Notice of Application
Oil Sands Conservation Act Application 1938539
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Application 018-206355
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Sunrise Thermal Project
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1938539 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 018-206355 from Cenovus Energy Inc. (Cenovus).
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 the filing date.
Description of the Applications
Cenovus has applied under OSCA and EPEA to install a cooling gas facility at the Sunrise Thermal Project to support production from three well pads as well as a future casing gas re-injection project. The Sunrise Thermal Project is located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, 35 kilometers East of Fort McKay and within Township 95, Range 7, West of the 4th Meridian. The major equipment for the cooling gas facility will include: a slug catcher, inlet separator, water pumps, MCC and instrument air, flare knockout drum, emergency flare stack, and emergency generator package.
To receive a copy of the applications, environmental impact assessment, and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, to
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 13, 2022. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Cenovus Energy Inc. at the name and address above and one copy to
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include
- why you believe that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;
- the nature of your objection to the applications;
- the outcome of the applications that you advocate;
- 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
- 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 www.aer.ca.
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, Julie Lack, by phone at 587-689-5808 or by email to @email.
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 13, 2022.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Sean Sexton, General Counsel