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Notice of Application
Oil Sands Conservation Act Application 1941332
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Application 015-00237382
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Kirby Project East Expansion

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA)application 1941332 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 015-00237382 from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL).

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 and for the filing date.

Description of the Applications
The Kirby Project is located 85 km northeast of Lac La Biche, in Lac La Biche County and Improvement District (ID) No. 349. The project utilizes Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology for recovery of bitumen. The approved annual daily average bitumen production limit is 22,260 cubic metres per calendar day from two operating areas referred to as Kirby South and Kirby North. CNRL has applied under OSCA and EPEA for the addition of 18 sections to the project and development areas, for Scheme Approval 11475, as amended, Lifecycle approach for the proposed Project Area and Development Area Expansion, and Amendment to EPEA Approval No. 00237382-01 (as amended), pursuant to Sections 67(1) and 70(1) of EPEA.

For a copy of the applications, contact

Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Suite 2100, 855 – 2nd Street SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 4J8
Attention: Marc Scrimshaw
Telephone: 403-386-5740
Email: @email

To receive a copy of the applications, environmental impact assessment, and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at, to

AER Information Distribution Services
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311
(toll free; option 0)
Email: @email

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 January 05, 2023. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Canadian Natural Resources Limited at the name and address above and one copy either online via the AER's web-based form or by mail or email:


Mail or email:
Regulatory Applications
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

  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 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 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.

For information on AER procedures, contact the regulatory applications specialist, Abhijeet Ghosh by phone at (403)-297-7016 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on December 06, 2022.