Application 1784285

Notice of Application
Applications No. 1784285 and 008-1581 and File No. 00346828
Pengrowth Energy Corporation
Cold Lake Oil Sands Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) Application No. 1784285 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Application No. 008-1581 and Water Act File No. 00346828 from Pengrowth Energy Corporation (Pengrowth) for approval of its proposed Lindbergh SAGD Expansion Project. The AER is reviewing the applications and the associated environmental impact assessment (EIA).

This notice also sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on all three of the applications. This deadline supersedes the deadline set in a public notice of application the AER issued on January 6, 2014, for filing statements of concern on OSCA Application No. 1784285.

Description of the Project

Pengrowth has applied to construct, operate, and reclaim the Lindbergh SAGD Expansion Project. The project would increase the bitumen production capacity of an existing central processing facility from 1987 cubic metres per day (12 500 barrels per day) to 4770 cubic metres per day (30 000 barrels per day) at peak production. The project would recover bitumen from the Lloydminster Formation and Rex Formation using steam-assisted gravity drainage recovery.

The project would include the construction of associated facilities, thermal injection wells, production wells, utilities, and associated infrastructure. Including the existing well pads, about 55 well pads would be required over the life of the project. The existing central processing facility would be further developed to meet requirements for the project’s expected 25-year operation. Construction would commence in 2016, with first production by 2017.

The project would be about 24 kilometres southeast of Bonnyville, Alberta, within Townships 58 and 59, Ranges 4 and 5, West of the 4th Meridian.

Pengrowth has prepared and submitted the following documents:
  • Application No. 1784285, under section 13 of the OSCA to construct and operate the proposed project.
  • Application No. 008-1581, under part 2, division 2 of the EPEA, for the construction, operation, and reclamation of the proposed project.
  • File No. 00346828, under section 50 of the Water Act, for the construction and operation of a well pad within a water body, installing a culvert, and filling in wetlands.
  • An EIA report associated with the above applications.

For a copy of the application, contact
Pengrowth Energy Corporation
2100, 222 – 3 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0B4
Attention: Kaitlin Loucks
Telephone: 403-233-0224
Fax: 403-265-6251

To view the applications, EIA, 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 Fort McMurray Regional Office
2nd Floor, Provincial Building
Box 15, 9915 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta  T9H 2K4
Telephone: 780-743-7214


Requirement to File a Statement of Concern

If you are interested in this matter, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER will continue to process the application and may approve it without further notifying you.

How to File a Statement of Concern

For your statement of concern to be considered, it must be filed before 12:00 p.m. on August 6, 2014. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Pengrowth 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

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 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 proposed application; 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. Any request made under section 49 must be copied to the other parties to the proceeding. Section 49 of the Rules of Practice is available on the AER website at

Questions of Constitutional Law

In addition to giving notice according to section 12 of the Administrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act and schedule 2 of the Designation of Constitutional Decision Makers Regulation, you must include the following information in your submission if you intend to raise a question of constitutional law:

  1. the constitutional question you intend to raise
  2. the legal argument you intend to make
  3. the evidence you intend to rely on in support of your legal argument

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: Helen Huang
Telephone: 403-297-5934
Fax: 403-297-3187

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on June 16, 2014.
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel