Application 1827791

Notice of Application
Application No. 1827791
Athabasca Oil Corporation
Fox Creek Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1827791 from Athabasca Oil Corporation for six multiwell pads, a water licence, and associated infrastructure in the Fox Creek area in Township 64, Ranges 20 and 21, West of the 5th Meridian, to support its development of the Duvernay Formation.

This application is being submitted under the AER’s play-based regulation pilot project, which enables applicants to apply for multiple activities in one application.

Description of the Application
Athabasca Oil Corporation has applied under the Pipeline Act, Public Lands Act, Oil and Gas Conservation Act, and Water Act for the following:

  • the construction, drilling, operation, and completion of eighteen wells on six multiwell pads, as well as land access;
  • the diversion of water from Little Smoky River; and
  • the construction and operation of associated roads and pipelines, as well as land access.

For a copy of the application, contact
Athabasca Oil Corporation
Suite 1200, 215 – 9 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 1K3
Attention: Dan Legault
Phone: 403-817-1641
E-mail: dlegault@atha.com

To view the application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website www.aer.ca. To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www.aer.ca/data-and-publications/how-to-order, 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
E-mail: InformationRequest@aer.ca

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 the filing date below.

June 4, 2015 - Final date to file a statement of concern.
June 11, 2015 - Final date for response submissions from the applicant.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Athabasca Oil Corporation at the name and address above and one copy to

Nicole Jones, Authorizations Specialist
Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
E-mail: Nicole.Jones@aer.ca
Phone: 403-297-4173

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 activities 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.

Confidentiality
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.

Jurisdiction
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 5, 2015.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

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