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AER receives Imperial Oil Resources application for Cold Lake expansion project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application from Imperial Oil Resources Limited for Cold Lake Expansion Project.

The AER is reviewing the applications together with the associated environmental impact assessment (EIA) report.

This notice sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on both of the applications.

Description of the Applications

Imperial has applied under OSCA and EPEA to amend AER Approval No. 8558 and EPEA Approval No. 73534-01-00 in order to construct, operate, and reclaim the Cold Lake Expansion Project.

The 30-year project, an expansion of existing Cold Lake operations, would target bitumen resources in the Grand Rapids Formation using a solvent-assisted steam-assisted gravity drainage recovery process. Bitumen production capacity would be up to 55 000 barrels per day.

The project would consist of well pads, a central processing facility, and associated field facilities and related infrastructure, including pipeline interconnections with existing Imperial facilities in the Cold Lake area. Construction would start as early as 2019.

The project would be on Crown land about 23 km northwest of the city of Cold Lake, Alberta, within Townships 65 and 66; Ranges 2, 3 and 4; West of the Fourth Meridian, on Imperial’s Cold Lake oil sands leases within the Municipal District of Bonnyville.

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