Regulatory Application Volume 1 - Project Description 260 MB
Regulatory Application Volume 2 - Environmental Impact Assessment 280 MB
Regulatory Application Volume 3 - Supporting Appendices 224 MB
Regulatory Application Volume 4 – Supplemental Information Request 1 130 MB
Regulatory Application Volume 5 - Supplemental Information Request 2 and Project Update 103 MB
Regulatory Application Volume 6 – Supplemental Information Request 3 8 MB



The Aspen project is a proposed in-situ steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil sands project located on the Muskeg oil sands leases approximately 45 km northeast of Fort McMurray. The resource is located in the McMurray Formation, about 250 metres below the surface.

Imperial plans to develop the resource on the Muskeg lease in up to three phases that would each initially produce about 45,000 barrels per day of bitumen. 

Imperial submitted the regulatory application and related environmental assessment to the Alberta Energy Regulator and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development in December 2013. 

Pending regulatory and other necessary approvals, it is anticipated that the initial phase of Aspen could begin construction by 2017 and production by 2020.  Based on the resource characteristics and proposed recovery method, Aspen has an expected lifespan of about 40 years.