Application 1818521

Notice of Application
Application No. 1818521
Atco Energy Solutions Ltd.
Redwater Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1818521.

Description of the Application
Atco Energy Solutions Ltd. (Atco) has applied under Section 39 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act to inject water into two existing wells to solution mine the salt and create two salt caverns in the Lotsberg Formation for future hydrocarbon storage. Water would be injected into the wells for about two years to create the salt caverns. These caverns would be about 1800 metres (m) in depth and 80 m in diameter.

Both wells would have a surface location of Legal Subdivision (LSD) 5, Section 34, Township 55, Range 21, West of the 4th Meridian. The downhole locations of the two wells and the caverns would be 02/06-34-055-21W4M and 00/12-34-055-21W4M. No hydrogen sulphide (H2S) content would be associated with the two wells.

The project would be located about 5.2 km northeast of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

For a copy of the application, contact
Atco Energy Solutions Ltd.
200, 919 – 11 Ave S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2R 1P3
Attention: Bob Armstrong
Telephone: 403-513-3700
Fax: 403-513-3750

To view the application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website, To receive a copy of the application 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 2)
Fax: 403-297-7040

Refer to this notice when requesting information to expedite the response.

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with this application, 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 submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m., on June 3, 2015.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Atco at the name and address above and one copy to

Dan Carson, Authorizations Specialist
Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Phone: 403-297-6486

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 application;

b) the nature of your objection to the application;

c) the outcome of the application 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 application; and

e) 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 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 at the address above.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on May 4, 2015.

Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel