 0)
Email: @email

How to File a Statement of ConcernRequirement 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.

For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on February 18, 2019. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Devon Canada Corporation 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 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.

The AER also requests that you include the application number 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, Thanh Nguyen, by phone at 403-297-2425 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on December 20, 2018.

Charlene Graham, General Counsel