By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 30 -- EnCana Corp. let a front-end engineering and development contract to Intec Engineering and IMV Projects Atlantic for the subsea and pipeline design for EnCana's Deep Panuke dry gas development off Nova Scotia.
The FEED work will result in bid packages for the subsea and pipeline engineering, procurement, and construction contracts and will support project sanction, expected by yearend.
Deep Panuke is to recover 390-890 bcf of sales gas, with a mean estimate of 630 bcf, at the rate of 300 MMcfd. The field would produce for 8 to 17½ years.
EnCana earlier proposed two pipeline options to handle the gas: One is an offshore connection to the Sable Offshore Energy Project pipeline, operating since the end of 1999. The other is a separate 176-km subsea pipeline adjacent to the SOEP line with a linkup onshore near Goldboro, NS. Either would deliver to the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline (OGJ Online, Nov. 17, 2006).