Imperial Oil Resources NWT Limited – Variance Application for Operations Authorization and Application for Line 490 Replacement Activities

Project Background

Imperial proposes to extend its Operations Authorization (OA) 1210-001 for an additional ten years to allow Imperial’s Norman Wells Operations (NWO) to continue. Imperial is not proposing any alterations to the NWO operational footprint or industrial processes and is not seeking authorization for any closure activities.

On 6 February 2024, the Commission received an additional application from Imperial to replace five (5) lines between Goose Island and Bear Island within the Line 490 corridor of the NWO, using a horizontal directional drilling method.

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Before a company can complete any work or activity under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act, it must first apply to the CER. Many projects are reviewed through the Commission’s hearing process. The CER is committed to fair, inclusive, transparent, and efficient public hearings.

Participant funding is available to facilitate participation in this public hearing. Indigenous peoples and organizations potentially affected in the project area and participating as an Intervenor can request a grant by emailing on or before 5 March 2024. The grant has been increased from $20,000 to $40,000.


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Tony Epp
Process Advisor

Canada Energy Regulator
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Mireille Ferland
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Canada Energy Regulator
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