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Notice of Application
Oil Sands Conservation Act Application 1941850
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Application 004-265959
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Narrows Lake Thermal Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1941850 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 004-265959 from Cenovus Energy Inc. (Cenovus).

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
Cenovus has applied under OSCA and EPEA to construct and operate a casing gas cooling facility at a new surface pad location at Section 11, Township 77, Range 6 West of the 4th Meridian, within the Narrows Lake Thermal Project (NLTP) Project Area. The proposed facility will reduce water concentrations from the NLTP well pad casing gas pipeline before transmission via the Narrows Lake tie-back pipeline corridor to the Christina Lake Thermal Project. The proposed casing gas cooling facility will be designed to handle 300 000 cubic metres of gas per day.

The NLTP is located within Township 76 and 77, Range 5, 6 and 7, West of the 4th Meridian on the north side of Christina Lake, and has an approved annual average daily production limit of 20 668 cubic metres per day of bitumen.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Cenovus Energy Inc.
225 6th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 0M5
Attention: Brent Mitchell
Telephone: (403) 766-7521
Email: @email

To receive a copy of the applications and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at, toAER 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 27, 2023. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Cenovus 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, James Chen, by phone at 587-686-6013 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on January 26, 2023.