Canadian Natural is seeking regulatory approval for the proposed Grouse In Situ Oil Sands Project (the Grouse Project). The Grouse Project is located within Lac La Biche County and situated approximately 47 km southwest of Conklin and 75 km north/northeast of Lac La Biche, Alberta, primarily in Townships 74 and 75, Range 12, and a portion of Townships 74 and 75, Range 11, West of the 4th Meridian.
Canadian Natural prepared an integrated application and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Grouse project. The application and EIA were filed on February 29, 2012. The EIA was deemed complete by Alberta Environment and Parks (formerly ESRD – Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development) on March 6, 2015.
The proposed project will use Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology and involve a Central Processing Facility with a bitumen processing capacity of 40,000 bbl/d, associated produced water treatment and steam generation facilities. The Grouse Project is expected to operate for approximately 20 years. Regulatory approval is targeted for mid-2016.
Canadian Natural is committed to consulting with stakeholders and Aboriginal groups on our plans so we can address any potential issues, concerns or opportunities related to the proposed development.