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Proceeding ID 397
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Kirby North In Situ Oil Sands

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing for a regulatory appeal of Canadian Natural Resources Limited's (Canadian Natural) application 1909395 and amended approval 11475EE. A Notice of Hearing was issued on March 20, 2020. The hearing will be held online, using electronic means (Zoom) starting on October 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. (MDT/MST).

The hearing will be open to the public via live streaming on YouTube. The YouTube recordings of the hearing will be available to view for 30 days after the close of the evidentiary portion of the hearing. A link to the YouTube recordings will be made available to all hearing participants and observers. The YouTube recordings are not the official record of the hearing.

Participants are responsible for ensuring that they have access to all evidence filed on the record of the hearing, either through SharePoint or in their preferred format.

A test session will be held in early October 2020 so that technical issues can be identified and resolved in advance of the hearing. All hearing participants are required to attend the test session. To register for the test session please contact Tammy Turner, Hearing Coordinator at Hearing.Services@aer.ca.

Description of the Proceeding

On February 21, 2019, the AER received a request for a regulatory appeal, under Division 3 of the Responsible Energy Development Act and Part 3 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice, of the AER's decision to approve Canadian Natural's application 1909395 under the Oil Sands Conservation Act to amend scheme approval 11475. The amended approval, 11475EE dated January 24, 2019, permits Canadian Natural to add a seventh steam assisted gravity drainage box at Section 1, Township 75, Range 9, West of the 4th Meridian in Canadian Natural's Kirby North in situ oil sands development located approximately 135 kilometres south of Fort McMurray.

The AER granted the request on February 11, 2020.

The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether the AER should confirm, vary, suspend, or revoke its decision to issue approval amendment 11475EE.

Where can I find information about the hearing?

For assistance accessing the YouTube link, or for a copy of the hearing materials, or for information on AER procedures, contact Tammy Turner,Hearing Coordinator

Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
E-mail: Hearing.Services@aer.ca
Phone: 403-297-3232

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on September 24, 2020.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR