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Notice of Application
Oil Sands Conservation Act Application 1941586
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Application 020-00206355
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Casing Gas Re-injection Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1941586 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 020-00206355 from Cenovus Energy Inc. 

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 Sunrise Thermal Project is located in Township 95 Range 7; West of the 4th Meridian (W4M).  The project utilizes Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology for recovery of bitumen from the Wabiskaw-McMurray Deposit. The facility includes central processing facilities (CPFs), SAGD well pairs, and supporting infrastructure and pipelines. The Project is currently operating 55 SAGD well pairs on nine (9) well pads in Development Area 1 (DA1) and 19 SAGD well pairs on three (3) well pads in Development area 2 (DA2). Cenovus has applied for an amendment of Scheme Approval No. 10419, pursuant to Section 13 of the OSCA, for the construction and operation of the Casing Gas Re-Injection Project; and amendment of EPEA Approval No.206355, pursuant to Part 2, Division 2, and Section 70 of EPEA for modifying the flare design approved EPEA# 206355-01-06.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Cenovus Energy Inc. 
225 6 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta. T2P 0M5
Attention: Amir Mohseni
Telephone: (403) 750-1480
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 February 02, 2023. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Cenovus Energy Inc. 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 Abhijeet Ghosh by phone at (403)-297-7016 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on January 03, 2023.