Pipeline Construction Western Canada , Nov 22 2021

Western Canada Pipeline Construction Summary

Pipeline Construction Western Canada last 7 days (report date Nov 22 2021). We are tracking 27 Canadian Oil & Gas Operators who had 59 pipeline permits approved for for a total of 142KM of oil & gas pipeline projects.

  • Pipeline construction permit count by province – Alberta Pipeline Permits (47), Sask Pipeline Permits (12), BC Pipeline Permits (0)
  • Pipeline construction permits by area & project distance – Cypress County (22KM), Grovedale (20KM), Alingham (16KM)

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Pipeline permits include gathering or transport pipelines of a liquid, gas or oil through a system of pipes. In addition to these main types of pipelines, there are also four other sub-categories of pipelines: Gathering Lines, Feeder Lines, Transmission Pipelines and Distribution Pipelines. The permits represent all types of pipelines. This section shows pipeline permits that have a new construction component. (Pipeline Construction Western Canada Nov 15 2021 report date )

Petroleum pipelines transport oil, oil products and natural gas. In addition to these two main types of pipelines, there are also four other sub-categories of pipelines: Gathering Lines, Feeder Lines, Transmission Pipelines and Distribution Pipelines. The permits represent all types of pipelines.

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AEC Resources Permit #59,535 total 3.28KM Satellite to battery

ARC Resources Ltd. is the largest pure-play Montney producer and one of Canada’s largest dividendpaying energy companies, featuring low-cost operations and leading ESG performance. ARC’s investment-grade credit profile is supported by commodity and geographic diversity and robust risk management practices around all aspects of the business. ARC’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ARX.

ARC Resources operates in the following core areas: Northern Alberta and BC; Pembina; Central Alberta; SE Alberta and SW Saskatchwan; and SE Saskatchewan. 

% Natural gas: 51%; Crude oil and NGLs: 49%

Properties in the Smoky River Region include Karr, Kakwa all located southwest of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The primary reservoirs being developed are the Dunvegan, Cardium, and Montney resource play.

These reservoirs are characterized by thick oil columns with significant oil in place. This area utilizes pad-based horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing, including extended reach horizontals that exhibit a lower decline profile than in many areas due to the significant oil in place. The Region is comprised of large-scale opportunities and significant inventory setting up Smoky River to provide material future organic growth.

BIRCHCLIFF ENERGY Permit #51,793 – 13.53KM pipeline to pipeline

Birchcliff Energy (formerly investment shell Scout Capital) is an oil and gas exploration and production company that operates in Alberta, and has estimated proved and probable reserves of 46.5 million barrels of oil equivalent. It produces about 10,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Formed in early 2004, Birchcliff Energy acquired Scout Capital in a reverse merger and became publicly traded. The proceeds of its public offering were used to fund the purchase of a natural gas processing plant and gas-producing properties in the Peace River Arch area.

Birchcliff has a 100% working interest in its Pouce Coupe Gas Plant and two oil batteries, as well as various working interests in numerous other gas plants, oil batteries, compressors, facilities and infrastructure.

Pouce Coupe Gas Plant
Birchcliff’s 100% owned Pouce Coupe Gas Plant, which is currently licensed to process up to 340 MMcf/d of natural gas, is located in the heart of the Corporation’s Montney/Doig Resource Play. The strategically situated site for the Pouce Coupe Gas Plant enables the Corporation to control and operate all essential infrastructure from wellhead to sales point.

The low operating costs of the Pouce Coupe Gas Plant and related infrastructure give the Corporation a strong competitive advantage over others paying for third-party natural gas processing. The Pouce Coupe Gas Plant is a key component in positioning the Corporation as a low-cost finder and producer of natural gas on the Montney/Doig Resource Play.

In 2018, the Corporation completed the Phase VI expansion of the Pouce Coupe Gas Plant, which expanded processing capacity to 340 MMcf/d from 260 MMcf/d. The expansion was completed on schedule and on budget.

Montney Formation is a major shale gas and tight oil resource. … This estimate makes it one of the largest known gas resources in the world and equivalent to 145 years of Canada’s 2012 consumption. Gas is produced from the Montney Formation in both British Columbia and Alberta.

CNRL Permit #35,935 Battery to battery 2.96KM

At the Company’s Smith primary heavy crude oil play, initial results have been strong from the 6 net multilateral wells drilled year to date and are currently producing approximately 340 bbl/d per well. There is significant potential at Smith for future development as Canadian Natural has 19 net sections in the fairway with the potential to add approximately 125 net horizontal multilateral primary heavy crude oil wells. Smith is an example of Canadian Natural’s large, high quality primary heavy crude oil asset base.

Canadian Natural’s primary heavy crude oil operations are centered on the Alberta – Saskatchewan border, near the city of Lloydminster. The Company’s extensive and dominant land base allows us to conduct large scale drilling and development programs while minimizing our capital cost requirements. Costs are further managed through owning and operating centralized treating and sand handling facilities, maximizing their utilization and using our size to achieve economies of scale. Our infrastructure includes fifteen crude oil processing facilities and eight salt caverns for solids disposal. 100% ownership of the ECHO sales pipeline allows us to deliver undiluted heavy crude oil into our blending facilities at Hardisty, Alberta. 

FORTY MILE GAS CO-OP LTD. Permit #21,605- Meter reg. station to regulator station 21.75KM

Forty Mile Gas Co-op Ltd. is a member owned utility proudly serving southeastern Alberta for over 45 years!

The dedicated team at Forty Mile Gas safely operate and maintain 16 gas supply taps, 64 regulating stations and a vast network of gas lines ranging in size from 3/4″ up to 6″. This gas distribution system totals approximately 4,390,000 metres of pipe; the network of pipe is spread out over 20,423 square kilometers throughout Cypress County and the County of Forty Mile.

TORXEN ENERGY LTD. Permit # 58,453 Well to pipeline 2.3KM

Torxen is a private exploration and production company focused on the development and optimization of conventional oil and gas assets in Southern Alberta.  The Torxen team has a proven track-record operating upstream oil and gas properties in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and is committed to high standards of safety, environmental responsibility and stakeholder relationships.

Ellerslie Member represents the lower part of the Mannville Group in southern and central Alberta. It is conformably overlain by the Ostracod Beds of the Manville Group and rests unconformably on Paleozoic strata such as the Banff Formation or Pekisko Formation, often separated by a Detrital Zone.

On 25 September 2017, Cenovus announced the sale of its Suffield and Alderson assets to International Petroleum Corp. (IPC) for cash proceeds of Cdn$512 million (US$415 million). The Suffield and Alderson assets are located in southern Alberta and include 800,000 net acres of shallow natural gas rights and 100,000 net acres of oil rights. The assets are currently producing approximately 7,000 b/d of oil and 102 mmcfd of natural gas, for a total of 24,000 boe/d (71% gas). 

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The location of the pipeline permits are the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) located in Western Canada including southwestern Manitoba, southern Saskatchewan, Alberta, northeastern British Columbia.

Pipeline permits are related to petroleum pipelines transport oil, oil products and natural gas. In addition to these two main types of pipelines, there are also four other sub-categories of pipelines: Gathering Lines, Feeder Lines, Transmission Pipelines and Distribution Pipelines. The permits represent all types of pipelines.

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