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Project Application

Amended Notice of Application
Applications No. OSE160012, etc.
Devon Canada Corporation
Northeast Region

NOTE: The initial notice of applications for the infrastructure applications have been replaced with one notice of application for all related applications listed above. This notice sets out the revised deadline for filing a statement of concern.

Description of the Applications

Devon Canada Corporation (Devon) has applied under section 20 of the Public Lands Act to conduct an oil sands exploration program and under section 2.030 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules for licences to drill oil sands evaluation wells, in accordance with the Code of Practice for Exploration Operations made under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The exploration program, including drilling and access, would occur south of Conklin, Alberta. The proposed wells will contain no hydrogen sulphide (H2S).

Application No. Affected locations


Townships 75 and 76, Range 8, West of the 4th Meridian









Company Contact
For a copy of the application, contact
Devon Canada Corporation
Attention: Vince Boden
2000, 400 – 3rd Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 4H2

To view the licence application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website,

To receive a copy of the oil sands exploration program 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 2)
Fax: 403-297-7040

Refer to this notice when requesting information for a speedier response.

Requirement 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.

How to File a Statement of Concern

For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 12:00 p.m. on September 1, 2016.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Devon Canada 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

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 application;
  2. the nature of your objection to the application;
  3. the outcome of the application 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 application; 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 are 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, Rachel Ruddell, by phone at 403-297-8557 or by email to

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on August 2, 2016.
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel