Application OSE140039

Notice of Application
Application No. OSE140039
Nexen Energy ULC

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. OSE140039.

Description of the Application

Nexen Energy ULC has applied under section 20 of the Public Lands Act to conduct an oil sands exploration program in accordance with the Code of Practice for Exploration Operations made under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The exploration program, including drilling and access, would occur about 125 kilometres north of the town of Lac La Biche, Alberta, in Townships 76–78, Ranges 7 and 8, West of the 4th Meridian.

For a copy of the application, contact
Nexen Energy ULC
801 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3P7
Attention: Jason Parsons
Telephone: 403-699-4092
Fax: 403-699-7065
E-mail: jason.parsons@nexencnoocltd.com

To view the application 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)
E-mail: infoservices@aer.ca
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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 October 2, 2014.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Nexen Energy ULC at the name and address above and one copy to
Alberta Energy Regulator
Authorizations Review & Coordination Team
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
E-mail: ARCTeam@aer.ca

Contents of a Statement of Concern

For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include

  1. why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;
  2. the nature of your objection to the application;
  3. the outcome of the application you advocate;
  4. 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
  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.
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, e-mail PLA-CCCInquiries@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on September 2, 2014.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel