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Notice of Application
Oil Sands Conservation Act Application 1941564
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Application 035-11115
Canadian Natural Resources Limited 
Primrose and Wolf Lake Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1941564 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 035-11115 from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL).

This notice also sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on both of the applications. See the section below on how to file a statement of concern for filing dates.

Description of the Applications
CNRL has applied under OSCA and EPEA requesting a 3-month delay, from April 1 to July 1, 2023, for when the Wolf Lake Central Processing Facility (CPF) Sulphur Removal Unit (SRU) must be installed and enable the CPF to meet the Interim Directive 2001-03 Sulphur Recovery Guidelines for the Province of Alberta. CNRL requests the 3-month delay to compensate for supply chain and fabrication issues of the SRU and requests an extension of the temporary 2 tonne per day sulphur dioxide emission limit for the Wolf Lake CPF.

The Primrose and Wolf Lake Project is located within Township 65, Ranges 5 and 6; Township 66, Ranges 5 and 6; Township 67, Ranges 2, 3, 4 and 5; Township 68, Ranges 2, 3, 4 and 5, and Township 69, Ranges 4 and 5, all West of the 4th Meridian, and has an approved annual average daily production limit of 23000 cubic metres per day of bitumen.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Suite 2100, 855 – 2 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 4J8 
Attention: Marc Scrimshaw
Telephone: 403-517-6700
Fax: 403-514-7677
Email: @email

To receive a copy of the applications 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 February 10, 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 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 you advocate;
  4. 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
  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, James Chen, by phone at 587-686-6013 or by email to

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on January 11, 2023.