O.C. 439/2017

December 5, 2017


            The Lieutenant Governor in Council authorizes the Alberta Energy Regulator to grant Approval No. 12580 to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in the form attached.

            For Information only

Recommended by:          Minister of Energy

Authority:                           Oil Sands Conservation Act
                                             (section 10)


 

PRIMARY RECOVERY

Approval No. 12580

 

 

 
 


IN THE MATTER of a primary recovery scheme of Canadian Natural Resources Limited (hereinafter called “the Operator”) for the recovery of crude bitumen from the Clearwater Deposit in the Athabasca Oil Sands Area from wells located in the project area outlined in Appendix A to this approval.

 

WHEREAS the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is prepared to approve an application by the Operator for a new scheme;

 

WHEREAS the Lieutenant Governor in Council, by Order in Council Number O.C. # dated #, hereto attached as Appendix B, has authorized the granting of this approval;

 

Therefore, pursuant to Section 10 of the Oil Sands Conservation Act, chapter O-7 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta, 2000, the AER orders as follows:

 

1)     The Operator’s scheme as described in

 

a)     Application No. 1873353,

 

is approved, subject to the Oil Sands Conservation Rules and the terms and conditions herein contained.

 

2)     The Operator shall comply with the following well spacing:

 

a)     crude bitumen may be recovered with a maximum of eight (8) horizontal wells per quarter section and no minimum interwell distance between horizontal and vertical/slant wells, and

 

b)     a minimum project boundary buffer zone of 50 metres

 

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ATHABASCA OIL SANDS AREA

APPENDIX A TO APPROVAL NO. 12580