Notice of Application
Oil Sands Conservation Act Application 1940961
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Application 015-00137467
CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC
Long Lake Project
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1940961 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 015-00137467 from CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC (CNOOC).
This notice also sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on both applications. See the section below on how to file a statement of concern for filing dates.
Description of the Applications
The Long Lake Project is located within Townships 85, 86, and 87, Ranges 6 and 7, West of the 4th Meridian and utilizes Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology to recover an approved annual daily average bitumen production limit of 72,000 barrels per day from the bitumen resource near the Gregoire Channel. CNOOC has applied under OSCA and EPEA to align their existing Groundwater Monitoring Program (GMP) with the September 29, 2021 issue of the Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Directive for the Assessment of Non-Saline Groundwater in Direct Contact with Bitumen for In Situ Operations (Directive).
For a copy of the applications, contact
CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC
Suite 2300, 500 Centre St. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A6
Attention: Cal Nurmi, HBSc., EP, Senior Advisor Regulatory & Environment
To receive a copy of the applications, environmental impact assessment, and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, to
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 by 11:59 p.m. on December 22, 2022. Send one copy of your statement of concern to CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC at the name and address above and one copy either online via the AER's web-based form or by mail or email:
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include
- why you believe that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;
- the nature of your objection to the applications;
- the outcome of the applications that you advocate;
- 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
- 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 www.aer.ca.
Submissions relating exclusively to compensation for land use are not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Land and Property Rights Tribunal (formerly the 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.
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on November 22, 2022.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR