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Notice of Application
Applications No. OSE190004, 1922651, 1922652, and 1922653
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Northeast Region

Note: This single notice for the applications listed below replaces the previously posted notices, and it sets out the revised deadline for filing a statement of concern.

Description of the Applications
Cenovus Energy Inc. 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 32 oil sands evaluation wells, in accordance with the Code of Practice for Exploration Operations under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The exploration program, including drilling and access, would occur southeast of Conklin, Alberta (see table). Of the proposed wells, 4 would have a hydrogen sulphide content of 1.22 per cent, and 28 would contain no hydrogen sulphide.

Application number Affected locations (Legal Subdivision, Section, Township, Range, West of nth Meridian)
OSE1190004 Townships 76 and 75, Ranges 5 and 6, West of the 4th Meridian
1922651 02-19-076-05W4M
1922652 08-26-075-06W4M
1922653 15-13-076-06W4M

For a copy of the applications, contact
Cenovus Energy Inc. 
500 Centre Street SE
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0M5
Attention: Michael Penner
Telephone: 403-766-3436
Email: @email

To view the licence applications (1922651, 1922652, and 1922653) 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 (OSE190004) 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 0)
Fax: 403-297-7040
Email: @email

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

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 before 4:00 p.m. on August 18, 2019.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Cenovus Energy Inc. 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
Email: @email

Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include

a) why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;

b) the nature of your objection to the applications;

c) the outcome of the applications you advocate;

d) 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

e) 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 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, Kael Bunda, by phone at 403-297-3578 or by email at @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 19, 2019.

Charlene Graham, General Counsel