Application 1730544

Notice of Applications
OSCA Application No. 1730544 and EPEA Application No. 001-312617
Devon Canada Corporation
Cold Lake Oil Sands Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA)Application No. 1730544 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Application No. 001-312617 from Devon Canada Corporation (Devon) for approval of its Walleye commercial project. This notice sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on both of the applications.

Description of the Application

Devon has applied under section 10 of OSCA and Part 2, Division 2, of EPEA for approval to construct, operate, and reclaim the project. The project would be located about 35 kilometres northwest of Cold Lake, Alberta, primarily in Township 64, Range 6, West of the 4th Meridian. The project would use steam-assisted gravity drainage to recover bitumen from the Lower General Petroleum Formation and would have a total bitumen production capacity of 1431 cubic metres per day (9000 barrels per day). The project would include a central processing facility, thermal injection wells, production wells, disposal wells, dewatering facilities, utilities, and associated infrastructure.

Pending regulatory approval, construction is expected to start in 2015, with initial production expected to start in 2016.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Devon Canada Corporation
2000, 400 – 3 Avenue SW                        
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 4H2
Attention: Amberly Dooley
Telephone: 403-663-2614

To view the applications and supporting documents, contact

AER Information Management Branch
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311
(toll free; option 2)
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Alberta Government Library
44 Capital Boulevard
11th Floor, 10044 – 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5E6
Telephone: 780-427-2985
(toll free: 780-310-0000)

AER Bonnyville Regional Office
4903 – 51A Street
Bonnyville, Alberta  T9N 2G4
Telephone: 780-826-5352


Refer to this notice when making any requests for information to expedite the 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 application without notifying you.

How to File a Statement of Concern

For your statement of concern to be considered, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on October 6, 2014. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Devon at the name and address above and one copy to
Authorizations Review & Coordination Team
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Fax: 403-297-4117

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
    e-mail address or, if you do not have an e-mail address, your fax number.

Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information with the AER 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 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
In Situ Authorizations
Attention: Ken Hale
Telephone: 403-297-8405
Fax: 403-297-3187

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on September 4, 2014.
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel